Make Your Photos Talk with Over HD – iPad App Review

overhdThere’s no shortage of photo editing apps in Apple’s App Store, but Over HD deserves a special spot on your iDevice, especially if you like to create images with captions and messages.

The app allows you to add gorgeous text adornments to your pictures, so you can make photos with quotes, jokes, memes, poems, and more, with a slew of different fonts.

When you open the app you’ll be prompted to take a photo or choose one from the camera roll. From there, you can tap on the picture to add your wording and choose a color. Typing is done on the top of the screen and choosing a color is done using the bar on the bottom – scroll left and right for additional colors.

The app works in both landscape and portrait modes, and after you’ve typed what you want to say, use a finger to drag the text into place. If you move the app’s navigational scroll wheel slightly, you will see an option for fonts.

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Over HD has a huge selection of fonts and colors for text, so you’re sure to find a font that fits in with any scene. There are even additional fonts you can purchase for $0.99.

You can use the edit function on the scroll wheel app to crop photos, add a slight tint, align text, or change the size of fonts.

That’s about it for this app. It only has basic text and editing functionality, but apps that do one thing well can be great sometimes, especially if they perform that single function exceptionally well, which Over HD does.

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When you’ve finished creating your image, you can save it to the camera roll or use the share options to send it to social networks like Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Flickr. The app works with Sincerely so you can send postcards, and completed photos can also be opened in other apps like Dropbox, Tumblr, and PhotoToaster.

What I liked: Over HD has an easy to use interface and though its simplistic, the UI is well designed and intuitive.

What I didn’t like: This is such a simple app that all of the content should have been included, instead of requiring another $0.99 purchase to unlock more fonts. The app could use layering functionality to allow for the use of more than one font on a picture.

To buy or not to buy: If you like to add funny or inspirational captions to your images, Over HD is a worthwhile purchase. It costs just $0.99 to add to it your photo arsenal, and it’s perfect for a variety of uses.

  • App Name: Over HD
  • Version Reviewed: 1.5
  • Category: Photo & Video
  • Developer: Potluck
  • Price: $0.99
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