AMITIAE - Tuesday 10 May 2016
Filters for Photos: A Free App for the Mac from MacPhun
By Graham K. Rogers
There are some apps for the Mac with simpler feature sets and one of those I have had for a while is CameraBag. Like Analaog this features filter sets so that a user may adjust any image quickly and easily. Just arrived on the Mac App Store is a free app, called Filters for Photos, which comes from MacPhun (usually a good sign as far as I am concerned).
This is a free app and as it comes provides 15 filters for users. An advantage is that this may also be used directly from within Apple's Photos editing app as an extension.
Nothing in this life is really free, so we accept (up to a point) the intrusions of advertising. With Filters for Photos, when I started this as a standalone app, a panel informed me about the 15 free filters and asked for my details (name, email) to subscribe to a newsletter and unlock 15 more.
MacPhun appear to be making good use here of technologies thye have honed in their other excellent graphics apps and despite my reservations about the newsletter, Filters for Photos makes a lot of sense and is highly recommended, particularly for users new to Macs and the Photos app.
Graham K. Rogers teaches at the Faculty of Engineering, Mahidol University in Thailand. 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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