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PicPlayPost (Erika Oliver)

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PicPlayPost Review

by Erika Oliver

Description

PicPlayPost is a mobile app that incorporates moving image, still image, and sound. It allows the user to create video collages for use on social media and is available on iPhone, iPad, and iTouch. PicPlayPost is optimized for use on the iPhone 5 and it requires iOS6 or above. Languages include English, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, and Traditional Chinese and the app can be used online or offline.

 

PicPlayPost is currently $1.99 on the App Store and is free of ads.

 

Sample Usage

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Tips, tricks, and tutorials

 

  

 

Upon opening the app, the user is able to choose the frame format, frame ratio, and adjust the app settings. In the settings pane, users are guided to connect with the app's social media, rate the app, explore other apps by Flambe Studios LLC, and submit questions. 

 

    

 

Upon choosing a frame, the user is then taken to the editing and uploading page where they can insert images from their mobile device. The "Style" tab allows the user to adjust the width, color, shape, and texture of the frame.

 

  

 

By double clicking on a space, the user is able to upload a photo or video into that specific pane. Upon uploading, the user is then able to adjust the orientation of the content, the scale, and the filter.

 

  

 

The "Setup" tab allows the user to upload background music form their mobile devices, adjust the volume per video, and choose whether to play the videos sequentially or altogether. The "Sharing" tab allows the finished product to be shared via Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Email, SMS, or to just save the video to the user's mobile device library.

 

What the Tool Does Well

 

  • Flexible design and editing tools including rotation, drag/drop placement, and orientation
  • Supports high resolution output
  • Variety of photo filters and adjustments
    • Filters
      • Grayscale
      • Sepia
      • Vintage
      • Vivid
      • Contrast
      • Toon
      • Sketch 
    • Brightness
    • Contrast
    • Saturation 
  • 36 different frame formats + 6 frame ratios available 

 

What it Does Poorly

 

  • Does not allow in-depth video editing such as cutting or timing. 

 

What happens when you...

Even though the app is designed for use on social media, it can also be used to create a wide range of video collages. An example is shown below:

Wild.mov : Instead of using candid shots, the app was used to compile an abstract animation of the word, "wild" in morse code. 

 

PicPlayPost on the App Store

Pic Vid Post on the Android App Market (Similar)

 

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