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Category: iOS Apps
Product: HD iPad App
Price: £2.99
Rating: 3.5 out of 53.5 out of 53.5 out of 53.5 out of 53.5 out of 53.5 out of 5

Photoristic HD iPad App Review - Daniel Bell reviews the Photoristic HD iPad app, which has a number of general editing tools, advanced colour options and a wide range of presets.

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Performance
Verdict

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The Photoristic HD iPad app is designed to easily give your photos a professional look. It uses unique algorithms that allow you to preview and apply photo effects and filters in a matter of seconds. The Photoristic HD iPad app is available from the iTunes Store for £2.99 (currently on sale for £0.69).

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Photoristic HD iPad App Features

  • General editing tools - white balance, exposure, contrast, highlights, shadows, vibrancy and saturation
  • Advanced colour control - apply general editing tools to each of 8 colours separately (red, orange, yellow, green, aqua, blue, purple and magenta)
  • Black & white mode - adjust different colours separately so they appear lighter or darker
  • Split toning feature - colorize dark and light regions of the image into two different colours
  • Presets - over 30 ready-made and fully customisable presets, create and save your own presets to use later
  • Real time performance - all changes are applied at the same time
  • Easy navigation - intuitive and friendly user interface make the app suitable for all users 
  • Help screen
  • Resolution up to 20 megapixels
  • Social sharing (email, Facebook, Twitter)
  • Load photos from camera roll, image library, copy-paste from browser or take a photo without leaving the app
  • Undo / redo
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Photoristic HD iPad App Performance

After opening up the app you need to open up a photo, or you can test the app with the sample shot. You can open photos that are in your photo library, from Dropbox, take a picture with the iPad camera or paste a copied one. When you've loaded your image, there are five buttons on the bottom of the screen - balance, hue, saturation, luminance and split tone. When in each one, if you press and hold on the screen and scroll up and down, there are a number of editing options. Sliding left and right when you have selected the editing option you require performs the required edit. It starts a 0% and has a range from -100% to +100%.

Also on the bottom is a slider which turns your image black and white, and changes the editing options to balance, black & white mix and split tone. The last button on the bottom is compare, press this to view your original image.

On the top of the screen you'll find the presets - they are in one long list, but are split into sections. Unfortunately it's not easy to add more than one preset without saving and reloading the saved image. When you have selected a preset you are able to further edit the preset using the sliders from the editing options on the bottom of the screen. Below you'll find examples of each of the presets.

Photoristic HD iPad App Sample Photos

Preset - B&W Blue Filter

Preset - B&W Blue Filter
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Preset - B&W Blue Hi Contrast Filter

Preset - B&W Blue Hi Contrast Filter
High-Res

Preset - B&W Green Filter

Preset - B&W Green Filter
High-Res

Preset - B&W Orange Filter

Preset - B&W Orange Filter
High-Res

Preset - B&W Red Filter

Preset - B&W Red Filter
High-Res

Preset - B&W Red Hi Contrast Filter

Preset - B&W Red Hi Contrast Filter
High-Res

Preset - B&W Yellow Filter

Preset - B&W Yellow Filter
High-Res

Preset - B&W Toned Antique

Preset - B&W Toned Antique
High-Res

Preset - B&W Toned Bronze Tone

Preset - B&W Toned Bronze Tone
High-Res

Preset - B&W Toned Creamtone

Preset - B&W Toned Creamtone
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Preset - B&W Toned Cyantone

Preset - B&W Toned Cyantone
High-Res

Preset - B&W Toned Moonlight

Preset - B&W Toned Moonlight
High-Res

Preset - B&W Toned Mystic Stone

Preset - B&W Toned Mystic Stone
High-Res

Preset - B&W Toned Selenium Tone

Preset - B&W Toned Selenium Tone
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Preset - B&W Toned Sepia Tone

Preset - B&W Toned Sepia Tone
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Preset - B&W Toned Split Tone 1

Preset - B&W Toned Split Tone 1
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Preset - B&W Toned Split Tone 2

