So is my Mac, thanks to the proliferation of inexpensive apps which add effects, filters, borders, and layouts to digital photos. What you may not know is the name of the latest photo effects craze. It’s called photo dicing and here’s the best Mac app yet to slice and dice photos.
Slice, Dice, Julienne Photos
Collage apps have become popular, too, but photo dicing, though similar, is actually quite a bit different. Think one photo vs. many photos.
Photo Samurai slices and dices a single photo and displays what appears to be a collage of sections of that photo.
The app gives you tools to control how many cuts, either across or down, on a photo. The Cut Again feature randomizes cutting and placement.
Controls align photo slices, adjust border thickness, add a glossy shine to sliced photos, and even crop photos within a slice.
The above image (click for a larger, pop-up view of the images) displays plenty of examples of the photo dicing trend, but how do you get it to work?
Controls are mastered within minutes. Select the number of photos across, then down, add gloss, or align slices, and you’re good to go.
Sliced and diced images can be saved and exported (JPG, PNG, TFF, PSD), or shared via email, Twitter, Facebook, iMessage, AirDrop, Flickr, or saved to iPhoto.
What I’d like to see are color controls for the image borders, rounded borders, a way to drop in text or graphics, quicker access to iPhoto, but considering the price, Photo Samurai is a delight to use as is.