Drew Smith: ethnographer, strategist and host of Rising Minds

Photos with Character: CameraBag for the iPhone

With the death of Polaroid (or is it a resurection we’re about to see?) there’s been a hole in the market for cheap, evocative, instant image makers. Tomy’s Xiao is close but a price of $us370 and Japan-only availability ensures it gets no cigar.

SwissMiss, however, has alerted me to this new app for the iPhone that allows you to add that sometimes indefinable thing, character, to your happy snaps, something that used to have to be achieved with patience and Photoshop plug-ins. CameraBag is available now from the App Store.

swissmiss: CameraBag for the iPhone.

Category: Apple, Design, Photography, Things I like

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  1. Jonathan says:

    I’ve been playing with CameraBag for the last couple of months – it’s great fun 🙂

  2. drewpasmith says:

    I’m almost ashamed to admit that despite being an Apple junkie I’m still not in possession of the jesus phone! Put it down to me holding out for my work to pay for it 😉 I just loved the idea of being able to apply effects as you take the image, something that I used to do as a kid with my old Polaroid by rubbing the prints as they developed.

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