My friend Carlos Velazquez introduce to me to an app called 1967 – Vintage Filters by RoadRocks, LLC. He told me the app is a lot like VSCO without all the in-app purchases on filter packs. I wanted to share and write about this app in detail. The top photo was cropped and edited with 1967.
This is the basic tutorial on how to operate 1967. It’s a simple tutorial that explains how to apply the filters on your photo and control the intensity by dragging your finger up and down on the screen. When you want to change your filters, just drag your finger left and right.
This will be the photo I’ll be using as the demo for 1967.
After you go through the tutorial in the beginning of the app, you have the choice of taking or loading the photo from your photo library. You can tap on the three little L shaped square button on the top left hand corner to go to the second screen shot. The second screen shot is where you can follow 1967 on Facebook and Instagram, @1967app. The website and Facebook page isn’t up and running but I’m sure that will change over time. If you plan to load your photo with 1967, the official hash tag is #1967CAM. It would be nice if it was auto hash tagged…
After you load your photo, it asks if you want to crop or don’t crop your photo. You have all the standard crop ratios to choose from or you don’t have to crop your photo.
Now we are ready to edit the photo with a vast collection of filters. There is a catch to getting all these great filters. You have to pay a one time $.99 in-app purchase to open up all the filters. The app is FREE and you do get 10 filters to start. I feel you’re already getting a lot when you get the app and the $.99 in-app purchase is worth paying to unlock all of the filters. What I like most is you’re not getting cheesy filters. The filter are very nice and you can see the variations in each of the photos. In my opinion you’re saving a lot of money compared to VSCO.
Next is playing with the filtration intensity, this is where you slide your finger up and down. You can see in the screen shot there’s a faint 100. It was hard for me to slide my finger vertically and get the screen shot but you get the gist of how it works. The second screen shot is picking your filters, you just slide you finger across left to right or right to left. After you’ve picked your edit, just double tap the screen. Then you se the third and last screen shot of all your save or posting your photo options.
These are two different filters I edited with 1967. They came out really nice. I like how the photos came out because you get the vintage filter look without loosing all your details. There are a lot of app that just slap a filter onto of your photo. You have no control over the filter and it always looks muddy. I just don’t like that muddy washed out look to photos. Even when you look at old photos and the colour had faded, they still have that crispness and remaining details to them. They don’t look muddy at all, just really dated and some of the colours are gone.
Resolution is based on the resolution of your photos. So if your use photos that are 640 x 640, they will save at that resolution. Make sure you use high resolution photos. I also have a TIFF disclaimer to read below.
TIFF Disclaimer: *Do not use TIFF Files, the app will crash on you after you load the photo.*
I don’t get the obsessions why people have to use TIFF file formats on their photos. A lot of app can not handle files that large and you can’t see the difference until you print the photos. This will also burn out your devices in the long run from the constant rendered processing you’re putting through on your mobile devices. Plus the fact that photos from most smartphones are 72 DPI (dots per inch). That DPI setting is made for the Internet and computer screen because you’re limited to colour space. The only time you need large files with 150 to 300 DPI is when you plan to print your photos. If you plan to print your photos, then load or transfer your photos onto desktop or laptop. Make sure you use software that’s made for pushing pixels for printing photos. Always flatten and save your files when you plan to print as a PSD file. If you have any questions about printing and file formats, email me and I’ll get you the proper information.
Overall 1967 is more bang for your buck, you pay a one time fee (in-app purchases of $.99) and have many great choices of true faded filters. You can control the filtration which is important, so you don’t have that slapped on filter effect. Last you get full resolution out put when you save your photos. The app is FREE and is iPhone only.
I want to thank Carlos Velazquez for telling me about 1967. If you have any questions please leave comments or email me firstname.lastname@example.org. Have a great rest of the day and see you soon !!!