June 2, 2012
Peak Systems' popular photo-framing app Diptic has just been updated with an impressive set of new features and enhancements. Designed for both iPhone and iPad, Diptic lets you create photo collages with its 52 standard layouts. Each layout can contain one to five photos, and these photos can be imported from your camera, photo library, Facebook albums, or Flickr account. Once selected, your photos can be adjusted to your liking, and so can their surrounding borders and frames. Finally, they can be shared via email, your favorite social networks, or other apps that support JPEGs. Thanks to its latest update, Diptic now has filters. No less than 14 of them are at your disposal to add more flavor to your photos. You can now also adjust the hue of your photos, in addition to making changes to their brightness, contrast, and saturation. In line with this, there's a new reset button you can tap to revert the image adjustment sliders to their default values, and there are new image adjustment icons to boot. And if, for example, the result of your adjustments so far is not just cutting it for you, you can now start from scratch by shaking your device to clear all your photos and settings. Diptic is available in the App Store for $0.99. An optional Expandable Layouts in-app purchase is also available for another $0.99. Exactly four months transpired between Diptic's last update and this one. In the interim, the limelight might have been stolen by newer apps with similar functionality, like PicFrame and PicPlayPost. But Diptic looks set to prove with this fresh update, which also includes Retina iPad support and high-resolution export for iPhone 4S and the new iPad, that being older doesn't necessarily mean being outdated.