With the advent of digital photography, people were suddenly able to make their photos look incredible. No more messing with chemicals or turning your film over to someone else messing with chemicals. No more wondering if the film you used was old, or if dropping your camera might have cracked the case and introduced a light leak. No more waiting to see if the film had snapped, or you had your finger in the way, or the flash hadn’t gone off, or any number of other things that could make you lose a moment, or a whole roll full of moments.
There are also many apps that help you with your digital shots, so that even if there’s dust on the lens, or a bad white balance, you can nearly immediately produce a clear shot.
So what is one of the hottest categories of apps today? Grunge apps, that take those pristine shots and make them look as though they’ve been sitting in a shoe box for years – the same shoe box that the film was stored in for years before exposure. I’m going to be discussing Mextures (by Merek Davis), one of the newest apps in this category, in a series of posts.
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