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CameraBag 2 Mac App Review

Daniel Bell reviews the CameraBag 2 Mac app, it has a large range of filters which can be combined to create unique pictures. There are also editing options, such as sharpening, cropping, contrast and much more.

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CameraBag 2 is a Mac app for photo editing, with a suite of photographic tools combined with a number of the photo filters which can be layered. CameraBag uses 32-bits-per-component processing and non-destructive editing, designed to ensure your photos always retain their smooth colour gradations and quality. Using CameraBag's 150+ included filters, you can create your own filters which can also be used in the CameraBag 2 iOS app.

CameraBag 2 Features

  • 150+ built-in adjustable filters
  • Full suite of 30+ photographic tools, including advanced curve editors
  • Build your own entirely new filters from scratch or from existing filters
  • Innovative tools, such as CameraBag's curve-based colour corrector
  • Fast image processing via the revolutionary Analog Engine
  • 32-bits-per-component color depth
  • Entirely non-destructive editing process
  • Easy layering of filters and adjustments
  • Quicklooks and previews for fast visual decision-making
  • Large, precise controls
  • Watermarking and custom image-based borders
  • Batch processing
  • RAW format support

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CameraBag 2 Performance

When you open the CameraBag app you can import an image by pressing the load an image button in the centre of the screen, or by dragging and dropping. The image editing options are arranged under four tabs along the right hand side - My Styles, Cameras, Adjustments and Borders. The My Styles and Cameras are where you'll find the filters, and clearly, under Borders, you'll find the borders. Examples of the default filters are below.

Nevercenter CameraBag 2 Mac App Sample Photos

Depending on which filter you choose, you'll be presented with further options to customise the look of the filter. You can select a second filter, a third filter and so on, to add a filter you need to press the cross next to the filter name, clicking the filter name itself will replace the current filter. Under the image they'll be a series of boxes, representing the further editing options available. Click on one and you can make the necessary adjustments, and each box also has a cross so you can remove it completely.

The adjustments tab includes many image editing options, hosted in a lengthly list (shown in Screenshot 1 above).

The fifth tab is Quicklooks and this allows you to view decent sized thumbnails of all the My Styles, Cameras, Adjustments and Borders, making it easy to view the effect each filter will have on your image.

The bottom toolbar has a button to switch your select filters on / off, so you can see the difference between your edited picture and the original. There is also an X which removes all the editing that has been performed. The toolbars on the top and bottom can be closed so you can view a larger version of your image.

You can save your picture using the menu bar, under file. Here you can load and save filters, as well as download filters created by other CameraBag users. When saving your image you can resize, change the quality and select between jpg, png and tiff.

CameraBag 2 Verdict

The CameraBag 2 Mac app comes packed with a large number of filters which can be combined easily to create unique pictures. You can save your own presets, which can even be used on the iOS app as well. The app isn't just about filters though, there are plenty of image editing tools, such as sharpening, exposure, contrast, saturation and much more. You get all this for just £5.99 - an absolute bargain, particularly if you are looking for your first image editing app.

  CameraBag 2 is packed with a large number of filters to create unique pictures.

CameraBag 2 Pros

Can apply several filters to one image
You can download other users custom filters
Excellent value for money
Easy to use

CameraBag 2 Cons

Can't work on more than one image at a time
Can't apply filters to part of an image


The CameraBag 2 Mac app is available from the Mac AppStore for £5.99. For more information, please visit the Nevercenter website.

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