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Drawcam: A New, Artistic Photo Filter

Drawcam: A New, Artistic Photo Filter

Price: $1.46
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Drawcam
Android App Review by AndroidAppsReview.com

Reviewed by Luke Patrick

Reviewed by Luke Patrick

Over the years, we’ve seen more than our fair share of photo filtering applications. Though, we haven’t seen quite as many as our iOS sister site, The iPhone App Review. In fact, the genre is a bit thinner on the ground in terms of quality than with the iPhone. This is good and bad. On the one hand, we like quantity. On the other hand, when a truly excellent photo filtering title like Drawcam comes through, it gets the attention it deserves. The title allows us to get a little more creative with our photos and their editing on the Android platform. And if that sounds like a good time out, you’ll find our full review tucked away below.

Concept and Functionality

As stated, Drawcam differentiates itself from its competition slightly in that it doesn’t just offer cheap, one-size-fits-all filters for each and every one of your photos. Rather, it allows you to live-edit your filtration with an almost astonishing level of detail. It works something like this:

Boot up the application and you’ll be presented with a photo viewer, sort of like the lens preview on an older camera. You know, a real camera. From here, you can select one of the applications 20 unique filters, some truly unique to the app itself. Once you’ve done that, you can switch between different functions on a per effect basis, or you can edit the settings directly using sliders on either side of the apparatus.

DrawCam for Android

DrawCam for Android

In this way, you can cut through the noise and almost immediately begin creating a work that is entirely your own. The tuning here is deep, rewarding and incredibly simple to navigate. The stock filters are also rather good if you leave them alone entirely. And when you’re done with all of that, saving to your device (in multiple variations per photo) is as simple as you could ever want.

Design and Interface

The only place in which Drawcam truly falters is its design. We mentioned older, real cameras earlier, and that’s a pretty apt comparison to what Drawcam looks like. The app resembles our old film-based Canon camera, with thick, leathery patterns and broad buttons. It’s not a terrible design, but it definitely shows the age in its influences.

Then again, we can imagine some purists would be quite into the look offered here. Still, for the masses, we still would rather see something slicker, more minimalist, and perhaps slightly more intuitive in terms of icons and labeling.

Overall Value

And of course, the $1.46 price tag associated with Drawcam is hard to argue with. The application is a phenomenal deal, and if you’ve been looking for a new way to snap photos, and get those filter effects that you want on the Android platform, this may just be the option you’ve been waiting for.

But don’t take our word for it! Go ahead and snag Drawcam today.

DrawCam Drawcam requires Android  2.3+ and up. A small expedite fee was paid to speed up the publication of this review.

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