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Split Pic Pro for iOS review: Clone yourself to create unique photo projects


Split Pic Pro is a fun photo-editing app that lets you clone yourself (in a manner of speaking), create collage-like projects, add effects, then share your work with your friends.

Split Pic Pro (iOS)

Split Pic Pro for iOS

The Good

<b>Split Pic Pro</b> lets you create interesting image projects by letting you clone yourself, add filters, then share your work with friends.

The Bad

You only get 12 templates to work with, and that's with the pro version. There is no way to leave the process in the middle, forcing you to save a project before you can start over.

The Bottom Line

Despite its problems, if you want to try something different with your photos, buy Split Pic Pro for an artistic spin on run-of-the-mill collage apps.

To get started, you need to select one of the 12 different layouts. You have the option to move each of the bars that separates your layout for a little customization, but it really seems like it needs more default layouts. Fortunately, even with the small assortment, you'll be able to make some really cool projects.

The next step is to fill each of the panes with an image and position your photos. You can either snap a fresh photo, use the menu button in the lower left to grab an image from your photo library, or use a timer for self shots. When you have your pictures selected, on the lower left of the interface there's a pointer icon with two settings. When it's orange, you'll be able to move the separators. When you touch it again it turns purple, letting you pinch to zoom and move an image around within each pane.

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To add to the effect, the next step is to blur and blend the separators. While you won't always get a perfect blend between the images, I found that some work extremely well, especially if the lighting in each of the images is similar.

Finally, Split Pic Pro comes with 18 photo filters you can add to your photos, and you can use different filters for each image in the project.

When you're finished, Split Pic Pro lets you quickly share your work with major social networks like Tumblr, Flickr, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. You also can save it to your photo library or send directly to a friend via e-mail.

One big issue with Split Pic Pro that I noticed was once I added my pictures, there is no way to get out of the process without saving the whole thing. This issue was probably just overlooked by the developers, but there needs to be a way to get out once I decide I don't like the pictures I'm currently using.

Split Pic Pro is another in a huge list of photo-editing apps for iOS, but a unique set of tools that include the photo timer for cloning yourself and the ability to blend between images, makes it a unique app for creating interesting photo projects.

To get a sense of the app with only a few templates to use, check out the free version of Split Pic.

Split Pic Pro (iOS)

Split Pic Pro for iOS

Score Breakdown

Setup 8Features 7Interface 8Performance 8