Green Screen Pro, developed by Thorus Productions, is a cool way to use chroma key effects on your Android device. If you have a blue or green screen laying around and you’ve always wanted to try it out, this is a really cool app to do so.
Concept and Functionality
If you’re unfamiliar with what exactly a green screen does, it basically allows you to take photos and videos of a subject with the intention of using a different background. Green Screen Pro allows you to create cool effects with photos that you have taken using a green or blue screen.
You can either take a photo using your device or you can import an existing photo into the app with ease.
Once your photo is loaded into Green Screen Pro, you can toggle the green or blue screen on or off with a tap your finger. It might take a bit of practice to get the picture just right, as lighting and shadows can be tricky. Once you’re satisfied with the subject, you can easily resize and adjust the subject on the screen.
As far as ease of use and overall user experience, Green Screen Pro is definitely very straightforward. As I mentioned before, it might be a little difficult at first if you’re not familiar with proper green screen techniques, but there’s a handy how-to video which might be able to help you. The video can be found here.
A really neat feature included in Green Screen Pro is partial transparency, which is apparently a really advanced green screen technique. This means that transparent objects such as sunglasses won’t look funky. An example of partial transparency can be seen in the second screenshot.
Green Screen Pro comes with a ton of backgrounds for your subject, from animals to space and abstract designs. You’re really only limited by your imagination. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, you can always add your own background for your subject.
Lastly, once you’ve created your masterpiece, you can easily share your photo using your favorite social networking service.
Green Screen Pro is available to download from Google Play for $0.99, which is a great value given all of the capability that comes with this very cool app.
Overall, Green Screen Pro certainly won’t replace professional chroma key software, but it’s an excellent choice if you’re looking for something that will help you create cool photos on-the-fly.
Green Screen Pro requires Android 2.2+. A small expedite fee was paid to speed up the publication of this review.
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