We gave you a brief overview on cross processing in another occasion, explaining how digitally cross processed photos have acquired in recent times great popularity especially among a certain type of photographers. Cross processing on the iPhone — and iPod Touch and iPad, too — is just another way, like appying retro filters, to spice up your photos.
- Full resolution available;
- Five effects (red, blue, green, basic, extreme);
- Border on/off;
- Share via email and Facebook.
Cross Process is an app whose results are subtler than those obtained with other apps. Subtler, meaning non-invasive but also, sometimes, not that noticeable. The filters can be applied both on photos coming from your camera roll and on photos taken on the spot with the built-in camera. You can choose in the application’s settings which effects you want to enable among the green, blue, red and extreme. You can also add a border, if you like. All these parameters must be adjusted before, as you are not given any chances to modify them once you are actually using the app on your photos. The effect is chosen at random among those you enable, but you can save an original of your photo so you can try again if you are not satisfied with the final outcome.
Cross Process mixes the feel of instant camera with some of the unpredictability of cross processing without overdoing it. Developers affirm they studied real cross processing to make the effects look as believable as possible. However, as I said before, sometimes the effects are not that evident compared to the original image.
Cross Process, similarly to ShakeItPhoto from the same developer, is an app that with great ease of use will quickly allow users to enhance their snapshots.
Name: Cross Process
Developer: Banana Camera Co.
Compatibility: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad. iOS 3.1.3 or later.