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Layout adds another level of creativity for Instagram (pictures)

Instagram's collage app offers little in way of features, but delivers on interface and implementation.

Jason Cipriani
Jason Cipriani
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Layout for iOS

Instagram's collage app offers little in way of extra features, but delivers on interface and ease of use.

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Photo collections

Photos stored on your iOS device are broken down into three different categories. This is a view of the Faces section on my phone, and as you can see not every pic has a face in it.

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Creating a collage

Tapping on a photo places it into one of a slew of layouts. You can add up to nine photos, with various layouts available.

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Sharing

Once you've added your photos and picked a basic layout, you can customize the size and exact location of the photos.

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Sharing

Naturally, sharing directly to both Facebook and Instagram are built directly into the app.

If neither service is of interest, the photo is automatically saved to your camera roll.

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Photo Booth

This is the Photo Booth interface. The front facing-camera is activated, and tapping on the shutter button starts the timer. To the right is a picture count, indicating how many consecutive shots will be captured.

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Post-Booth

After the Photo Booth captures its photo limit, the pictures are immediately placed into a layout for you to customize.

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Layout from a recent trip

Even without borders, the nine photos in this layout from a recent trip to San Francisco still look good right next to each other.

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Experiment

Another example of a layout created within the app. One of the photos is mirrored, or reversed, with the other two having been adjusted slightly in zoom level and position.

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