The second is less obvious, and at times, a bit disturbing. Apps are free. But if you want the app to do more then you’ll have to pay more. Here’s a free one that does fonts on photos. I like it but don’t like the price.
In App Purchase Madness
First things first. I love taking photos. And I love fonts. Fonts for the Mac can be purchased by the hundreds and the price tag is nominal (unless you love Adobe fonts).
In fact, hundreds and hundreds of decent fonts for the Mac are available online for free and easily added to your Mac’s font library.
For iPhone users, Apple supplies a minimal number of fonts, and some apps come with their own fonts. That includes Photolettering— an iPhone app that does what you think it does.
Take a photo with your iPhone and add fonts to it. It’s that simple. The photos can be scaled, cropped, rotated, but not bent, folded, or mutilated.
Use Photolettering to add a whole bunch of fonts to the photo to create a digital postcard look. The fonts look good, are different than those that come with the iPhone, and you can add effects as needed.
Drop the lettering onto the photo and move it around and resize as needed.
Fonts can be resized, centered or flushed left or right, and changed in color.
Use your finger to adjust size, scale, or rotate.
Each photo with fonts can be saved to your iPhone and, of course, shared with others. This is about the easiest way ever to create postcard-like photos.
What’s not to like about Photolettering? It’s simple. It’s free. It comes with a few original fonts not found on your iPhone.
Here’s what bothers me. It’s those in-app purchase options. Photolettering gives you more fonts at 99-cents each. And there’s not that many anyway, and the price adds up quickly.
Mac fonts are a dime a dozen. Photolettering fonts are closer to a dozen dimes for a font. It’s a neat app that works well but the key here is the need to have many, many, many fonts, and at 99-cents each, the price adds up quickly.