I recently downloaded PhotoStation because it was free and looked interesting. Today was the first time I tried playing with it. There are a lot of controls, which I like. It’s hard to find apps that allow you to adjust hue, vibrance, tint, color balance, highlights, and shadows. The only app that comes to mind this morning is FilterStorm, but I gave up on that one a long time ago because the 5-10 minute save times were unacceptable.
Just like FilterStorm, PhotoStation allows you to use layers. This is a great feature that allows for more creativity, such as adding textures or compositing images. In this particular photo, I duplicated my layer and set the top layer to soft light at about .40 opacity. Then, I used a gaussian blur filter. With those settings, it adds a softness or subtle glow to the image,along with some contrast and saturation.
Go grab the app here while its free. I will warn you that it wasn’t the most intuitive. There are a lot of features with icons that don’t always make sense. I think this one will require more use before I feel totally comfortable with it.
For instance, I didn’t mean to make that frame. I touched the image, or pinched, and it shrank on the screen, leaving some empty workspace exposed. I didn’t know the background would be turned into a white border. Next time I’ll be sure to lock it into place, which is an option. It also took me like 5 minutes to figure out how to save because one prompt didn’t make any sense to me…I had to click on load image to bring it back to the home screen where you save it.