Combo Apps/Blackie – The Black and White Camera App

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Blackie is a black and white camera/editing app for iOS. You’re wondering why am I writing about this app since there are quite a few BW apps out in the App Store already. The simple answer is I like this app. I also run Mobile Monochromes on Facebook. So I’m always looking for good black and white app to share with the group and beyond, Blackie just happens to be one of those apps. If you’re starting out with black and white and don’t like to convert your colors photos. This is the app to get !!!


These are the main featured that Blackie has to offer. It’s simple  to use with powerful tools and features. You have the choice of taking a photo or editing a photos. This is one of the few apps where I actually like using both options.

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I wanted to give you a quick overview on how to edit with Blackie.

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This is my photo I edited with Blackie.

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This is a quick overview of how the camera operate on Blackie. You can follow the developer on Instagram @blackieapp and use the hash tag #blackieapp.

Overall Blackie is a very simple and powerful camera app. I plan to use it more when I go downtown and take some architecture and street photos in the bear future. I love the results I get from using this app because of the tools and manual controls. Blackie sells for $.99 and universal to the iPad. This is a great deal for a camera/editing app. I highly recommend this app to everyone on all mobile photography levels from beginning to advance. If you have any questions about this blog post please leave comments. Have a great day and see you soon !!!




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13 Responses to Combo Apps/Blackie – The Black and White Camera App

  1. Lulú De Panbehchi says:

    I’d like to try it. The photos look nice.

  2. luludp says:

    I would like to try it. Your photo looks great.

  3. I just got it and I look forward to playing with it. But, please tell them to make the font on all the editing functions BIGGER in their next update! They are literally impossible to read they are so tiny.

  4. Kurt Norlin says:

    So you ar going to be using this for street photography in the “bear” future? Seriously, I would like to give this a try. K

  5. Hi Tina – I just got the app and I look forward to playing with it. It seems to have a lot of control and functionality. BUT, please let them know they really need to make the font with the functions BIGGER! It is nearly impossible to read because the text is so tiny!

  6. AlanH says:

    Just bought this app because I’m a sucker for B&W apps. But…DON’T BUY IT!! The icon identifications are so small that I (and, maybe, you) can’t read ’em even with glasses; it REALLY drains the battery, at least on iPhone 6; and the most annoying is that you can’t edit an existing photo! Even the one you just took!! The photo will load, but the preview looks nothing like what you shot and it doesn’t flip to horizontal for editing or allow me to pinch the screen so I can see my entire picture. Wow! I’ve bought a LOT of apps and this one is gotta be one of the worse ever!

    I’ll be requesting a refund as soon as the app cycles into my purchase history.

    • ashcroft54 says:

      Did you write a review about the problems you have with this app ? To be honest, I don’t have the problems with not being able to read the icons. I know what the small pictures mean but I know people who are in their late 30s and older might have a hard time seeing what the icons are. The app doesn’t drain my battery on my iPhone 6 Plus. I feel a lot of these problems can be fix. It’s not like you paid $5 with a load of in-app purchases. The app is only $.99 cents. Also the app just had an update, so I waited util the update was approved and out in the App Store. You’re the only person who has complained about the issues with the app. I can understand the small icon issues but the app runs perfectly fine without a battery drain. Have you un-installed and re-installed the app, old bugs can carry over with apps even after it’s been updated to fix the bugs. I know you can contact the developer on Facebook or Instagram. I chat with him on messenger on Facebook. Did you try to talk to the developer ?

      • AlanH says:

        Review? You mean rate it on the app store? No, I don’t like to “bad mouth” an app because it seems to be so variable as to who has issues and who doesn’t. Late 30’s? I’m in my mid-60’s and the ‘ole eyes ain’t what they used to be. 😉 Yes, I know the app is only a buck but I’ve bought too many apps where I’ve waited for fixes that just never materialize. Not sure why I’d have to uninstall and reinstall the app since I just bought it today. Wouldn’t I have the latest version? As for contacting the developer, I looked for an e-mail address on the website, but nada; I don’t do FB or Instagram. I’m glad to hear “everybody” else has no issues…good for them.

      • Alan, I posted the same issue with the hard to read icon font in a comment here yesterday. Like you, I am in my ’60’s and even with my reading glasses they are too small to read. That just seems thoughtless on the developer’s part.

      • ashcroft54 says:

        But why is it OK to bad mouth the app here ? If you have problems with an app, writing a bad comment here is preaching to the choir. Like I said, I don’t have any issues with the app. However I did talk to the developer through Facebook messenger. He said he’s going to work in the buttons to make them easier to see. Telling people not to buy an app isn’t going to help anyone here, I usually don’t write about bad apps. You need to learn to write app reviews in the store. If you don’t, then none of the problems get resolve. In my late 30s, that’s when small print became hard to read. I did mention beyond late 30s, by the way I’m 46. My eyes aren’t like what they used to be but I’m willing to try to make it work. But I don’t let things like that stop me from using an app, plus I’ve used apps that were in foreign languages, like Puddin Camera which was entirely in Korean. You can’t rely people to fix your problems, so learn to actually write a review in the App Store.

        Also, if you think the developer is so inconsiderate, for all we know the guy might be in his 20s with good vision. I didn’t ask his age, nor is it my business to know the man’s age. Did you ever think of that ?

      • AlanH says:

        Just wanted to add… Yes, I realize I was “bad mouthing” the app here a bit, but I bought it based on your review and I just wanted to warn folks that it may not work as anticipated. Perhaps I could have been more gentle, but having spent most of my professional career in software development I get guess I annoy quickly. OK, I’ll shut up now… 🙂

  7. AlanH says:

    Hi Tina,

    Since I was a bit negative on this blog, yesterday, I’d like you and anybody else reading my comments to know that I did reach out to the developer today, via FB, and s/he was VERY helpful. I wouldn’t say this app is exactly intuitive, but I now have all my issues/questions resolved and am enjoying its use. I did, however, discover an issue that the developer will resolve with the next update.

    • ashcroft54 says:

      Good !!! I’m glad because I don’t like where the conversation was going. I run a group on Facebook with members of all types. Some people posted photos using the app. I reached out to the developer and invited him to the group. The developer’s name is Peter because he emailed me some press images. He is very nice. I’m glad you talked to Peter and resolved your issues. I will say this. I can only say so much of my feedback and opinions to a developer. I’m only one person. It’s helpful to write reviews in the App Store or trying to contact the developer with your issues. I always encourage people to do this because nothing will change if you don’t do anything.

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