Saturday, February 12, 2011
I didn't really want an iPhone though — too common in my circle of friends — which left me with Android, which suited me just fine.
Vignette for Android was the first app I downloaded from the app store (cost £2.50) and I'm very glad I did. It's really very good. There are 62 built in effects and 20 frame styles. Additionally, all those built in effects are customisable to allow you to over or under expose, add light leaks, fade or over-saturate the colours etc.
So far, my favourite setting is Vintage>Faded in a bordered 5x4 frame — as above. It creates a really nice, desaturated but warm image, much as I've often tried to achieve with other cameras and processing styles. With a flash against a white background, this setting makes for pretty cool portraits too.
I also really like the ability to create a strip or a 2x2 grid of images as below in my Condor Italian job post — that top shot was created in my phone, using Vignette.
Lastly, the double exposure feature is very cool.
Posted by Andy Waterman at 10:17 AM