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  1. Argent's Avatar
    As a hobbyist photographer, by far one of my favorite apps for my phone is Vignette. I don't always have my DSLR kit with me and sometimes you come across shots that need to be taken...Vignette works both as a standalone camera app or as an tool to creatively edit existing photos.

    There is a demo version - so give it a try, but I think it's well worth the price for the full version (UK2.99/US$4.49 approx)

    Vignette - Android app on AppBrain

    Add film and camera effects to your photos.

    • 62 effects & 44 frames
    • Favourites
    • Full res.
    • Flash (if avail.)
    • Self-timer, fast shot, steady shot
    • Zoom/crop
    • Silent mode
    • Geotagging
    • Portrait mode
    • Help screens

    Updated often to support new phones. If you have problems e-mail us at neilandtheresa@googlemail.com
    The software works in both portrait and landscape mode now - but for the ease of screen caps with my setup all shots are in Portrait and on the Droid Incredible.

    When you fire up the app you'll be given a typical camera-esque interface

    Touch any of the options on screen to access their settings etc

    Starting from the left - if you click on Normal you are presented with these options

    Most are fairly self explanatory, blind mode turns off the display so you can't see what you're actually shooting at...

    Clicking on the Composition Guide at the bottom will change what you see in the viewfinder (this is serious camera geek composition stuff here - I have rule of thirds turned on - those are the black grid lines in my first screen cap)

    Click here for more information on the Rule Of Thirds and the Golden Ratio

    Back to the main screen - and next up Flash settings

    Next, ISO and White Balance settings...etc

    Image quality settings (including Geo tagging photos)

    and the far right and the most fun....effects and frames!

    clicking the effects menu gets you to these options...
    07-13-2010 10:25 AM
  2. Argent's Avatar
    clicking on the frames menu gets you these options...

    You can also tweak your effects by clicking on Customise (I know spelled wrong)

    Another great feature is the ability to import images you've got saved in the phone in to Vignette - clicking menu from the main screen gives you the following...

    There are TONS of settings and features to play with, feel free to ask me any questions...

    And now on to some examples

    Here's the original shot from my Droid Incredible that I'll be using

    Effect: Ilford
    Frame: Fullscreen

    Effect: Summer
    Frame: 35mm

    Effect: Toy Camera leaky
    Frame: Instant Classic

    Effect: New York
    Frame: 3:2 Bordered

    Effect: London
    Frame: 3:2 Bordered
    07-13-2010 10:29 AM
  3. Argent's Avatar
    Effect: Paris
    Frame: 3:2 Bordered

    Feel free to post any questions you may have and I'll try and answer them as best as I can

    More samples can be found in the link in my signature to my Flickr Gallery
    07-13-2010 10:29 AM
  4. darrylb1's Avatar
    i've never seen either app but what's your opinion of how does vignette compares to photofunia?
    07-13-2010 11:01 AM
  5. Argent's Avatar
    I've never used photofunia but it appears to just 'let you add cool photo effects and create funny face photo montages'

    not actual photo editing the likes of what Vignette can do
    07-13-2010 11:10 AM
  6. capnhowdy18's Avatar
    How does it compare to camera 360?
    07-13-2010 11:10 AM
  7. Argent's Avatar
    Camera360 doesn't have nearly as much depth of settings or customization
    07-13-2010 11:20 AM
  8. darrylb1's Avatar
    I've never used photofunia but it appears to just 'let you add cool photo effects and create funny face photo montages'

    not actual photo editing the likes of what Vignette can do

    can you do funny things to photos with vignette? can you vignette a photo then use photofunia to make it funny?

    07-13-2010 11:36 AM
  9. tony bag o donuts's Avatar
    Thanks for the review!
    I may buy the app.
    I shoot professionally on the weekends and I needed a wide angle shot of a stadium and used the incredible...It was great for print for the paper.

    I think this will replace one of my point and shoots in my bag...

