Photos Turn To Art With addLib AppArt

Photos Turn To Art With addLib AppArt

Kristen Lubbe
Feb 11, 2010

Our Canon G9 got stolen a few months ago and instead of replacing it, we've been trying out just how far we can go with our iPhone camera. We thought, we always have our phone with us &mdash so why not use it instead of a digital camera. We may not have a 12 mega pixel camera that shoots RAW with the iPhone camera, but we do have some pretty amazing push-of-a-button editing options.. and we think we just found one of our favorites.

addLib is an application for iPhone that edits your photos and creates a variety of designs based on educated theories. Essentially, addLib will turn your selected photo into a graphic design and you can pick which one you would like. Then you have the option of saving it, sharing it on Twitter or both.

The addLib website says it best: "addLib mixes the Grid System, a fractal theory, the golden ratio and the Facial Recognition System, and then creates graphic design. It seems the layout is made at random, but it comes from the rigorous calculated system." Basically, this app is great for people who want to turn their iPhone photos into something better, cooler and design based.

This may not sit well with people in the graphic design field, but it could be embraced by them as well. We're fans of it and we will probably purchase addLib for $1.99 when we're finished writing this. Obviously an iPhone camera and any amount of unique apps can't replace our Canon G9 &mdash we're just going to have to suck it up and buy a new one.

addLib - AppArt from wowlab on Vimeo.

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