DePic Pro is a transparent collage app developed by Commints. I got a copy of this app and ran into some problems with it. After playing with the app on my iPad because it will not run on my iPhone 4S, I contacted the developer first. So Dmitri Hambrick got all my feedback and un-bias detailed opinions about his app, I did warn him that I will write about this app. He got a ear full but it wasn’t negative. I know Dmitri and his team are going to work on fixing these issues. I’ve also passed off this app to friends (that do app beta testing like me) and posted codes on my Combo Apps Facebook Page. I asked them all to give me feed back of you truly think of the app. Normally I don’t write about apps that don’t work properly because I don’t like to write about negative things, but in this case I want to help out the developer. DePic Pro in my opinion has a really good concept and potential to be a good app. It does need a lot of work and hoepfully after this blog post we will see lots of improvements with DePic Pro in the near future. But I know you (the readers) all want to hear the breakdown of the app and how it operates. The top demo photo was done with DePic Pro, titled “Vida Depiced”.
All the screen shots are going to be coming from my iPad, since the app will not function properly on my iPhone 4S.
The number one problem people complaint about was, how to you take off the watermark ? Everyone I gave the app to asked that questions and was turned off the watermark. So if you see the “gear button” on the left hand corner of the screen tap on it.
This screen will pop up. After it pops up, then tap on “Custom Watermark” next.
Then this menu will pop up and you can tap on “Hide Watermark” and the only reason why I found it was I like the play with buttons. I hate watermarks (with a passion) to the point that I will not even watermarks my images or photos. I find them ugly and takes away from the photo/images. Your eyes go straight to the watermark. Yes, I’m a snob/elitist about watermarks to the point I would not fave photos on Flickr if they were on the photo/images. However I’ve seen people use their watermark in a very creative way that it’s part of the image. A great example and fellow mobile artist I follow would be @dezadie, she is the exception to the rule and not the rule.
Now that I’m off my high horse back to the blog post, on the right hand corner Commints makes another app called Splitmage. If you want to check it out, go for it. Spiltmage is FREE in the App Store. OK back to the selection of collage you can choose on DePic Pro…
I picked the quad strips to make my transparent collage. First you want to tap on “Add a Backgorund Image”, you can either take a photo or add an image from photo library.
So I picked my background and start to fill in the strips on my collage. Now let’s talk about the 4 button on the bottom of the screen. The “Film Roll” button is for changing the background but using different filters. The “Penicl” is for applying text to your transparent college. The “Drop” is your opacity slider to go with either background image or college images. The “Arrow Box” is your save or share options and takes you to the next page.
“Change” button on the top has a couple features. The top is to change your college and the bottom will give you filter choices to apply on to your background image.
So after you’re done with your collage, you can tap on the “Arrow Box” button to save or share your transparent collage.
Here are your options to save and share your creations. One thing I noticed is the save button has some problems saving. I have to tap on it a few times and end up with a few saved photos.
The second complaint I got from people was the resolution save. You collages only save at 600 x 600 and that’s on my iPad 4. On the iPhone 5 is the same res output. I’m really hoping that the developer will change that real quick in the near future along with making the app run stable. Other than that I do like the concept and DePic Pro has potential to grow to become a very good app. Now if you don’t want the “pro” version they offer DePic the “FREE” version.
If you have any questions about this blog post please leave a comment or email me firstname.lastname@example.org. Have a nice day and see you soon !!!
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