Combo Apps/Spare Lens

Spare Lens is a powerful app that lets you edit photo and allows your finished edit to be put in a video. It’s taking your mobile edits and adding an extra dimension with motion. Spare Lens does bring something new to table with mobile editing. I’ll give you a run through on how the app operates.

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When you load the app you have all of these features to work with in the beginning. It’s always important to check your setting first before you start using the apps.

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One of the nice features I like about Spare Lens is it saves the last project you were working on. You can discard it or tap on the two dots and resume working on your project.

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You can load your photo up and see all the different tools for editing.

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I did a screen shot of the 4 different sections of tools.

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In the style sections you have other options, these are more for your video effects you apply onto your edited images.

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Now I will give you a run through of how the editing process works. I’m plying with the Dallas Filter and applied on top of my photo.

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Next I’m going to apply my video effect on top of my photo. I choose the filter I like and make my frames per second adjustments. You can see in the first screen shot the video res pop up.

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Then I tap on the top of the screen to make my video length. They have the two settings for Instagram and Vine. Hit done when you pick the video length you like to post with or share on social media.

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Now you can take a still shot from your video, just pull the slide from left to right and find the still you like. The tap on the button to save the still you like.

Spare Lens Still Save

The only con to these still saves is the resolution save, 1080 x 1080. The reason why the low res save is that’s the resolution of each image rendering in video. Video image have lower resolution so your processor doesn’t have to do an intense workout to process all that data. Higher the resolution the more your processor gets a workout. You have to look at the pros and cons and what you’re willing to sacrifice.

That is my video edit and saved project with Spare Lens. I also wanted to give you a list of the video features below. This way you have an idea of all of the tools and other features.

Edit Video Features

– Add multiple clips to a single project.
– Record clips up to 1080p/60fps.
– Trim each clip to sub-second precision. Each trim happens instantly.
– Split a clip precisely into two for quicker edits.
– Apply different styles and adjustments to each clip individually.
– Flip, rotate, and resize individual clips.
– Change the resolution, aspect ratio of the project to a custom value or use standard presets such as 1080p, widescreen or square.
– Fit or crop clips to the chosen aspect ratio and select different background colors for each fitted clip.
– Select individual video frames from the project to save as a photo.

My overall opinion on Spare Lens is the app does bring something new to the table. The ability to add video effect to your edited images is always a plus in my opinion. I like how easy it is to edit your photos with this app. You have a lot of filters, tools and effects with Spare Lens. I do see other apps to follow in the foot steps of Spare Lens in the near future.

Spare Lens sells for $2.99, universal to the iPad and requires iOS 8. I want to thank the Spare Lens team for letting me review their app. If you have any questions about this blog post, please leave comments or contact me ashcroft54@gmail.com. Have a great day and see you soon !!!

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5 Responses to Combo Apps/Spare Lens

  1. Danny says:

    Pretty cool app!

  2. imapurrson says:

    Thank you, Tina, for the review on the Spare Lens app. It’s nice to know that a new app on the iTunes market isn’t just another run of the mill app. Spare Lens does look intriguing. Your thoughts and words can always be counted on, and I truly appreciate you, your reviews, and all of the work you put into your blog. I hope all is well in your world.

  3. Elvia B says:

    Thank you for the great review. Looks like an awesome app.

  4. eucalyptha says:

    Looks great, awesome and honest review as always. Thanks Tina

  5. rjllane says:

    Good day to you ashcroft54 (Tina).

    As you and the others have noted, this app is distinguished from a crowd of editing apps by creating these videos/animations. Interesting and quite attractive. I imagine that there is much to explore with this approach – some already implemented, and more to be developed.

    Thanks for drawing out attention to it. And have a happy and productive day.

    🙂 … MomentsForZen (Richard)

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