IMPORTANT: This is the classic version of CameraBag. We have newer photo apps that are much better: CameraBag 2 and Fotograf for iPhone/iPad, and CameraBag Photo for your computer, try them out!
"If you buy just one filter app, make it CameraBag." -New York Times
Dramatically enhance your photos using the many classic camera and film simulations in CameraBag. It's like having a dozen unique cameras all in one app!
CameraBag focuses on emulating styles and processes from some of the most interesting cameras of the past to enhance the mood of an image, and the results are stunning.
The cameras included in CameraBag are:
"Helga" - Square-format toy camera with washed-out highlights and old-school vignetting.
"Colorcross" - Hazy, chemical color-swapping straight from the darkroom.
"Instant" - No need to shake this instant-developing film.
"Magazine" - Rich tones for glossy pages.
"1974" - Your father's camera: faded, tinted, and hip.
"Lolo" - Shoot from the hip and take life as it comes with vibrant, colorful shots.
"Plastic" - Sweet honey tones like these could only come from the cheapest of cameras.
"Cinema" - Dramatic, moody coloring with a widescreen aspect ratio.
"Silver" - From the earliest days of photography, when taking a shot was a much larger production than it is now.
"1962" - Dynamic, high-contrast black and white from the photojournalism of a bygone era.
"Mono" - Smooth, refined, balanced black and white.
"Infrared" - Simulation of the popular landscape photography technique.
"Fisheye" - Go ahead, get too close to the lens.
"Original" - Just in case you got it right the first time.
To use CameraBag simply:
1. Select. Take a new photo from inside the app(iPhone only) or choose one from your library (iPhone or iPod Touch).
2. Filter. Quickly swipe between CameraBag's cameras to view your photo in the various styles.
3. Save. You can save the same photo in multiple styles to the Camera Roll.
4. Share. Email your photo to friends or you favorite photo sharing service.
To see sample CameraBag shots visit our website (www.nevercenter.com/camerabag) or our our official Flickr group (www.flickr.com/groups/camerabagapp/) where more than 15,000 photos have been submitted by CameraBag users worldwide.
CameraBag is also available for the Mac and PC. More information at www.nevercenter.com/camerabag/desktop.
This is the final update to CameraBag 1.x, the original iPhone vintage photo app - be sure to go get CameraBag 2 for iPhone in the app store now!
Updated for iOS 7 and the taller iPhone 5/s/c screens.
Ratings and Reviews
I LOVE this app and, believe me, I've tried many of the picture editing apps. The styles are brilliant and the interface is beautiful. There's huge potential here, but still a bit buggy. It often crashes when I go to save the photo and I have to repeat the process again. Some developments I'd like to see are proper cropping of pics, be able to edit position and zoom after each filter reframes the picture, rotate and align, and automatically go to the last picture in my album when selecting or cancelling an old shot to edit. Otherwise I'm very happy with this. I lomo-ised all my recent hong kong pics and printed them out and most of them look great. Skin tone could use a bit less red though.
UPDATE: The new version hasn't crashed on me once and has cut the saving time down to a second! Excellent and most deserving of that fifth star! Now how about a fisheye and some sort of Warhol effect...
I have recently purchased this application and I am totally in love with it. The effects are brilliant my big favourite is Helga and Lolo but all of them looks excellent using on the right photo. I never thought of using the camera on my iPhone before because it doesn't do much comparing with the cameras I was used to on my Nokia mobiles but thanks to this application I have found a funny way to use the camera. It is very addicted I have managed to spend my lunchbreak in the City (London) by photographing strict looking office buildings and hurrying city workers with Helga and '70-is effect. It gave the photos a very gloomy touch and feel:) I have my new entertainment and can recommend it to anyone. Try it on your mates in a fancy dress party or when having some simple Friday night drinks and the results will be brilliant.
Good fun - and keeps getting better
A cool little app which produces some genuinely nice-looking versions of your photos. Might be nice to have a little control over some of the effects, though that would go against the simple ethos it has at the moment. It's not fast in saving, but it's not a big issue. Possibly a few more effects to be had? Super-grainy, old-style sepia? Nitpicking, though - this is a nice app, with classy effects.
UPDATE: With each new update this gets better and better. Saving time is dramatically reduced, the quality is easily good enough, and the effects are very well-chosen (though I'd get more use out of a distressed sepia or Polaroid effect instead of Fisheye). One of my favourite apps, and in combination with Postcard it's a great way of keeping in touch while away from home...
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.