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Big Aperture

By Kings Valley

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Big Aperture gives your images the DSLR-Level Depth Of Field effect and other visual aspects normally seen with only professional grade big sensor cameras. Magically unleash your creative inspiration, while using tools for making great images with a mix of clear focus and selective blurring as well as awesome post-processing FX effects.

★ Intelligent Focus System ★
Big Aperture Intelligent Focus System allows you roughly define your focus area and then intelligently selects the focus area your desire precisely with one click

★ Adjustable Brush
Brush diameter, softness and opacity can be adjusted

★ Aperture Size Control ★
Varied aperture sizes are provided in the app and allow you define the blur level of the out-of-focus areas.

★ Bokeh effects ★
Big Aperture also offers 16 unique Bokeh effects that aesthetically exaggerate the effect of the lights shinning in the out-of-focus area, into shapes like stars and hearts. This great feature transforms the overall look and feel of a fairly image into one to amaze your friends and family. Further options include an airy effect, inducing the dreamy effects to wedding photographs, thematic support for objects and beautiful imagery of scattered lights in the background of focused subjects.

★ Filter Effects ★
Over 40 well defined Effects in various categories, including Lomo, Analog, Black and White, Classic Style, as well as 20 different styles of borders combined with DSLR depth-of-field effect give full play to your creativity and imagination

★ Instant Focus/Blur Tool ★
Basic mode provide you customized settings for portraits, natural scenes, architecture and macro photography and you can instantly define your focus and blur area in real time.

★ Editing tools ★
Big Aperture gives some of the most powerful and easy to use photography editing tools - brightness controls, contrast control, saturation control, rotation, etc.

★ Before & After Comparison functionality ★
Fast switching between before & after view in your processing stage allows you get the exactly results your are looking for.

★ File support ★
Big aperture supports image resolution up to 40 mega-pixels, in numerous image formats including: TIFF, JPEG, PNG, BMP and over 100 RAW file formats

What's New in Version 1.1.2

1. Improved processing speed
2. UI is improved
3. Fix a few bugs


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Customer Reviews

Fulfils (Low) Expectations

For a 2 dollar app, it is hard to complain. The lasso tool, which dos not work at all on my installation, could have been useful for generating bokeh effects. Otherwise it puts an easy to use UI on some effects that are available in Photoshop but which have a higher learning curve there. It seems prone to crashing so export often. Also, the help function took me to a developer that has nothing to do with the app--perhaps they sold it to the present Chinese company. Who Knows? In any case, for help, you are on your own for now.

Bugs with the blur

First to the person that said it cannot be used in a real job, it's sad you would consider an app to do that for you.

I do design and I only use this app when i want to post on tumblr or Facebook, because I get lazy and I'd rather not use photoshop constantly.

The only problems I have are that there should be an added cropping tool, the lasso to work a litle better, it kind of just soften the area you choose, call it something other than lasso since that is usually associated with freehand selecting, The blur is messed up with frames as it blurs the frame as well. It would also be nice to have an added adjustment area in basic.

Overall this is a nice app, these should just need to be fixed next time.
Add Crop
Rename Lasso, or make it as select tool
Fix blur with it not effecting frames
Add Adjustments in Basic

I didn’t listen to all the warnings! :(

This is a really bad app, the buttons do the opposite of what you would expect them to do, the blur effect is pixelated, and the darn thing crashes with simple use of the undo command.

If all you want to do is make a city shot look like a model town, then it would do the trick.

The one redeeming feature of this piece of garbage is that I was in fact able to drag and drop a photo from the iPhoto app! However, there is no progress save, so expect all your work to go bye-bye not if, but when it crashes.

Lastly, if you download this app after MY warning then the stick has been passed, and you must write a warning twice the length of mine. Bwahahaha!

Big Aperture
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  • $1.99
  • Category: Photography
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.1.2
  • Size: 101 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: OS X 10.6 or later

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