iDarkroom 2.3 - Powerful Photo Editor With Professional DSLR-like Camera

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[] Shanghai, China - Maple Studio today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of iDarkroom 2.3, a significant update to their powerful photo editor for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. Now optimized for iOS 8, iDarkroom has been rebuilt to provide a professional DSLR-like camera experience while including a large spectrum of special filters, effects and editing tools.

"iDarkroom is a fast, intuitive and poweful photo processing app," says Double Mesh who named as iDarkroom as one of the Best Photo Editing Apps for iPhones. "Whether you are professional photographer or not good at taking photo(s), iDarkroom will add amazing effects to your photos and make them unique and great." (20 May 2014)

Users can easily crop and rotate their images with iDarkroom's photo editor. Users have the choice of 13 preset conventional crop sizes as well as the ability to crop the image to their specifications. There is also the ability to quickly rotate the image in 4 different directions. Users can always remove the edit and revert back to their original photo by tapping the Undo or Original icon.

Feature Highlights:
* Simple and intuitive User Interface
* Professional DSLR-like camera experience includes ability to set focus, shutter speed, and more
* Adjust image with curve, shadows/highlights, vibrance, and more
* Special effects such as tilt shift, blurs, toon and ink filters
* 22 color filters and 17 monochrome filters
* 10 film paper effects
* 10 grunge effects
* Customizable Bokeh effects with lens distortion, dispersion and lens blur
* 10 light leak effects
* 10 frame effects
* Shuffle effects with one tap
* Ability to crop and rotate image
* Ability to control intensity of effects
* Supports full size photos
* Choice of 3 different resolutions
* Share image to Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, Google+, and Weibo
* Save to Photo Album or share with E-mail
* Backup and restore curves via iTunes File Sharing

Optimized for single-handed use, iDarkroom has updated their user interface to provide a more intuitive user experience. Users now have a larger area to preview their area with ability to hide the menu bar. Icons have been redesigned to be more universally recognized and can be opened or searched with a simple tap or swipe. iDarkroom also supports images of all sizes including full sized photos.

One of the most significant changes to iDarkroom is a more professional DSLR-like camera experience. Although iDarkroom defaults to auto-mode, users now have a wide variety of customized settings they can apply including:

* Ability to set focus
* Ability to set exposure
* Flash control
* Countdown timer with :03, :05, :07, or :10 seconds presets
* Manual setting
* Lens position
* Shutter speed
* Exposure compensation
* White balance
* Zoom

"There are now a ton of photo editing apps proliferating the App Store," says Christine Chan of Apps Gone Free. "But I'm here to tell you about another one that should be added to your photography arsenal: iDarkroom. This app has become one of my favorite apps to use because of the variety of effects." (27 Feb 2011)

There are many special effects and overlays to be optimized in iDarkroom. iDarkroom includes a total of 22 color filters and 17 monochrome filters as well as more than 40 different overlay effects. The toon filter converts the image to a cartoon while the ink filter makes the image look like a hard-drawn ink line or dot drawing. Additional filters include woodcut, pop art, and halftone. Users can also modify their image with a Tilt Shift filter that includes lens blur, Radial blur filter, Circular blur filter, and a glow special effect filter.

Overlay effects include 10 film paper effects, 10 Grunge effects, 11 light leak effects, and 10 frame effects with adjustable texture. The updated iDarkroom also features customizable Bokeh effects such as lens distortion, dispersion, and lens blur. Additionally, most options allow the user to control the intensity of the effect.

"iDarkroom can be summed up in five words," says Kenny Helphill from Tap! (Issue 04, 22 Jun 2011). "Cross process, texture, bokeh and vignette. There are multiple variations of each available and they're all very effective. It's terrific fun at a very reasonable price."

iDarkroom contains 10 powerful and unique adjustment tools for users to customize their image. As users apply each tool, the photo shows the adjustment in real-time. This allows for a more detailed-oriented adjustment experience. Users can adjust their photos with:

* Curve, including specific red, green, and blue options
* Shadows/highlights
* Sharp
* Color balance
* Temperature
* Vibrance
* Saturation
* Contrast
* Brightness
* Gamma

Named one of the 5 Best Photo Apps To Use With Instagram by The RecApp, Bettina Johnson says, "The iDarkroom photo app not only has the traditional filters found in most image-editing apps, it goes above and beyond with color-contrast adjustments, a variation of blurring techniques, unique texture effects and a range of cropping options that are sure to bring attention to your iPhoneography skills. It's never been easier to spice up your Instagram photos." (29 Feb 2012)

Users can share their iDarkroom creations in a variety of ways. After completing tweaks to their image, iDarkroom prompts the user to choose from 3 different resolutions: 816 x 612, 1632 x 1224, and 3264 x 2448. Users can save the picture to their Photo Album and share directly via E-mail, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, Google+, or Weibo.

"iDarkroom 2.3 is the most versatile, agile, and powerful photo editors available," says Qiufeng Zhang of Maple Studio. "Named as the Best App of the Week by Apple in 14 countries, we've made iDarkroom faster, more intuitive, and easier to use. We've also provided some amazing new features including the DSLR-like camera options, powerful adjustment tools, and the incredible special effects including the best toon filter in the world. We are so excited to introduce our new and improved app and believe both professional and amateur photographers will love iDarkroom!"

* English, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch
* Requires iOS 7.0 or later
* 24.5 MB

Pricing and Availability:
iDarkroom 2.3 is only $0.99 (USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Photo & Video category. Review copies are available upon request.

Based in Shanghai, China, Maple Studio was founded by independent developer Qiufeng Zhang. Maple Studio develops applications for the iOS platform. Copyright (C) 2014 Maple Studio. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.


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