FRAME BUILDER
8.3
$...(UK £...) Creative frame tool
iPad & iPhone
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Frame Builder 8.3 is now available.


Bugs reported soon fixed
  • Some random cases of crash  
  • Display bugs on iPhone 6 and superior  

  A problem with Builder ?

  We are sorry that you met a problem: we worked a lot recently on the improvement of the features, and it grows rich more and more, so, it is possible that some scenarios escaped our vigilance. Our first goal today is to enhance reliability of it at the most.

   The most frequent crash is a lack of memory while saving image.
   You can try:
  • Try to quit all unused Apps.
  • Limit the number of elements on your frame.
  • Use pictures with a lower resolution.
   If the crash has another cause, here are the various manipulations to tempt to allow it to work again :
   First, the better you can do is to contact me via the menu "Report a bug" to explain the problem as precisely as possible. I will try to solve it, in order to enhance reliability and user-friendliness.
  • First : check that your App release is the last one.
  • Solution 1 - Restart totally your iPhone/iPad.
  • Solution 2 - Quit totally the software : to do that, swipe the screen from the bottom to the top, in order to see all the app which are running. Then, swipe horizontally until you can see Frame Builder. At the end, push it to the top off the screen. It will close. Then, try to restart it.
  • Solution 3 - If the problem occurs after a recent new release, or if nothing has worked, you can try to revert-it from a previous release, which is possible now from iTunes.
  • Solution 4 - The other operation which you can attempt will remove all your custom elements (templates, custom items created with in-App "custom item tools" ). Remove completely Frame Builder (long press on it before touching the small cross). Then, download-it again from iTunes. It will be necessary to restore all your in-App purchases.

  To help you :

Force an app to close in iOS
How to Restore older version of your iOS apps


QUICK START

When you add an element, it is every time a quick choice.
Each added element could be customize in a second time : profile, texture, color, thickness, etc.


ADD A PICTURE
Begin the frame creation by picking an image. It's possible to choose pictures from application, from you own library, or from the camera if you have one. You can also choose photos of your own album, either taken directly by the camera of your IPAD or IPHONE if it is equiped with it. If you integrate several images, you can reposition them simply by moving them with your finger.
ADD A FRAME
You can choose among different moldings styles : colored, wood, double, design or from various themes. The first choice is a quick choice. Every frame can be modify afterward : thickness, profile, etc. Choose a frame in a proposed menu. The selected frame will position then above the images and the mats.
ADD MATS AND BORDERS
Click on this button if you need to add a mat : you can add plain or pattern mats. Click on this button if you need to add a mat : you can add plain or pattern mats. There is a first pastel colors choice, but you can modify it easily.
ADD DRAWINGS AND WATERMARKS
Drawings and watermarks are free items : you can put it wherever you want. It depends of nothing and positions allover other elements. You can create free manual watermarks by simply writing with your finger.

PICTURES



ADD A PICTURE
You have possibilities of picking photos or illustrations from the application, from your album, or from camera if available. Pictures are under every element.
SELECT
To select a picture : touch it or touch his thumbnail in the left elements table. When a picture is selected, you can :
APPLY A SHAPE
Choose a different shape for this picture. The mats above it will be cut with the same shape. Also flexible borders will follow this shape.
APPLY A MASK
Choose a mask for this picture. When you apply a mask on a picture, that will modify its bevels or appearance, but not passepartout or borders.
ADJUST COLORS
Colors asjustment are available here : contrast, saturation and brightness.
CROP
Touch this button to crop the picture.
MOVE (if available)
Only if there are several pictures framed, it's possible to move them. Touch and drag it on the screen. Don't worry, every element will position correctly after this operation, except drawings and watermarks which are totally independent.

MATS AND BORDERS

Mats take place between the pictures and the frames. A mat is cut with the shape you have chosen for the picture: rectangular or oval. You can apply different sizes to every side of a mat.
A border is an element paint onto the mat : its size and its position depend on the below mat. If you haven't added a mat, it takes position just above the pictures.
Be careful on its position in the elements table. It could be hidden by a mat or by another thicker border.


ADD MATS AND BORDERS
Click on this button if you want to add a mat or a border : you can add plain or pattern mats. There is a first choice of pastel colors, but these colors will be able to change afterward. Different borders styles are available : simple, multiple, profiles, design, or "V-groove". There is square or flexible borders. Flexible borders can be square, or oval, according to picture's shape.
SELECT
To select a mat or a border : touch it or touch his thumbnail in the left element table. It's easier to select thin borders by this way. When a mat or a border is selected, you can :
CHANGE POSITION AND THICKNESS
If the item is a mat, there is only a slider to modify its main thickness. If the item is a border, you have to use the sliders to modify its position and its thickness. Keep in mind that mats and borders properties depend each others. Only if there are several pictures framed, it's possible to move them. Don't worry, every element will position correctly after this operation, except drawings and watermarks which are totally independent.
REPLACE
Replace it by another item from the same application library.
APPLY A PATTERN (if available)
You can apply plain or colored patterns.
MODIFY COLOR (if available)
Choose this option if you want to modify the first color choice. You can use the selector if you want to choose a color on the current frame by touch. You can also seize the hexadecimal code of the color in the appropriate area.
APPLY A TEXTURE (Mats only)
Choose a textured paper (not available for borders).
CUSTOMIZE SIDES SIZE (Mats only)
If you need to apply different sizes for the sides, you have to unlock the padlocks for the sizes you want to change. By default, four sides are equal. Unbolt them according to your choice. Not available for borders.
DISPLAY/HIDE BORDERS SIDES (Borders only)
If you need to display/hide a border side, display this panel. By default, four borders are visible. Touch down a border to switch it. Not available for mats.
OPTIONS
Manage item options. - For mats : bevel and shadow options. - For borders : switch variable or not. If variable, border take the same shape as picture below. If not, border is rectangular. Designed border canot be sheapable.

