After iPhoto hits 10,000 photos, then what? How many ways can you share those photos? Facebook. Twitter. Email. YouTube. Flickr. Now what? If you have more photos than you have ways to enhance and share, take a quick look at the amazingly inexpensive Diptic app for the Mac.
This remarkable value comes with 56 frames to create a collage of photos unlike any you’ve ever seen. Each layout can handle up to six photos. Sliders give you controls over borders and effects.
Using Diptic is simple. Drag and drop photos into the Diptic frames, swap photos between frames, crop as needed, then enhance as you want using the Sidebar tools. Even the borders have controls for color, size, and radius.
The aspect raio slider gives an option to adjust the canvas size for square, landscape, or portrait collages. Each image can be enhanced individually, or all images on a page.
A collage sheet can be shared to Twitter and Flickr, or using Share in OS X Mountain Lion, to AirDrop (to another Mac), text message, or email.
And, of course, the images can be exported as .PNG or .JPG files. What’s impressive about Diptic is that it just works and works very well. It doesn’t try to do too much. The Open dialog has an odd way to browse iPhoto or Aperture albums to add photos, but it works well enough. Not bad for a dollar.