How can you not download an app called Bad Camera?
I don’t know why it’s called Bad Camera – maybe the bad is supposed to mean good. It’s a pretty basic app, not a must have, but it’s fine. Bad Camera is designed to replicate the photography of Misolav Tichy , recreating his light leaks, scratches, and oftentimes, dreamy effects. So, Bad Camera converts your image to black and white, monochrome or sepia, or something close to it, adds a lighting effect, and also a texture. Unfortunately, having no drop down menus, or option bars, you have no control over choosing effects. I guess that’s the “bad” part. Or, if you buy the marketing for the app, that’s still all good because random is good.
So, this is what it looks like:
Here’s a photo I took of myself on the train home to my parent’s house on Thanksgiving Day –
Here’s what the app home screen looks like:
Usually, somewhere on the tool bar will be a little “i” or a “?” or something like that for help, instructions, etc. Not this app – just push the icons, and figure it out. It’s not complicated, I just feel like I’m missing something – you know, that part where I decided what goes on the photo.
Anyway, when you hit the four square looking icon, this comes up:
This is just the first page – there are five total pages, for 20 different combinations. So, you pick one, and if you don’t like it, you can hit the next icon – which will continue to generate more choices, one at a time. Sometimes, I like an effect, but would like to change the texture, or like the texture, and would like to just change the color. The app would be so much nicer if it had this capability. But, apparently, this app was not designed for control freaks like me. Eh well, for 99 cents, I guess I can sit back and let the app do all the work.
Here’s a final image: