One of the problems with
Farewell to cut photos
How many times have you taken an amazing photo only to have Instagram eat half of it? If the answer is “a lot”, then you probably already know the pain of having to open an external editing program, finding a new background for your snapshot, making sure it’s in a 1:1 format... It’s a slow, dull process and still you rarely get the results you want. And this is why Quick Square exists.
This extremely simple app has one purpose, to make the process of turning your photos into squares hassle free.
All Quick Square asks is the you select the photo you want to convert, and it will render it into the largest possible 1:1 image for Instagram. All you need to do then is select what you want to fill in the space around the image.
Then it is ready to share with Instagram, but if you want to spend a couple of minutes you can also add emoji, effects, or text.
Variety is key
Quick Square offers plenty of ways to square off your photos: plain backgrounds, patterns, an enlarged and blurred version of the same image, different color variations, and traditional picture frames. Best of all, it’s easy to play around with these until you find the one you want.
You can add emojis to any part of the image you want, and then rotate and expand them to fit. While it may lack the depth of emoji images seen in apps like
Unfortunately the text entry options are a bit more lacking. Only one font is offered, along with two colors (black and white), and transparency. You can’t change its location or size on the image. It’s true that text is not the point of the app, but once the feature is in I would hope the developer would have made it feel more complete.
Delivers what it promises
Square Quick is not stylish due to its outdated look and menus, but it perfectly fulfills its function: to quickly and attractively make your images square so Instagram doesn’t take a bite. It is certainly recommended to all Instagram users who want people to get the whole picture without having to stress over the details.