How to create a collage of photos for Instagram

App for That: How to create a collage of photos for Instagram

There are hundreds of thousands of iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad apps for just about everything -- so how come the one you need, the one you know just has to be there, is so hard to find? Enter TiPb's new weekly feature where staff and readers alike sort through the App Store and help you find just the right App for That. This week, @llofte (yes, that's me!) asks:

What app is it that I see people use with Instagram to make a collage/storyboard of more than one photo?

To see what was suggested to me, follow along after the break!

Diptic [$0.99 - App Store link] is an iPhone and iPad app for creating simple collages of your photos. The templates are designed in the shape of a square, so Diptic is commonly used in conjunction with Instagram [Free - App Store link]. In fact, Diptic has Instagram as an export option, making sharing to the photo social networking app a breeze.

Diptic comes with 21 standard layouts and is equipped with a frame slider that allows you to customize the dimensions of the inner frames. You can also adjust the colors of the borders and give them rounded corners. In addition to Instagram, you can send your collages to Camera+, Filterstorm, Dropbox, Evernote, GoodReader, Facebook, Flickr, Twitter, Posterous, or Tumblr.

Anyone else have any App for That suggestions for me? Let me -- and all of us -- know in the comments.

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Leanna Lofte

Former app and photography editor at iMore, Leanna has since moved on to other endeavors. Mother, wife, mathamagician, even though she no longer writes for iMore you can still follow her on Twitter @llofte.

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How to create a collage of photos for Instagram


Dang, this post came about 3 weeks too late for me. I've been using PicFrame and although it works great for the times I've needed, it would be sweet if there was an auto-export to Instagram function.

Thanks for the post. I'm a new iPhone user and love Instagram. I just added Frametastic as suggested by Paul, since it is free. I spend enough to use the phone anyway!

Loved making collages on my phone and wanted to bring these collage outside of a screen.

Found PosterFuse ( that turns our Instagram photos into a large poster for a cheap price and also allows you to make them into a Facebook cover photo. Don't know what i'd do without it!

You could also use Collage Shaper if your looking for something different (than PicStith/PicFrome). Really cool app that lets you form collages into a ton of different shapes (hearts, animals, beer mug, palm tree etc etc.) and the Istagram integration is real simple.