AMITIAE - Wednesday 8 July 2015
Useful Update to iOS Editing and Photo App, Enlight: Now Saves in TIFF
By Graham K. Rogers
Another unusual option was a Pro setting that allowed saving of PNG images at up to 4096 x 4096 which produced some fairly large images. An update of this app to version 1.1 has gone one better and there is now TIFF support. So far, only one other app I have (645 Pro Mk III) has such a feature.
PNG and TIFF produce images of better quality than the compressed format JPG, so this is more suited to those who require better output than might usually be required for social networking sites. I saved the railway image (below) as PNG initially (2048 x 1356, 4.04 MB) but a duplicate image saved as a TIFF file and maximum size options was 4096 x 2712 (11 MP) with a file size of 16.05 MB.
Although the iTunes store entry for Enlight shows that the app is marked as "Editor's Choice" it has not had as much exposure as several other apps. It is one of those that is at the top of my list when I need some unusual output, especially with the painting-style output.
For its price of $3.99, Enlight was recommended before; with the addition of TIFF output, this is a must-have.
Graham K. Rogers teaches at the Faculty of Engineering, Mahidol University in Thailand where he is also Assistant Dean. He wrote in the Bangkok Post, Database supplement on IT subjects. For the last seven years of Database he wrote a column on Apple and Macs. He is now continuing that in the Bangkok Post supplement, Life.
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