Quipio adds artistic quotes to iPhone photos in under 60 seconds

By , Jan 25, 2013

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You’ve probably seen beautifully captioned photos floating around Facebook and Tumblr, and thought you’d try your hand at making some of your own. The problem with making typography look good over a photo is it takes a bit of effort and design sense, so it’s not for everybody. Or so we thought.

Quipio is a recently released app that allows users to make their own captions for their photos. If you just have some idea you’d like to share, Quipio can also take up to 400 characters of text and turn it into a simple piece of word art in less than a minute…

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Depending on the number of characters you use or the optional emphasis you add to certain words, you will have different choices for art styles that will work with your quote. We’ve found that the most dynamic looking styles go along with short quotes with two points of emphasis, but you can experiment and find what you think works best for you. There’s even the option of searching for background images on the web after you’ve set a quote in place, which we think is a nice touch.

Beyond the background photo filters, adding emphasis, and style selection options, Quipio doesn’t give you a lot of fine control over the end product. I would have liked to see an option for dragging the text around, as not all the quotes look good right in the middle of a picture, but then I’d be fiddling with the app for longer than 60 seconds. That said, there is a tool for swapping text colors in a kite-shaped button on the ‘Select Design’ screen, which is very much appreciated.

As you would expect, there are  the requisite sharing options for Facebook, Twitter, email, SMS, and the photo library, as well as Quipio’s own network. Given the nature of the app, we would have liked to see, Instagram, Tumblr and Pinterest on the list too.

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Quipio is a free app, available in the iTunes App Store. Quipio is built for the iPhone and iPod touch and supports iOS 5.X and up.

Do Quipio’s styled captions appeal to you? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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  • hasan51h

    Nice .

  • http://www.facebook.com/joe.jonsen Joe Jonsen

    will try

  • http://www.facebook.com/joe.jonsen Joe Jonsen

    app sucks its confusing and clunky .. sorry great idea tho..

  • Zubin Wadia

    Thanks for the review Mike, it really captures the essence of why we built Quipio. Dear iDownloaders: we are @QuipioApp on Twitter, follow to see some of our community’s best tweets! It’s a fun app, we look forward to having you over!

  • http://www.facebook.com/liamsagooch Liam Googolplex Merlyn

    Great, just what we need, someone else’s quote over someone else’s face who never said it in the first place. Cool styles though

    • http://Michaelschnier.tumblr.com Michael Schnier

      When the pimp’s in the crib ma
      Drop it like it’s hot
      Drop it like it’s hot
      Drop it like it’s hot…”

      -English Romantic poet, John Keats

  • Cyber T

    The app is brilliant. What I like most is that it captures and epitomizes elegance. Simple, straight-forward, easy enough for me to use and versatile. I dig it.