Diptic's iOS 8 Photo Extension
26 Sep 2014
Our latest update takes advantage of the new iOS 8 photo extensions and allows you to use Diptic directly in the Photos app. With this unique feature you can make a two-frame Diptic, which has your original photo in one frame and a pinned map of where you took the photo in the second frame.
We thought this simple feature would be a fun way to try out the new photo extensions and provide a new feature that’s a little different. You can think of it like a digital postcard – a new way to document and share where you took your pictures.
If this sounds like fun, here’s how you use the new feature.
How to Enable the Feature:
- Select a photo in your Photos app and tap “Edit”
- Tap the “More” Button on the top left corner and then tap More in the menu.
- Turn Diptic to ON and tap Done. Now the fun can start!
- Tap Diptic to generate a two-frame Diptic.
Add and Move a Pin
If the picture wasn’t taken with your device, you can manually drop a pin on the map. To do this, tap and hold on the part of the map where you want the pin and one will appear after a few seconds.
To move a pin, tap and hold the pin until it “pops up,” and then move it to the desired location.
How to Swap the Photo and the Map
If you want a square Diptic, tap the Square button on the bottom right corner. If you change your mind, tap the Natural button.
Create a Square Diptic
If you want a square (rather than rectangle) Diptic, tap the Square button on the bottom right corner. If you change your mind about making it square, tap the Natural button.
When you save a Square image, we add some extra padding on the edges of the image so that the map and image preserve their original aspect ratio while allowing you to share an image that is perfectly 1:1.
About Saving Images
The iOS 8 photo extensions feature allows for apps to save their adjustments on top of the original image, which prevents duplication. This greatly improves Photos organization on iOS and allows for all apps to access edited images. This also means that when Diptic applies an edit to the image, you will see this saved image in place of your original image. Note: This does not overwrite your original image file — these adjustments are non-destructive.
Revert Your Changes
If you would like to revert any changes you have made, tap the "Edit" button on the edited image. In the image editor on the bottom right corner, you should see a Revert button. Tap this button to restore the original image.
Now we want to hear from you.
What do you think of this new feature and/or photo extensions in general?
What would you like to see in a Diptic photo extension?
If you have any comments, questions or feedback, shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to hearing from you. Thanks!