Magic Hour: Better Than Hipstamatic? We Think So!

Magic Hour: Better Than Hipstamatic? We Think So!

Rachel Atwood
Jun 15, 2011

There are so many photo editing apps out there that the possibilities are endless and sometimes overwhelming. Magic Hour, named for the first and last hour of sunlight of the day, takes those endless possibilities and allows you to share them with others via their free Filter Market.

We've got a lot of photography apps on our iPhone, and there is no way that I use them all consistently. Our favorite one, Hipstamatic, doesn't even do all the things we wish it could, namely let us edit previously taken photos in case we're not satisfied with the combination of lens and film used. While we suppose that's part of the charm of Hipstamatic, it's not always what we want, and so our search for a photography app that sates this need began. So far, Magic Hour has won us over in this respect.

MagicHour comes with 40 base filters, but with the free Filter Market you can download as many as you like, as well as create your own to share on the market. These can range from the over saturated to the Polaroid look-a-like, from the old black-and-white to the simple touch-up. You can take photos or pull past ones from your library, which is a big plus in my book.

Magic Hour allows you to share your photos directly from the app to Facebook, Twitter, FourSquare, Dropbox, and Flickr, to name a few.

MagicHour is available for iPhone and Android for $1.99.

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