Version Reviewed: 1.01
Device Reviewed On: iPhone 5
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Revamped in time for iOS 7, TiltShiftGen2 is a stylish and simple to use photography app. It might not offer a particularly large set of filters, but what it does include is a relevant bunch of tools for most photography fans.
TiltShiftGen2 hardly needs a tutorial as it's pretty simple to master. A start button guides the way with options available for taking photos within the app or importing them from the camera roll. The former offers some decent snapping tools, such as the ability to add a grid overlay and, most importantly, a live preview of the filters available. It all works quickly on the iPhone 5, making it ideal for experimenting.
Those same filters are available for those who import images. There might only be nine to choose from but this does at least mean that there's no filler. Each is quite likely to be used, often adding warmth or a blue tinge to an image, or simply making the image look older. Alongside the filters, there's the usual selection of contrast, brightness, and saturation tools. What's more interesting is the lens blur, which enables users to blur out a certain area of the image creating a fairly cool effect.
Once completed, regular sharing options including the ability to share via Instagram (made extra easy by the option to snap a square photo originally) open up in a clear, iOS 7-influenced kind of way. It's all simple stuff but quite well done, which sums up TiltShiftGen2 perfectly.
TiltShiftGen2 isn't as feature-rich as some photography apps but that helps it remain simple to use and the kind of tool that can be easily messed around with while on the move. Only taking five minutes to see a difference can be a real boon, ensuring that TiltShiftGen2 is an ideal situational tool.