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Happy St. Patrick’s Day

At Photofy, we absolutely love holidays! They are times to share with family and friends, and create memories that will last a lifetime. And one thing we have learned over the past 18 months running Photofy is that on holidays, people take lots and lots of photos.

Every year on March 17, the Irish and the Irish-at-heart across the globe observe St. Patrick’s Day. What began as a religious feast day for the patron saint of Ireland has become an international festival celebrating Irish culture with parades, dancing, special foods and a whole lot of green.

At Photofy, we are lucky enough to see tens of thousands of photos being created, using the amazing St. Patrick’s Day overlays we have in our app.  Here’s one of our favorites from today:

2015-03-17 12.51.53As you celebrate this festive holiday today, take a moment to enhance your photo in Photofy, and then share it to the world – not only will it make it magical, you may even get lucky!

Cheers!!!

As President and Co-Founder of Photofy, you’d expect for me to be a huge proponent and user of our platform, which undoubtedly I am!  The team is building the world’s greatest social content creation platform, and we have some amazing new updates coming out in the weeks and months ahead.  But since the launch of our Pro platform, I find myself using the app almost daily to do social posts for a restaurant I own in Raleigh called Piola.

As a restaurant owner, it is critical to keep your customers engaged so that you earn their mind share when it comes to making a dinner decision.  Showcasing beautiful photos is important, but when you can incorporate branding and messaging on the photo you take the posts to another level.  From promoting kids night to beer specials, new menu items or your classics, Photofy Pro truly helps me reap the most benefits from my posts.

Here are some examples of posts I have done in the past few weeks:

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Utilizing the collage functionality in combination with Pro, you are able to showcase multiple products while including your logo. These kinds of posts will truly get your customers appetites going, and not make them look twice for who made the post!  And since you are using our Photofy app, the time commitment to create fun and engaging posts is minimal – on average 3-4 minutes from start to sharing on Facebook or Instagram.

Visit our website now to learn more about our Photofy Pro service.  We also offer design services to help create digital assets for you to overlay on your photos, for those who are truly looking for a turnkey solution.  I truly believe this could be the best marketing decision you will make in all of 2015!

Jon LaNasa

Photofy Pro

We are happy to announce the new and exciting development of Photofy Pro! Photofy Pro is a powerful design tool to help drive business marketing and to create social recognition. You can create branded photos for your company in minutes!

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As a Pro user, you will be able to drop your logo or any company graphic onto a photo, then share it directly to all of your social media networks conveniently from your mobile device in minute or less! An image branded with you logo circulating throughout social media is priceless. No more costly graphic designer fees or expensive desktop software.

How it works:

1. Create your branded assets.

2. Load graphics into your Photofy Portal.

3. Access your graphics on any mobile device.

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We can help all kinds of businesses: from bakeries, car dealerships, to day spas! Head on over to the Photofy Pro Website today to find out more information on subscribing and how we can help you enhance your brand!

We are here to help.

From,

Your Photofy Team.

A Year in Review: 2014

With 2014 coming to a close, you’ll find a wide variety of people discussing the biggest fads and popular trends on a variety of platforms over the course of this year. As we mentioned in our previous post, even Pinterest hopped on board and posted their 100 most popular pins of the year! Everywhere we turn, we find more and more roundups that include all the things that were hot in 2014.

The World Cup and the Sochi Olympics dominated worldwide as the the highest searched terms for the year, while Jared Leto peaked for celebrity searches. Mobile technology, including phones, consumer drones, and wearable tech like the iWatch also dominated in headlines for the year. It shouldn’t be surprising that different “tips and tricks for taking a selfie” were widely debated, as was where exactly people could buy a hat like Pharrell’s now famous hat. And how about that Flappy Bird, huh?

However one trend that we were thrilled to see on the rise this year, and one we’re hoping will continue it’s upward march, is that of design! The popularity of design is on the rise in all of its forms: from interior decorating to architecture, and from photography to painting; seeing the variety is truly amazing! We take pride in being an accessible platform for people who wish to harness their inner creativity, so we were more than thrilled to see this spike in desire for new and unique forms of design!

Our users have found so many new and exciting ways to enhance their creations, from our filters and collage choices, to our typography and overlay options! As we continue to add to our already wide variety of available choices, we hope to see more and more amazing results! So to end the year, we’ve decided to highlight a few our favorite user creations!

Thanks for creating, and Happy New Year!
– The Photofy Team

blessed

   photo by @jessycababy_ on instagram

dream big

photo by @hopewecreave on instagram

christmas

photo by @lhoppee25 on instagram

coffee

photo by @alee808 on instagram

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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