PicTapGo is an app that has been out for a while. I got a tweet from a reader to check this app out, so I finally took the plunge and looked into this editing app. Up at the tops is a before and after edit with PicTapGo, you can really see a difference between the two photos. Your photos do clean up nicely with this app.
These are the main featured of what they app can do.
When you edit with this app, the filters are live and gives you an idea of what your photo will look like in a thumbnail.
You can adjust the filter opacity when you apply it on top of your photo.
What else is nice is you can save your filter layers as recipes, so you can use them over and over. It’s great if you want that consistent look to your photos.
Your save and share options are great, especially when you like to post on Instagram and don’t always want to post a square photo. Not a lot of apps will cater to Instagram posting and the ability to do different styles of posting crops.
With only one filter, I can take away the color cast on your photos like shown here. I only used one filter, Auto Color in the Basics Folder. There is also the opacity slider to adjust the Auto Color if the filter went over overboard.
Black and White conversion was done really nicely with PicTapGo. I like the results with the black and white filter I picked, Brooklyn. The filter made the photo look really sharp with lots of clean lines. They even offer film black and white conversions too, like 400TX and Acros 100. I’m hoping they will HP5 to the mix.
My overall point of view with PicTapGo is it’s a great app for it does. There are a lot app that do this type off editing but it’s hard to get that softness with filter apps. I like how easy it is to pile up filters on top of each other and save your piles into recipes. The Instagram sharing and different crop options set it apart from other apps.
PicTapGo sells for $1.99 and has two in-app purchases for filter packs. The app is universal to the iPad and iOS 7+. It would not surprise me if they will add more filter packs in future updates. I can see why PicTapGo is one of the top editing app in the App Store. It’s not about having the most filters and/or the most powerful tools. It’s really about the power of simplicity. Totally Rad! has done a fine job is showing the power of simplicity in a powerful editing app.
I want to thank the team at Totally Rad! for letting me review their app. I also want to thank Fredrik Nilsson for tweeting me about PicTapGo. If you have any questions about this blog post, please leave comments or contact me email@example.com. Have a great day and see you soon !!!