The entry-level camera has become a bit less relevant for casual users who defer to their smartphones to capture life’s fleeting moments. In response to the lack of versatility of most stock mobile cameras, developers have been knocking themselves out to produce apps that add a dash of creativity to everyday snapshots.
BoothPic – Best Photo Editor is one among a legion of new photo editing apps that bring to the table a diversity of tools in an easy to use platform that can appeal to users of basic to intermediate skill levels … and possibly beyond.
The app offers all of the standard tools you’d expect to find in a photo editing program like controls for brightness, saturation, and contrast. Resize, crop, and rotate are also supported, with the added ability to rotate the image to any degree orientation without limitation.
In addition, BoothPic also includes a few bonus tools that enable you to imbue your end product with a touch of flavor. Filter borrows heavily from Instagram and offers about a dozen pre-formatted effects. Blur and Focus control gives you the option to focus on a single area of the picture and blur everything else with a slider. Effect packages seven different options, including pixelate and posterize. Photos can be further “sillied up” with a small gallery of resizable and rotatable illustrations and six fonts for text. The app’s standout feature is its ToneCurve control, which lets you experiment with a limitless combination of effects to achieve a unique look.
Once editing is complete, images can be shared via all the standard methods including messaging, email, AirDrop, and social media.
BoothPic is a brand new application, only released on August 15, and some of its shortcoming will likely be addressed with future updates – including the need for more frames, filters, effects, font styles, and a nominally priced pro version to get rid of the pesky ads that populate the bottom section of the screen on the main interface. All in all, it’s not a bad first outing.
BoothPic – Best Photo Editor was optimized for iPhone 5 and is also compatible with iPad and iPod touch devices running iOS 7.0 or later. It’s available as a free download from iTunes.