By Fabian Spillner
Open the Mac App Store to buy and download apps.
It's PhotoTime! You can take funny snapshots with your build-in iSight camera. There are over 30 effects and you can combine bumped/dent effect with all other effects! It gives you a realtime preview with the effect.
The special feature: You can adjust some effects with your mouse in real-time! The flash color and delay time are customizable, too!
What's New in Version 1.2
- increased maximum window size
- bug fixes
How about some thought?
I've never before purchased something so clearly thrown together from the App Store. I'd hoped to expand my Photo Booth experience, which I often use in creation of art. So for two bucks, I figured I couldn't go wrong. And it's true, despite the fact that this was a total waste. It's only two bucks.
But a little thought would have gone a long way. Many of the effects require moving the mouse over the image to change or control it. Fine. But then you must use the mouse to click on the Camera button... which obviates your choices in the image. Duh?
The screen refresh rate on my 2010 Mac Book Pro varied from total freeze that I thought would require a forced quit to about 2x per second, nothing like the life view in Photo Booth. In addition, it did something that brought the MBP to a complete crawl, requiring that I force-quit both this dog and the App Store before I got back to normal.
The images are hideously low in resolution and contrast, making them completely useless for my purposes. That isn't a condemnation of the program; nowhere does it guarantee to be good for me. But I could have made an informed choice if the developer's website weren't a lousy, useless page advising you to "enjoy the program."
In short, don't waste your time or money hoping for good quality images, a sensible interface, or a whole lot of creativity here. Had it been more than $2 I might be seeking a refund. I might anyway.