Photo Brush


Mobile Version

Pros:

-Numerous options to choose from

-Great little photo (stamp) editor

-Has a lot of objects of varying holidays and other

Cons:

-Lag time on more than about 10 objects placed on the photo when having both switches in the “on” position

-Bad placement of developer’s website link

Photo Brush is a simple photo editing application that allows you to
add multicolored, multi-transparent, objects on top of your photos.

There are a total of 36 shapes (list below) and several colors for each one.

Objects:

Pen

8 Ball

Beer bottle

Cat print

Clover

Dog print

Egg

Flower

Maple Leaf

Leaves

Martini glass

Peace symbol

Lolly pop

puzzle piece

Star

Smiley

Heart

Lips

music note

Question mark

Pushpin

Sparkle

Skull

Butterfly

Balloon

Confetti

Snowflake

Snowflake2

Holly

Ornament

x-mas Bulb

Bow

Candy Cane

Elf Hat

x-mas Stocking

Layout:

When you first open the application, you simply select a photo from you
photos or take a picture with the iPhone camera. After selecting a
photo, you will view the photo and in the bottom left-hand corner you
can tap in the brush-icon as this will take you to the object-select
screen.

Here you can select the object of the left side and the color on the
right side. Below that are a set of sliders. The top one controls the
diameter of the object and the second slider controls the transparency
of the object(s) being placed on the photo. Below the sliders are to
on/off buttons. The left one allows you to randomize the size of the
shape and the transparency of the object (overrides the sliders,) and
randomly rotates the object. The right one allows you to randomize the
colors. I personally found that having the these two on at once as the
results were quite neat. Once you have finished selecting you options,
tap the “sketch” button at the top to return to your photo. You can
then use your finger as the brush on the photo. You can always return
to the objects and color by tapping the brush in the lower left corner.
To save the picture you tap the save icon in the lower right-hand
corner of the screen.

Issues:

The first initial objects came out very quickly, but after subsequent
objects were placed on the photo there was a considerable amount of lag
time. This isn’t really a problem if you are placing the objects one by
one (on/off switches in the off position), but if you are trying to
drag your finger across the image, the lag time is very frustrating.

The undo button is okay – it undoes the objects one-by-one. If you are
wanting to remove several or completely, it is going to take you some
time to complete.

The screen where you select from the picture or the camera, in the
bottom right-corner is an info screen (nothing wrong with this). In the
bottom left-hand corner, is an icon that take you out of the app and
into Safari.app to take you to the developer’s website. While I am not
opposed to having a website link, I think it should be on the info
screen (“i”), not on the main interface because it can catch people by
surprise and ruin the user experience.

Overall:

I think this is a cool app. The developer also has another app
similar to this one, SportsBrush. If you can’t find the objects you
want in that app, then this app that has some good alternatives.

Author: Matt Sawyers

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