Simple Guide To Installing Photo Grid For PC
If you use Instagram, chances are you have heard of and probably used Photo Grid to prepare your images before you post them. With over 300 million downloads this free app brings you some really great features that make interaction with Instagram and other social media an absolute breeze.
However, one thing you may not have thought of is using Photo Grip for PC directly on your desktop or laptop computer. There is however a bit of a difficulty with this as the app is not available as a Windows native option. This means that you can only use it on your phone or tablet and that comes with some limitations and frustrations on many occasions.
Yes, your smartphone is an incredible computing device, but you will probably have encountered situations where the screen size is very limiting and does not allow you to make some finer detail modifications.
To help you work around this problem you can use an Android emulator environment. If you are already familiar with the benefits of Photo Grid then you can skip to the bottom of this page to find the really simple installation instructions.
What Is Photo Grid?
The app is incredibly popular with people who like to create collages of a selection of photos before they share them with friends on social media. The collages, or grids, are a great way to show off a lot of images within a confined space like you often have on social media.
One social media platform that you will find it particularly suitable and optimized for is Instagram which is specifically designed to share photos and videos. One of the most popular ways to share photos in recent years has been to create collections of related photos and bundle them into one image.
Photo Grid allows you to do exactly that, and it does so with such ease that you will certainly never look back or regret starting to use it.
All you do to get started is to choose from one of over 300 different grid styles and tell the app which photos to use. You can then resize and switch around photos within the grid to come up with the perfect design you need to get the best responses once you share them.
You will also be able to use an awful lot of filters that allow you to do simple things like modifying contrast and brightness as well as make professional looking edits. You can even take your photos and grids to a next level by creating slideshows before sharing them.
Once you have found the best-looking combinations of filters, stickers and grids you can also save them as default settings. The next time you want to create a grid you can simply choose your previously used defaults, thus saving you a huge amount of time.
How Will You Benefit From Using It On Your PC?
You may have got this far and wondered why on earth you would want to install the app on your PC. The answer to this is quite obvious if you have used the app for some time on a phone.
The biggest problem with the app can be that your phone’s screen size is just too small to really get the big picture. The photos you use are generally of such good quality that a grid created in the app could be printed to poster size. But you simply will not see all the detail at a small resolution.
By installing the app on your PC you can take full advantage of the larger display resolution that you have on your desktop or laptop and view the grid and images full screen. This makes it a lot easier to arrange images and apply filter settings that work the best.
Another benefit you will gain is that if you regularly post photos taken with a digital or DSLR camera you can take out a very annoying step. Normally you would have to load the images to your computer, and then transfer them to your phone before creating a grid. By using Photo Grid for PC you can take out that step and just start editing right there on your computer.
Using An Emulator
The easiest way to get any Android app running on a Windows PC is to use an emulator that creates a virtual mobile OS environment. One of the best options to do this is by using Nox App Player, because it has some advanced features and is completely free to download with no hidden costs.
This free software is probably the best competitor to BlueStacks and you should definitely give it a try. There are very unique features you can use in the set up that you can find out more about in this article.
You do not need an advanced computer programming degree to get this set up running, as some very clever people with exactly those skills have done the hard work for you. Simply follow these instructions and you be able to start creating grids in a matter of minutes.
- Download and launch the Nox App Player installation.
- Once the download is complete the installation should take less than a minute.
- Click the start button and you will be prompted to enter you Google account.
- This account will be linked to Google Play Store which is pre-installed.
- Launch Google Play and search for Photo Grid
- Install the app and you are ready to go.
That is all you need to get going with minimum effort.
Photo Grid for PC is a fantastic option to speed up your collage creation process and get those finely tuned improvements you really want. Once you start sharing your images they will stand out from everything else you have previously done. The entire set up will only take a few minutes and won’t cost you a penny, so just go ahead and follow the instructions above to try it out.