Phototastic for Windows Phone updated with a new user interface and more

Phototastic is a feature rich photo editor for your Windows Phone that is primarily focused on collages but has some rather nifty effects filters and editing tools to help make your photos stand out.

The Windows Phone photography app was recently updated to version 2.4 and gets a refresh on the user interface, changeable collage aspect ratios, text options and a ton of new collage templates.

Old version of Phototastic

While the old user interface wasn't bad, the new user interface is a lot cleaner. Your main page has options to create a collage, add frames to photos, design Facebook collages, and create collages sized for your Windows Phone lockscreen.

Phototastic has nearly 150 collages that can handle from one to twenty five photos. Images can be rotated, flipped and over thirty effects filters are available to give your pictures that unique feel. You also have the ability to add text to your images and a wide assortment of aspect ratios including a Facebook ratio suited for creating a cover image for your Facebook page.

New version of Phototastic

Images for your collages can be pulled from your Pictures Hub or captured with an in-app camera application. The Phototastic camera app has a burst mode with self-timer that can be set to take multiple photos and a single shot mode.

Phototastic was already a quality photo app for your Windows Phone and the update builds upon that foundation. There are two versions of Phototastic available for Windows Phone 8 and 7.x devices.  Even if you don't mess around with Facebook, the Facebook aspect ratio can come in handy for panoramic edits.

Phototastic Free (left QR Code) has a few feature limitations and can be found here in the (opens in new tab) Windows Phone Store.  Phototastic is running $1.99 with a free trial (right QR Code) that can be found here (opens in new tab) in the Store.  Take note... the update is live for the paid version of Phototastic.  The version 2.4 update for Phototastic Free should be live shortly.

George is the Reviews Editor at Windows Central, concentrating on Windows 10 PC and Mobile apps. He's been a supporter of the platform since the days of Windows CE and uses his current Windows 10 Mobile phone daily to keep up with life and enjoy a game during down time.

  • There is a way to get this app for free!
  • And how would that be?
  • Sidedownload possibly!
  • Question or statement?
  • C'mon 1.99 is CHEAP, just an cheap burger or fries or cocke.....I dont get it why sidedownload this one, really.
  • yep.  Very strange to hear people talk about $.99 or even $2.99 like they are talking about buying a car.   Your big mac and fries cost you $7 today.   I heard people agonizing over the cost of that new Flight tracker (which is $4.99).  Said it was a deal breaker.  but these people evidently fly aroudn the country on business regularly    
    I don't think its so much the "cost" as this perception that everything like this should be free.   it' would make a good research project for a psycology paper :)
  • Exactly Jose. Some people are just born thieves I guess. .99 cents? 2 bucks? wow.  I am convinced this is why android is so big. Not just because the OS is free but everything else is too and the developers lose. Ties in with the BGR story about who is least likely to pay for apps. On top of the list, google android.
  • What a brilliant app with useful aspect ratio options.
  • Awesome app
  • I have to manually update mine since the update hasnt come to my store yet. Thanks WPC for the heads up.
  • Just reinstalled it on my 1020. Very nice. Much improved over the previous version on my 7.8 WP. And the text support is on par with Fantasia Painter. Real nice.
    Also the Facebook templates are a very useful touch for cropping.
  • Link is broken on wpc app
  • Still no Artile review...something is fishy about this.
  • Fishy? More like WTH is Artile?
  • hehe.
  • I love this app. The new UI just looks amazing. WP developers are finally getting their design on point.
  • Finally, it gets an update! I love this app.
    New fonts, new layout... Gosh this is amazing :)
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