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Changing a photo’s impact using gradient fills

I was recently looking to see if there was anything new with Squaready, an app that fills around ‘not square’ photos so they can be posted to sites that require square. Looking over the developers work, I saw they did an app for applying different gradient effects to iPhone photos. Normally, I think of gradients as simply a light to dark area fill, particularly when I want an area of a photo highlighted more than other areas. Looking over the examples their app had, it got me thinking about the many other natural and un-natural enhancements that can be done to a photo.

The app, Gradgram – Fast Gradient Image Editor for Instagram, Facebook, Twitter – …. (serious, that is the apps name!) is an iPhone only app that can be yours for less than a US dollar. Uh, I still can’t get over that name.

Back to gradients. The app allows for the application of gradients colors that you choose from a picker, then apply from an area to another using a horizon or even circle areas. Then share the finished result directly out through the sites mentioned in the app’s name but also to other apps like Camera+ if you want to do additional editing. Looking over Gradgram’s examples, it gives me a few ideas to play with photos I recently took of interior rooms that would pop with the proper area shading.

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A new option for iPhone Photo Bokeh Light Effect Fans

If you have the need to add light effect dots or shapes to your iPhone photos, I have found a new option. An option that is offering more tuning than is found in other Bokeh light apps. Bokehful still has the randomness of the dot or shape location on the photo, but lets you have better control of the placement by painting with your finger.

Choose a shape to have the lighting appear in on your iPhone photo. Then, choose the colors and gradients for the lighting. Bokehful makes the process quick via it’s pickers and pre-assembled light color groupings. You can even choose the direction the gradient effect is applied.

When done, the image is saved at full resolution, or share with others through Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or as a eMail attachment. As an extra, this is a universal app so when you buy for your iPhone, you can install on your iPad to use at no extra charge too.