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Alt Photo App Review

Alt Photo 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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Alien Skin Alt Photo iOS App in iOS Apps


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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

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


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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