The 1.1 update for ScratchCam by Luna’s Edge has hit the App Store. It adds new effects and improved functionality. And we’ve got some free promo codes for ScratchCam that we’re giving away on our Facebook page.

We recently reviewed the previous version of ScratchCam. It’s a young app, but overall it’s pretty good and this update definitely makes it better.

Click past the jump for more info and to learn how you could win a FREE copy of ScratchCam.

ScratchCam is a good, easy to use app that adds cool, distressed film and photo print effects to your pics. The app features both color and black & white effects, oversaturation and color shift combinations. The 1.1 update adds new scratch, damage & border effects for even more possible combinations.

Here’s what’s new in version 1.1:

  • Added new scratch, damage & border effects to give even more possible combinations
  • ScratchCam now remembers your last photo if you exit and come back into the app so you won’t lose it if you get interrupted by a call etc.
  • Added functionality to let you swap which Facebook account you are logged into
  • Updated the layout of the Flickr upload screen to make it easier to use
  • Added an activity indicator when you hit refresh to let you know ScratchCam is busy working away at creating a new effect
  • Fixed a bug that was causing photos of certain aspect ratios to not be displayed correctly

I like the app and this new update improves it in subtle ways. the new effects overlays are well-done as in the first version and help improve the “randomness” of the film damage and generated effects. The new filters noticeably help reduce on some of the overlay repetition.

ScratchCam randomly lets you browse effects, like Plastic Bullet. The background support — remembering where you were when you exit (not quit) the app is a very handy feature that allows you to continue browsing its effect on a photo if you’re taken out of the app for any reason. Previously, you had to reload the photo and start over.

Today, I’ve got FREE copies of ScratchCam to give away to eight 10 followers on Facebook.

To be eligible to win, head over to Life In LoFi’s Facebook page and request a code in the comments of our ScratchCam Giveaway post. This is a Facebook-only giveaway.

There, you can comment as many times as you like, but only your first comment will count. Cut-off time to enter is 11:00 PM Central Time tonight, Thursday, May 5, 2011. Winners will be determined by random selection. One code per reader, please. If you’re one of the winners, be sure I can email, message or DM you somehow. This is a Facebook-only giveaway. Good luck!

ScratchCam is $1.99 in the App Store. Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.0 or later.

ScratchCam - Luna's Edge


UPDATE 05.05.11 @ 23:40: All the promo codes have been given out. I wish I had more to give away. I was able to dig up a couple more for a total of 10 ScratchCam promo codes. The winners are:

Shelly Yoga
Axl Owlman
Lisa Schmittinger
Brandon Ryder
Gerry Coe
Taryn Peterson
Chris Morris
Grant Clark
Rikko Bajacan
Usagi Tsukino

Congratulations! Codes will be sent tonight. If you won a promo code but have have your messages set to private, I have no way to contact you. Message me here before Saturday, May 7, so I can send you your promo code.

Stay tuned. More giveaways soon! =M=



Big thanks to developer Steve Arnold for providing the ScratchCam promo codes for this giveaway.