Today I wanted to talk about an app I’ve been beta testing called Etchings, from the developers of MindSea. I really enjoy playing and testing out apps. Let’s get started with the Etchings…up on top is a demo of the app called 1854 FX. I wanted to clarify that Bill Wilson is the one who developed the app. I’ve updated and changed the blog because of the confusion. It was a colleague of his that recommended me to test his app out.
Now hen the app is loaded you have two options to work with, Camera and Photos. If you noticed there is a little “i” button in the bottom left hand corner, let’s tap that button.
You can follow them on the following pages and social sites by tapping on the button of the app. But you can click on the highlighted areas to follow the Etchings App on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and the search hash tag #etchings.
I’m going to load a photo up from my library. If you noticed that app is only set at Square Format only, so you have to make your rectangle photo to fit in the square by cropping out areas.
This is how I made it to fit properly before editing with the app, as you can see I have to crop out the photo in order to make it work. I recommend that you use your square format photos and/or camera apps if you want to edit with Etchings.
We start with the FX button. These are the following FX on Etchings Raven, Classic, Beatrix, Spectrum, Air Mail, Chinotto, 1854 and Franklin. Classic is the default options when loading or taking a photo and slide your finger across to pick your FX edting.
The button with 3 wavey lines is the level of control of your cross hatching, how intense you want etchings to look. These are the following levels Thin, Ultra Light, Light, Regular, Bold, Extra Bold and Heavy. It’s all in the preference in how Thin to Heavy you want image to look. Regular is always the default option and slide across with your finger to pick your cross hatching editing.
Here is my finished edited photo with Etchings. This app has great potential to grow for now it’s still early with 1.0. Etchings only saves at 1200×1200 resolution because they want this app to be stable while processing. They are working on High Resolution and other features with this app. I told Bill to read the reviews of the app and see what people want with features and editing. So far I’ve posted my examples on Combo Apps Instagram and IPA</strong (iPhoneArt.com).
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