A few weeks ago, Instagram shared an exciting announcement with iPhone users: the launch of their new Layout from Instgram app.
Now that the dust has settled from the original announcement, we wanted to find out if this new app has been living up to the hype.
The reviews we’ve uncovered so far have been mostly positive. For anyone who may be interested in downloading the Layout from Instagram app, we pulled together a list of some of the best reviews we’ve seen to give you a better idea of what to expect.
iTunes Customer Reviews
“Excellent App for its purpose. Been playing around with this app since it was released and so far I haven’t come across anything I could say is a downside. I love that you don’t need Instagram to use the app or get use of the app. It runs smooth, hasn’t been a bane on battery life with all the pic snapping I have done. I love photobooth mode, very intuitive…EXCELLENT job Instagram team. You nailed it.” –Gwill80
“Great start! I mostly like Layout—it is easy to use, has the basic editing tools to create some really cool images, and can’t beat the price.” –LatentBlonde
“Very well done UI. Instagram has always been at the forefront of social media, and this entry is no exception. The user interface is very well thought out, and the app has a good feel overall. Congrats to Instagram for finally making its own line of photo-editing apps.” –TheAppCritic2
“Great collage app! I really like this app because it doesn’t put any ads into your pictures like a lot of other collage apps do. It’s really easy to upload to Facebook and Instagram too.” –DavidC93
“PROS: Simple interface. Good set of photo-collage layout options. Detects photos with faces. CONS: No standard photo-editing adjustments built in. BOTTOM LINE: If you want to get more than one photo in an Instagram post, you no longer need a third-party app: Instagram’s flexible Layout app can do the job elegantly.” –PCMag
“The flip and mirror features are probably just as exciting as the ability to compile multiple images into one frame. You can use a single image to create a mirror image or use several images with a combo of the mirror and flip capabilities to create a new piece of abstract photography. It’s definitely a fun, new tool to get creative and easily create custom collages straight from your phone.” –Delucchi+
“Another interesting feature in the collage-building process is the ability to tap onto a “Faces” button at the bottom of the screen to filter your Camera Roll to show only those photos with pictures of people. 90% of photos used in collages have faces in them, Instagram found, so this option will be useful to those who are filling their grids with photos of friends and family, instead of just cityscapes, objects, or other scenery.” –TechCrunch