Top 100 Trends for 2014

A few weeks ago, Pinterest released their 100 top trending pins for 2014. From gardening and travel, to recipes and various tips & tricks, it had everything you’ve come to expect (and love) about Pinterest. Something we were so excited to see, however, were all the typography and design pins that were featured!

Stay Humble, Hustle Hard  Hand lettering & typography inspiration from http://www.fromupnorth.com/lettering-calligraphy-inspiration-1089/

Stay Humble, Hustle Hard
Hand lettering & typography inspiration from http://www.fromupnorth.com/lettering-calligraphy-inspiration-1089/

Brush lettering collection by Neil Secretario

Brush lettering collection by Neil Secretario

Typography and unique hand-lettering is a trend that has been gaining speed lately, and we don’t see it slowing down! With more and more people taking unique and beautiful photos with their mobile devices, it’s become even more important for people to make their work stand out. Adding text to a picture has become one of the most popular ways for people to take their photos to the next level. From quotes to lyrics to proverbs, these typography photos are everywhere now – and we think that is absolutely amazing!

Here at Photofy, we’ve made adding text to your photos easier than ever, with over 80 unique font choices and many featured partners that provide a wide variety of typography options available for our users! With the typography trend on the rise, we plan to continue adding even more fonts and partners so that our users continue to have new and unique content available at their fingertips.

What was YOUR favorite part of the Pinterest 100? Did you notice a trend in 2014 that was left off the list? And what do you think about the rise of the typography and design trend? We’d love to know your thoughts!

Happy Creating!
– The Photofy Team

Save for Later & Adjustable Grids

At Photofy we are constantly coming up with new aspects and developments for the app. Although these are not big announcements, we always want to draw your attention to the new features within the app that could be most useful to you and your designs!

That being said, two developments have been made to the app that we think you, our lovely users, will love! These are the ‘Save for later’ project tool and adjustable grids for collage.

Save For Later

The save for later addition is a great new tool that allows you to save multiple projects at a time in the app. If you are mid way through a design and need to come back to it at a later date, click the ‘Save For Later’ icon in the top left hand corner.

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As the pop up icon says, you can now locate your saved projects at any time in the right hand menu. Even if you need to quit out of the app and return days later, your projects will be ready and waiting in the your Saved Projects tab! This can be accessed from the home screen.

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Adjustable Grids for Collage

This exciting new feature has been one of our most requested updated features, and we are so happy it’s finally here!

Within the collage section of the app, you can now adjust the grids with just a simple swipe. If you are not entirely happy with the set sections that come with the grid you chose, these can be adjusted by tapping on the grid and using the direction arrows to slide your grid in the preferred direction.

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We hope you enjoy the new features, and as always, please comment below with any questions or queries!

Happy creating!

Your Photofy Team.

Marketplace Packages

Market packages are the gift that keeps on giving! And what better time to remind you, than at the beginning of this holiday season!

Have you recently purchased the Frozen package? How about Kung Fu Panda? Disney Pixar?

Well did you know that this is not a one time purchase, but your own personal subscription to the brand? The branded packages in the Marketplace are being constantly updated, developed and added to, for your viewing pleasure!

So make sure that you are checking back on your packages in your Photofy app, to see if there are any fun new designs for you to explore!

Happy creating!

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Photofy x Canvas on Demand

It’s nearly that time of year again, and Thanksgiving is creeping up to us slowly!

For many of us Thanksgiving is one of the most treasured holidays. It allows for us to spend quality time with loved ones & relatives, and reflect on the things that we are most thankful for.

So for this Thanksgiving holiday we have teamed up with Canvas on Demand, to bring you fun and exciting gifts, and to hear about your favorite parts of Thanksgiving!

Each Friday we will be posting a Thanksgiving competition with a different theme, that way we can see how you and your family celebrate the holiday season, and get a glimpse into some of your families traditions!

This weeks competition is all about Thanksgiving food (the best part, right!?). Head on over to Photofy’s Instagram page to take part in the competition, and for your chance to win a voucher to Canvas on Demand worth &126.95!

Only two weeks away, we know we can’t wait, but what are you most thankful for?

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Experience Frame Tutorials

The new 3.0 version of the Photofy app comes with a lot of fun new attributes, one of which being our new Experiences!

However did you know that within the ‘capture’ element of these experiences, there are multiple frames to choose from?

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Once you have selected your photo, merely swipe right to explore the multiple frames that are available for the theme you have chosen. Select the frame you want, and enjoy!

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This option is available on all experiences, happy exploring!

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(Example: Selfie Experience)

Brand Packages

Brand packages are one of the great hidden gems of the Photofy app that you may not have discovered yet!

Within the ‘Market Place’ is where you will find the brand packages, and many other packages of featured partners. Once you get to the Photofy app homepage in the top left hand corner is where you will find the ‘Shop’ icon, click on this icon to take you through to the packages location.

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We have many of your favorite characters from movies such as Frozen, Toy Story, Disney, Pixar and many more!

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Not only do we have branded packages within the app, we have packages such as Collegiate Stickers, Photofy International, and the Photofy Platinum package that will unlock all content within the app!

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There are many more packages to be explored, so take the time to explore the Market Place and make your photos even more personal.

Your Photofy Team.

Strengthen your Sisterhood by using Photofy

If you’re a part of a sorority, then you are well aware of what it means to be a part of a true sisterhood. One of the best parts of the sorority experience is documenting your activities. Between hosting charity events, mixers, formals, and recruitment efforts there are bound to be hundreds of opportunities to snap a memorable pic. If you’re having trouble helping your chapter stand out from the crowd, allow Photofy to come to your rescue!

Photofy is happy to announce that we offer sorority specific content for the following sororities: Alpha Chi Omega, Alpha Delta Pi, Alpha Epsilon Phi, Alpha Gamma, Alpha Omicron Pi, Alpha Phi, Alpha Sigma Alpha, Alpha Sigma Tau, Alpha Xi Delta, Chi Omega, Delta Delta Delta, Delta Gamma, Delta Phi Epsilon, Delta Zeta, Gamma Phi Betta, Kappa Alpha Theta, Kappa Delta, Kappa Kappa Gamma, Phi Sigma Sigma, Pi Beta Phi, Sigma Delta Tau, Sigma Kappa, Sigma Sigma Sigma, Theta Phi Alpha, and Zeta Tau Alpha. All of these designs are available in the Photofy marketplace under the “Greek Life Stickers” tab.

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These designs are perfect for individual use, as well as for use by the overall chapter. Imagine the impact that incorporating Photofy’s sorority-specific, branded content could have in boosting your chapters’ social media presence. Use Photofy to help broadcast a positive and fun image of your sorority and check out the following examples for inspiration:

 

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Special thanks goes to the Alpha Delta Pi-Beta Omega Chapter at Auburn University, Delta Gamma-Delta Iota Chapter at the University of Georgia, NC Alpha-Pi Beta Phi Chapter at UNC-Chapel Hill, and Alpha Chi Omega-Kappa Pi Chapter at UNC-Wilmington, for permission to use their pictures. 

If you feel inspired by any of the images you’ve seen here, download your sorority’s design package in the Photofy app and let your creativity flow! Don’t forget to share your images with us on Twitter and Instagram by tagging @photofyapp and using #photofy #photofyapp.