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Gelo – New iPhone Photography App From Fotosyn

Gelo is a brand new app from app developers Fotosyn, think Bleach Bypass. Gelo allows you to easily add coloured gels, shape overlays and gradients to your images. You can work with solid color, strong geometric shaps and gradients in a variety of blend modes to enhance color or add design impact to your images.

This app supports full resolution and will soonn be receiving an update with multiple palette sets, overlay text and overlage images.

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




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  • Jim Moore at Fotosyn

    Hey Andrea drop me a note with your thoughts; always keen to hear feedback and suggestions on how to make things better but delighted you’re getting the results you want!! 🙂

  • Cheryl

    I used this app for the first time today while x-c skiing and lost all of my beautiful photos! It’s a complicated interface and not very intuitive.

    • Jim at Fotosyn


      I am sorry that you have had a negative experience with the app. It is always disappointing to hear when somebody has problems.

      If you could give specific of what iPhone model you are on and how you were using the app it helps a great deal for us app developers in rectifying or helping users out. It can be quite frustrating to see users have problems and not be directly able to help because the problem described is very generic and has no specifics. I know this takes a wee bit extra time but most of us app developers work on our own; and it does help us to help user fix problems and in turn make apps a better experience.

      In this case; the first thing I would say is that the app can only access and write new images to the photo stream. It cannot go in and delete any images.

      In this instance I would ask how you were shooting with the app. Were you using a the default (installed when you get the phone as new) camera app, or a camera replacement app like Camera+

      If this is the case then your images should be in the Camera Roll, but I am guessing you would know this and the other scenario leads me to believe maybe you are shooting with the app itself using the built in camera function.

      This will not save images until you explicitly tell it to. THe icon bottom right allows you to do this (it uses a pretty standard NEXT ACTION style icon) – and you can do this before or after you render overlays and effects. Many folks prefer to shoot and edit later and the UI is more-so set up to do this. In your case this would be Apres-Ski and most would opt to use say the Camera App from Apple or a similar shooting app.

      So these are the two scenarios I can think of here related to your lost or missing images. I do hope that they turn out.

      With respect to the UI not being intuitive; the app has developed over a period of 10 months or so, usually in my spare time and as it’s a 1.0 it will surely develop. The great thing is that now you have the app you are in this update cycle and I would be delighted if you hung around to see things develop and of course give valued feedback.

      Of course, if you’re still not happy then the best I can recommend is that you seek a refund through iTunes for the app. I can only say sorry if the app has disappointed you – many of the app developers do not want this to happen and we realise that we can’t please everybody but we’ll keep trying.

      Again, thanks for trying and using the app, and that you enjoy any more skiing you have left to do. I hope in some way that this response will help you for future use…