The recent updates to Photo Studio PRO brought a lot of sweet treats just in time for the holidays! For example: BBM Connected capabilities, full BB OS 7.0 support (including 7.1) & my favorite is the New Effects Packs and Christmas Frames! 4 packs available for FREE within the PRO version!
° BBM Connected! Share your photo directly from Photo Studio
° Base photo operations: brightness, contrast, RGB color adjustment, hue, saturation and many more
° Transform operations: resize, rotate, crop
° 70 unique effects in categories: ‘Simple toning’, ‘Old Style’, ‘Vintage’, ‘Summer mood’, ‘Sketch’, ‘Lomo’, ‘Blur’ and ‘Art’
° A set of frames. Apply set of beautiful digital frames to your photos. Available packs: ‘Christmas Frames 1’, ‘Christmas Frames 2’ and ‘Frames Pack 1’
° Combine operations: Apply single or multiple effects to one image
° Several output formats: Save the result in different formats: ‘Small’, ‘Normal’, ‘Large’ and ‘Original’
° Share photos with Facebook, Twitter and Messages applications installed on BlackBerry
° PRO version includes unlocked packs ‘Effects Pack 1’, ‘Frames Pack 1’, ‘Christmas Frames 1′ and ‘Christmas Frames 2′
I’ve been using Photo Studio since the beginning of the beta. Even at stage 1 the app was very promising and has gotten a lot of attention from the developer as well as built up a nice report from the community. They’re maintaining a 4/5 star review status in BlackBerry App World from 163 customers.
What I like about PS PRO is that you can do so much with just this one app. You can tweak your pictures from the ground up. Start by either launching the ‘Camera+’ icon or going into your pictures app and selecting a picture there. Once loaded up (takes 1 sec) your now ready to get your mobile editing skills on!
4 new Add-Ons built into the PRO version can be selected and downloaded immediately. I choose all of them. Like I said if you pick the PRO version for $2.99 (Not $0.99) then you can grab any or all of them. I’m not sure why the ads say “All packs by 0.99″ because I was not able to make in-app purchases from the free version I downloaded at their website. It maybe an option in the FREE version from App World? Let us know.
Once you have your extra Add-On Packs/Frames installed you will find lots more treats packed throughout the options. They’ve organized the app to be self explanatory. After Add-On’s you have Effects, Frames, Change Colors, Brightness, Contrast, Hue, Saturation, Resize, Rotate, Crop and Red Eye. I’m more of a basic kind of guy. So I stick with the Effects and Frames mostly. But if your into the deeper options PS PRO has got you covered! I really like that with each change (add sepia in Effects, or a New Year’s Frame in Frames) you get the option to Save-it or cancel the change. Once you have something you love you can then choose to either save it (separate from the original), overwrite the original, and then Share the picture. BBM Connected means you can seen it right to your girl’s BBM, or Tweet it, Share to Facebook, etc. If there’s not an option right in the app that’s okay. You’ll be dropped into the finished picture in your Picture app anyways, so here you can choose to do other things with the image.
It’s a great app! And perfect for spicing up your favorite holiday pictures. I’m already setting up a good lot to use in RIM’s Scrapbook app for BlackBerry PlayBook! Photo Studio PRO will set you back $2.99, a small price to pay to have some really cute pictures to share everywhere. Check it out below!