Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Montage Magic and iOS5 Tip: Cropping & Editing

Although Montage Magic doesn't offer cropping and editing functionality, the recently launched iOS 5 update does provide editing and cropping using Apple's Photos app.  This provides an easy way to create panoramic photos from your iPhone's camera - this tip looks at creating a collage of photos taken with the new iPhone 4S.

Here's a photo I've taken of the sun setting - to crop this image, tap on the Edit button and then tap on the crop icon (bottom right).

Now simply constrain the photo to a more panoramic aspect ratio.  Tap on Crop and then Save.

I'm going to do the same for this photo but in portrait.

Now open Montage Magic and create a new collage - I'm going to use the Postcard Black theme.

Now simply import the photos you want - I've included the two I edited earlier.  Resize and reposition your photos.

And finally I'm going to add a title and a date using the Roundhand and Trebuchet fonts.  I can now rotate and resize and overlay them over the first panoramic photo.  That's it!  The combination of Apple's Photos app and Montage Magic provide a lot of creative possibilities while you're out and about with your iPhone.

And here it is printed in 4x6.

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