By Nick Drabovich
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iRetouch Free is an advanced, feature-rich photo editor for your iPhone/iPod Touch. You will benefit from having all essential retouching tools in one app. iRetouch is highly optimized to allow usage of numerous photo editing tools, all in one app.
Reviews of iRetouch:
"...packed full of sophisticated photo-fixing features. If you've dabbled with Photoshop then you'll know how handy it is to be able to clone out unwanted objects from your photos. iRetouch has its own Clone Stamp and it works really well..." - iPhone App Directory magazine (vol. 2)
“iRetouch is the perfect app for on the go picture edits.”- AppReview.com
"Functionality: 5/5; Ease of Use: 4/5; Value for Money: 5/5; Type of users: Users take photos often and are photoshop savvy. Overall: 4.5/5" - iphonetech78.wordpress.com
"inexpensive alternative for those who crave Photoshop but don’t want to pay the cash for all it’s bells and whistles." - blogherald.com
See 30 second video - bit.ly/iretouch2
With new version 2.0, iRetouch Free becomes even more useful and practical by allowing easy switching between two different sets of retouching tools:
BASIC TOOLS (hi-res retouching of entire image)
√ Crop (fixed aspect ratio - 1:1, 2:3, 3:2, 4:3, 3:4)
√ Straighten (with automatic crop),
√ Rotate 90°, -90°, 180°
√ Flip horizontally
√ Quick resize up to 480, 640 or 800 px in Free version.
√ Color Temperature
√ unlimited Undo and Redo (before switching to Precise tools)
PRECISE TOOLS (up to 800x800px in Free version)
√ Clone Stamp,
√ Stamps ('fail', 'win', 'thumbs up' etc.) with adjustable color, size, opacity and blend mode.
Effects toolbar - quick presets for various "splash" effects:
√ Blur - everything will be blurred except for for objects you touch.
√ Zoom Blur - everything will be blurred except for for objects in the center of selected image region and the objects you touch.
√ Desaturate - everything will be in black&white except for the objects you touch.
√ Erase - touch to erase upper layer with effects.
√ Clear All - instantly undo all changes made with 'Precise' tools.
√ 19 color blending modes with description.
This version is free thanks to Apple iAd support (if/when available in your country). Please consider getting premium features in paid ($0.99) version or leaving your great 5-star reviews - it will really help to develop next FREE updates!
Premium features available only in paid version (0.99$) :
★ Custom Resizing - from 8x8px up to 4096x4096px
★ 1024x1024px canvas size for Precise tools
★ More screen space - NO ADS
What's New in Version 2.0
This is a major update which brings new features and improvements - now with tools previously available only in paid version.
New set of tools - Basic Tools (for hi-res images)
Crop with fixed ratios (1:1, 2:3, 3:2, 4:3, 3:4)
Rotate ±90°, ±180°
Brightness/Contrast, Color Temperature, B&W,Invert,
Resize to 480, 640, 800 px
New Precise Tools added (for up to 800x600px images):
Blur background, Zoom Blur background, Selective Colorization (Color Splash)
Stamps: 'fail' and 'win'
Blur, Clear All
- Easy switching between two different sets of tools without need to save/reopen images.
One set of tools ('Basic') works with whole image at once and allows processing large (6-12 Megapixels) images without loss of resolution.
Another set of tools ('Precise') allow accurate retouching of selected image regions and works with up to 800x800px images. Maximum resolution can be changed via canvas size parameter in Settings. On older devices it is recommended to use smaller canvas sizes to free as much RAM as possible and speed up blur effects.
- In 'Precise' tools there is a new preview area. Tap it to preview entire image and/or quickly select another image region.
- There is a new 'Effects' toolbar which allows to quickly create special effects. Tap 'Blur' or 'Zoom Blur' and then use your fingers to bring clarity back on selected objects. Tap 'Desaturate' and touch selected objects to bring color back there while leaving the rest of the image in black&white. Press 'Clear All' to undo all changes.
- Crop with option to fix aspect ratio (tap 'w:h' to cycle through 1:1, 2:3, 3:2, 4:3, 3:4)
- New color picker with extended palette.
- UI is updated for Retina display. Image processing wasn't changed as it is specifically optimized for 320x480 display.
- Blur brush to blur out text, faces etc.
- Fixed issue with black&white brush on iOS 4
- Fixed rare crashes and memory leaks.
- Multitasking support.
This version is free thanks to Apple iAd support (if/when available in your country)
Please consider leaving your great 5-star reviews - they really help to keep releasing next FREE updates!
Great, If You Could Use It, Which You Can't
Unfortunately, a picture can be edited only at 100% size, allowing only a small part of the picture on the screen at any one time. Of course, anyone smart enough to use this program like this is also smart enough to know that often you need to see the whole picture on the screen at once in case you are cloning something that is not adjacent what you are cloning. This app will not let you pinch down the picture so you can fit more than its actual picture size on the screen. As a result, it is totally impossible to make any retouching changes using this app. Accordingly, I am glad I tried the free app first, before wasting my money on the paid app. PS to app developer(s): Some kind of Help section would be very nifty.
I use this app frequently with amazing results and the upgrade is super; but I would love to see a minor tweak. I am unable to make changes at the bottom of photos because of the tool bar. Maybe the ability to slide the bar to the side like the other bars or the ability to zoom out a little so the entire photo - top, bottom and sides are accessible. Definitely would rate 5 stars.
Good, but still has a few kinks to work out.
So far I think the app is great but it's difficult to use the precise tools because the app zooms into the photo. This causes the ads to cover part of the image, which means I have to constantly re-edit because I cannot see the whole picture to do it properly the first time. Please fix this problem, add a feature that enables us to zoom in and out of the photo on our own, then the app will be perfect.
- Category: Photo & Video
- Updated: Feb 15, 2011
- Version: 2.0
- Size: 2.0 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Nick Drabovich
- © Nick Drabovich
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.