Camera apps – iPod Touch
. . . been playing with my camera apps . . . and, although I’ve downloaded several new apps, here’s a but of an evaluation of a few:
. . . three pics of my lunch two days ago with the default camera (Astorga’s Mexican Grill, Bishop CA).
PhotoStudio – First, you can save an image to a document folder! This is an option not offered by any of the other apps that are installed on the iPod Touch . . 181 options . . . uh . . . Why? For $2.99 I would expect a bit more sophistication . . . a LOT of FaceBook/MySpace drama . . . only three or four settings of any significance . . . even Photo Shop Express is better, PSE costs more (Adobe), but . . . I don’t need to see Oprah . . .
Lo-Mob updated yesterday, with four new options: Print Toning OMG!! Awesome!! (Lo-Mob images later)
The Instant Matic category has some changes, mostly hue and saturation, but good stuff.
Emulsions: the News Desaturated is like the 60’s Square, with the difference being format, ND is rectangular.
6×6 TTV Green Koretico is so cool, the green hue is just enough to give the image a “cross-processed” feel; and, the previously mentioned Print Toning.
CameraBag: The “infrared” option here is definitely a heat sensor image mixed with b&w positive print information – interesting.
Most of the “cross-process” settings or apps don’t look “cross-processed” . . . watch “Man on Fire” to see cross-processed imagery and color (you really need to watch the film). Cross-processed film is color negative film developed using color transparency chemicals, or color transparency film processed with color negative chemicals. The color balance of the imagery was affected by use of the “wrong” chemicals and altered developing times.
The “Bettie XL” lens coupled with the Kodot XGrizzled “film” settings on the Hipstamatic app, produces an image very similar to a true “cross-processed” film frame.
I’ve used a Bible Black character as a model for my “cross-processed” images . . . Rika Shiraki (白木 里香, Shiraki Rika?) The head of the student council. Wealthy and untouchable, she’s very popular among the boys.
Image degradation with this Hipstamatic app lens/film combination is random, and results are affected by Kelvin temperature of the ambient light.
Happy NEW Year . . .
Sent from my iPod Touch, photos added.