With the advent of the cover photo on Facbook profiles, it was no time before frame apps were adding cover photo frames to their usual digital frame lineup. There are even entire apps devoted to the process of creating a stunning cover photo. Some are good and some less so.
Cover Photo Maker for Facebook Pro is a universal app that is entirely devoted to the making of an artful cover photo, and it is very, very good, indeed. You can see the main screen layout for Cover Photo Maker Pro above.
There are far more layouts to choose from with Cover Photo Maker Pro than with most other apps of its kind. These layouts really cover just about any shape/size photo combination you can think of. You can choose from 1-5 photos for your Cover Photo Maker Pro layout. With the adjustments you can make, the options are really limitless.
I have been using the 3 square photos layout to display Instagram photos. It works very well for that and is done in a flash.
I like that with Cover Photo Maker Pro, after choosing a layout, the app shows you where your profile shot goes on Facebook. I sometimes forget when I'm making these that the profile photo overlaps the cover photo on Facebook itself.
Once you have chosen a layout, you just tap in each square to bring up the image chooser and flip through your camera roll or folders until you find all the photos you're looking for. If you pull an image in by mistake, just double-tap that image to replace it by bringing up the chooser again.
When you bring a photo in, you can also rotate the image with the rotate buttons or flip the image completely, if you choose.
The next menu I generally go to is the color menu. That's where you decide the color for the border, or even for the background if you want to leave 1 of the photo squares empty to play with color. There are easy buttons to choose white or black, but you can also use RGB sliders to make any other color under the sun.
The margins menu (whichever menu you're on is highlighted in red) lets you remove the outer frame altogether with a switch. It also has a slider that allows you to make the frame and inside borders thicker or thinner. If you remove the outer frame and make the inner borders really thin, you can effectively blend up to 5 photos together in a unique collage.
The corner menu is just a slider that lets you make the inside corners of each framed photo more or less rounded. You can't change just 1 photo. It's all or nothing. It can really change the look of the entire layout.
The last menu is for spacing. This lets you select each photo and use horizontal and vertical resizer sliders to make that photo bigger or smaller by making the photo next to it bigger or smaller.
Playing with the margin, corner, and spacing all together can give you whole new layouts and gives you almost infinite control over your final product.
That finishes off the editing menus, but 1 last edit you can make before really finishing up is to add text to your cover photo.
After you press the Add Text menu on the bottom, you can choose a color off of a color grid (limitless colors). Then, press the green “add text” button and pick a font. There are some fun fonts to choose from. You can repeat and add more text if you want multiple lines of text.
You can even add a drop shadow and outline to the font to make it stand out more from your background. Sliders let you change the size and opacity of the text. To position the text, just push it around with your finger, but to rotate it, you have to use the rotate buttons.
That's about it. Although, that's quite a lot.
Just hit Finish in the bottom row and choose whether you want to just save to your Camera Roll, email to someone, or upload directly to Facebook.
Cover Photo Maker for Facebook Free is a available with ads and a watermark so you can try this app before buying.
That's it for me today. Until later, …