get appy: piclab

These days I pretty much only ever take photos on my iPhone. Whether that’s a good thing or a bad thing is yet to be seen. Because of this, however, I’m always on the look out for a good photo editing app. The latest app to find its way onto my iPhone is PicLab, which allows you to add type and masks to your images. For me, the main draw card was the typography aspect. Especially such slick type like this. The app does have some limitations like a noticeable watermark and images being confined to a square format (I cropped the first and last photo) but removing the watermark is possible by purchasing the in app upgrade, which also unlocks a wider selection of masks for you to use. Overall, the PicLab app is easy to use and well designed. It’s a fun way to add slick looking type to images on your iPhone.
 

Images shot on iPhone 4
Edited using VSCOcam or Instagram 
Type added in PicLab

20 Comments

  1. Happiness Winner March 29, 2013

    Those pictures turned out really good; especially the first and the last!

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  2. Domenica Calarco March 29, 2013

    Super cool app, Going to go and purchase now
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  3. Chantelle March 29, 2013

    Whattt this is awesome. Must download. I am a virtual photo app hoarder – it's a problem.

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    • soph (owl vs. dove) March 30, 2013

      Sometimes I wonder if having so many apps is going to be a problem, memory wise, for my phone haha.

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  4. eliza March 29, 2013

    Ahh photo apps are my favourite thing. I have so many variations on my phone at the moment but needless to say I'm going to download this one too. I love the fonts, especially the last one.

    x

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    • soph (owl vs. dove) March 30, 2013

      The fonts are definitely what drew me in. It's such a clean looking app too (I've culled so many in the past that have just been too clunky).

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  5. laura // BOOKM▲▲RKS March 29, 2013

    i too recently downloaded piclab 🙂 thanks for your comment on my blog, didn't know you have fam in indo! are you from there too?

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  6. Mat March 29, 2013

    i like the idea of a photo editor that lets you add text, decent fonts by the looks of it. yeah you'd want to get rid of the watermark for sure. regarding your last comment, it's been about 0 degrees every days since the start of december, too much

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    • soph (owl vs. dove) March 30, 2013

      I've seen a few apps that have included text, but they were more of the comic sans variety and not that appealing. So this app is quite refreshing. I think the fonts used in this app are free/creative commons and I'm pretty sure I've come across them and maybe even downloaded some at one point.

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  7. Farrah March 29, 2013

    I take photos with my phone a lot too but I'm trying to use my DSLR more. But usually I edit my phone photos on my computer. Piclab sounds good though!

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    • soph (owl vs. dove) March 30, 2013

      Sometimes I edit my phone photos in Photoshop too. I'm currently trying to get back into the habit of shooting film. Such a contrast to the ease of phone photos haha

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  8. Mariña " La Marquesa" March 29, 2013

    good advise the application is good and the pictures look fantastic 🙂

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  9. e.heart March 29, 2013

    Such lovely pictures and thank you for the app tip =)
    Your blog is so gorgeous xx

    TIGERHEART

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  10. Toni March 30, 2013

    oohh shiny. this is cool thanks! I was playing with an iPad app that makes posters, but I don't know if there's a phone version. I'm a sucker for good type 🙂

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  11. ms March 30, 2013

    they look pretty professional to me!

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  12. pip a la chic March 30, 2013

    Looks like a aweosme app! definitely checking that out 🙂

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  13. jamie-lee March 30, 2013

    I generally tend to lug my DSLR around with me everywhere, although it can be easy to forget that you have it and take images. Loving the look of that app though, probably going to be the newest in my collection of image editing apps on my iPhone 🙂

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  14. LRB March 31, 2013

    Yet another app to upload. thanks!!

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    @littleredbookxo

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  15. polaroidsandpuds April 12, 2013

    After reading this post I am massively missing my Iphone. The typography looks great!

    http://polaroidsandpuds.blogspot.co.uk/

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