Version Reviewed: 1.0
Device Reviewed On: iPhone 5
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As classily made as its predecessor, Tangent, LoryStripes might not be a photography app that will be used as regularly as others but it's still a handy inclusion for those looking to add something a little different to their photography.
LoryStripes comes with one sole purpose: to allow for the inclusion of ribbons or stripes on one's imagery. That doesn't sound particularly exciting but the results are much more attractive than they sound. Users can add various different styles of stripe to their photos, with plenty of options available to them. At its most basic, it's possible to adjust the color (or colors) of the stripe as well as its sizing. More interestingly, one can rotate the stripe or change its direction and general angle, providing an unique look.
It's the kind of thing that needs experimenting with. Certain images just don't suit the addition of stripes, but others really benefit from it. In particular, landscapes and pathways often look great with some careful inclusions of stripes. Given the speed in which everything is applied within LoryStripes, it's convenient to experiment, never taking long to see some potentially cool results. Consistently, there are options for erasing certain parts of the image, ensuring one always feels in control of the results. Each step of the way things are explained clearly via tooltips of sorts.
Sharing features cover the usual bases such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, plus there's an interesting inspirations section for those who want to see what others have created. These are quite impressive at demonstrating just what can be done with such a relatively simple app.
While LoryStripes doesn't feel like the kind of photography app that will be used every day given it works best with certain types of photos, it's still a convenient addition to the arsenal of regular snappers.