eXtensions - Monday 26 June 2017
CameraBag Mobile 3 - Third Iteration of One of the Earliest Filter-Style Apps
By Graham K. Rogers
I see for example that CameraBag by NeverCenter is shown. This was one of the earliest filter-style apps I ever downloaded. I also have a version of this application on the Mac. CameraBag showed the way for so many other like apps that followed. I noted this one, in particular, as this morning I saw that CameraBag 3 was listed in the New Apps We Love section of the App Store (it's gone now). All three are shown as available in the app store and show an interesting evolution. I now have all three versions on my devices.
CameraBag - Versions 1, 2 and the Latest, Version 3
At the bottom of the screen are icons for access to the camera and Photo Library, along with a Crop icon and a fairly well-equipped editing toolset. Crop offers several aspect ratio options. There is also a rotate feature controlled by a slider, as well as a 90° rotate tool.
Editing has 6 tools: Brightness, Contrast, Saturation; and 3 histogram tools, for low, medium and high levels. There is an oddity with this as changes are only applied to the topmost full image on the screen (including the Original) at the time: there could be a part image showing and this is not adjusted. It took me a few minutes to grasp this. An edited photograph had a slight larger file size than the original JPG it was from and retained all metadata.
This will nonetheless stay in my top list of apps as it provides just the right types of output that may be suitable for a project or a specific mood.
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. After 3 years writing a column in the Life supplement, he is now no longer associated with the Bangkok Post. He can be followed on Twitter (@extensions_th)
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