For me, the strength of this app is creating or enhancing the lighting of your image. In my example picture of the tree below, the morning light was very nice, but not defined or gold enough for me. LensLight fixed that quickly and easily.
There are a lot of lights, lens flares, light leaks, bokeh, and textures you can add to your image. Each one is customizable. You can adjust the brightness and color of the lights. The brightness can be adjusted on the textures. Any light you add can be adjusted by pinching, expanding, or turning your fingers to change the size and angle.
The controls are the same as in LensFlare, which the screenshots below are from. When saving, be sure to check the option at the bottom to save high res so you get the best quality possible.
Check out the quick video to see just how quick and easy this app is to use.
As with most apps, the best results will come when you use multiple apps on an image. I’d suggest making your edits first and then using LensLight. You can also get even more creative with this app if you save/send the flare only (it only saves the flare on a separate file) and then use another app like ImageBlender to try different blending modes with the light over your image. You can come up with a lot of different looks that LensLight alone can’t do yet.
The clover pic is an example of the raindrop texture, The mountain is 3 different lights and a texture, and the pier is a single light with a texture. Here are a lot of lenslight photos from instagram to show you how others are using it.
It’s not perfect yet because of a few missing features, but LensLight offers a whole lot of creativity for only 99 cents, so its hard to complain. If you like having the ability to modify your images and add your own unique touch, then LensLight is a must have. Its easy to use and you get your moneys worth after the first image.
Price 0.99 Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.Requires iOS 3.2 or later.
***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. ***