Hey everyone and welcome to another edition of Combo Apps, what you just saw was an advert and demo for Crazy Camera app. The camera app that lets you view the world through live filters that can be combined to create thousands of different variations. The developer, Jeremiah Gage emailed me and told me he’s really likes Combo Apps and asked me if I could write about Crazy Camera. He feels his app will be something the readers would be interested in, so here we are getting crazy with Crazy Camera.
Here’s a sample shot I took with Crazy Camera, I did have fun using this apps today.
Alright, let’s get started with the write up. When you load up the Crazy Camera you get an auto-instruction on how to operate, the basic functions and tools for the app.
After you’ve figured the app out and played with the buttons, you can start using the app. You can see the bottom left hand corner is the actual live photo without using any filters to manipulate the photo. You have the top slider controls for live manipulations. You can see what it does within the series of screen shots. You also have functions like 4 filter channels, no filter button, undo, random, favorites and settings button. What was nice for once is the app didn’t crash one me in fact I even left it one longer than normal to see if it would do the typical low memory crash on me. The app stayed stable and running.
Then I clicked on settings and saw I had the app on medium resolution !!! I changed it to high res to see if I would get the low memory crash. Anyways, I’ll get to that part after I explain the other screen shots and demo photo. You have you share and save options. I didn’t like the long rectangle photo, so I cropped the photo into a square. What I’d like to see in a future update is aspect ratios options, 1:1. 2:3 and/or 4:3.
Ok, going back to the story of low memory crash, well I put it on the high res settings to see if the app would crash on me. Well it’s turns out whatever Jeremiah did, the app doesn’t do a low memory crash on an iPhone 4S. The app will run sluggish but still is stable. I ran the app for a long period of time and changed the filters around and took a couple of shots with camera. When you take a photo using the live filter, you just tap on the screen and you’ll hear the shutter sound. If you don’t want to use the camera, you can tap on IMPORT on the left hand corner and use your photos from your photo library. The photos save at 1920 x 1080 on high res which is not bad and a wide format save.
Here are two other photos I shot using Crazy Camera, you can pick-up the app for $.99 at the App Store. Crazy Camera is universal to the iPad and has in-app purchases to open up other filter packs. I really do like this app because I can make some creative backgrounds for layer editing. It’s a really refreshing app that goes beyond the niche. Simple to operate and doesn’t crash on me.
You can wait for January 21st for Crazy Camera to go FREE permanently but the in-app purchases will stay put. I want to thank Jeremiah Gage and Slyco for reaching out to me and letting me try out this app. If you have any questions about this blog post please leave a comment or email me firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also contact Slyco if you have questions about their app, input your ideas and/or have problems with the app at email@example.com. Have a good day and see you soon !!!
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