Developer: Vintage Noir
Price: $0.99
Version Reviewed: 1.1
Device Reviewed On: iPhone 5

iPhone Integration Rating: ★★★★☆
User Interface Rating: ★★★★½
Re-use Value Rating: ★★★★☆

Overall Rating: ★★★★☆

Offering a classy interface and a selection of useful features, Faded is a convenient and well priced photo editing app. While it offers a smattering of in-app purchases that enhance what it can do, the core features are more than enough for most users.

Tying into the iOS 7 style interface that we all expect now, Faded is very crisp to look at as well as simple to navigate. A small selection of tips emerge at a relevant moment, but much of the time it’s easy enough to figure out what each button does.

faded2faded3Faded divides its time between typical features such as being able to adjust exposure, saturation, and brightness, and more stylistic features such as filtering. Rather than relying upon one set look, Faded offers more flexibility with the ability to apply overlays as well as adjustments such as light leaks and gradients. In each case, it’s easy enough to get a preview of the effect with a grid based layout giving a few examples at once.

Subtle changes can be made too, ensuring that each filter offers plenty of choice with each look being suitably different. Fortunately with such flexibility being possible, an extensive history section keeps track of each change and makes it easy to backtrack. It’s also possible to create custom presets, or actions as the app likes to call them, making it easy to set up one’s own personalized filters and appearances.

With such effects finalized by the addition of some comprehensive framing options, Faded is consistently a useful photo editing app. It offers relevant stylings that photographers will be keen to implement in their imagery. A few minor additions such as being able to reduce noise or adjust the size of a finished image would be the icing on the cake, but Faded is still very much worth taking the time to try.

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