• Your favorite

    Apple

    ,

    iPhone

    ,

    iPad

    ,

    iOS

    ,
    Jailbreak
    , and
    Cydia
    site.
  • New App Makes Gorgeous iPhone-Framed Screenshots Right On Your iOS Device


    Here at ModMyi, we donít just take screenshots Ė we put our screenshots in great-looking iOS device frames so that they resemble the userís device. Many have always asked what application is used to do this Ė we use Screentaker for Mac OS X, but today a client has appeared on Cydia for iOS devices and it can do nearly the same thing. The final product differs just a little bit, but the quality of the final image still remains high.

    The application that has hit Cydia is called PreviewMaker, by iOS developers FreeApple and SubyWrex, and it will set the buyer back $1.99 to grab. In comparison to the Mac OS X version, that is a good price, since Screentaker will cost you $4.99 to buy from the Mac App Store. PreviewMaker also comes packed with a bunch of user preferences and sharing options. Using the application is simple:



    When you open the application for the first time, you will be introduced by a nice-looking loading screen and then a blank iPhone frame with a '+' symbol in the screen. Tapping on this screen will bring up a Camera Roll prompt where you can select a screenshot from any of your albums to use in the iPhone frame. When you select the screenshot you want, the application shows you a preview of what the final product will look like and then you will be able to save the framed screenshot Ė we recommend the Camera Roll since itís so easy to share photographs from the Camera Roll.



    Once you have created a framed image, you can easily share the image with your followers or friends. Importing it to the Camera Roll gives you the ability to iMessage or MMS the image to people or upload it to social networking sites via their applications. Alternatively, the PreviewMaker application comes with its own built-in sharing options for:
    • sharing the image on Twitter
    • uploading the image to ImageShack
    • uploading the image to Dropbox
    • e-mailing the image
    • copying the image


    From the options of the application (displayed below), you can adjust a ton of options for how the application performs. You can:
    • enable and disable the sounds that the application makes
    • edit the glare on the screen of the iOS device frame you put your screenshot inside of
    • add watermarks to the screenshots
    • choose the type of iOS device frame you want to use
    • log into your ImageShack account for the ImageShack integration
    • log into your Dropbox account for the Dropbox integration
    • access much more screenshot options




    As of right now, a lot of the options are still under development, so the only two devices you can use for a frame at this moment in time is a white or a black iPhone. Other device frame types will be added in time, as well as the ability to play around with advanced image creation settings.

    When you make an image with PreviewMaker for iOS, your end result will look something like this:



    PreviewMaker is totally worth the investment if youíre a developer of any applications or themes and you want your screenshots to look as professionally done as possible. The main selling point on this application is that your screenshots can be worked with right on the device you take the screenshots on instead of dragging them over to your computer to work with them in image editing applications. We definitely recommend this app!

    Name: PreviewMaker
    Price: $1.99
    Version: 1.0
    Repo: ModMyi
    Developer(s): FreeApple and SubyWrex
    Editor's Rating: / 4.5/5

    Sources: FreeApple and SubyWrex
    This article was originally published in forum thread: New App Makes Gorgeous iPhone-Framed Screenshots Right On Your iOS Device started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 28 Comments
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Does this 'just' do a single screenshot or could it do something extended like the options shot in the article itself?
    1. subywrex's Avatar
      subywrex -
      Quote Originally Posted by confucious View Post
      Does this 'just' do a single screenshot or could it do something extended like the options shot in the article itself?
      yes. and as far as i know how the writer did it was simply "photoshop" it like that. From my knowledge there isnt really an app that will do that for you.. We can look into and see if its possible for future updates
    1. kyphur's Avatar
      kyphur -
      What about iPad?
    1. mr117's Avatar
      mr117 -
      I bought it. It works well. Nice for in-phone copying/sending.

      So it was turned down by Apple but you can (still, I believe) buy fart-maker apps. Well, that makes sense.
    1. iRevival's Avatar
      iRevival -
      Any idea on how long until we have more options than just the black and white 4S?
    1. FreeApple's Avatar
      FreeApple -
      Quote Originally Posted by kyphur View Post
      What about iPad?
      There will be an iPad version of this app sometime in the near future.

      Quote Originally Posted by mr117 View Post
      I bought it. It works well. Nice for in-phone copying/sending.

      So it was turned down by Apple but you can (still, I believe) buy fart-maker apps. Well, that makes sense.
      Thanks for the support! Yeah I am still dumbfounded at apples logic behind this since there is an app that does this in the mac app store. Still going to push for them to accept this but for thanks to cydia we can at least get it to the public this way

      Quote Originally Posted by iRevival View Post
      Any idea on how long until we have more options than just the black and white 4S?
      I am currently working on that update which will give you the option to choose from iPhones and iPods. We might eventually support older devices but in reality in is always good to stay relevant "up to date" so using iphone4 and ipod4 would be our first options.

      Quote Originally Posted by confucious View Post
      Does this 'just' do a single screenshot or could it do something extended like the options shot in the article itself?
      This app probably could never stretch the iPhone but we are working on and "advanced" section which will allow you to make images like the one in the article where there is up to 4 iPhones side by side.
    1. xXR3H@NXx.'s Avatar
      xXR3H@NXx. -
      Really though I don't think this is that much useful because the screenshots that u take have to be 750kb or less for modmyi to accept but it didn't let me.
    1. subywrex's Avatar
      subywrex -
      Quote Originally Posted by xXR3H@NXx. View Post
      Really though I don't think this is that much useful because the screenshots that u take have to be 750kb or less for modmyi to accept but it didn't let me.
      There is an upload to image shack feature that will instantly give you yhe option to copy a forum URL. This way you make your preview Upload it right from the app copy the forum URL and paste in your post. That easy