If you’ve used Instagram, you’ve probably seen people create cool collages and add text/graphics to their Instagram pictures. Ever wondered how? Maybe you’ve found a collage app, but it makes your Instagram picture look like something out of a ten-year-old’s scrapbook. We’ve compiled a list of our favorite Instagram apps to use with both iPhone and Android.
Phonto is a really simple app for adding text to your images. It comes with preloaded fonts, but our favorite thing about Phonto is the ability to install and use more fonts. This allows for some fun creativity with dingbat fonts as well as fonts that have been specifically created for instagram.
Here are some free dingbat font ideas: Adhesive Nr. Seven, Nymphette, and WC Sold Out
Here are some made-for-instagram dingbat fonts available for purchase: DB Going Tribal, Wicked Awesome, and InstaThanks
Here is the tutorial on how to install fonts and use them with your Phonto app: http://oodlesofcrafts.blogspot.com/2012/06/phonto-tutorial.html
Pixlr Express is one of our favorite Instagram apps. It lets you crop, rotate, resize, fix red eye, adjust brightness and contrast, add filters/graphics/text, and even more. It’s like photoshop for your phone (but easier to use ;).
Studio lets you add fun graphics, overlays, and borders. Studio has a gallery of well-designed Instagram art that lets you “remix” any design you see and love.
PicLab has a simple, easy-to-use interface that allows you to add graphics, text, overlays, and borders. PicLab is a great alternative to Studio for Android users.
Pic Frame is our favorite collage Instagram apps because it is so clean and crisp. We like to keep our Instagram collages professional looking.