Maybe one day the Mac App Store will feature app bundles similar to those by MacUpdate, MacHeist, and other sites which specialize in bundling a bunch of Mac apps for a low price. There’s even a Mac app that watches Mac bundles. What I’d like to see is a dozen or so photo enhancement apps for a single low price.
The latest to grace my Mac is called Film Noir, a clever and useful app which delivers artistic black and white and sepia tone effects to your photos. There’s more going on here than simply stripping the color from a photo and calling it art.
Film Noir comes with multiple filters and tools so the style you’re after is easily implemented with a few clicks.
Drop in a photo from iPhoto or Aperture, select a specific filter and use one of the 20 or so presets which alter brightness, contrast, color, shadows, tones, and highlights, as well as adjust sharpening.
The color filters give you even more options to create an artistic masterpiece from a photo that’s a mere mess of jumbled color. Color tones also reflect specific film camera characteristics from Agfa, Kodak, Ilford, and others. And, there’s built-in vignetting to soften the edges of each photo.
Film Noir is well done, but has limited features considering the price tag, but it does off some settings not found in less expensive photo enhancement apps.
It’s the perfect app to have in a bundle of a dozen photo apps.