Today’s list of news is rather long:
- The old “sepia” tool changed into a generic “color effects” tool. The “black and white“, “invert” and “equalize” tools have been integrated here now, and we added a few new ones such as duo tone, triple tone, heatmap, cross process (xpro), neon, infrared. Also, you can now change the photo’s contrast and brightness on-the-fly, and reduce the effect’s impact by changing its opacity (ie fading it into the original photo).
- The old “lomo” tool was changed into a generic “camera effects” tool. Apart from lomography, Phixr can now simulate el-cheapo cameras as the chinese Holga, add a vignette effect and imitate a night vision device. This tool also now allows reducing the effect’s impact by changing its opacity (ie fading it into the original photo).
- The “special effects” tool now offers 10 presets for each effect for fine-tuning, and features the opacity slider to blend in the original image (exactly like the color effects and camera effects tools).
- The old “blur” tool got some new companions, such as a soften tool and an effect invented by Michael Orton.
- The “special effects”, “blur”, “sharpen” and “despeckle” tools have new preview feature: Click into the right thumbnail and see left a part of the photo in its original size as it would look after applying the respective effect.
- Rather embarrassing, but anyhow: We fixed a bug in the “add border” tool (the golden frame didn’t actually work), and we finally and once and for all fixed the contrast and brightness sliders (which sometimes didn’t do what they were supposed to do.)
We will deal with the new effects in upcoming blog post. Here a just a few random samples: