App to add frames and borders to photos?

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  1. iRock1 macrumors 6502a

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    Hopefully free or cheap.

    (I can't believe Lightroom hasn't incorporated this yet.)
     
  2. Gravydog316 macrumors 6502

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    There was an app on the App Store called ImageFramer (i don't know anything about, & haven't tried it)
    ...you might have to search google, if it's not in the Store.
    :)
    ...also, the Pages app could add borders (but only 1 photo at a time)
    I use Graphic Converter, but dunno if you can add borders, but I will check (if i remember)
     
  3. 960design macrumors 68030

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    Photos to be displayed on the web?
    If yes, I use CSS to create the 'frame'. Does not cost a thing.
     
  4. iRock1 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thank you a lot for your suggestions.

    I tried ImageFramer but I found it terribly cumbersome, to the point that I couldn't get pass the tacky frames and doing something as simple as adding a white rectangular frame. :( (I contacted the developers though to see if I can accomplish something.)

    Regarding Pages, I'm not sure what is the option that you are thinking of, but if it's the same I've tried, then it doesn't work neither as it includes shadows and stuff.

    GraphicConverter... is that the photo management app in the App Store? If so it costs way more I'm willing to pay for a basic feature, lol.

    It's to upload images to Instagram from my Mac mainly.
     
  5. 960design macrumors 68030

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    How about using a free image utility like GIMP:
    https://www.gimp.org/

    And then ImageMagick's mogrify or convert depending if you are working with jpg or png images.
     
  6. iRock1 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I've playing around with ImageFramer and it can do why I need, but it costs 40 bucks, which is way more I'm willing to pay.

    Ugh, is that the free alternative to Photoshop? It looks damn difficult to use. I installed it and I don't even know where to start, lol.
     
  7. 960design macrumors 68030

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    The irony of those two sentences... a slightly modified version has been added to my tech wall of complaints.

    https://www.gimp.org/tutorials/
    https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=gimp+tutorial
     
  8. iRock1 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  9. 960design macrumors 68030

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    I guess I just saw the $40 as too much money, and free as too much work. In my mind that's how it always is. Either spend time earning money to pay or spend time learning to learn.

    That last line should be used as an example of ironically failing to describe irony. Another one for the wall!
     
  10. iRock1 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    With such a simplistic way of seeing things you surely must have a huge wall of supposed "ironies". Good luck with that anyway! :rolleyes:
     
  11. 960design macrumors 68030

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    I first thought that you wrote 'Goonies' and thought to myself, 'Heck ya I'm surrounded by goonies.' But then saw that you you made the assumption that I saw the world 'simply' by a couple dozen words. That's me exactly!

    We all know that it takes years of practice and skill to surround oneself with ironies. Heck I have a wall full of them.
     
  12. spooklog macrumors member

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    The app you want to check is called Diptic, available for iOS and MacOS. All it does is add frames to photos or create a collage. You can also tweak the frames if you want, adjusting color, thickness, etc.
     

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