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100 Cameras in 1 breaks your 100 filters into 10 New Agey-sounding groups.
If you ever thought lack of the right haze filter or color wash were the only things keeping your iPhone photography from being recognized as art, 100 Cameras in 1 might be just the app you need.
Each filter lets you adjust its intensity with a slider.
What you get with this photo-sweetening software is more like "100 Filters in 1," as it takes a photo from your Camera Roll or one you've just snapped and lets you apply, yes, 100 different filters, turning your work into something more than just another pedestrian iPhone snapshot. You can even apply a filter and use the resulting image as a base to which more filters may be added, on and on -- so get crazy.
Here's the exported image we created with the filter above.
The 100 Cameras interface is clean and intuitive, with preference settings that allow easy sharing of your creations on Facebook, Twitter, and Flickr. Photos are easily cropped and resized with simple touch gestures, setting the artwork to any of four square-formatted resolutions (300x300, 600x600, 1000x1000 or 1200x1200). Finished work can also be saved to the Camera Roll or sent by email. Sound and music settings that apply subtle clicks and zen-like tones to various menu actions can be toggled on or off.
Lots of sharing options let you spread your pictures around the Web easily.
The filters are organized among 10 separate menus with names such as "zen," "anxious," "dreamy," and "daring," which roughly correspond to the degree of distortion rendered by each filter in the group. Filters themselves go by whimsical names, such as "when I was scared and you came running," "how time drained away and was lost forever," and "it seemed like such a good plan." Fortunately, each filter's effect can be previewed on a thumbnail of your photo, and each comes with a slider that you can adjust to apply the filter's technique to a greater or lesser degree than the default setting.
100 Cameras in 1 exports square pictures, a la Instagram, but you can specify your preference for the resolution.
The bottom line. 100 Cameras in 1 is a deeply creative app that, in the right hands and with a little practice creates one-of-a-kind imagery with a few taps and swipes of the touchscreen.
iPhone or iPod touch running iOS 3.1 or later
Stacking filters on top of filters is fun. Easy uploads to social media networks. Pretty interface.
Crop and zoom features could use a straightening guide. Differences between filters is pretty subtle -- this could have been called 50 Cameras in 1.