Developer: Project Box
Price: $0.99
Version Reviewed: 1.0

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

Overall Rating: ★★★★☆

Pocketbooth is a new Photo booth picture App that is one of the most stylish and fun on the App Store. Offering a retro style and easy to use user interface (UI), this Photo booth App is quickly gaining attention as one of the best.

Apparently modeled after a 1950′s Model 11 Photo booth, the App itself creates a frame with a sort of light behind it, as you’d be used to from the photo booths. When the light is Red, get ready to pose for your pictures! It quickly snaps a few pics, and then shuffles you off to the next screen to wait for your pictures strip to show up.

There are some great options built in so you don’t have to settle for the defaults on some of the aspects of this App. You can select if you want 4 or 3 pictures taken (although, have you ever seen a photo booth that only takes 3 pics?! I sure haven’t), you can select if you want the pics in B&W or color, you can also choose ‘Matte’ or ‘Glossy’ paper stock (which just alters the picture strip slightly). You can change the time between pictures from 2, 3 or 4 seconds, and from within the settings, or in the photo taking screen, you can swap between the front-facing camera or the rear facing camera!

The photo strips are automatically saved within the app; you also have the option to export them to your iPhone photo library. You can also send via Email, to Facebook or share on Twitter. This is where the app fails me only slightly. There’s no MMS option, which I think is a real shame. In addition, the app doesn’t allow you to choose which Twitter Photo service you want to use — it defaults to Plexi, which is OK, I guess, but I so much prefer TwitPic and wish that I had the option to use it instead. Obviously there is a way around this though, as I can save the strip to my phone and use my regular twitter client to update (bothersome though, to be sure).

Other than those minor objections, I really enjoy PocketBooth and know that it will be one of the apps I keep on my iPhone, pull out at parties and take and share pics with friends. For this price, you really, really can’t go wrong, so do check it out!

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