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Category: iOS Apps
Product: Handy Photo
Price: £1.49
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

Handy Photo iOS App Review - Daniel Bell reviews the Handy Photo iOS app, it has a number of editing options and is available for just 1.49.

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Features
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Verdict

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Handy Photo is an iOS photo editing app. It allows to enhance colour, apply filters, borders and textures, magic crop and move objects. It is available from the iTunes Store for £1.49.

Handy Photo iOS App Features

  • Move Me technology for intellectual objects extraction and moving
  • Magic Crop tool with unique photo “un-cropping” function
  • Colour and tone balance - Brightness, Contrast, Saturation, Warmth, Shadows, Highlights, etc.
  • Collection of professional photo filters (Black and White, Bleach Bypass, Colour Standout, Cross Process, Dramatic, Duotone, Fog, Glow, Golden, HDR, Halftone, Ink, Lomo, Old Photo, Polarization, Polaroid, Sepia, Sketch, Smart Contrast, Tilt Shift, Tiny Planet, Vignette and Vintage)
  • Complete sets of textures (grouped as Cloth, Clouds, Frost and Ice, Grunge, Paper, Water, Wood) and frames (Cartoon, Film, Grunge, Photo Album, Polaroid and Retro Photo)
  • 100% size image viewing 
  • Up to 36 megapixel support
  • Opens RAW files
  • Optimised for multi-core and GPU processors 
  • Stylish and intuitive UI
  • Share images in Facebook, Twitter and Flickr
  • Open edited pictures in other apps such as iPhoto and Tumblr
Supports all iOS devices, including iPhone 3GS/4/4S/5, iPod touch 4th gen and newer, and all iPads:
  • 5 megapixel - iPhone 3GS / iPod touch 4th Generation / iPad
  • 10 megapixel - iPhone 4 / iPhone 4S / iPod touch 5th Generation
  • 15 megapixel - iPad 2 / iPad mini
  • 36 megapixel - iPhone 5 / iPad 3 / iPad 4
Higher resolution images will be automatically resized.

Handy Photo Screenshot 13 Handy Photo Screenshot 12

Handy Photo iOS App Performance

The tone & colour section, this is a good starting point for some basic image editing, it includes auto levels, brightness, contrast, warmth, saturation, shadows, highlights and sharpness.

The move me feature is used by selecting the object you want to move, using the brush or lasoo. You can rotate your selection and adjust opacity, saturation and edge smoothness. You're able to duplicate your subject and even transfer to another picture. When moving your subject, the app does a decent job of filing in the background.

Handy Photo Move Me Before
Move Me Before
Handy Photo Move Me After 1
Move Me After 1
Handy Photo Move Me After 2
Move Me After 2

In the image below we have used two different methods to remove the tyre tracks from the grass. With retouch, you simply need to use the lasso or the brush to select the area that needs retouching. As well as the tyre tracks we have also removed the person walking in the trees. Performance is impressive. The magic clone option includes two versions - classic and text. You press on the screen the area you want to clone, then run your finger over the area to replace.

Handy Photo Magic Clone Before
Retouch & Magic Clone Before
Handy Photo Retouch
Handy Photo Retouch After
Handy Photo Magic Clone After
Magic Clone After

Magic crop allows you to crop normally, but you can also make your images bigger. This is ideal for straightening a horizon. Normally you'd rotate the image and lose some of the image in the corners. The magic crop is clever enough to work out how to fill in these gaps. As you can see in the image below it has done a decent job, although we are unable to save the image at the original resolution. The image has also been enhanced using the auto levels feature.

Handy Photo Magic Crop Before
Magic Crop Before
Handy Photo Magic Crop After
Magic Crop After

There are a number of filters, textures and frames, with examples below. Each one is adjustable, you can adjust the strength as well as other variables, dependent on the filter, texture or frame you're applying. For each texture below, there is a sub-menu with variations of that particular texture, so there are actually many more than we've shown available. Textures can also be partially applied in areas, or with gradients. You can adjust the size of the border, you can change background colours etc.
 

ADVA Soft Handy Photo Sample Photos

Filter - Black And White

Filter - Black And White
High-Res

Filter - Bleach Bypass

Filter - Bleach Bypass
High-Res

Filter - Colour Standout

Filter - Colour Standout
High-Res

Filter - Cross Process

Filter - Cross Process
High-Res

Filter - Dramatic

Filter - Dramatic
High-Res

Filter - Duotone

Filter - Duotone
High-Res

Filter - Fog

Filter - Fog
High-Res

Filter - Glow

Filter - Glow
High-Res

Filter - Golden

Filter - Golden
High-Res

Filter - Halftone

Filter - Halftone
High-Res

Filter - HDR

Filter - HDR
High-Res

Filter - Ink

Filter - Ink
High-Res

Filter - Lomo

Filter - Lomo
High-Res

Filter - Old Photo

Filter - Old Photo
High-Res

Filter - Polarization

Filter - Polarization
High-Res

Filter - Polaroid

Filter - Polaroid
High-Res

Filter - Sepia

Filter - Sepia
High-Res

Filter - Sketch

Filter - Sketch
High-Res

Filter - Smart Contrast

Filter - Smart Contrast
High-Res

Filter - Vignette

Filter - Vignette
High-Res

Filter - Vintage

Filter - Vintage
High-Res

Textures - Cloth

Textures - Cloth
High-Res

Textures - Clouds

Textures - Clouds
High-Res

Textures - Frost And Ice

Textures - Frost And Ice
High-Res

Textures - Grunge

Textures - Grunge
High-Res

Textures - Paper

Textures - Paper
High-Res

Textures - Water

Textures - Water
High-Res

Textures - Wood

Textures - Wood
High-Res

Frames - Cartoon

Frames - Cartoon
High-Res

Frames - Film

Frames - Film
High-Res

Frames - Grunge

Frames - Grunge
High-Res

Frames - Photo Album

Frames - Photo Album
High-Res

Frames - Polaroid

Frames - Polaroid
High-Res

Frames - Rectangular

Frames - Rectangular
High-Res

Frames - Retro Photo

Frames - Retro Photo
High-Res

Frames - Rounded

Frames - Rounded
High-Res


Handy Photo iOS App Verdict

The Handy Photo iOS app packs a lot of useful features for editing, the auto levels make it easy to make a quick adjustment, which can be further enhanced with the other colour and tone options. The filters are excellent, and the frames and textures will appeal to many as well. For the features and performance delivered, the app is a must have for all iOS device users who enjoying photo editing.

 
  The Handy Photo iOS app is feature-packed and a must have at just £1.49.
  Handy Photo® - ADVA Soft

Handy Photo iOS App Pros

Wide range of features
All filters, textures and borders are adjustable
Support for up to 36 megapixels (dependent on device)
Retouch mode works well
Universal for iPhone, iPod and iPad

Handy Photo iOS App Cons

Magic crop resized our image
Can only work on one image at a time
UI takes a little getting used to

FEATURES  
PERFORMANCE  
VALUE FOR MONEY  
OVERALL  

The Handy Photo iOS App is available from the iTunes Store for £1.49. For more information please visit the ADVA Soft website.


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