App of the Day: Ansel is FREE right now

This hidden gem is free for a short time

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Black & white photo app Ansel is FREE right now for a limited time and is our iPhone photo App of the Day. This hidden gem of an app is normally $1.99. More info and a link after the jump.

Ansel is a great app for converting your photos and videos to black & white. It’s easy to overlook as there isn’t much to the App Store description:

Ansel makes creating stunning black and white photos and videos easy.

• Use the free photographer-designed presets to achieve the perfect look

• Use all of the same tools to edit your videos

• Customize your workflow by pressing and holding to rearrange the tools and presets

• Tweak things like the RGB mix with simple controls

And… that’s all.

Although I haven’t tried out the video features yet, I really like its black & white conversion tools for still photography. It’s got a great tool set for filtering and controlling your black & white conversions, as well as adding natural-looking vignette and grain. There’s also a built-in perspective correction tool.

I nearly overlooked this one myself when it was first released. I’m glad I checked it out. I’ve been using it a lot since. Expect a full review of the app soon.

Until then, save yourself two bucks and grab Ansel now while it’s free. This discount has already been out for a few hours today and it won’t last long.

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App Store link: Ansel – Tiny Teacher Apps


Life In LoFi’s App of the Day is a new-ish feature where we scour the Photo & Video section of the App Store to discover great deals on the best photo apps and hidden gems — one a day when we find a good one. Grab them fast because these deals don’t last long and the price can go up at any time.


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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, Pink Floyd, film, music, and traveling in seats 5E and 5F with his fiancé.
  • steve gowin

    I know I’m a bit late commenting but thanks for the recommendation. Ansel works as advertised creates some lovely black and white photos. I particularly like that the photo picker doesn’t crop the thumbnails to square, allowing you to see which of your photos were taken in landscape or portrait mode. I wish more apps would do this.

    • Never to late to comment, Steve. That’s a great point. And you’re right — more developers should do this. I’ll be sure to flag this when I review the app. Thanks! =M=

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