Digital cameras have changed how we take photographs. In the days of SLR cameras and film, we’d carefully compose each shot, set the focus, shutter speed, and aperture before taking a photo. Or, at the other end of the scale, we’d buy a cheap plastic camera while on vacation and take our chances that we could recognize someone in the pictures we took.
Fastforward to the 21st century when the most popular photo taking camera in the world is an iPhone– and it takes very good photos and movies.
Yet, what do some of us do? We add apps like Plastic Bullet to the Mac and take high resolution photos and send them back to the age of plastic toy cameras.
There’s isn’t much going on with Plastic Bullet, which helps to justify the low price. What you get are a bunch of filters (I hesitate to use the word enhancements) which bring back the style of photos which came from inexpensive plastic cameras of yesteryear.
It’s powerful enough to create photos up to 6,000 pixels by 6,000 pixels, and it plays nice-nice with sharing on Flickr, Facebook, Tumblr, and Twitter. And it saves to iPhoto.
If you don’t mind the old fashioned look from inexpensive plastic cameras, you’ll like Plastic Bullet.
It isn’t much money, but you’re also not getting much. Plastic Bullet hasn’t been updated on the Mac since 2011, and neither has the popular iPhone version (even less money). It may be too early to call Plastic Bullet orphanware because it seems to work, but the lack of attention is unsettling.