Friday Finds: CameraBag

Greetings, scrappers! Today’s Friday Find is a program called CameraBag ($19), which applies different digital filters to your photos so they mimic different film camera styles.

As CameraBag Web site explains, “Digital cameras have replaced film for all but the most die-hard photographers, but something was lost in that transition. Before the digital era, a photographer’s choice of camera and film had nearly as much artistic impact as the subject matter. Rediscover the fading, tinting, blurring, chemical processing techniques, and ‘happy accidents’ which gave film photos life.”

There’s a version for Mac and PC, but I’ve been using the CameraBag iPhone application ($1.99). I have been fascinated by the cool effects it can apply to my iPhone photos, because as much as I love my iPhone, it is not my camera of choice. CameraBag magically transforms my phone photos into pics I’m more apt to share.

Check it out. Here’s a photo I took on the Sea to Sky Highway in British Columbia out the car windshield—not the best conditions for stellar photos.

orig

Now here it is using the “Helga” filter.

Helga

See how the colors changed, the edges darkened, and the photo was cropped? That took only seconds to do. And it’s super easy to use—just pick a photo,  and pick a filter. No fancy software know-how needed.

Just for fun, here are some of the other filters.

Lolo

lilo

Magazine

magazine

Silver

Silver

Instant

instant

1962

1962

1974

1974Try it out, but be careful: It can be a little addictive!

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2 Responses to “Friday Finds: CameraBag”

  1. Great review. Thanks for the props.

  2. Love the filters! They can make a great photograph even better! And even a so so photograph great. I am also a big fan of actions.

    -Robyn