Apps On Sale Today: QuikCam and TiltShift
There are two notable apps on sale right now in the App Store. QuikCam and TiltShift are both on sale for $0.99 each — that’s a savings of $1.00 off each app. Both are on sale for a very limited time.
QuikCam (formerly QuickCam) is a very fast camera replacement app. TiltShift is a very good app for adding tilt-shift and other focal effects.
QuikCam by Two Teeth Technologies has been recently updated and renamed. We recently reviewed the first release of the app. It’s a lean camera replacement app that is very, very fast. It gets you up shooting faster than any other camera app available, according to the developer’s numbers (My test numbers were within theirs within a margin of error).
The update features an improved interface and a bunch of new advanced features, including user-selectable rule-of-thirds composition grid, new QuickPic mode to optionally shoot a photo by launching the app, an updated UI, in-app photo preview, separate focus lock/exposure lock/white balance lock, and several other new goodies. As with the original release, the controls are accessible, but kept out of sight for simplicity.
QuikCam requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.1 or later.
This is not TiltShift Generator, but the other tiltshift app. TiltShift by Michael Krause has additional tools that TSG lacks. TiltShift has several visual guides to select from giving you a better idea of the effected blur area. TiltShift has two blur types — Gaussian and Lens blur, for different focal blur styles. It has several aperture shapes as well for creating bokeh effects, but I only found two — round and hexagonal — to be useful.
TiltShift is a universal app and is now optimized for iPad 2.
I use both TiltShift and TiltShift Generator. I prefer TSG and the way it saturates color by default, but there are images where TiltShift gives me more the look I’m going for in a photo.
TiltShift requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later.
Both apps are on sale for a very limited time.