PhotosBlender is an app for combining photos horizontally, vertically or square using gradient blending at the seams where they are joined.
PhotosBlender has an iOS companion, Photo Blender: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/photo-blender/id561886395?mt=8
What can PhotosBlender do for me?
• Blends photos to create photomontages.
• Blends vertically (up or down), horizontally (left or right) or perfect squares.
• Blend your blends to create arrays of blended photos.
• Variable blending gradient or overlap.
It's easy to use:
1) Locate the files you want to blend in the Finder, Photos, or your web browser.
2) Drag the files you want to blend into the Blender window's "photo browser" at the bottom.
Drag and Drop the files in the browser to reorder - drag in between each other, or swap them - drag one on top of the other.
3) Photos are blended using a blending gradient. You can choose the width of this gradient in the Preferences window. Set it to 0 to simply abut them.
4) Use the "Blend" button in the lower right corner of the window to blend the photos.
If you quickly click the blend button the photos in the photo browser will be blended horizontally.
To obtain the menu for selection of the vertical or square blend option simply click down on the Blend button until it appears.
Square blends are for 4, 9 or 16 images, as 2x2, 3x3 or 4x4 arrays respectively.
5) When the blending is completed it will appear in the "Result" window.
If the result is not what you expected, double check that the size and resolution of the images are similar. PhotosBlender will "trim" the result to match the width and or height of the smallest photo.
If you want to create "arrays" of blended photos simply blend your photos horizontally first, saving each result, and then blend these results vertically.
• A new option has been added to the Preferences window for blending labelled 'Inset By Cropping'
If this option is NOT selected then images will be inset by scaling them down to reveal the background color rather than by cropping them. Inset by cropping is the default.
This is useful if you want to inset the images to reveal a background color without trimming any of the images.
Previous recent update:
• New blending options:
Blend 'left to right' now has a complimentary blend 'right to left'
Blend 'bottom to top' now has a complimentary blend 'top to bottom'
• Fixed an issue where some types of images were not blended at the right resolution, leading to low resolution output.
Ratings and Reviews
No Controls….Save your money
Really cant do much with this app, all it allows you to do is place pictures side by side and have a transition between the photos. I thought it would allow for some control over opacity and placement of photo. Other apps allow a background picture and then add and manipulate placement of others on top of the Background, if that is what your looking for this isnt the one.
Oh and btw…if you try to access the help menu it is just a dead link.
I just lowered it from 2 stars to 1……after using this a couple times now i cant load more than 2 pictures at a time and there is no "blend horizontal" feature as shown in the picture above….support is none existant….this is exactly why the App Store should require that these app developers give trials for these apps prior to purchase. The app store collects commisions on these untested applications and offers no recourse when they dont work. Its only $10 but the app store should have better qaulity control than this!
I really enjoyed this app until you updated it. Now I can’t even use it. The blends are pixilated and when I save them to my desktop it’s in a thumbnail version. I do a lot of photo editing and this was one of my go toos. I am so disappointed. I can’t save a thumbnail version and do anything with it. Why waste the time. Put it back the way it was.
Yes, Needs More Controls . . .
What I would like to see in a update is the ability to specify, at least, the long side dimension when saving. Right now it saves the blended images in a very small size, e.g. 793 pixels on the long side--that's not very useful.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.