Photos On The iPhone – Zipix

July 15, 2009 by Ryan Ray 

Again here I am being super nerdy and talking about the iPhone and it’s amazing camera again. Hah, today is another pretty simple app to work with. I’ve found a lot of the camera apps are pretty simple, but I like that. It would be pretty hard to be the do it all, one stop camera app. I’ve seen a few try and well… they just need to keep on trying. When that one comes though it’s going to strike it big. It’ll definitely be a home run if there is one app that can take out all of the photo apps. If you know of it, PLEASE, let me know. Alright, now that that is out of the way let’s talk about todays sweet app.

This app is totally free and goes by the name Zipix. It’s often hard to find a free version of iPhone photo apps, unless it’s a crippled version to entice you to buy the full version. But this one is full featured and free. As you can see by the main screen below the interface is fairly simple, but that is by design. Instead of giving you a ton of options on how you could enhance your own picture, Zipix simply does it for you. There are no sliders, knobs, etc… to mess with. Zipix will handle that. It will adjust the exposure, straighten the shot, you can even zoom and crop with the app. It only takes a few seconds to fix your photos, and that’s what makes Zipix so valuable to me. Sometimes you don’t have the time to shoot a shot with the right lighting, or you don’t have time to even find lighting. If you’ve ever taken an under exposed shot then your photo may have a second chance with Zipix. Just check out below my example of a rescuable photo.

Zipix Main Menu Interface

Below are two screenshots to show you how this app works. At the main menu I chose to enhance an existing photo, it took me to my photo library and I tapped this one to enhance. It will show you the shot on the left once you’ve chosen one to enhance. As you can see the tab says “original.”  I took this photo in a cabin at Camp Sharon while doing cabin inspections, there was little light to help me out except one dull light in the middle of the ceiling. The tiny window didn’t let in enough light, so that was what I was stuck with. Luckily I used Zipix to save the picture. The picture is grainy because as we discussed in an earlier post the ISO is probably very high in lowlight shots, but Zipix fixed the exposure making the image a little easier to look at. As you can tell in the image on the right that’s been “enhanced.”

Zipix unenhanced Zipx Enhanced

I could show you tons of enhanced shots, but I think you get the picture. No pun intended. Zipix is simple, fast, and free. You can’t beat an app that packs those three punches. I’d keep it around just incase, just maybe, you take a bad shot with your iPhone. Pass it through Zipix and see if it saves it. Download this app now, then let me know what you think about it. Maybe there are other photo enhancing apps I should know about. Leave a comment and let me know! Thanks for reading.

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4 Responses to “Photos On The iPhone – Zipix”

  1. Rey on July 15th, 2009 4:32 pm

    If this had a timer to take self pictures it would be a must-have for sure. (added by Mobile using Mippin)

  2. Ryan Ray on July 17th, 2009 2:09 am

    The app night camera has a timer mode, use them together and you’ll get what you may need. Thanks for the comment.!

  3. sonia on August 2nd, 2009 9:13 am

    Thanks for the info!

  4. Ryan Ray on August 5th, 2009 1:19 pm

    Anytime, thanks for reading.

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