Photone – A Photo Filter Product Review

As I’ve mentioned previously on my blog, I’m asked all of the time to review products. And as I’ve mentioned previously, I don’t normally say “yes” unless it’s something I believe in or something I genuinely want to try.

08b1713e1b37f336ae81aa2858075b2402258e1fI was recently asked to try a new photo app for iPhone/iPad/iPod called Photone.

Photone just released a couple of weeks ago  and is an application for enhancing photos and adding effects for user photos. I don’t know about you, but sometimes the filters provided by that certain app we all use just don’t match up with what I want the photo to look like. I’ve actually downloaded a number of other filters and apps, but for the most part they’re either (a) too cheesy with over-the-top effects nobody over the age of 18 would ever want to use or (b) they’re too damn expensive.

Photone is only $1.99 and I’ll tell you my honest thoughts: I like the app…a lot.

The company has put together a really great, simple photo editing experience with this app. Literally one tap can get you results that would normally take HOURS.  And the great thing I like about it is that it’s compatible with exporting to Facebook and Instagram in addition to being able to save it to your photo camera roll.

I know…it sounds like I’m trying to hard-sell you on this product. But I’m not just throwing this review out there for the hell of it. I tried and have used the filter a number of times within the past week on my social media accounts. 

For example…here’s a picture I took of an “adult beverage” I was drinking last week by the Christmas tree. 002

A nice picture, I guess…but I added a little “Sun Rays” filter to it and this is how it currently looks on my Instagram account:

One of the fabulous benefits of having your wife work at a brewery at #Christmastime. #Stella @stellaartois

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To me, it’s a lot nicer photo now.

Here’s another example. I took this pic of Sunshine and I over the weekend while at the gym. It was just a quick selfie that I took after we both had finished unsatisfying runs…

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I know…not the most flattering pic, right? Regardless, I applied a filter called “Cappuchino” and this was the result:

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To me, the muted colours make the photo look better overall…and it doesn’t look like the amateurish selfie that it initially started looking like. There are a LOT of different filters to choose from, whether they are considered professional (ProTone), colour-centric (ColorTone), or effects-driven (Effects). 

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Don’t just take my word for it, though. For the price, what have you got to lose? There are so many other photo effect filter apps out there that either charge a lot more and/or don’t give you the type of quality effects and filters that you’re looking for. I plan on continuing to use this app for a long time.

If you’d like some more information, though, just go to Photone-App.com and see for yourself.

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