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TiltShift Generator for iPhone

Illustration for article titled TiltShift Generator for iPhone iPhone photo apps these days have some sort of setting for "tilt shift," the popular photographic effect that makes scenes look like elaborate (and adorable) sets of miniature models. TiltShift Generator actually lets you control the miniature-making parameters.

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What is it?

TiltShift Generator, iPhone, $1. Beginning as a popular web and Adobe AIR app, TiltShift Generator proved that you didn't need an expensive lens to make some pretty convincing tilt shift-y photographs. The iPhone app is the same idea—a dedicated, single-minded app for giving iPhone shots a quick and dirty tilt shift makeover. You can place the blur and adjust its radius, set sliders for saturation, brightness, contrast, and vignette effect, and save 'em to your photo roll. And they end up looking pretty damn good.


Who's it good for?

Budding iPhone photographers; people who want to feel like Godzilla compared to their iPhone photo subjects.

Why's it better than alternatives?

It gives you exactly the tools you need to make tilt shift photos on your iPhone 4 and shows you how to make them, with a built-in tutorial. It's cleanly designed, gives easy options for changing the export size of the photos, and it's only a buck.


How could it be even better?

Some other basic photo functions, like the ability to crop, would be welcome. And I wouldn't mind being able to tweak the settings in landscape to take advantage of all the real estate the iPhone has to offer.

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TiltShift Generator, $1 | iTunes

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Somebody has been reading my comments?

I predicted/wished aloud for an app like this would be perfect for the iPad 2 with its view camera-sized right side up ground glass. And here it is.

I have one of the Smoothee camera clips for my iPhone 4 (also versions for iPhone 3Gs and iPod Touch; $25), so I can do some of this right away. That lets you mount the thing rock solid on a tripod, as well as the Steadicam arm.

We shall see...