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Category: iOS Apps
Product: Alien Skin Alt Photo iOS App
Price: £0.69
Rating: 4.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 5

Alien Skin Software Alt Photo iOS App Review - The Alt Photo app has a number of filters and allows you to save images in their original resolution. Daniel Bell reviews.

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The Alt Photo iOS app is from Alien Skin Software and it allows you to give your pictures a film look. There are a large number of filters available as well as a number of borders. You can download the Alt Photo app from the iTunes Store for free.

Alt Photo Features

  • Full resolution images
  • Shoot a new photo or load one from the camera roll
  • Share or save the photo to the camera roll
  • Share to Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Flickr and E-mail
  • Adjust the frame, brightness or effect intensity
  • Crop to 1x1, 4x3, 3x4 or freeform
  • Swipe through big previews or little thumbnails
  • Wide range of styles, including subtle looks and many black & white
  • Easily swap the effect on recent photos saved with Alt Photo
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Alt Photo Performance

You can take pictures using the app or load from your Camera Roll, although it doesn't support images over 16 megapixels. When shooting with the app you can use continuous shooting which records at around 1.3 fps.

When you load a picture you can cycle through thumbnails of each effect, either small or large. If your happy to press the green tick and the filter is applied. What is fairly unique to this app is the ability to adjust the intensity of the effect, they are automatically set at the maximum but you can reduce down as much as you want. There are also options to crop, add a border or adjust brightness.

When you've finished editing your picture, press the arrow in the bottom right hand corner. This takes you to the various sharing options available, where you can add captions. When you're done, exit the picture and it is automatically saved to your camera roll. You can also share your picture to social networks from this menu.

Below are examples of each of the filters and borders available.

Alien Skin Software Alt Photo iOS App Sample Photos

Color Film - Original

Color Film - Original
High-Res

Color Film - Portrait

Color Film - Portrait
High-Res

Color Film - Landscape

Color Film - Landscape
High-Res

Color Film - Warm

Color Film - Warm
High-Res

Color Film - Creamy Highlights

Color Film - Creamy Highlights
High-Res

Color Film - Beach Bypass

Color Film - Beach Bypass
High-Res

Vintage Film - Kodachrome 35mm

Vintage Film - Kodachrome 35mm
High-Res

Vintage Film - Faded

Vintage Film - Faded
High-Res

Vintage Film - Agfacolor Neu

Vintage Film - Agfacolor Neu
High-Res

Vintage Film - Old Kodachrome

Vintage Film - Old Kodachrome
High-Res

Vintage Film - Technicolor Two Strip

Vintage Film - Technicolor Two Strip
High-Res

Vintage Film - Technicolor Three Strip

Vintage Film - Technicolor Three Strip
High-Res

Toy Camera - Sensia Leak

Toy Camera - Sensia Leak
High-Res

Toy Camera - Agfa Cross Processed

Toy Camera - Agfa Cross Processed
High-Res

Toy Camera - Expired Pink Highlights

Toy Camera - Expired Pink Highlights
High-Res

Toy Camera - Agfa Optima

Toy Camera - Agfa Optima
High-Res

Toy Camera - Cross Processed

Toy Camera - Cross Processed
High-Res

Toy Camera - Slide Film

Toy Camera - Slide Film
High-Res

B&W Film - Tri X

B&W Film - Tri X
High-Res

B&W Film - Panatomic X

B&W Film - Panatomic X
High-Res

B&W Film - Red Sensitivity

B&W Film - Red Sensitivity
High-Res

B&W Film - Agfa Apx Vignette

B&W Film - Agfa Apx Vignette
High-Res

B&W Film - Tech Pan

B&W Film - Tech Pan
High-Res

B&W Film - Kodalith

B&W Film - Kodalith
High-Res

B&W Print - Neopan 1600

B&W Print - Neopan 1600
High-Res

B&W Print - Selenium Brown

B&W Print - Selenium Brown
High-Res

B&W Print - Platimum Warm

B&W Print - Platimum Warm
High-Res

B&W Print - Polapan Blue

B&W Print - Polapan Blue
High-Res

B&W Print - White Vignetting

B&W Print - White Vignetting
High-Res

B&W Print - Cyanotype

B&W Print - Cyanotype
High-Res

B&W Vintage - Daguerreotype

B&W Vintage - Daguerreotype
High-Res

B&W Vintage - Tintype Creamy

B&W Vintage - Tintype Creamy
High-Res

B&W Vintage - Tintype Scratched

B&W Vintage - Tintype Scratched
High-Res

B&W Vintage - Studio Print

B&W Vintage - Studio Print
High-Res

B&W Vintage - White Frame

B&W Vintage - White Frame
High-Res

B&W Vintage - Lith

B&W Vintage - Lith
High-Res

Border - Print

Border - Print
High-Res

Border - Grungy Black

Border - Grungy Black
High-Res

Border - Grungy Print

Border - Grungy Print
High-Res

Border - Grungy Thick Black

Border - Grungy Thick Black
High-Res

Border - Grungy White

Border - Grungy White
High-Res

Border - Grungy White Tabbed

Border - Grungy White Tabbed
High-Res

Border - Light Leak Broad

Border - Light Leak Broad
High-Res

Border - Light Leak Side

Border - Light Leak Side
High-Res

Border - Old Kodachrome

Border - Old Kodachrome
High-Res

Border - Old Postcard

Border - Old Postcard
High-Res

Border - Old Studio Black

Border - Old Studio Black
High-Res

Border - Old White

Border - Old White
High-Res

Border - Scratches

Border - Scratches
High-Res

Border - Wet Plate Damaged Surface

Border - Wet Plate Damaged Surface
High-Res

Border - Wet Plate Tin

Border - Wet Plate Tin
High-Res

Border - Wet Plate

Border - Wet Plate
High-Res

Alt Photo Verdict

The Alt Photo app is remarkably quick to edit pictures, even when using high-resolution pictures from another camera, and it will save at the same high-resolution. We also like that you can alter the intensity of the filter applied, this hasn't been a feature of many apps we've reviewed. The app also lets you share directly to the most popular social networks around. If you like the look of the range of filters and borders available, you can't go wrong for £0.69 (edit - the app is now free!).

The Alt Photo iOS app stands out because you can change the intensity of filters and save in high-resolution.

Alt Photo Pros

Saves images in original resolution
Quick performance
Can change the intensity of the effect

Alt Photo Cons

No ability to alter saturation and contrast
Can't use volume button as the shutter when shooting in the app

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The Alt Photo iOS App is available from the iTunes Store for free. For more information please visit the Alien Skin Software website.

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