What is beamr?
beamr is a free iPhone app that lets you instantaneously share your full- resolution photos as a glossy-style magazine with a custom cover, in just a few taps.
Why is beamr different than other photo sharing apps?
What good is having a high-resolution iPhone camera if you can’t quickly share your photos in high-resolution? beamr allows you to share full- resolution photos three times faster thanks to our patent-pending media optimization technology. By delivering your photos at lightning-fast speed, we save you time, data costs and battery life. Plus, beamr turns your photos into a glossy-style magazine, where the page layouts are generated automatically for an optimal viewing experience. So no matter what type of phone or computer your friends and family are using, they can view, share, download and print photos easily.
How much does beamr cost?
beamr is a free app.
Where do I get beamr?
You can download beamr from the iTunes App Store.
How do I create and share a magazine with beamr?
It’s very simple. Launch beamr, press the "New Magazine" icon, and you will see the photos in your camera roll in the “Image Picker” screen. Tap a few photos to select them, and press the “Create” button on the top right. Then swipe right and left to select your magazine’s cover photo, and tap on the text fields to edit them. Finally, press the “Share” button to enter the "Share" screen, press "Share Photos", and then select “Email”, “Facebook”, “Twitter” or "Message" icons to share your magazine. Once shared, your magazines can be found in the “My Magazines” screen, from which you can view them and share them with additional people.
How do I delete a magazine?
To delete a magazine, go to the "My Magazines” screen, tap and hold on the magazine you wish to delete, and then tap “x” button next to that magazine.
I received a message that I need to enable photo access for beamr. How do I do that?
If you are using iOS 6, enable photo access for beamr in Settings, under “Privacy | Photos” (instructions are here). If you are using iOS 5, enable location services access for beamr in Settings, under Location Services (instructions are here).
Do I need to register in order to send or view photos?
No, beamr is super-easy to use and no registration is required. Just download the beamr iPhone app, select your photos and start sending your magazines. Magazine recipients don’t even need to install the app – they just click on a web link to view your magazine.
How can I share my magazines in beamr?
beamr lets you share your magazines via email, Facebook, Twitter, or Text Messaging (SMS). You can also copy the link to your magazine and share it through Google+, WhatsApp, Viber, Skype, or any other app.
I don't see a Facebook icon in the share screen. How can I share my magazines on Facebook?
If you are running iOS 6, you should log into your Facebook account in the Settings app, under "Facebook".
How can I view my magazines in beamr?
You can view your magazines in the beamr app by tapping a magazine cover in the “My Magazines” screen. Note that people you share your magazines with may view them differently, since the magazines are adapted to the resolution and orientation of the viewing device. You can also view your magazines online by clicking on the link you shared via Email, Facebook or Twitter.
Does the beamr app include a camera?
No. beamr is designed to help you share full-resolution photos taken with ANY iPhone camera app.
What kind of images can I share through beamr? (i.e. can I share Instagram photos)?
Yes! You can share any image saved on your iPhone camera roll. For example, when you take photos with Instagram, a high-resolution version is saved to your camera roll, and you can share this version via beamr. It is also great for sharing large panoramic photos.
How do I customize the cover of my beamr magazine?
Swipe left and right to select the cover photo. Tap any text field or the “i” button to edit the cover text, and tap the “Done” button when you’re done editing.
How can my friends and family view my magazines?
Sharing your magazine is as easy as a few clicks. You can e-mail the magazine directly to your friends and family, or you can share them via Facebook and Twitter to reach a larger audience.
Is my photo magazine public?
Your magazine is stored on our website, but you decide who receives the web link to your magazine: You can send it via email to selected friends or family members, or share it via Facebook with your friends. We do not publish or promote any of the magazines you share via email or Facebook without your permission. However, anyone who gets receives a magazine link can send it to others or publish it (this is similar to “unlisted” videos on YouTube). Note that magazines shared through public Twitter accounts are visible to anyone, and can be found via Twitter search.
How is the order in which my photos are arranged determined? Can I customize this?
The photos in a beamr magazine are arranged in chronological order, according to the time the photos were taken. To provide the best viewing experience, the layout of your photos is created automatically based on the resolution and orientation of the viewing device,
Can I go back and edit an album?
We plan to support this functionality in future versions of beamr.
How many photos can I include in one magazine?
Currently you can include up to 1000 photos in a single magazine.
What devices does beamr support?
The beamr app works on any iOS device that has a camera, including the iPhone 5, iPhone 4s, iPhone 4, iPhone 3Gs and 5th- and 4th-generation iPod touch.
How do I contact beamr?
Visit our contact page.