Perfect Screen Shot is my app choice when making images for AndroidGuys. PSS lets you import screenshots and places them in the frame of an existing smartphone of your choice, complete with a classy background.
Developer: Mike DePaul
Price: Free (Pro, $0.99)
- Stylize your screenshots in style.
- Dozens of phone frames.
- Ultra version creates complementary colored backgrounds.
Next to nothing, here. The only step that requires attention is to download the assets of the phone frames you want to use. The steps to do this are as follows:
- Swipe right from the left side of the screen to open the menu.
- Tap “Devices.”
- Check the boxes next to each phone of which you’d like to download assets.
- Once this finishes, you can use any of the frames you downloaded.
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Originally I used Screener for all my screenshot needs, but grew disillusioned when I realized it couldn’t properly handle Landscape screenshots. PSS, however, automatically detects the orientation of the shot and properly orients the frame to match. There are a number of backgrounds to choose from, including a custom image, custom color, or a very handy auto-detecting feature that takes complementary colors from the image and presents you with a number of options to make your shot pop. Really cool stuff.
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You can export your screenshots to nearly any other app you want (I use DropBox, personally), making it ridiculously easy to share your fancy screenshots to the world. Perhaps the one thing I would add is the ability to have different styles of frames for each phone – a 3/4 view and a minimalist view are options that Screener has, for instance. In all, PSS is a very good screenshot app – I understand that not everyone has a use for it, but someone, somewhere does.
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What I like
- Landscape or portrait screenshots.
- Custom or complementary backgrounds.
- Ability to save individual preferences.
What I don’t
- More options would be nice.
- UI isn’t perfect.
- Best features are paid.
If you want to make your screenshots look nice and purdy, Perfect Screen Shot is your app. It’s versatile, pretty, and has some really great options that are really simple to use.