The camera is convenient and takes very good photos. Once the photo is taken, there’s hundreds of apps which add filters, effects, and fun with a simple touch. Here’s yet another photo editor app that’s priced almost perfectly.
What Does 99-cents Buy These Days?
My iPhone has multiple photography folders to store all the photo apps I’ve collected through the years. Those that are stored in the folders get used less than those which have their own icon position on a screen.
One of the new ones is PicsPlay Pro. It’s a remarkable combination of preset filters, effects, and enhancements for a mere 99-cents.
I don’t claim to know the business model of a very useful app that retails for only 99-cents, but I can do basic math.
One million downloads translates to a million dollars in sales, and after Apple takes their cut, $700,000 still isn’t chump change.
What sets PicsPlay apart? It’s those presets. It works on full iPhone resolution photos, comes with the basics of undo, redo, reset. You can crop, straighten, and rotate, and even zoom into a photo.
The presets are where the action is. PicsPlay Pro features 10 themes for the presets, including Scene, HDR, Blur, Art, Vintage, Grunge, Beauty, Professional, Color Splash, Black and White.
Photos can be decorated with text with more than 200 fonts built-in, dozens of colors and palettes, plenty of labels, and painting options with more colors, sizes, and color patterns.
Need a custom frame for a photo? Choose from almost three dozen border styles and control roundness, color, and stroke for each.
PicsPlay Pro’s interface is rather standard for iPhone photography apps, so the icons are mostly familiar, though more numerous than most.
My monetary threshold for trying out an app without a free counterpart is usually $2.99, but PicsPlay comes with a free version to try out. Even the Pro version is only 99-cents.