    BTW Ardent what do you shoot with?
    07-13-2010 11:43 AM
  10. Writermind's Avatar
    Cannot believe I bypassed this for Picsay last night! lol

    Thank you for posting up such a thorough and comprhensive review of the app.

    Very much appreciate the work you put into this.

    Excellent job!
    07-13-2010 12:44 PM
  11. Argent's Avatar
    BTW Ardent what do you shoot with?
    I primarily shoot my Nikon D300 with a D60 backup (the girlfriend uses the D60 when we go out shooting)

    and thanks for the kudos - I noticed there was no review out there and plenty of people were asking about photo apps so I decided to put together a quick write up about it in hopes of helping people get the most out of their phones. I am in no way affiliated with the devs - I just like to promote apps I feel strongly about
    07-13-2010 12:57 PM
  12. Kristy_Joy's Avatar
    So, I have a question. On the most recent update of this app, I can't turn off the self-timer. I turned it on for some reason and now I can't get rid of it. On the "self-timer" screen, there is no "0 second" option.

    07-16-2010 03:48 PM
  13. Argent's Avatar
    hrm - when I set the self timer and take a picture after it takes the picture it locks up and will eventually FC on me now and I can't get back in to the app (it just keeps FC'ing when I try to start the app)
    07-16-2010 04:01 PM
  14. darrylb1's Avatar
    if you upload pics to flickr and can use piknik does the image editing of vignette have and advantages?
    07-16-2010 05:12 PM
  15. zachflauaus's Avatar
    I downloaded the demo version and just needed a little convincing to go for the paid version. This did it. Thanks.for the great review and examples!

    Sent from my DROIDX using Tapatalk
    07-16-2010 06:17 PM
  16. lschicky's Avatar
    I got Vignette recently, and love it. I even opted for the paid ver. I'm able to get some really great shots without having to know tons of stuff about Cameras. Plus it works faster then the stock camera app for regular photos as well.
    07-19-2010 08:18 PM
  17. Argent's Avatar
    it seems the latest update fixed my FC's with the timer issue
    07-20-2010 10:27 AM
  18. anon26174's Avatar
    I bought the paid version of this a few weeks ago, and still love it. I must admit, I usually shoot with the regular camera and use Vignette afterward to tweak the image, but Vignette does work really nicely as a fully-functioning camera replacement too, and I like the fact that you can use it in either mode. One thing I appreciate is that the developers are constantly tweaking and improving Vignette -- there are very regular updates, so it should hopefully only continue to improve.

    Here's one of my favorite shots I took using Vignette:

    07-20-2010 11:16 AM
  19. Nebilim's Avatar
    amazing picture i like the lazy cat look
    07-20-2010 11:19 AM
  20. Argent's Avatar
    thats an incredible photo I love it when my cats do that!
    07-20-2010 11:45 AM
  21. CarbonOak's Avatar
    Beautiful photos and I highly recommend the app myself. Wonderful
    07-20-2010 01:54 PM
  22. tsailor1's Avatar
    Just downloaded the paid app and this program blows away the stock camera app on my droid X. Thanks for the great review. Cant wait to use this more.
    07-20-2010 06:31 PM
  23. Argent's Avatar
    the newest update I've noticed added


    under effects and effect sub categories

    which will randomize the effects applied to images - this is a fun feature that can produce some wild shots!
    07-22-2010 10:20 AM
  24. matthewdlyons's Avatar
    I am a photographer and I absolutely love this app! The number of adjustments and settings is pretty amazing, not to mention that updates are pushed pretty frequently. Vignetta is well worth the $5.

    I had it on my Incredible, and I love it even more on my Droid X.
    07-22-2010 11:59 AM
  25. Saiyaman156's Avatar
    Without using any of the effects, does Vignette take better pictures than the stock Android app? Does Vignette replace the default camera when pressing the red camera button on the DX?
    07-22-2010 04:09 PM
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