Saturday, October 25, 2008

Image filters for iPhone/iPod touch reports: [edited]

CameraBag is simple and intuitive. Just take a new photo or choose one from your library, swipe between camera styles, and save any you like. If you want more control, an options panel is available for camera behaviour, image size, cropping and border effects and more.

The CameraBag 'cameras' are:

Helga - A toy camera feel with washed-out highlights and old-school vignetting.

1974 - This is your father's camera. Faded, tinted, and hip.

Lolo - Shoot from the hip and take life as it comes with vibrant, colorful shots.

Cinema - Dramatic, moody, wide-screen stills from the movie of your life.

1962 - Dynamic black and whites from the photojournalists of a bygone era.

Ansel - Smooth gradation from black to white.

Infrared - Simulation of the popular landscape photography technique.

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mezzoblue reports: [edited]

Here’s an idea. Take a great product with one glaringly flawed feature, put together an application that exploits the awfulness of that feature in a few brilliantly simple ways, and then sell it for a few bucks.

It’s basic, it’s slow, the already-low iPhone image quality doesn’t hold up at large sizes after the filter, and it’s nothing I couldn’t do on my own in Photoshop. But I love it for being so simple, and doing such a good job at making lemonade out of the iPhone’s lemon.

I put CameraBag to the test on my way out for lunch in Vancouver’s Chinatown last week. Here are some selected photos from the full set on Flickr.


BJMonkey said...

Something tells me that 1974 won't look that much like my father's camera : )

brett jordan said...