Strip Designer Review for iPhone/iPod Touch and iPad

By on Apr 12, 2010 at 12:03 pm

Would you like to make your own comic strips directly from your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad? With Strip Designer by Vivid Apps, you can. This application lets you create some of the zaniest comic strips fast and easily so you can share them with your friends in record time.

Strip Designer, a universal app, for use with the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad, is a photography application that provides you the ability to create comic strips using pictures from your photo collection. Simply choose from over 40 strip templates where you can add your photos. Once you have filled all the open slots on your chosen template, you may add filters each photo like contrast, hues, grayscale, or sharpen to provide the maximum effect to your strip. From there you can add word balloons for you to add text to and stickers to place anywhere you choose.

Strip Designer can be used either in portrait or landscape mode. Because of the iPhone/iPod Touch’s smaller display, the app’s pan-and-zoom mode, comes in very handy to make adjustments to your layout. You can pinch to zoom in so you can easily make your photo edits or drag the strip to move to a different section. When you’re done, preview your strip and once you’re completely satisfied with your creation, you can save the finished product to your photo album or copy it to the clipboard. You may also email the strip as a normal or high resolution photo (jpg) or if you prefer, a PDF. Sharing to Facebook, Flickr and Twitter are also built into the app. All you’ll need is to log in and your strip is uploaded for you.

Controls are as simple as they come. To add a photo, just tap once on the “Add photo” box and select a picture from your photo library or take a new one with your camera. To position the photo within the given frame, simply drag with one finger, or by using two fingers, pinch to make the picture bigger or to rotate. Should you happen to lose your place because of an unexpected phone call, Strip Designer has a built-in autosave. The next time you launch the application, it’ll pick up from where you left off.

Strip Designer comes highly recommended to photography and comic fans everywhere. It is a well rounded photography app that provides high quality end results. With many options to choose from, you simply cannot go wrong with this application. It’s fun, easy to use and a steal for $2.99 at the App Store.


Note: A promotional code was provided by the creator for use in this article.

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