In addition to the UI fixes, the update includes some speed and stability tweaks. It was good before, but now rendering image previews is surprisingly fast on my poor old 3GS. The interface and performance improvements make Qbro noticeably nicer to use, but they’re not really “sexy” features.

Never fear, version 2.5 also includes 9 new films, available as 3 in-app purchases.

Qbro 2.5's 9 new films

For $0.99 each you can add new 3 film packs, which bring the total number of filters up to 63. Packs include 3 positive films, 3 selective color films (isolating red, blue and green), and a second paid pack of 3 portrait filters. I’d love to see more free films added, but since the previous update to 2.0 included nearly 25 free films I can’t really complain about the current batch costing money.

The final major change is the new frame selection screen, which organizes the app’s 25 frame options into categories such as Simple, Photo and Vintage rather than a single, sometimes overwhelming screen cluttered with options.

You can read my previous review of Qbro 2.0 here. It’s a relatively new app, released earlier this year, and is already establishing a solid track record of feature-packed updates and responsive developers. Even if you don’t care to make additional in-app purchases the $0.99 app price includes 50 filters. For the moment it’s back to enjoying a spot on my phone’s dock.

Qbro 2.5's new frame selection screen

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