VSCO Cam™ from the Visual Supply Company is an easy-to-use iPhone camera app that offers minimal yet elegant processing options, with a sleek interface and streamlined workflow. What many of you may not be aware of, is that VSCO Cam™ will not only run on the iPad 2, iPad Mini and iPad Retina, but it will also support files sizes much greater than those from the current crop of iPhones (my samples are all from a 12 megapixel Canon S110 camera), making it ideal for those who shoot with a digital camera and edit on an iPad.
VSCO Cam™ offers 10 predefined effects, that are derived from the companies Lightroom, Adobe Camera RAW and Aperture 3 plugins. These plugins (called VSCO Film) emulate the emulsions and grains of real 35mm film brands like Kodak, Fuji and Ilford, and cost from $79 USD. Because the VSCO Cam™ effects are derived from, and not direct reproductions of those found in VSCO Film, the Visual Supply Company have chosen to number the apps effects rather than label them.
In addition to the 10 predefined effects (3x B&W, 7x Colour), VSCO Cam™ also lets you adjust the Brightens, Contrast, Colour Temperature, Highlights and Saturation of your images, as well as letting you add some very well done Grain and Vignette effects. The app also offers 5 different Crops (2:3, 3:4, 1:1, 4:3 and 3:2) and a Fade and Fill option, that all help create some subtle and beautiful analogue looking images from any digital camera.
Priced at just £0.69/$0.99/€0.79, with its subtle effects and analogue looks, VSCO Cam™ [App Store Link] is the perfect app for the mobile photographer.