Way back in the day of cameras that used film, we photographer wannabes would fuss over every shot. Focus. Exposure. Composition. These days digital cameras make film obsolete and reduce the per-photo shot to almost nothing. And what of focus, exposure, and composition?
These days all we need is a camera that captures everything in a wide angle shot with infinite focus. Then, once the shot is captured, the Mac becomes home to focus, exposure, and composition by applying any one of hundreds of effects and filters to the photo.
Today’s find is called ClearFocus. This app adds depth to your photos by giving you control over focus and blur, tilt lens style.
Controls are nominal but take a little effort to master. Change saturation, exposure, contrast, sharpness, and image grain by using the sidebar tools for precision changes.
While ClearFocus isn’t a complete substitute for more expensive tilt lens solutions, it’s an inexpensive way to achieve similar results.
Pan and zoom to create focal positioning on an image exactly where you want. Adjusting the lens blur gives results that look like fake miniature photo effects.
This isn’t the only app you’ll need for advanced photo effects, but just one of perhaps a dozen one-trick pony apps that do easily what once was complex and expensive.