Instead of captions, it was more fun to add those cool thought balloons to dice up a mundane photo. The trend has evolved as the iPhone has become the most popular camera on planet earth. iPhone users want more ways to dress up and customize and share photos and Piction can help.
Add Text, Change Fonts, Share
Putting text and captions onto photographs right on the iPhone’s screen is so easy it’s actually fun. Piction lets you get creative or simply descriptive with captions.
Take a photograph from within Piction, or tap another button and add a caption or text to another photo on the iPhone’s camera roll.
Once you have the photo you want to use, add the text and move it around on the screen. Then, select center or right or left justification, and you’re good to go. Good to go?
Piction lets you share your creation but saves a copy on the iPhone. If there’s a negative I have it’s the same one I had for years on my Mac.
Not enough fonts. That’s been solved with thousands of free or very inexpensive fonts available for Mac users, but iPhone users have to get by with basics or whatever extras come with the app.
If you’re expecting more, the only more that comes with Piction is more fonts; almost two dozen.
With a little bit of taste and a clever use of words, Piction can give you photos that border on the artistic.
I say border on because I’m not certain that photo captions or text on photos is an art form.
They say that a picture is worth a thousand words, so if the photograph is a good one, then why muck it up with a bunch of words scribbled across the image?
That said, my wife Carol is into haiku, a very short form of Japanese poetry which limits syllables to 17. She manages to squeeze haiku phrases on photos and match the two in what I’ll describe as an artistic way.
That’s artistic from the standpoint of poetry and the photograph. For me, well, I just use the caption to describe the photo before I send it to someone. It’s unlikely my captions will get me a showing at a modern art museum.