Photo editing apps

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by cocky jeremy, Jul 4, 2009.

  1. cocky jeremy macrumors 68040

    cocky jeremy

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    I'm looking for an app to edit exposure, brightness, hue, etc. I've seen a ton of them, free and paid. Just curious as to everyones opinions on them. So if you don't mind, name some of your favorites. Thanks in advance. :apple:
     
  2. Chumbake macrumors member

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    I recommend looking into Photogene. It's amazing. Do a search on YouTube and you'll find a couple reviews. I've been using it for a mo th or so now and it's great! It's better than anything else that I've seen.
     
  3. Gokunama macrumors 6502a

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    Definitely Photogene. CameraKit isn't bad to have either.
     
  4. jonessodarally macrumors member

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    I also suggest Photogene. I've had it for quite a while now, and I've been very impressed.
     
  5. braddick macrumors 68040

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    Ironically, "Impress" is also a wonderful app and fun to use.

    Also, don't disregard iFlashReady. It's a new app and works well being easy to navigate.
     
  6. awad macrumors member

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    photoforge blows away all the others. trust me.
     
  7. braddick macrumors 68040

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    I notice there is a paid and lite version. Which do you have and what sets this app apart from the others?
     
  8. awad macrumors member

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    i have the paid. and the curves and the shadow highlight tool do it for me. i used to have a separate app for a good shadow highlight tool or an HDR app, then save it and open it up in a different app that would let me crop or sharpen. i can do that all in photoforge.
     
  9. rburly macrumors 6502a

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    I use Photogene as the others above do and it's the best app I've found. So, I'd like to see an answer to this as well.
     
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  11. braddick macrumors 68040

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    awad, thanks for the follow-up.
    Are you noticing a real difference between the quality of photos using your app from the 3G and the 3GS?
     
  12. rburly macrumors 6502a

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    Naw, happy with Photogene. :D
     
  13. awad macrumors member

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    well i came from a 2G to the 3GS. since i'm a photographer, i had purchased every photo editing program in the app store to try and make up for the awful 2G camera. But as far as the program goes, it's unbelievably faster on the 3GS, but that's to be expected. Like I said, one of my main uses for this program was to pull detail out of the shadows of an image. here's an example i just processed.

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    its extremely useful for me now as the camera in the 3GS allows me to have so much more detail in the shadows, so i'm able to actually get something useful out of it.
     
  14. awad macrumors member

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    yeah, if you don't use the two features i mentioned, then photogene is where it's at. i still have it installed on my phone for some reason.
     
  15. braddick macrumors 68040

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    Wow! Very nice. It's amazing that app can pull that kind of detail out of the darkened photo.

    I'm going to download photoforge now...

    I'd think those who have awarded that app with a single star rating simply didn't know how to use it (or are from competing apps).

    (Although I have downloaded iFlashready and they claim to do the same thing, we'll see if that is accurate.)
     
  16. awad macrumors member

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    another great part about photoforge is the fact that it has a clone stamp tool as well as an erase tool. so you're able to do selective editing on a part of an image.

    if only it had layers...
     
  17. Gokunama macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks awad. I've tried perhaps 15, and ended up deleting most of them, but Photoforge would be a handy photo app to have. I'll download that now.
     
  18. Macjames macrumors 6502a

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    I too was looking at these kinds of apps and just picked up PhotoForge after seeing the difference above, cheers people :)
     
  19. cocky jeremy thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Thanks for all the helpful replies. I'm going to check out all listed. :D
     

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