Photo-centric apps for mobile devices are ubiquitous, and if you’re an iPhone user, you’ll likely have noticed that the App Store is packed to the rafters with utilities touting superior editing and tweaking functions. Adding a it of blur, black-and-white overlay or a vintage frame are all fairly solid ways of rolling back the years, bringing a traditional feel to our photos, and Pocketbooth, which stylizes snaps in the traditional photo booth manner, has just gone free!
After the Bank Holiday, we didn’t think we’d be getting any more freebies. Sure, apps drop their prices down to zero often enough, but this, by and large, tends only to occur when an app is no good and or isn’t selling.
Pocketbooth is, however, a worthy app for any nostalgic photo lover. Selfies may well be in vogue throughout popular culture, but it’s not the first we’ve seen of this somewhat vain trend. Many of us used to pay for the privilege of taking selfies in photo booths, which are mainly only used for official photo ID documentation nowadays, and while we’re grateful that we don’t have to part with any loose coins in order to snap a selfie in this Digital Age, there’s also that feeling that some of the magic is gone.
After all, you only have to open your Instagram feed to see just how keen folks are to snap and share pictures of their faces, and you want to restore a little bit of purpose and meaning to this very common activity, Pocketbooth is just the app for that.
You can make vintage photos, photostrips and apply numerous antiquated effects for authenticity, and when you’re done making your creation, you can go slightly beyond sharing on the main social networks. Sure, if you want to post to Facebook, Twitter or send via email, you can, but you can also get your snaps printed professionally and shipped directly to your door.
Usually, Pocketbooth costs 99 cents, so be sure to pick it up now while its hot (and free!).
(Download: Pocketbooth for iOS on the iTunes App Store)