Since iPhoto came upon the scene, digital cameras are the norm, Apple’s iPhone is the most popular digital camera in the world, and film, photo processing and printing have mostly died off. That leaves the great Mac masses with tens of thousands of photos stuffed into iPhoto, with thousands of events, and hundreds of photo albums. What can you do to improve on iPhoto and create photos that are unique and different?
Collages. Photo collages.
My Mac is graced with half a dozen photo collage apps and I’ve discarded that many of lesser ilk. Recently I added the GoodTimes photo collage app, which is more like iPhoto Meets iMovie Themes.
Select a theme first.
Grab the photos you want to drop into the collage photo frames, make a few adjustments, set the composure for each photo (placeholders are built in).
Then, well, that’s it. The photo collage is ready to print or to share.
Actually, there’s a lot more going on besides drag and drop and print. GoodTimes has plenty of attractive, professional level collage themes and frames that go far beyond the typical Mac photo collage app.
Sharing options are standard, though, and include Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, or Apple’s built-in email and Messages. What sets GoodTimes apart, besides the themes, are the 130 high resolution transparent objects which can be dropped onto a collage, and the dozens of high resolution background images, frames, and effects, each with controls for color, radius, angle, and more.
As easy as GoodTimes is to setup and use, it’s just as much a professional level app with real time editing, effects controls, and layers. If you could only have a single collage app on your Mac, this is it. No other collage app works the same way.