App Of The Week: Afterlight

Digital stores like Google, Apple and Microsoft have many image editing applications and photo cameras get better and better implemented on mobile terminals. This is how famous social networks like Instagram or Snapchat were born and the demand for software products for photo processing has increased. Some apps are more interesting than others and the highly appreciated Afterlight is now available on Android and Windows Phone.

Afterlight allows both capture and image editing. The capture mode, however, is very simple, featuring just flash control and a timer with 3,7 or 10 seconds delay. That is why it is recommendable to use the main photo camera if you need more control over the capture. The editing mode is much more interesting and gives the users some special options and many filters.

The image adjustment parameters offer a classic set of operations, such as adjusting brightness, contrast, saturation, tempertur or exposure, plus an automatic adjustment mode that can be useful in most situations if they didn’t exaggerate so much with sharpening.

Afterlight also offers less ordinary options like adjusting bright areas and shadows or editing midtones. This section offers three opttons for inserting a false vignettes, for stimulating the photo film and for sharpening. Each of these options can be adjusted.

Instagram tought its users that a photo is not interesting enough if it doesn’t have at least one filter, and Afterlight takes these into consideration and offers 57 filtres. Also, Afterlight offers lens flare and light leak.

The fourth section of the editing mode offers other classic options for rotating, straightening, cropping and mirroring and a series of templates for choosing some common aspect ratios. You can easly start sharing on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, email or any other Android application that integrates the Share menu.

The last section contains virtual frames, available in many ways.

The conclusion is that Afterlight is a very interesting option.