[My other heavy hitters are PicFrame — for making mosaics — and Hipstamatic — a photo app that applies a filter and a frame as you shoot. Many of the photos that I double expose through Dianaphoto were shot in Hipstamatic.]
First, select two pictures by tapping the camera icons in the squares at bottom. The app automatically applies one of its filters. I’ll show you how to select a different filter in a minute.
- Tip. If you’re like me and have 1,000’s of photos on your phone, you might want to create an album before starting. That can spare you a lot of scrolling.
If you find yourself intrigued by one of the two selected photos and want to keep it in place while changing out the other, lock it in place by depressing your finger slightly on the picture itself.
A lock icon will show up
Locking a picture allows you to audition how it will look with different pictures or filters or both. To unlock, simply hold your finger down on the locked image.
To save the double exposure, simply tap the three connected circles ICON at the upper left. That will produce a menu for you to select where to put the pic. I always save to my camera roll, even if it will later go on Instagram or FB or wherever.
Below, find the same two photos with different filters. It gives you an idea of the kinds of changes produced by the app.
Another design tool is the swap. The selected pictures at bottom can be switched left/right by swiping left or right. This may produce radically different filter results (note, sometimes it makes little to no difference).
By using photos of collage or quilts, these pix gain a little artistry (IMHO). Also, when one or both picture is ALREADY a double exposure, some really quirky mysterious effects can be achieved.
That’s one reason why I use the hashtag #lostcountoftheexposures over on Instagram. I also always use #dianaphoto and #dianaphotoapp so that others having fun with this app can see.
Also, once in a while, the official Diana app account will feature one of my pix (last photo, below).
Have fun! Trust me, it’s a super easy app to use.
very interesting techniques and results! I’m gonna stay away for a while though as I might easily become addicted and I still have lots of other stuff to work through before I give myself permission to indulge in this……
It can be a time sink!
What a very interesting post and tutorial – thank you – I will have to save it.
Let me know if you try.
Dee~ Read through all of it…can DO none of it. If I ever have a smart phone…yes, it would be fun to play with this digital art form 🙂 I especially like the one towards the top, walking into tree.
Well yeah it does require a smart phone.
That’s a great tutorial, Dee, thanks for sharing it. I don’t have this app on my phone, I wonder if it is available for Android phones (Samsung). Another app that you might like to try is Snapseed. I use that one all the time, it’s beaut.
I’ve heard of Snapseed but never tried it. Maybe time to investigate.
(((Dee))) I am not a fan of photo manipulation or collage but you do it very well!
I am again looking at your post and try to learn how to manipulate some of my 5000 photos – 😂 Still very much interested.
Remind me. Do you have an iPhone?
I do have an iPhone but I am working with my iPad
Many apps have separate versions for the iPad. Not sure if Diana is one of them.
It has the version which you showed. Ok. Thank you Dee! I will go on trying – experimenting.
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