A little tool developed by the folks over at Breezi, a next-gen website builder, allows the presentation of screenshots in realistic environments. Apps are nowadays often prototyped and shown on the virtual screens of iPads, laptops, smartphones and the like, foremost to enable the customer to get an impression of what to expect at project’s end. The tool names Placeit is very straight-forward and does not leave you puzzling how to use it. This is what makes it perfect for everyday use.
Placeit by Breezi – Elegant And Modern Screenshots, Though A Little Apple-heavy
Placeit by Breezi is a web app that can be used absolutely free and without the requirement of any type of registration. 16 different professional photo environments can be chosen to present your next big (web) app project. After having chosen the appropriate environment you drag and drop the screenshot to be visualized into it. Placeit cares for fitting it correctly into the photo. Proportion and perspective is automatically adjusted.
Placeit’s photos show a wide variety of Apple devices from different angles and in different environments, such as iPhones, iPads, Macbooks and iMacs. Mobile devices are additionally shown in action, in the hands of their users. Each photo is equipped with a recommendation as to how large the minimum screenshot size should be. My own recommendation is to just use the largest possible screenshot. If you like to have the most authentic effect just stick to the recommended resolutions. To give you a little impression of what to expect I applied Noupe’s website onto several different photo backgrounds.
Dieter Petereit is a veteran of the web with over 25 years of experience in the world of IT. As soon as Netscape became available he started to do what already at that time was called web design and has carried on ever since. Two decades ago he started writing for several online publications, some well, some lesser known. You can meet him over on Google+.