iOS Apps

iOS – Effects Camera – New

This is a new photography app that’s just hit the iTunes app store and it looks good, retro photographs always attract us with their magic and certain hypnotic beauty. Pale, slightly blurred, scratched, they always keep a mysterious charm of the past epochs. Effects Camera app offers you the opportunity to combine the magical atmosphere of ancient times with the modern digital wonders.

Three-dimensional combination of flares, films and lens in shooting mode and 10,000 effects available in the Dark Room laboratory will allow you to achieve a perfect resemblance to the ancient images that received photographers of the last century due to glass plates, complex chemical mixtures, and old camera models. An astonishing variety of artistic opportunities accomplished in a smooth and practical interface.

This app retails for $0.99/£0.69 and you can download it here.

Dark Room Mode



▪ 40 original effects,
▪ 50 different overlapping types and
▪ 50 types of photo paper make up together
▪ 100,000 various effects
▪ option to adjust the power of each effect and decorate the photos with flares, spots, distortions or other artificial signs of time passing.
▪ allows you to combine multiple effects into a single category, combining them with others.
▪ restoration by the help of the hue, contrast and saturation.

Shooting Mode



▪ 8 types of lenses,
▪ 8 flashes,
▪ 10 types if film –
▪ total 640 effect combinations for the shooting mode.
▪ Viewing information about the characteristic properties of lenses and flashes.
▪ Lenses set the tone, flashes adjust contrast and brightness, and the film gives photos a unique finishing touch.
▪ Each film is provided with 24 photographs, so you will have to recharge it, as in good old times.
▪ Small size of the viewfinder window will remind us of the past, which, at least, shows the shooting panorama in full size.

Joanne Carter, creator of the world’s most popular mobile photography and art website—— TheAppWhisperer platform has been a pivotal cyberspace for mobile artists of all abilities to learn about, to explore, to celebrate and to share mobile artworks. Joanne’s compassion, inclusivity, and humility are hallmarks in all that she does, and is particularly evident in the platform she has built. In her words, “We all have the potential to remove ourselves from the centre of any circle and to expand a sphere of compassion outward; to include everyone interested in mobile art, ensuring every artist is within reach”, she has said. Promotion of mobile artists and the art form as a primary medium in today’s art world, has become her life’s focus. She has presented lectures bolstering mobile artists and their art from as far away as the Museum of Art in Seoul, South Korea to closer to her home in the UK at Focus on Imaging. Her experience as a jurist for mobile art competitions includes: Portugal, Canada, US, S Korea, UK and Italy. And her travels pioneering the breadth of mobile art includes key events in: Frankfurt, Naples, Amalfi Coast, Paris, Brazil, London. Pioneering the world’s first mobile art online gallery - has extended her reach even further, shipping from London, UK to clients in the US, Europe and The Far East to a global group of collectors looking for exclusive art to hang in their homes and offices. The online gallery specialises in prints for discerning collectors of unique, previously unseen signed limited edition art. Her journey towards becoming The App Whisperer, includes (but is not limited to) working for a paparazzi photo agency for several years and as a deputy editor for a photo print magazine. Her own freelance photographic journalistic work is also widely acclaimed. She has been published extensively both within the UK and the US in national and international titles. These include The Times, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Popular Photography & Imaging, dpreview, NikonPro, Which? and more recently with the BBC as a Contributor, Columnist at Vogue Italia and Contributing Editor at LensCulture. Her professional photography has also been widely exhibited throughout Europe, including Italy, Portugal and the UK. She is currently writing several books, all related to mobile art and is always open to requests for new commissions for either writing or photography projects or a combination of both. Please contact her at: [email protected]


  • Gerry Coe

    Joanne, This app looks good but on reading the blurb it states that it supports 960 / 960 resolution. I wonder if that means it does not support full iPhone4 /4s resolution. If that is the case I would not be buying it until it does support full resolution. Gerry

    Will be in touch soon on other matters.

  • Federico

    Just curious about the same thing. Does this app take all it’s pictures on 960×960 and then scales them up or is it just for the “burst” mode?