Take your photography to the next level and beyond...

  • NEWS
  • REVIEWS
  • INSPIRATION
  • COMMUNITY
  • COMPETITIONS

Why not join for free today?

Join for Free

Your total photography experience starts here


Reallusion Big Lens iPhone App Review

Reallusion Big Lens iPhone App Review - Daniel Bell tests the Reallusion Big Lens app to see if he can produce DSLR style images on his iPhone.

 Add Comment

Category : iOS Apps
Product : Reallusion Reallusion Big Lens
Price : £1
Rating :
Share :

Features
Performance
Verdict

Reallusion Big Lens iPhone App Screenshot 1 Reallusion Big Lens iPhone App Screenshot 2 Reallusion Big Lens iPhone App Screenshot 3

The Reallusion Big Lens app allows you to set the aperture, blur levels and adjust background light to make your iPhone pictures even more creative. There are also a number of lens filters available. The software claims to turn your iPhone into a Digital SLR, find out in our review.

Reallusion Big Lens iPhone App Features

  • Smart Focus System - use your finger tips to focus your images without any previous knowledge in Depth-of-Field. You can use basic geometric shapes or a lasso tool to auto-focus your target, or you can choose advanced mode to manually define your focus area.
  • Aperture Control - instantly change the blur level of the out-of-focus area. 9 unique lenses that allow out-of-focus light points to blur into shapes like hearts and stars.
  • Filter Effects - 18 filters that allow users to enhance color, increase contrast, or add Lomo effects.
  • Instant Focus/Blur Tool - instantly modify the focus and blur area with your fingers. Enhance and retouch focal areas to make the subject of your photos really pop.
  • Before & After Preview - review your images at any time during your make-over process.
  • Save images - save in the Camera Roll in full size or can share through e-mail, Facebook, Picasa or Dropbox in 960x720.
Reallusion Big Lens iPhone App Screenshot 4 Reallusion Big Lens iPhone App Screenshot 5 Reallusion Big Lens iPhone App Screenshot 6

Reallusion Big Lens iPhone App Performance

To get started you need to select a photo from your library or take one using the in app camera. For editing there are basic and auto modes, after a couple of practices you'll soon give up on the basic mode as the advanced mode is much more versatile, while remaining easy to use. To select the area you want to keep in focus you can use the brush, eraser, lasso and auto. This turns the area red, making it quite difficult to select a red area. It would be handy if you could see the area you are selecting in a different part of the screen as it is a bit of quess work, especially if you having larger fingers. You can enlarge the picture which makes it easier.

When you have selected your area you can then change the f-stop (selecting from f/1.8, f/2.0, f/2.8, f/3.2 and f/3.5). To further enhance the photos there you can add a filter of a special lens to change the out-of-focus area into blurred shapes. Following this you can fine tune the focus and blur then send your photo by email, upload to Facebook or keep it on your iPhone.

Reallusion Big Lens iPhone App Original Reallusion Big Lens iPhone App f/1.8 Reallusion Big Lens iPhone App f/2.0
Original f/1.8 f/2.0
Reallusion Big Lens iPhone App f/2.8 Reallusion Big Lens iPhone App f/3.2 Reallusion Big Lens iPhone App f/3.5
f/2.8 f/3.2 f/3.5

Below are examples of the filters available on the app.

Reallusion Big Lens iPhone App Lomo1 Filter Reallusion Big Lens iPhone App Flare1 Filter Reallusion Big Lens iPhone App Warm Filter
Lomo1 Flare1 Warm
Reallusion Big Lens iPhone App Vivid Filter Reallusion Big Lens iPhone App Gary BG Filter Reallusion Big Lens iPhone App Lomo2 Filter
Vivid Gray BG Lomo2
Reallusion Big Lens iPhone App Reallusion Big Lens iPhone App Reallusion Big Lens iPhone App
Lomo3 Lomo4 Flare2
Reallusion Big Lens iPhone App Reallusion Big Lens iPhone App Reallusion Big Lens iPhone App
Cold Red Sepia Blue Sepia
Reallusion Big Lens iPhone App Reallusion Big Lens iPhone App Reallusion Big Lens iPhone App
Green Sepia B & W Pop Warm
Reallusion Big Lens iPhone App Reallusion Big Lens iPhone App Reallusion Big Lens iPhone App
Pop Cold Dark BG Sepia BG

This picture has been taking setting the lens to f/3.2, using the Lomo2 filter with the star lens.

Reallusion Big Lens iPhone App

Reallusion Big Lens iPhone App Verdict

When Reallusion released the app they said the app "turns your iPhone into a professional camera!" This is quite a bold statement as the current iPhone's image quality is never going to compare to that of an SLR, but what the app does is give you a way to be creative with depth-of-field, which is otherwise impossible with the iPhone camera. The app is really easy to use and is a bargain at just £0.69.

Reallusion Big Lens iPhone App
The Reallusion Big Lens App is great value for money, easy to use and works really well.

Reallusion Big Lens iPhone App Pros

Reallusion Big Lens iPhone App Easy to use
Reallusion Big Lens iPhone App Adds a different look to your iPhone photos
Reallusion Big Lens iPhone App Costs just £0.69


Reallusion Big Lens iPhone App Cons

Reallusion Big Lens iPhone App Selecting area to keep in focus is a touch tricky

FEATURES Reallusion Big Lens iPhone App
PERFORMANCE Reallusion Big Lens iPhone App
VALUE FOR MONEY Reallusion Big Lens iPhone App
OVERALL Reallusion Big Lens iPhone App

The Reallusion Big Lens iPhone App is available from the iTunes Store for £0.69. For more information please visit the Reallusion website.

Explore More

Join ePHOTOzine and remove these ads.

There are no comments here! Be the first!


Sign In

You must be a member to leave a comment.

ePHOTOzine, the web's friendliest photography community.

Join For Free

Upload photos, chat with photographers, win prizes and much more.