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Alt Photo for iPhone does filters differently

Jackie Dove | March 7, 2013
With smartphone cameras and their dedicated apps--primarily one app called Instagram--photo filters have emerged not only as a way of life, but as almost a de rigueur aspect of mobile shooting and sharing.

To apply filter effects, start with your original photo and swipe down to move through all the different categories. Within each category, swipe to the right to see each of the six variations. Then use the Effect Intensity control to adjust the filter of your choice by sliding your finger to the left or right. Then use the Border control to apply one of 15 border styles, via the same swipe-through technique.

When you're done editing, you can write a caption and share your picture on multiple services at once: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, and via email.

Bottom line

What attracts me to Alt Photo is its simplicity and uniqueness. While I like some of the filters in Instagram and other apps of its ilk, I find myself gravitating to Alt Photo because I know I will achieve a look I recognize that will look different from the pack.

Alt Photo's filters serve up a light, subtle touch with filters to give photos a distinctive and unique character without piling it on too thick. And it's free.

I'm awaiting the day when Alien Skin decides to develop Alt Photo for the iPad.


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