Saturday, December 21, 2013

Kindle Fire Free App of the Day: PicsPlay Pro

Today's Free App of the Day is PicsPlay Pro
Originally $3.99


Wow, a photo editing app I didn't already have. And it's quite nice. Lots of built in effects, the ability to manually fiddle with exposure, color, white balance, sharpen, curves and histogram for photo geeks, the ability to add text, painting, stamping texture, vignetting and border. One fun "Fx" is the ability to see what the pic will look like based on the film technology from 1950 on up. You pick a spot on the timeline and it'll show you four versions of the photo based on the "look" of the film in that era.

 You can save and share with Twitter, email, Dropbox, Photobucket, Facebook, and other apps installed on your device that can work with photos. You can take a picture or choose one from your gallery, so you can use this even if you don't have a camera on your device. You can choose the resolution of the photo you're going to create. My only complaint so far is that the app can only be used in portrait mode, which means that when you load a pic, it gets loaded onto a portrait background, and then you have to crop it to get back to your original picture. Or at least that's what I found in my fiddling so far. Once you do that, though, it works fine. I was able to take a picture on my 8.9HDX and edit it and also use a photo on my 7HDX and edit it, despite some of the one-star reviews saying that loading a pic didn't work. It does on the HDX Fires I tested. The other complaint of the one-star reviews was excessive permissions. As pointed out, some of the permissions have to do with being able to geotag your photos. But check the permissions to be sure you're comfortable with them. I'll take off one-star for only being able to use portrait mode and for lack of a good tutorial/manual. (There is a manual accessible through the Fire's bottom menu button, but there's not much there there.)

26 of 38 reviews are four stars and above.

These apps are compatible with the original Fire and with my Fire HD 8.9" 4G. To tell if an app works for your Fire HD or other Android device registered to your Amazon account, click on the above link and look on the right side of the web page.  Amazon will tell you if it will work with your registered device.

Have fun!

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