RNI, stands for Really Nice Images. They originally made Lightroom Presets to simulate different film brands, so your photos looked and feel like they were shot on film. There is no on board camera with this app, its edit only and very simple to use. The top photo was edited with RNI Films.
The app looks like this when you load it up. I tap on the settings button to show you the set and other things you can do with the app. There are in-app purchases but I will talk about those later in the blog post. Yes, you will get my honest opinions (which is always a treat).
I’m going to start the demo with this photo I took.
After you load your photo, you have 5 different film categories. It seems like the developer loves Agfa films. I’m not a fan of the film and didn’t use it when I shot film back in the day. So if you “LOVE” Agfa, then you’re in for a treat !!! I prefer Fuji, Ilford and some Kodak films. Sadly you have to pay for those, which will cost you $2.99 for each film section. I find the really pricey, considering you can get a lot of the same filter packs that simulate close to these film simulations. One of the things I’m disappointed with is they are missing some crucial film simulations like, the entire Fuji black and white films, Fuji Reala (Color Film), Fujichrome Velvia 50, Fujichrome Provia 400x, Kodak Tri-X 400 (BW) and the list goes on…
They also have basic editing tools to enhance your film simulations. One of the tools that’s missing is GRAIN !!! I don’t know how you can make a film simulation without film grain or a little noise. After you’re done with your edits, you tap on the box with arrow button and save or post your edits.
The other thing I’m not crazy about are the resolution saves. The saves are full resolution and someone corrected me. You should have full to high-resolution saves with your edits. There’s not a whole bunch of pressing or heavy/intense editing going on with this app. If I would rate this app in the App Store as a 2 star app. For the fact they force you to use Agfa films, missing some crucial films, no grain tool and over priced in-app purchases. The only thing RNI Films has going for it are the simple user interface and it’s FREE. If you have any questions about this blog post, please leave comments or email me firstname.lastname@example.org. Have a great day and see you soon !!!