In fact, what was exceptional this time was the exceptional number of photos taken of friends, family, gatherings, and parties. Instead of dropping the best photos into iPhoto and sharing them, add something special with this unique Mac app.
‘I’ve Been Framed!’
You know what they say. A picture is worth a thousand words. Maybe so. But what’s a picture frame worth? They’re either ungodly expensive at the frame store, or cheap to free at a garage sale.
For Mac users, the LightFrame app makes creating frames on screen much more of a delightful effort than selecting a real frame at a frame store.
The app gives you five frame types to create a customized frame. Image, Surface, Path, Border, and Tiled Field.
With just a few clicks you can create a contemporary, modern frame for any subject, and match frame colors accordingly.
Use the built-in resource library for textures, materials, objects and more to create a truly custom frame design.
LightFrame features a unique frame building component that combines materials and textures into frame chains to build a custom, composite frame.
Before you get all nervous about creating your own, personalized, custom frames, there are plenty of LightFrame presets to make the job easy.
All it takes is a click to a preset and a photo gets a frame from the template library.
That makes it easy to use and quick to create. However, the real fun is in the LightFrame Library of tools.
Mix and match woods, fabrics, metal textures, masks, even reflections to create completely unique frame designs, all on the Mac’s screen.
The app uses OS X’s built-in CoreImage technology so it works with almost any common image file format, including most RAW image sources.
Presets are a good place to start, but each one can be tweaked, adjusted, and customized, then saved as your own preset to be used on a different photo. There’s plenty of trial and error involved, and it helps to have a recent Mac with plenty of RAM, but creating custom frames and applying them to your own photos is an absolute blast.