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Photo editing on the iPhone is big business. The App Store, for reasons unknown to me, is lined with photo editing apps trying to make something out of your severely underpowered iPhone camera. There are about five million flashes, zooms, color adjustments, and such, but in my opinion, these apps are really missing the point of the camera. Aspiring photographers really aren't using the iPhone as their camera in droves, particularly the 3G which doesn't even have image stabilization. People are using the iPhone camera to take quick memories when they are out and don't have time to pull out a real camera. They are also using the cameras for fun to send around goofy pictures to friends and family. These are the niches that the guys at More Blu Sky try to fill.
Pocket Labeler, the latest photo editing app from the guys at More Blu Sky, is a bit like their last app, Ransom Letters, but with a bit more polish and a better UI. The app basically consists of not a photo editor in the color correction sense, but a way to make photos more fun by adding words. Like the title implies, Pocket Labeler adds labels to pictures, much like you would do with a pocket labeler.
The UI is fairly straightforward and does just about everything that you would expect the app to do. Once you type in your labels, you can pinch and twist your way into making each label as large as you want and at any angle that you deem necessary. While you're at it, you can choose between any of the eight label color options to give your picture just a bit more flair. Nobody likes plain black or white labels anyway. Once you are done with each photo, you can send it off by e-mail, to Facebook, or straight to a Flickr stream. You can also save it to your camera roll, but sharing is caring guys. Don't hoard your pictures.
The overall build quality of Pocket Labeler is very nice, instantly putting it in the upper echelon of funny photo apps. It's obvious from the get-go that the app isn't just a garbage app that the developers pumped out for a quick buck, it is a well thought out app that does what it claims to do very well. Obviously the app isn't for everybody, but if you happen to enjoy sending random labeled pictures to your writers on a daily basis (like me), this one is definitely for you.