FRAMES AND MOLDINGS

The frames are above all the other elements, except drawings and watermarks.
The application offers a large choice of frames : real frames as wood, gold, or colored moldings.
There are also virtual frames, with original designs or from various themes.


ADD FRAMES
Touch this button to add a new frame and choose among various libraries. The selected frame will lie above all the other elements (except the drawings and signatures).
SELECT
To select a frame : touch it or touch his thumbnail on the left table. The very thin frames will be selected easier by this way. When a frame is selected, you can :
RESIZE
To change the frame's thickness , use the slider above.
REPLACE
Replace it by another frame or another molding from the application's same library.
APPLY A PATTERN (if available)
Veneer woods are available only with wood frames. When a veneer is active,you can choose its size with the slider : "pattern size".
MODIFY COLOR (if available)
Choose this option if you need to modify the first color choice. You can also seize the hexadecimal code of the color in the appropriate area.
APPLY A TEXTURE (if available)
Choose this option if you want to change the molding texture. You can also adjust the texture size by with the cursor : texture size.
APPLY A PROFILE (if available)
Choose this option if you want to apply a different profile.

DRAWINGS AND WATERMARKS

Drawings and watermarks are independent items : their size and position are totally free.
You can use drawings from available library, or create yours own, with your finger or a special pen.


ADD DRAWINGS OR WATERMARKS
Touch this button to add a drawing or a free watermark.
SELECT
To select a drawing or a free watermark : touch it or touch its thumbnail in the left table of elements. This last way is better to select the very thin elements. When an element is selected, you can:
CHANGE SIZE
Use the slider to modify the size (not available in "edit mode").
REPLACE
Replace it by another border or another drawing from the application's same library.
WRITE (Edit mode)
If you have inserted a free watermark, there is colored pens of different sizes. Choose your tool, and begin to draw with your finger directly on the picture to create the watermark. Use the eraser to clean parts of it. Touch "Done" button when your watermark is ready. It will be saved in a local library, then, it will be available if you need it later.

GENERALITIES



BACKGROUND
Choose the background color. May be it isn't visible in your frame. It depends of different parameters. For example, it could be visible if you have applied a mask to a picture. You can also seize the hexadecimal code of the color in the appropriate area.
TEMPLATES
Choose among templates : moderns, styles, funs, and your own templates. It's a quick way to create a frame, but after applying a template, you can customize it. If you haven't chosen a picture forward, the template will apply its own picture.
ACTIONS
Choose among different actions for your realization : - Print - Send an Email - Share with Facebook, Twitter, Sina Weibo, Flickr. - Save to camera roll : this operation need enough time to save an HD image. - Save as template : your creation is added into your own templates library. - Launch slide show : choose an album and look at the slide show with the current frame.
UNDO THE LAST CHANGE
It's possible to undo a maximum of twenty successive actions.
REMOVE ALL OBJECTS
Touch the trash button to remove all items from your frame.
ZOOM
Zoom and rotate on the frame Use the projector button to see your frame on your wall.
REMOVE AN ELEMENT
Apply a long press onto the chosen element. Remove-it by touching the white cross. Cancel this operation with a simple touch elsewhere. This option is also available for your own free watermarks or your own templates : apply a long press on its thumbnail (only from the main watermarks library or from your own templates library). - Delete your own manual signatures previously created. Apply a long pressure on his thumbnail (only from the main library of the free watermarks) - Delete your own models. Apply then a long pressure on his thumbnail (only from the main library of your own models).
IN-APP PURCHASE
You can add some in-app purchase to make use of new features. - Measurement tool - Extra picker tool - Custom moldings and mats tool On IPhone, in-App purchases access button is on "Information" screen. If you need more information about an in-app purchase, you can use the "information button" which is linked to our website : it's describe there.
HELP
If you need explanations about this app.
INFORMATIONS
Information about the app en development team. On Iphone, you access In-App purchases by this way.
ORGANIZE
Deploy the table with elements to edit it : you can delete or re-order items by this way. Then, press the red button to delete the object. Slide the element with the symbol on the right of the table to pass it under or above another object of the same category. Quit the edit mode with a touch on the small back arrow, or by pressing on an element of your choice.
NOTIFICATION
This application doesn't touch your own documents (images, photos) : it only uses copy of it.