New ShakeItPhoto update coming this week. Old processing returns.
ShakeItPhoto 1.3 was released this week. Among the new features were full-resolution support and redesigned processing. The new processing is more faded, less contrasty and less saturated than the previous versions of ShakeItPhoto. The new processing is now a pretty accurate rendition of what old instant prints actually look like — much different than the old high contrast, high color saturation, almost dreamy look of the older versions.
All week, there had been much chatter on Twitter, boards, and the blogosphere about this update. Many iPhoneographers either loved it or didn’t, with many hoping to be able to have both options as a preference. Today on the Banana Camera Co. blog, developer Nick Campbell announced that a new update for ShakeItPhoto has already been submitted to Apple. The big new feature? The return of the classic ShakeItPhoto processing.
The new update should street this week and will feature full resolution and the return of ShakeItPhoto’s classic image processing and look. The change was made by this responsive developer as a result of the feedback from the iPhoneography community and ShakeItPhoto users.
The new update is classic processing only and WILL NOT feature an option to switch back to the new, more authentic-looking processing. If you like the new processing, I recommend that you stay at version 1.3 for now and don’t upgrade when the new version becomes available in about a week. If you accidentally install the upgrade and would like to revert back to the previous version, check out our post on downgrading to a previous version of an app.
“What we try to do with our applications is try to keep ‘em as simple as we can,” says Nick Campbell in the video update. “What we like to do is remove as many options and features and really make the most simple iPhone apps that do one thing really well.”
He goes on to say “If you did like the new look, maybe in a new app down the road… we’ll reintroduce that look.”
In the meantime, if you like the new look of ShakeitPhoto, hold on to version 1.3.
ShakeItPhoto 1.3 still runs on any iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch running iOS 3.1.3 or newer. Itâ€™s $0.99 in the App Store.
Big thanks to Kyle Sacks / @mredpopo on Twitter for the heads up on this one.