Preset - B&W Toned Split Tone 2
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Preset - B&W Toned Split Tone 3

Preset - B&W Toned Split Tone 3
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Preset - B&W Toned Split Tone 4

Preset - B&W Toned Split Tone 4
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Preset - B&W Toned Wine Light

Preset - B&W Toned Wine Light
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Preset - Colour Aged Photo

Preset - Colour Aged Photo
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Preset - Colour Atomic

Preset - Colour Atomic
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Preset - Colour Bleached

Preset - Colour Bleached
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Preset - Colour Blue Split

Preset - Colour Blue Split
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Preset - Colour Calm

Preset - Colour Calm
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Preset - Colour Clear Shadows

Preset - Colour Clear Shadows
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Preset - Colour Cold Tone

Preset - Colour Cold Tone
High-Res

Preset - Colour Cross Process 1

Preset - Colour Cross Process 1
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Preset - Colour Cross Process 2

Preset - Colour Cross Process 2
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Preset - Colour Dawn Split

Preset - Colour Dawn Split
High-Res

Preset - Colour Direct Positive

Preset - Colour Direct Positive
High-Res

Preset - Colour Drama

Preset - Colour Drama
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Preset - Colour Dramatic Cold

Preset - Colour Dramatic Cold
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Preset - Colour Dramatic Green

Preset - Colour Dramatic Green
High-Res

Preset - Colour Dust Storm

Preset - Colour Dust Storm
High-Res

Preset - Colour Forgotten

Preset - Colour Forgotten
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Preset - Colour Hard

Preset - Colour Hard
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Preset - Colour Insomnia

Preset - Colour Insomnia
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Preset - Colour Just

Preset - Colour Just
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Preset - Colour Lost Colours

Preset - Colour Lost Colours
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Preset - Colour Lost World

Preset - Colour Lost World
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Preset - Colour Old Polar

Preset - Colour Old Polar
High-Res

Preset - Colour Polar Sun

Preset - Colour Polar Sun
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Preset - Colour Soft

Preset - Colour Soft
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Preset - Colour Sunset

Preset - Colour Sunset
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Preset - Colour Tone Map

Preset - Colour Tone Map
High-Res

Preset - Colour Vibrant

Preset - Colour Vibrant
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Preset - Colour Warm Light

Preset - Colour Warm Light
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Preset - Colour Yesteryear

Preset - Colour Yesteryear
High-Res

Preset - Spot Aqua

Preset - Spot Aqua
High-Res

Preset - Spot Blue

Preset - Spot Blue
High-Res

Preset - Spot Brown

Preset - Spot Brown
High-Res

Preset - Spot Green

Preset - Spot Green
High-Res

Preset - Spot Orange

Preset - Spot Orange
High-Res

Preset - Spot Pink

Preset - Spot Pink
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Preset - Spot Red

Preset - Spot Red
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Preset - Spot Yellow

Preset - Spot Yellow
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Other options on the top include undo, redo and i - this is a help screen which tells you how to edit your images and what each of the buttons do. There is also a button to reset your picture back to its original. The button in the top right hand corner allows you to save your image to the photo library, email, print, save to Dropbox or share via Facebook or Twitter.

Photoristic HD iPad App Verdict

For enhancing the colour in your picture, you can't really go wrong with the Photorisitc iPad app. You can't perform edits such as cropping, rotating etc. so you can't just rely on Photorisitic for all your photo editing. The app is very easy to use, if you do get a little stuck you can call upon the help screen instantly. The range of presets are great and other editing options such balance, hue, saturation, luminance and split tone mean you can go even further with your editing.

Photoristic HD iPad App Pros

Easy to use
Lots of useful presets
Presets can be edited
East to undo and reset
Has a help screen
Saves in original resolution (up to 20 megapixels)

Photoristic HD iPad App Cons

No options to crop, resize etc
Doesn't work with RAW files
Presets are all in one long list
Can't easily apply more than one preset

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The Photoristic HD iPad app is available from the iTunes Store for £2.99 (currently on sale for £0.69). For more information, please visit the Photoristic App Facebook page.


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