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Phoster for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch review

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PhosterCategory: Photo & Video
Seller: Bucket Labs
Requirements: iOS 4.3 or later
Compatibility: iPhone, iPod touch and iPad
File Size: 51.4 MB
Version Reviewed: 1.5.2
Price: $1.99
Age Rating: 4+

Have you ever found yourself enveloped by stress due to your lack of Poster creation tools? Me neither. So, as with every other needless App Store purchase I’ve ever made, Phoster by Bucket Labs brings with it a wealth of cool, if slightly unnecessary graphic gimmickry to your iPhone.

Essentially, Phoster is an app that allows you to add a photo to a template which varies in design, ratio and text. The over-arching theme of the app (if there is one) is that each template reflects a generic poster design.

There are tons of templates to choose from. You start by selecting the ratio of your poster: square, landscape and portrait. There is also the option of saving your most frequently used templates into a favorites section. From there, you scroll through a plethora of designs ranging from contemporary urbane to seasonal holiday style templates. In the portrait section alone there are 92 different designs.

PhosterEach design really is different. I used to work closely with a graphic designer, and I can tell you that a good deal of work has gone into most—if not all—of these template designs. Once you’ve selected a template that’s appropriate for your event or purpose, you have the option of adding a photo. This is via the rudimentary access of the camera roll and Photo Stream.

You can also alter some colors on each template, as well as edit the pre-determined text. You can even add a text box and alter its size, font, etc. From there, you move onto adding one of the 20 filters that the app allows for a final, professional-looking touch. Some of these are quite cool and even allow the finished document to appear folded or worn.

However, the best part for me is the sharing option when your done. You can open your completed poster using a multitude of third party Apps, such-as Camera+. This is an awesome inclusion because you can really be imaginative with your creation.

I downloaded Phoster about three weeks ago when it appeared in the New Zealand App Store, and I’ve used it regularly since then. It’s made its way into the exclusive “Photography” folder of my iPhone. and I really encourage you to check it out.

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