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PhotoGrid Photo Collage Maker app review

Today’s review: Photogrid Photo Collage Maker version 6.14

Google Play: PhotoGrid

Photogrid1Features (taken from Google Play):

A must-have photo editor app for photography fanatics! It’s packed with features such as collage maker, image retouch, stickers, posters, slideshow, animated filters and so much more! You can even frame your photo in Instagram’s famous 1:1 aspect ratio! Create and beautify interesting photos within seconds! Just go get it !

β˜…Photo Editing:Beautify Your Photos

-Collage Maker: 300+ different collage templates for you to combine photos in different ways, you can even customize templates to suit your needs! Design your own photo creation! Anything is possible!

-Beautify: Access handy tools at your fingertip! Crop, resize, blur and beautify your photos, you can even frame your images in Instagram’s famous full 1:1 aspect ratio! Add stickers, texts, backgrounds, graffiti, boarders and pixelization, or adjust your photo’s brightness, contrast, saturation and layout!

-Crop & Resize: Supports horizontal and vertical cropping & resizing. Crop & Resize your images in different aspect ratio.

-Filter: 50+ exquisite filters, including beautify, retro, landscape, halo, black & white and all sorts of festive filters. Bad or good weather, you still can make photos better!

-Stickers: Personalize your photo collage with 500+ stickers and cute emoji.

-Adjust: Adjust your image’s brightness, contrast, saturation and hue value.

-Text: Supports various types of font styles and colors. Write some word, let the photo tell your story.

-Backgrounds: 80+ varieties of backgrounds!

-Blur: Edit the level of background blur with a single tap!

-Retouch: The latest smart facial recognition tech helps soften wrinkles, even out skin tones and remove blemishes instantly with a single tap. Make you be sweet like a candy !

-Mosaic: 5 different pixelization pen sizes

-Layout: A vast collection of layouts in different shapes

-Photo frame: 10 different photo frame designs to suit your style

-Graffiti: Paint rich colors with different adjustable pen strokes

-Slideshow: Create slideshows with up to 50 images. Produce music videos with super support for all kinds of format, like mp3, m4a, aac and so on. Let your imagination go wild!

-Scrapbook: Design your personal scrapbook. Let your great tastes guide you through!

-Poster: Discover our vast poster collection

-Filmstrip: Supports horizontal and vertical filmstrip creation. Convert your filmstrip into a sketch with a single tap.

-Twinkle: Turn your photo into a piece of art and make it come to life!

-1-Tap Save: Save images in JPG or PNG format and 7 different resolutions

-1-Tap Share: Share photos and videos on social platforms or communication apps, such as Facebook, SnapChat, YouTube, Messenger, WhatsApp and so on.

β˜…Wow!Filter: Special Effects Camera for Selfies or Video Recording

Make ordinary photos look fantastic with 60+ animated filter effects. Whether you’re on your own, with a friend, with family, or with however many people there are, Wow!Filter will preserve and add magic to your wonderful moments. Not all moments are fun, but Wow!Filter always is! Pie face game filter is waiting for you! Now we even have prom queen live filter to match your prom dress and fire dragon live filter to clean your bad mood.

β˜…Venus Filter: Discover the Goddess Within You

Take a selfie, let Venus Filter detect your face, work its magic and get the look of your dreams, including Elf, Flora, Bow, Boheme and even Hepburn (Yes! Audrey Hepburn!). Reveal your true beauty and attract others without even trying.


I tried this app solely for editing photos for my Instagram account. πŸ™‚ I have found that this app is definitely packed with features.

Mostly I use the Grid feature. But for the purpose of reviewing this app, I also checked out the other features (though not all).

As you can see, you can edit the grid, layout, add smileys, add/edit text, add backgrounds etc. You can do a lot with this app.

I tried the slide show:

Scrapbook and Filmstrip:

There is also this feature that I liked, Twinkle, and it turns your photos into artworks:

I really hope they would add more artwork styles on Twinkle!

I think I was not able to try the Filters, because of course that would require taking a selfie (haha!). But it is a must try, most especially the Venus Filter. πŸ™‚

The PhotoGrid works very much like a social media app: you can follow other users and like/comment on photos they have uploaded.


So I made a (movie scene) meme (I love memes!), using the Grid feature:


You have the option to use Filmstrip though instead of the Grid. I did not use the Filmstrip because you can only arrange each photo straight vertically or horizontally. I really wanted the whole photo to fit the requirements of Instagram (sort of square-ish in size) and make the most of the available space thus I used the Grid.

Try this app now! πŸ™‚

Vinci app review

App review — Vinci app (version 2.0.3)

Google Play: Vinci

vincigoogleplayHere are the features (taken from Google Play):

Dozens of inspiring filters for instant photo editing:
– Enhance your photos.
– Apply artistic filters and compare different art styles.
– Have fun and add unique photo effects.
– Share the results with your friends.

The algorithm was described in “Texture Networks: Feed-forward Synthesis of Textures and Stylized Images” (2016).

Here is an example of a photo conversion, the photo on the left is the original photo (sample photo taken from Backgrounds HD app) and on the right is the same photo applied with a filter called Ramayana:


Looks great isn’t it? Here are some of the filters available:

There are more filters available within the app, and I hope they add more. This app is easily one of my favorites since it helps photos achieve some sort of elegance, since they look more like artworks now. πŸ™‚

Try this app!