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Our Review by Gary Lucero on January 17th, 2009
Rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: RECOMMENDED
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Wanted is a stylish and well designed app with a singular purpose: To create wanted posters. Though it only has a few props to use, and not many styles or variations, it does create great looking posters and is inexpensive.

Developer: Portegno SA
Price: $.99
Version Reviewed: 1.0

Graphics / Sound [rating:5]
iPhone Integration [rating:3]
User Interface [rating:4]
Re-use / Replay Value [rating:4]

Overall Rating: starstarstarstarblankstar

Wanted can take a photo from your iPod Touch or iPhone, or can use the iPhone's camera to snap a new picture, and turn it into fairly slick looking wanted poster. While it doesn't include a wide array of props to decorate your outlaw with, the app is still fun and well designed.

Wanted simply creates wanted posters, nothing else. It offers a slick looking user interface and is stylish, with a shot-up, wood grained design, which suitably invokes the Old West. That motif is maintained at every step of the process. It does include some props that you can add to the picture to dress up the person in the posture.

Wanted takes you step-by-step through the process, starting with either selecting a picture from the "camera roll" or taking a picture using the iPhone's camera. It has music playing throughout the process that sounds like it came out of a Western movie, and thankfully it can be turned off. You can alter the poster's title, reward amount, status, as well as the outlaw's name. You can then position the photo in the frame and add props, like a mustache or cowboy hat. You can easily move, rotate or resize these props using standard iPhone multi-touch gestures. Finally, you can save the wanted posture and it is then available from the device's built-in Photos app.

Wanted only gives you two cowboy hats, a mustache, a pistol, and a badge to add to your poster. The author has promised to add more. There is only one style of poster, and while you can edit all of the text that appears on it, you're not given any other options in creating it. And the text fields don't have the usual "x" to the right of them that allows you to delete their contents. These are all minor complaints for such an inexpensive app, but the long term appeal will definitely depend on the author's commitment to add more content.

Ultimately Wanted is only useful if you take a lot of pictures and enjoy creating gag photos that you want to send to others. The final photos look great, and are a lot of fun to create, but the limited styles and lack of props takes away from what could be an app you might depend on anytime you capture a new portrait and want to have a little fun with it.

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