iPhoneography Apps: Diptic (Part 2)

Last week we began work with this framing app by placing images within the frame, then arranging and filtering them. Today we’ll manipulate the borders or frames.

There are two ways to manipulate the edges of the photos. Frames allows you to move the edges around. Borders changes the characteristics of the edges. Our first image shows the Frames command. The pictures themselves darken; you cannot move them or manipulate them in the Frames module. You can either move entire interior lines, by dragging the arrows, or you can move control points, by moving the dots. You cannot move any portion of the exterior lines.


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Song of the Day – “New Music” Wednesday – “Hero” – Family of the Year

Here’s a lovely song from the Los Angeles-based band’s debut, Loma Vista.

Song of the Day – “Name’s the same” Tuesday – “Set Me Free”

Sweet – Utopia

Crunching glam-rock, power-pop anthem, introduced to the US on 1974’s Desolation Boulevard.


“Set Me Free” is the rare Utopia song that is not sung by Todd Rundgren, but Kasim Sutton. But the song has Rundgren’s unmistakable influence.

Sorry about the chopped-off ending, but I thought you might like to see that they sounded awesome live. It wasn’t studio trickery.

Song of the Day – “True” – Spandau Ballet

“New Romantic” band Spandau Ballet hit it big in 1983 with True, and the title track, written by guitarist Gary Kemp, is on many lists of the best of the decade.

Song of the Day – “Give Me One More Chance” – The Royales

The Royales were an R&B group who helped usher in doo-wop. This song, written by guitarist Lowman Pauling, was released in 1951.

It’s solid, but unremarkable, until about 1:50 in – but then listen to those harmonies! Dissonant, but not because they were off-pitch – they are hitting the exact notes they wanted. And the closing chord? Magic!

They were alternatively known as The “5” Royales. What’s with the extraneous quotation marks on the 5?

Song of the Day – “Don’t Stop Me Now” – Queen

I’m a shooting star leaping through the skies
Like a tiger defying the laws of gravity
I’m a racing car passing by like Lady Godiva

Don’t stop me – I’m mixing metaphors like a boss!

Tonight is closing night for “Bedroom Farce” – I’ve spent the last three weeks back in 1978, and it’s time for me to return to 2013. But not before I play one more kickass song from 1978’s Jazz.

Song of the Day – “Girl U Want” – Freelance Whales

It’s rare for me to post covers of songs I love as much as I love Devo’s leadoff track from Freedom of Choice, but damn! I love this version!

This Brooklyn band released “Girl U Want” as the B-side of their “Split” 7” a couple of years ago.

She sings from somewhere you can’t see
She sits in the top of the greenest tree
She sends out an aroma of undefined love
It drips on down in a mist from above