my favorite camera apps  |  pic.tap.go

Pic.Tap.Go. is by far my favorite ever since it came out. I’ve been a huge Totally Rad Action girl for a few years now. And then when they came out with Rad Lab…I had to get that too (although I didn’t get it immediately). But now that I have it, I love it…even though I have all their actions too. But that’s a post for another time. :)

Then when they released Pic.Tap.Go….I knew it was a match made in heaven for me. What I love most about it is how you can layer the different photo filters on top of each other in addition to changing the intensity. It’s very user friendly. Oh yeah…and you like the way you edited the photo? You can save it as a Recipe! That is so awesome! And one more fabulous thing…it knows what you like and has a tab for ‘My Style’ too. How smart is that?

I thought it would be fun to show you it in action with this photo I took of Jordan with her sweet friend after she was in Spitfire Grill (in ‘old lady’ stage makeup, mind you).


It was out in the high school hallways, the lighting was awful, and let’s face it, the overall photo sucked. They are cute though and so I wanted to make it look good.


As you can see, there are a plethora of filters that you can choose from…and those are just the ones that you can see on the screen at one time. Much, much more! To get to them, all you do is swipe your thumb and they are below the photo. If you are already familiar with Totally Rad Actions, you’ll recognize most of those names. And because the photo was so bad coloring-wise to start with, many of the filters don’t look so great.


To start with, I changed the photo to a simple black and white.

 

 Next I lightened it a little. If you notice the slider there in the center, that’s where you can change the intensity–or opacity–of the filter.

 

Next up, a little Vanilla Kiss to give it a slight vintage feel.

 


I felt like it needed a little sharpening, so I added the Crispity layer.

 


At this point, I felt like it still needed a little bit of lightening, so I added a little more of Lights On.

 


A bit of a burned edge to add to the overall feel and voila! I was done!
Much better than the original, don’tcha think?

That’s what it can do on a bad photo. Imagine what you could do on a good one!

 


So I’ve ‘Pic’d my photo, ‘Tap’d my filters, and now comes the ‘Go’ part. As you can see, you have several options here, but the one I want to point out is the Save Recipe. If you click on that, you’ll get this:

 
You can save the recipe and use it on more photos. It’s also great because you can save the recipe information or send it on to someone else. I also like just taking a screenshot of it to keep on file if I really like it and want to remember what exactly I did.

 And in case you are wondering, did you know you can take screenshots on your iPhone by pressing the top right button and the center button at the same time? I think you can do it on other mobile phones too, but I love that feature! I used it to screen capture maps and other important data that I might have needed while in NYC. Much easier to pull up a photo than worry about getting it online. ;)


So yeah. That’s Pic.Tap.Go. in a nutshell.
Totally worth the price of an app!


(From the makers of RadLab. Which is awesome!)

 

2017-10-18T15:30:45+00:00June 12th, 2013|photography, totally rad|5 Comments

5 Comments

  1. Cristina June 13, 2013 at 9:19 am

    I love this app, too! I used to never, ever buy any paid apps. I was missing out. Now I have a few photo apps and they make such a difference. My photos look better than when I use my real camera! Granted, I suck at using my real camera.. but still.

  2. keianna June 14, 2013 at 12:08 pm

    Thanks for these reviews

  3. Brenda June 16, 2013 at 8:00 am

    It’s very addicting. Love that app!

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