Vignette Photo Effects Android App Review

| March 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

Mobile phone photography has gone full circle and retro fashion has spoken. Small sensors and a lack of glass need not be a problem when you can add effects that make your pictures exceptional. Vignette Photo Effects for Android allows you to use customisable filters and frames in any combination to create many photo effects. The app can be downloaded for $2.99 from Google Play Store.


Vignette Photo Effects for Android offers its own camera interface, so operates separately from the camera app you already have on your phone. Once you have your photo, it’s time to start playing around with it and creating something on the whole funkier. But before you get to this stage, it’s worth mentioning what there is in fact another option: you can import an image you already have in your phone Gallery. Of course, some phones offer a range of effects but Vignette goes much further. There are a range of classic film type effects like Portra, Velvia and Ilford and then a wider assortment of retro effects and options grouped into drop-down sections. This grouping helps keep the effects menu under control, but it can still be a little fiddly to find unerringly what you want until you get to know the app. However, because you layer the effects over the top of the image, you can change things around as much as you like until you get the result you are looking for, remembering to save your image at the end, of course. You get the option to save copies as you go, which is important as if you take a particularly nice shot, you might want to save a copy of the original, before you start to tinker with it. Aside from the effects you can also add frames which help to complete the overall idea of your image. If you find a combination you particularly like, you can save it so you can easily apply it again in the future.

Vignette Photo Effects Android App Review

Vignette Photo Effects for Android is divided into two different sections. The first is composition the second is effects. When lining up your shot in the composition view, you get a clear picture of the scene in front of you. You can adjust basic settings, like the resolution, as well as basic camera phone controls, like auto save and overriding standby, but we found the most useful setting to be the “show full viewfinder” because if you don’t select this option, what you see on the screen can appear distorted compared to the scene in front of you.


It can drag its feet at times. Applying the effects is sometimes a little slow, as is saving the image. We also found that it would, on occasion, become a little unresponsive, especially when returning to take more pictures. But despite this, Vignette Photo Effects for Android offers a great collection of effects and so long as you don’t expect this to be your fulltime and only camera app on your smart phone.

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