We are all into capturing moments with our iPhones and iPads, and many of us often have thoughts about how great it would be to get a little artistic with photography on the phone. Yeah, there are lots of apps out there that let you add frames, tweak images, and enhance the final product. Not many allow you to actually see the enhancement through your camera lens before you take the shot. Yes, this new app, called Layerizer, brings beauty and embellishments to prospective photos before you tap and take the pic. Now, doesn’t that sound efficient?
Take Even Better Photos with Layerizer
Layerizer offers a multitude of backgrounds, frames, accents and more, listed by categories, that you can choose from. You can add these extras to existing photos or you can add them to a photo you are just about to take. The main screen of the app offers these two choices. From there, you select the “layer” you wish to use, view the effects on the screen, and either save or click to take the photo, depending on what you’ve chosen to do. It’s that simple.
Yet, as simple as it is to use, its usability is awesome. You don’t have to experiment with finished photos. You can swap amongst almost 600 different layering options that consist of icons, words, stickers and more. With an in-app purchase, you can even try out different hair styles, select from fancier holiday themes, or even try out a tattoo! Your imagination becomes the limit to what you can produce.
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What’s better is once you are done saving the photo taken with Layerizer, there is no additional editing necessary. Your photo is ready to share from your Camera Roll. Take it and print stickers, make invites, or create holiday cards with ease, all from your iPhone or iPad. Nothing could be easier or faster. You can even take a photo of yourself and insert it into an existing photo – a great bonus for those of us always behind the camera lens, and never in a photo!
The only issue I had with the app was using it on my iPhone. Not sure if this was just my iPhone or if others have experienced this issue, but every time I tried to use a New Photo in Layerizer, it took a photo and blacked out, exited the Layerizer app, and I was found on my main screen of the iPhone. I had to play around with it a little, but maybe using it on an iPad produces better results.
That put aside, this app makes takes photography to a whole new level with artistic flair. It can become a conversation starter at a party or a great activity when you’re with friends. Challenge a group to come with the most unique photo, or the funniest. The possibilities are endless. You can do just about anything your mind thinks of without worrying about taking too many photos and having to edit or delete from your device, because you’ll be able to see the results before you even take the picture!
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