I’ve played with a lot of apps now and they all seem to be serving similar functions with varying degrees of success. Rarely these days do I find something so unique and fun that it literally makes me smile. I couldn’t help but smile in amazement after I loaded my first image and saw the initial result. It was awesome. Anyways, let me show you Percolator.
It’s got a very clean and simple interface. Click the camera icon to load an image or use the in app camera, which is the same as the default camera on the iphone. Click the coffee cup icon to make adjustments to your work of art. When you’re all finished you touch the heart. I find this appropriate because you’ll probably ❤ what you created haha.
On first appearance it doesn’t look like there are many options to choose from. You have 3 categories called Grind, Brew, and Serve. If you tap on your selection in each category, 2 more pop out where you can make even further adjustments to your art. I’ll try to breakdown all the options and give a brief description of what they do (it took me a while to figure them out because theres no description or help.)
Grind– Chooses the size of circles
- Circles- Adjust the size of the circles further.
- Effect- I think this changes the overall look of the image.
Brew– Choose what type of circles you want. This can be anywhere from a simple circle to a watercolor type effect.
- Pic- There are 4 options (1/4, 1/2, 3/4, full) that allow you to choose how much of the original image shows. Basically its opacity for the image.
- Blend- Along with the 4 options above that control the opacity of the circles, there are 4 more that produce different results.
Serve– I believe this changes the color of the background. Its a little hard to tell for sure.
- Tone- Apply different tones to your image or add a vignette.
- Texture- There are a number of different textures to apply to your image. My favorite right now is paper cup.
So there you have it. I hope this makes the app easier to understand because it took me a few days of playing with it to figure out what each adjustment was affecting. Now check out some of my creations in just a few days with the app. I highly recommend clicking them to see the larger version.
This app seems to be capable of salvaging images that don’t pop or where the focus missed. These originals are boring to me, but I shot them with percolator in mind. The results are pretty cool if you ask me.
I was so impressed with what I could do with iphone pics that I wanted to try some on pictures I took with my old Nikon D60.
I love this app. Its very unique and pretty simple, but it provides me with enough options to make me feel like I have control over what the app does. I highly recommend it!
Price: $1.99 for iphone and ipad.
***Full disclosure, I did not pay for this app, I asked for a promo code so I could review it. I’m not being offered any compensation for this review. ***