Words, photos – and getting them together


Phone apps – there are loads out there aren’t there. Some for iphone, some for Android, some for Windows phone users.

As you know here on The Adoption Social, we like a good photo, and we’ve already talked you through Instagram – a great phone app for images. And we’ve told you about the wonderful website that is www.picmonkey.com, today I want to tell you about an app that I’ve recently started using on my Android phone called Phonto.

Phonto is an app that allows you to put text over your images. There are lots of apps out there that do this, and of course the Pic Monkey website does too (with the added bonus of being able to use any fonts that are installed on your computer, as well as those provided by the site itself), but I love the ease of this app.



It’s not a photo editor. If you want to crop it, put a colour wash over it, or add an effect, you’ll have to do that elsewhere, and then come back to Phonto which could be a bit of a faff, however, the number of fonts is amazing and better than other apps I’ve checked out and for 1410427432698me, this makes it worthwhile.


You can however rotate the image. And another bonus is getting to choose whether you save as .png files or jpegs.



Adding photos to your blog can really enhance it. You can say so much with a photo, and there 1410428430103is no need to risk your child’s identity – with the pixelating that we’ve told you about before, and now being able to easily add text over the top to further obscure the photo, you can create amazing images to accompany your posts.

And as with many apps these days, you can easily share your photo on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. Or use one of the other share options (Pinaterest, Flipboard, Drive, Google+ etc). Perhaps you just want to save it. 1410426920031

Downsides? Well, yes, as a free app, you have to put up with a little bit of advertising. But for 85p you can buy the advert free version.

So that’s a bit about Phonto. If you like using your phone for editing images, then you might want to look around for some other apps that do similar things. Cymera is very good for editing and adding images, but I found the text limitations somewhat restrictive.

If you have another app that you particularly like using, let us know?



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