There are tons of photo-editing apps out there and ImageChef is another contender in a saturated market. However, its large variety of fun templates and user-friendly design make it stand out above the rest.
To get started with ImageChef, you have to either sign in with your Facebook username and password, or you can choose to register by entering your e-mail address, a password, and your name. A lined column on the left side has a button at the bottom labeled Find Friends. A blank screen sits just to the right and has three menu options: Create, User Made, and Feed. Since our screen was blank, we first tapped Create and were given a large menu of image options to select for adding text. Being big fans of all things coffee-related, we selected an enticing shot of a cappuccino. From there we were able to add our text, and it appeared as if photoshopped onto the cappuccino's froth. We were able to share our finished picture via e-mail, text message, and even Facebook and Twitter directly from the app. The app also lets you take a picture or select one from your camera roll and add effects, such as adding the image to a Wild West-inspired "Wanted" sign, or even onto a box of cereal. The User Made menu option lets you view and use templates that other users have made, while the Feed lets others in the ImageChef community comment on and "like" your image. A banner ad lines the bottom of the screen, but we found it fairly unobtrusive.
If you're looking for a quick way to add fun effects to your images or to your favorite quotes, you can't beat ImageChef. We highly recommend it for all users.
Now with video! Do amazing things with photos & text using ImageChef. Use our amazing photo and text templates, or arrange text and stickers manually. Output as images, animated GIF, or videos that you can post to Instagram. KEY FEATURESPhoto TemplatesDrop your photo into a series in scenes such as a wanted poster, billboard, picture frame and many more. Also browse and download animated frames and collages generated by ImageChef.com community members. Some frames support up to four photos combined in unique ways.Text TemplatesStart with a brief phrase or a name, and watch your text instantly transformed into a message written on the sand in the beach, printed on a billboard and more. Over 40 text templates are included and new ones are featured weekly.Visual PoetryYour words are arranged into a shape of your choosing such as a heart, skull or star. Customize colors and styles.'Sketchpad' Collage ToolsAnywhere in the app, click the 'magic wand' icon to add text and stickers on top of the your image. Drag your finger to reposition and scale each element. If you want video output, when saving you can pick from one of three different animation styles that control how the stickers appear and move.CommunityWith integration to the ImageChef.com community site, you can connect to friends on ImageChef and see their posts in a shared feed. Photo frames you design with the Sketchpad tool at ImageChef.com can be used in this app.ImageChef+Want the best ImageChef experience? You may be interested in ImageChef+ which has more text templates, no ads, higher resolution support as well as no watermarks on the video output. Search ImageChef+ to find it.
What's new in this version:
Bug fixes and performance improvements Fix iOS 9 compatibility issues