Plus, we don’t throw any photos away, which makes using iPhoto a bit cumbersome. We’re always on the lookout for a Mac app that can create something original from basic day-to-day, uneventful photos. For that, a collage works well. Here’s one app you’ll like.
On Collages And Captions
One of our favorite and most used collage apps on the Mac is Diptic. I think it’s a made up name. Any search on the word dip tic usually turns up the app Diptic.
Diptic creates photo collages. It comes with more than a dozen photo filters so photos don’t need to be prepared before being stuffed into a collage.
Photo collages are not much with collage templates or layouts, and Diptic does not disappoint.
Included in the 99-cent app are dozens of layouts which handle from one to nine photos in each layout.
Corners can be rounded on both inner and outer borders, and there’s an option to change the color and thickness as well as apply a variety of background textures to keep the finished collage unique.
Open Diptic, select a layout, drag, drop and re-position photos in the frames.
Photos are easily moved from one frame to another with drag and drop. Unlike some other collage apps for the Mac, Diptic also lets you drop in text for photo captions, and there’s an Aspect Ratio Slider to create rectangular Diptics.
Photos can be enhanced within a frame by using the Transform and Effects tools, both of which use slider bars for adjustments. Fonts can be changed in the captions, and the Finish tab gives you tools to round borders, change colors, and export– all with a click or drag.
Considering the nominal price tag, Diptic is about as good a value as you can get for an attractive photo collage app.