Developer: Nevercenter Ltd.
Price: $1.99
Version Reviewed: 1.0

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

Overall Rating: ★★★★☆

I am a sucker for photo effects apps. I’ve been using several in the last few months, and seriously cannot get enough of random effects, or ‘vintage style’ camera apps. Infinicam offers a combination of prebuilt ‘Camera Styles,’ which are effectively effects presets, as well as a random generation components that all come together as a decent photo effects app.

It’s super useful that the moment you start up the app it starts giving you the instructions on how to use it. However, even with these hints, it took me several minutes and several mistakes to figure how this app works exactly. While the menu at the top of the app gives a clear idea on what to do with your effects-created photos, it is the process of creating those photos that got me stumped.

Here’s how it works: take or import your photo. From here you can sideswipe through your ‘Favorite Cameras’ (which, I will probably explain about forty times in this review, is what Inificam calls its Effects sets). There are several pre-built favorite options to get you started. If you’re not happy with these effects, press the ‘New Camera’ button to create a new one. Keep pressing this button for new effects – if you skip over one that you liked, you can check it out in the ‘History,’ but tap on the photo itself to do that. If you sideswipe (as you might be inclined to do) you’ll just end up back in your Favorites again.

To edit the border on the pic, you’ll want to vertical-swipe through the options (or select one of the borders by tapping on the photo itself). These are, contrary to the app name, finite – there are 18 to choose from.

The random effects created are generally good – they’re not as high quality as the effects in some of the other apps I’ve used – rely heavily on Sepia/Contrast shifts and lots of them turn out grainy. That might be exactly what you’re looking for a vintage style, but not so much for clean, artistic color and lighting effects.

I’d say there is still room for improvement, such as offering several photo preview of different random ‘Camera’ effects to make the process quicker, or by offering a ‘Share on Facebook/Twitter’ ability for each photo instead of just the Save or Email options. I’m very much looking forward to any updates that come for this app, as I suspect it’ll rise in popularity in the Photography section quite a bit.

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