Noir, full screen mode


I bought my copy of Noir Photo by Red Giant Software the day the app was released – no promo copy for me. To this day, I think it’s three dollars well spent. Noir Photo lets you convert your images into luscious, classic, cinematic black & white and then adjust the vignette to “light” the image or draw attention to one element of the photo. You can read my review of the previous version here.

Noir just got an update. While not a major one, it adds a couple of good, new features to the app.

The big new feature is fullscreen editing. Touch the spot at the top right of the control panel and the image fills up the screen to give you a larger canvas to work with. You still have access to the six presets, but the control dials are now hidden. Another touch quickly and easily returns you to standard view. It’s a left-handed fill, though. The screen rotates so that the home button is on the left side of the screen, not the right.

Noir now also preserves EXIF data including camera and geotag info. Be sure to let the app access the iPhone’s location services.

While not a huge update, this is a good reason to talk about Noir again. While expensive for this class of app, Noir quickly and easily creates rich and cinematic monochrome effects.

Noir Photo is $2.99 in the App Store. Noir is a universal app. It’ll run great on any iOS device including iPad. Requirements say compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.0 or later, but the app description says it requires iOS 4.2.

Noir Photo - Red Giant Software