How to use Frameable

The parts that make up a Frameable composition.

The parts that make up a Frameable composition.

Frameable was inspired by the task of framing a photograph for a wall or gallery, but for online publishing or printing directly from your phone or tablet!

To do this, it provides a number of options that help you create any framed composition you like.

Background can be sized to any aspect ratio with any background colour you like. The Photo is then placed onto this background.

The photo can then have a border of any thickness and colour, as well as a matte between the border and photo, also of any thickness and colour.

An Example!

Before explaining all of the different settings in Frameable, let’s take a look at a real world example of a composition made with the app. In this example, the dark grey is the background and defines the aspect ratio of the final image. The black is the border, the white is the matte and within the matte is the photo itself.

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Make sense? Both the background and the photo have a ratio of 3:2, the typical ratio from your DSLR or mirrorless camera, but it doesn’t matter what you set these options too. Frameable makes it all work effortlessly.

The Toolbar & Editing

With the right options at your disposal, the sky is the limit. The toolbar in Frameable has an array of options which control the look of your composition, from the background ratio to border size and even image cropping. Most options respond to touch and dragging gestures.

If you’ve created a composition you would like to use again, save it as a preset! This will apply the same settings to any photo you choose in the future. Save different presets for publishing to different platforms or for different purposes, such as your feed or an Instagram Story preset.

This option sets the background ratio, or the ratio of the whole composition. It also sets the background colour using the colour picker (red, green and blue circles button).

Photo Scale
Changes the scale of your photo within the background using this option, from 5% to 100%.

Photo Border
Adjusts the thickness and colour of the photo border that surrounds the photo and matte (if set).

Photo Matte
Adjusts the width and colour of the matte that sits between the photo and the photo border.

Rounded Corners
Want to round off the corners of the photo, matte and border? Use this setting. If you set your Photo Crop to the ratio of 1:1 and set Rounded Corners to 100%, your photo will be framed as a circle.

Frame Shadow
Adjusts the size, colour and transparency of the shadow to add to the frame, behind the border and/or matte. Move the shadow around by tapping and dragging when in the Frame Shadow setting.

Photo Crop
Use this setting to crop your photo to a different aspect ratio. You can then use the Shift Crop option to move the photo left/right or up/down depending on the cropping ratio.

Shift Crop (iOS)
Found in the Photo Crop setting on Android, this option shifts the image left/right or up/down depending on the photo cropping ratio. Reposition the most important subject matter in your photo with this setting.

Rotate Photo (Android), Rotate Left & Rotate Right
If your photo needs to be rotated clockwise or counter-clockwise by 90 degrees, these options allow you to do so.

Reset To Defaults
If you wish to reset your current settings to the default, tap this button.

Save As Defaults
To save your current settings as the default for all new Frameable compositions, tap this button.

Exporting & Settings

Once you’re finished creating your Frameable composition, tap the Next button in the top right of the editor. You’ll be presented with a few options on the export screen.

To save your composition to your device’s camera roll, tap Export.

Alternatively, if you wish to share your composition straight to another app or service, simply tap Share! You’ll be presented with the sharing options according to your own device’s platform.


Exporting and sharing will save your composition at different resolutions depending on your preferences. By default, these are both set to 2000 pixels on the long side.

To change these settings and others, tap the Settings buttons, located on the Home and Editor screens (different for iOS and Android).