Version Reviewed: 1.0
Device Reviewed On: iPhone 3GS
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Interlacer is a photography app that allows you to blend multiple images by interlacing alternating lines of pixels from each photo to create a composite image. These size of these lines can be adjusted to achieve different looks. Very fine lines will give the image the look of a double exposure while thicker lines will give the image a look reminiscent of old interlaced video distortion. Using the app's offset function will shift the alternating lines apart from one another horizontally and further emulate the appearance of video interference in the image.
Instead of using multiple photos, users can also interlace their images with lines of any color giving the images either a blocky striped color overlay or just a subtle change in hue. The size of the lines can even be set to random so that each alternating line in the image has a different thickness. Users can choose photos from their photo library or shoot new photos while in the app. When shooting from the app, the app will even show a live preview of how the shots taken will look when interlaced with the photos already chosen; a very handy and time saving feature.
With so many options and variables, this app offers countless ways to manipulate your images in a new and interesting way that isn't available in other image editing apps on iOS devices. Still, this isn't one of those photography apps that will transform photos into works of art at the touch of a button. Subtle tweaks can change the image significantly, so it will take some time to figure out the best settings for each image.
Interlacer provides a unique way to manipulate photos on iOS devices. This tool is flexible enough to allow for some very creative photography, and the image output sizes are large enough to print or display at reasonable sizes. iOS photographers should take note.