Having multiple photos in a frame on Instagram

I’ve tried a variety of apps that allow you to put multiple photos in one frame (or multiple frames in one photo depending how you see it). My favourite would have to be the PicFrame app by ActiveDevelopment. Apart from offering you a number of frame variations, they also provide 3 dozen border patterns and lets you share to other social platforms other than Instagram. Here’s a quick review of PicFrame along with some screencaps I took on my iPhone.

Step 1: Select your frame

Below is a screencap of PicFrame’s wide selection of frame options.

PicFrame options

Step 2: Adjust your photos

Here is an example of a splitscreen photo with two frames, one above the other.

A splitscreen with two frames

Step 3: Select a border style

Although I tend to use only the white, thin border, it’s still nice to play around with the 3 dozen other frame border options available to you.

PicFrame border styles

Step 4: Share your photo

Lastly, you can share your multi-frame photos to Instagram, Flickr, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and other photo sharing apps you might have installed on your iphone.

Sharing Picframe photos

Make sure to select an appropriate resolution for your image since I’ve noticed a massive difference when you leave it on the default res. It takes a tad longer to save and upload but looks heaps better for it.

The multi-frame photo / multi-photo frame end product on Instagram

I shared and filtered the photo on Instagram since I’m most obsessed with it at the moment. I’ve used the Sierra filter which adds a little bit of character and a touch of coolness to the image and you can also see how the white border gets filtered in Instagram. For this reason I tend to hide the filter’s border option (in this case, Sierra’s white Polaroid border) when I have multi-frame or splitscreen photos.

Final image on Instagram, shared on Flickr
Life is but a journey, originally uploaded by holimac.

If you’re interested in other ideas for how to use multiframe photos, I found Instagram had actually added a page on their blog about tips on combining photos. Who knows, I might get to try them all out one day.

Instagram obsession

It’s well past 2 in the morning on a Monday and I can’t get to sleep due to an irritating cough that won’t go away. I’ve just taken a spoonful of honey, my favourite home remedy for this kinda thing. Unfortunately my brain seems to have just missed its last sleep cycle and I have to find a way to get it back to a nice, fuzzy consistency.

Here’s another great excuse to pick up my trusty iPhone to look at what pictures people are posting on the other side of the world. What a great idea.. well, maybe not so great when i should really be trying to get to sleep. Before i knew it, there goes another 20 minutes of liking, following and drooling over more and more pictures, which at this time of the morning, is very unhealthy.

That’s when I decided to write this post. ‘Cause y’know, it’s been so long since I’ve posted anything and it’ll help me get off instagram and get my brain back to a nice mushy state so that sleep can take me away.

Oh, if you’re into beautiful drawings, great scenery and the earlybird filter. Then go checkout @tombagshaw

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Bon nuit