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

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

App and Photography Editor at iMore. Mother, wife, and math instructor. Follow her on Twitter @llofte and send her apps to consider for review at

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There are 13 comments. Add yours.

paultaylor206727 says:

Frametastic. It has a variety of frame layouts, backgrounds and frame colour adjustments.
Plus It's free at the moment!

wamadden4 says:

Pic Stitch... its free and it works great!

MadamRock says:

PictureFrames! You can do squares and rectangles with a variety of numbers of pictures. On sale now too!

khaled says:

thanks a lot Leanna I was looking for an app like this one for a long time.

juicebox_jackson says:

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.

Bryan says:

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!

jämför tandläkare says:

Helpful information. Fortunate me I found your site accidentally, and I'm stunned why this twist of fate didn't took place earlier! I bookmarked it.

Sylvia Johnson says:

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!

JeepersCats says:

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.

geimbar says: generates a collage of your most liked Instagram photos. Let the service generate a Instagram mosaic or Facebook Cover photo from your best photos.