KaleidaCam Got a Big Update.

KaleidaCam for iPhone, ipad

A while back I reviewed KaleidaCam. The app turns your iPhone into an electronic kaleidoscope. Just like a real kaleidoscope, it splits what you see into reflected wedges.

It turned out that KaleidaCam was more fun than I initially thought. “Using it feels less like a camera and more like a toy, and that’s the fun of the app.”

KaleidaCam has just gotten a very, very nice update. The app is still really fun. And now it has even more toys to play with. Read more, including your chance to win one, after the jump. >>>

KaleidaCam for iPhone and iPad

KaleidaCam is a simple, straightforward camera app. Everyday objects and settings take on sometimes cool abstract qualities when shot through KaleidaCam, and it’s pretty easy to get some bizarre, unexpected abstracts using this app.

The new 2.0 update has a lot of new tools and features. Here’s the list from the App Store description:

  • Dramatically faster image processing and photo capture speed. Huge performance improvements throughout the app!
  • More kaleidoscope options! Brand new hexagonal mosiac, square mosaic and single mirror kaleidoscope styles. Even more spiral and circle kaleidoscope styles available via in-app purchase.
  • Now you can use KaleidaCam on existing images from your photo library.
  • Easier to use, better looking and more intuitive interface.
  • Updated for the new iPhone 5 screen and iOS 6.

More tools are now readily available while shooting and the new flyaway toolbar helps keep the screen uncluttered. The image import feature is easily accessible from the tool bar. You can also make some easy and stunning onscreen adjustments to the sides of the image simply by “twisting” the image onscreen. There’s also a new lightbox, which helps keep your camera roll uncluttered.

It saves in your device’s full resolution. It evens saves geotag and EXIF data. Doesn’t get much easier than that. It’s a camera only and doesn’t allow to import images from your camera roll.

It’s still pretty amazing how the app sees ordinary objects. KaleidaCam stays on my iPhone after I write about it. It’s a fun diversion. KaleidaCam is a simple app with an electronic twist on a classic childhood toy. It’s got more goodies now and it makes its magic very well.

KaleidaCam is $1.99 in the App Store. It’s on sale now for $0.99 — that’s half off.

Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation), iPad 2 Wi-Fi, iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G, iPad (3rd generation), iPad Wi-Fi + 4G, iPad (4th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (4th generation), iPad mini and iPad mini Wi-Fi + Cellular. Requires iOS 5.0 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

KaleidaCam - Dapper Owl


KaleidaCam Giveaway

Today, I’ve got a few copies of KaleidaCam for iOS to give away. To be eligible to win, simply enter the giveaway below. If you follow us on Facebook and Twitter, you can get additional chances for a promo code.

Cut-off time to enter is 11:59 PM Eastern Time, tomorrow, Saturday, December 1, 2012. Winners will be determined by One code per reader, please.

Winners will be notified by email, Facebook message or Twitter direct message — be sure to check your spam filter. If you enter, be sure your email info is correct or your code will go to someone else. Your email address is used for contest entry and for contacting the winning entrants only. We will not use or sell your email address for any other purpose.

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Big thanks to Zach Winter for sharing these promo codes with us.

About Marty Yawnick (1793 Articles)
Marty is a self-employed graphic designer in the Fort Worth/Dallas Metroplex. He is an avid Rangers baseball, Chicago Cubs, Packers and Highbury Arsenal fan. In addition to capturing random moments with whatever camera is close by (usually his iPhone), his other interests include coffee, film, music, and traveling in seats 5E and 5F with his fiancé.
  • Bernard

    I'd love to win a copy of KaleidaCam. Thanks!

  • max

    nice app and great article,
    i hope to win the code 😛

  • mhc

    Me too ! Thanks !

  • Steve Smith

    Looks like an interesting app to play with!

  • Greg Herringer

    Thank you for this blog. I have been following for just a few weeks but already have gotten a lot of value out of your recommendations and reviews. Keep up the great work!

    • lifeinlofiblog

      My pleasure. Glad you found us!

      Thank you for the comment, Greg.


  • themanwho66

    Nice looking app!

  • kim martino

    Looks fun, I'd love one!

  • Federico Sardi

    Nice giveaway! I'd love to win one of the codes.

  • Dankinia

    This looks like a pretty fun app to play around with.

  • Gareth

    Welcome to the 70's!!!!!!

  • Daniel

    Sweet! I love taking pictures through actual kaleidoscopes… This could be a fun app to play around with!

  • Joooooo

    Looks like a fun app! I love the geometric look :)

  • Gareth

    Where did my message go? Back to the 70's with this app!!!

  • Helen

    Nice, want to ply with this app.

  • Lisa Jemison

    Looks like fun!

  • @vrioniavas

    Most of the kaleidoscope apps I've tried have only had, like, 1 or 2 settings, and I always dreamed of one with many more settings. This looks like the app for me! Thanks for taking a look at it :)

  • denis

    I really want to use that amazing app!!!

  • melia

    would love to try this crazy app. thanks marty

  • Brett Gibson

    Thanks for the write-up, Marty!

  • Sam

    Look like a great app and thanks for this great website.

  • CJ!

    Looks good.

  • MASA


  • StickyQuote

    Hoping to win a copy!

  • morplett

    Looks like fun!

  • Michael Teller

    I'd love a promo code for KaleidaCam! Looks like fun; thanks, Marty!

  • Angie Avalos

    Nice app

  • mr. timney

    "Now you can use KaleidaCam on existing images from your photo library"

    "It saves in your device’s full resolution. It evens saves geotag and EXIF data. Doesn’t get much easier than that. It’s a camera only and doesn’t allow to import images from your camera roll"

  • srthomas625

    Munchy, crunchy codes! Mmmm.

  • Bridget

    Just saying "Hi" 😉

    • lifeinlofiblog

      Hi, Bridget! =M=

  • mr. timney

    App does not save at full resolution.
    I used a 2560×2560 image & it saved to 1536×1536 & I am not using a 3GS.
    So it saves at less than full res of device & not full res of image used.
    That is truly a disappointment.

    Plus I did purchase the extra in-app purchase effects.

    • lifeinlofiblog

      Hi, Pat,

      I just checked again. I'm not able to duplicate this on my iPhone 5. Both imported images and images shot in the app itself save at 8 MP resolution. What device are you using?


  • Falling

    This looks like fun! I hope to win a copy.

  • Clarence Loi

    I would love to have this funky app!

  • nino

    i want this!

  • Lily Sheng

    Thank you for the giveaway!

  • Rocky Vansant

    looks like a great app!

  • @jasonology

    Is it better than Kooleido?