My motto is: Have children. Must. Take. Photos. Not including our iPhones, my husband and I have three digital cameras. Two are point and shoot.
One is an expensive DSLR which I’m sure was obsolete about seven minutes after we opened the box. With kids and cameras we take photos. Hundreds. Thousands. iPhoto is stuffed. Aperture is stuffed. What do we use to show off our photos? Something else.
Doing What iPhoto Does But Better
Here’s the deal. iPhoto is very good. More so, considering the price tag. It collects photos. It shares photos. But iPhoto isn’t much on showing off photos so friends and family go oooh and aaah.
iPhoto and Aperture, as good as they are, are missing collages, posters, artsy craftsy layouts.
Add Posterino to your Mac and you’ll get the photographic ooohs and aaahs you deserve. Even if you don’t deserve it.
Posterino is an app that does posters; those beautiful collages of photos that make people stop and stare. Start by firing up Posterino and select a layout you like. There are plenty.
For our family photo needs, the whole idea of using Posterino is to take events and make attractive collages from the best photos in the event.
Use iPhoto or Aperture to drag and drop photos.
Posterino makes it simple to create a collage or poster of an iPhoto event and then share it with family and friends. The whole process—from beginning to end—is painless and point and click.
Just as in iPhoto or Aperture, you can save a collage to your Mac, send it out as Email, even save the finished work to iPhoto. There are also options to upload the collage to Flickr (but not MobileMe Gallery; except within iPhoto).
You can easily set a collage as your Mac’s desktop wallpaper.
Posterino’s Inspector is a floating toolbar with options for each photo on a collage page, or the page itself. Add borders and shadows, filter images, rotate an image, and more.
If you’re into showing off, Posterino has a custom Post Card maker.
Print them out or send them via email, including your own specific custom post mark.
How big can the Posterino posters get? Up to 30-inchs by 20-inches, assuming you have a printer that will go the distance. Some older digital photos, taken years ago, are smaller and make look blurry when scaled down in Posterino.
Otherwise, if you want to create a photo collage or poster of events from iPhoto, Posterino‘s six ways to do more are worthy—collages, post cards, wallpaper, uploads, and sharing.