What’s a Nondestructive Border?
Most photo apps that have tools for creating borders or frames end up removing a portion of the image in order for their frame to occupy that space. But that’s not necessary, and I don’t usually want to have any of my image removed! A nondestructive border or frame is one that wraps around the outer perimeter of the image rather than encroaching upon it.
For Some Inexplicable Reason Very Few Photo Editing Apps Have Nondestructive Tools
I had been using one app for this for several years but the developer abandoned it and when ios 10 came out it no longer worked. So I had to find an alternative!
I do have one great alternative to use when I need to add borders to many image at once…it’s called OneEdit Pro and it’s one of my favorite apps! I’ve both written about it here before and I’ve even done Youtube videos about it. But sometimes I just want to frame one single image.
While I could use OneEdit for that, it will degrade the resolution of my image somewhat. That’s OK for the many images I use on my websites…in fact it’s what I want! Because I need to make my image files sizes small so that my page load times are good.
But usually when I’m working with just one image I don’t want the resolution changed much if at all.
Meet Pixelmator for ios
Pixelmator is an amazing app for anyone who’s creative. Pixelmator is the second photo editing tool that I use every single day. I call it Photoshop for iPads because it does pretty much everything that Photoshop does.
I think Pixelmator is $1.99 now…but I can’t say for sure because when Apple redid the App Store they changed how the price displays and if you own an app you can no longer see its price.