Combo Apps/iDarkroom 2.0

Tree Black and White iDarkroom Demo

Tonight I’m going to talk about the now with iDarkroom a total new look and style. iDarkroom was one of the apps most iPhoneographers were using because of it’s mixtures of textures, light leaks and bokeh. Along with comprehensive editing tools at the time. It was a stylish editing app that appealed to the masses. Then iDarkroom got lost in the shuffle with other editing apps along the way. Recently iDarkroom has a huge update (2.0) and was totally redesigned from the ground up to fit the stylish looks of iOS 7. I had iDarkroom for a very long time and when I saw the update I contacted the developer. I told him I wanted to write about the update of the app and get some promo codes. I also asked him if there was any plans to revamp iDarkroom HD for the iPad. He said yes but this will take several months and been pulled off the market. The top photo was edited with iDarkroom 2.0.

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It starts off simple, where tap on the red button with 3 lines. You can either take a photo or load a photo. If you all know me by now I’m going to load a photo up. There you go at the end screen shot.

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Each screen shot will tell what the button will do and how it functions. You star with Crop, Edit Settings, Blurs, Color and Monochromes and Textures.

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Sometimes you might find that perfect tweak, so you want to save it so you can use it again. You have this cool feature where you can save your Curves settings and name them (like shown up above).

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You have 4 different types of blur edits and a slider from 0 to 100 for intensity. What I would like to do is be able to pinch in an out zoom and move the center of two of the blurs, Circular and Radical. I like playing with blurs to get different types of effects for editing my images.

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You have two different types of tint schemes, Color and Monochrome. Colors will make your photos look retro and faded out. Monochrome will make you photos look like antique prints from the past.

Then you have different types of texture that you can overly on top of each other. Along with light leaks, bokeh and other great filters to pile on top of your photos. Again I love the fact that you can pile the layers on top of each with iDarkroom.

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Now you’re done with your creation and you want to save your photo. Here’s how you do, after you’re done with your editing just tap on the RED button with 3 lines and another screen will pop up. Then tap on the square arrow box. Pick the resolution you want to save your photo at or share your photos to Social Sites.

Demo Edit iDarkroom

This is my finished photo edited with iDarkroom.

Vida standing with  a stick demo with iDarkroom

Here’s another photos I edited with iDarkroom and a tribute to the great Shelby Lee Adams. I might of over did it a little with the editing…

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The last section I wanted to talk about was the Bokeh tool. It’s one of the best Bokeh tools you’ll ever find on a mobile app. You are able to adjust the size, amount and brightness of the Bokehs. What else is awesome is you can place them in different areas of your photos by tapping on which square you want to place them. You also have choices of color schemes and combinations of different colors.

Bokeh Demo iDarkroom

Here is the images where I used the Bokeh tool.

Boyce Jumping iDarkroom Demo

This is Boyce jumping in mid air. I used the color tints, tilt-shift and bokeh. It was all edited from iDarkroom. Overall the new update with iDarkroom is amazing and room for growth and improvements. If you don’t have this app I high recommend you pick it up. iDarkroom sells for $.99 at the App Store, amazing price for what this app can do. Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5. So go pick up this app today, have a nice day and see you soon !!!



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19 Responses to Combo Apps/iDarkroom 2.0

  1. Technolody says:

    Love this app .. Wana try it ♡

  2. Robert Rozier says:

    Here is my comment ! This looks like a great app! Can’t wait to play with it!

  3. Joseulise says:

    This seems like a really nice app. I cant wait to put my hands on it. Great review btw

  4. Jimmy says:

    Thanks for the review. I would love to check it out.

  5. Erika says:

    Nice edit! Nice app!!

  6. eucalyptha says:

    Looks like a great app. I would like to try it. !!!

  7. Janell says:

    Hi Tina. Thank you for the detailed review. This app would be one I could use to better control color. I’ve not done much with apps that create bokeh for you so this would be a good experiment for me.

  8. juryjone says:

    One I don’t have yet! I’d like to give it a try.

  9. Esperluete says:

    Looks great

  10. Kimberly says:

    Would love to try it if I’m not too late!

  11. Thank you for a wonderful review and tutorial. I just recently had a look at iDarkroom and was surprised at its well designed interface and all the options that are available for editing. Too bad it was lost in the shuffle and I hope that iDarkroom receives the recognition it deserves.

  12. Julie Reading says:

    Looks like a very versatile app, and a really comprehensive review. I think I’ve missed the giveaway 😦

  13. eszement says:

    I miss that again 😦

  14. eszement says:

    missed.. wrong keyboard.

  15. Debbie Hearn says:

    Thanks for your comments, critiques & insight on so many apps & pieces of equipment! They are really helpful

  16. imapurrson says:

    Thank you Tina, for bringing the newly updated iDarkroom to my attention. I haven’t had it on my phone for a while now. Just downloaded it and it’s pretty cool. I remember the first time I saw the old curled/cracked paper look and just had to know what app that was. Sure do hope that they get the HD version back in the store ASAP and the developer graces you with some promo codes. Kudos to you Tina, for all the hard work and effort you put into your blog, and kudos to the developer for an awesome new iDarkroom!
    Cheers, Denise

  17. Spagirljen says:

    So excited for this update! The bokeh looks fun! Love your tutorials.

  18. kimartino says:

    Reblogged this on kimartino and commented:
    iDarkroom had a major update & Tina Rice of Combo Apps covers it all!

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