Since I bought my iPhone, mobile photography has become more and more a part of my every day life. I think this is because of a couple of reasons. First, the camera on the iPhone is a whole lot better than it was on my last phone (Blackberry Storm), and secondly, the photography App quality and variety far exceed that of any other mobile platform that I have ever tried. TiltShift Generator is a prime example of that quality. Allowing exacting control over blur, vignette, and a myriad of other adjustments, this App is an important part of my mobile photography workflow and it should be a part of yours too.
What I love…
When I downloaded TiltShift Generator for my iPhone, I was just looking for vignette control. I like to add a little bit of vignette to a lot of my images but I like to do so in a soft, natural way. The majority of the Apps that I have tried tend to distort the vignettes and make them look unrealistic. There is precise control over the vignette amount and the App automatically feathers it very nicely.
Adding a nice blur is something that I have found myself wanting to do recently as well. The "tilt-shift" of this tilt shift generator is the blur effect. They have done a really nice job with the control within the App. Not only are you able to chose between blur amount, and placement, but you are also able to change the shape and size of the blur as well. This really gives you a lot of control when adding this effect.
Not only do you have tilt shift capabilities, and vignette control, but you also have the ability to control saturation, brightness, and contrast. Most of the time I add my color effects in another App but you could do some adjustments with these sliders if you wanted. To be honest however, I feel that the sliders are a little heavy handed. I haven't been able to get them to really add or subtract to an accuracy that I have been happy with so I really don't use them.
Within the settings tab, you will find the option to work on your image in different resolutions. They range from 480X640 to 1200X1600 or original(if it's larger than 1200X1600). I generally work in the largest available to me. I don't want to cut off any more pixels than I have to.
A Couple of Tweaks and It's Perfect!
I only have a couple of things that I'd like to see different on this App. First, no matter how you close the App, or shut it down, it retains the settings from your previous edit. This means that if you have adjusted the saturation, brightness, or contrast at all, you have to readjust them just for the image to look normal. This is a bit of a nuisance. I'd like to see all of the sliders "back at zero" as with most photo editing Apps. Also a lack of an undo button seems to both some but for me none of it is permanent so I don't see a need for one. The last thing that I would like to see is a few more options on output. Currently there are the big two Facebook and Twitter, as well as superpop cam but I'd like to see the addition of Instagram, Flickr, and even 500px. I know that's a little nit picky but I can ask for anything can't I.
The bottom line is you can't go wrong with this App. If you enjoy adding vignettes or the tilt shift look to your images, TiltShift Generator does one heck of a job.
You can get TiltShift Generator for you iPhone or iPod Touch for $.99 from the iTunes store here:
You can get TiltShift Generator for your iPad for $2.99 from the iTunes store here: