TiltShift Generator is a new iPhone photo effector application by Takayuki Fukatsu. Currently in development and available in the AppStore soon, TiltShift Generator builds on Takayuki’s previous iPhone apps (ToyCamera, QuadCamera) to deliver something quite unique. For those unfamiliar with the TiltShift term:Â the method refers to the use ofÂ camera by tilting theÂ lensÂ relative to theÂ image planeÂ and using a largeÂ apertureÂ to achieve a very shallowÂ depth of field (wikipedia).
TiltShift Generator AirÂ app is already available and the upcomingÂ iPhone version brings a wonderful set of features to produce some truly amazing photo effects on the go. We have been sent a beta version to have a play, and have to say that this may be the best iPhone photo app TakayukiÂ has made to date.
When you launch the app you are welcomed with the screen to choose either a photo from your album or take a new photo. Once you have loaded the pic you can switch between different modes including ability to change circle or strip blur effect (similar to tiltshift), modify colour by adjusting saturation, brightness or contrast, and third apply vignetting effectÂ to your photo (dark shadows around the edges). Adjusting levels is done via sliders which provides an instant number feedback of how much effect your are applying.Â As you would expect, save option is the last button which processes effect you have selected Â and saves the photo to your library. Settings are always remebered so if you quit the app and open it again taking a new photo, the same effects will be applied at start and you can change them as you like.
TiltShift Generator also includes fullÂ Twitter integration. Where you expect this to be a “upload to photo service, provide a short url and open preferred twitter client”, TiltShiftGen allows you to post to twitter straight from the app. This is achieved with the help of Takuma Mori and his open source Twitter client NatsuLion, providing a seamless integration so you are able to enter the tweet text and both the text and your photo (via twitgoo.com)Â are posted to twitter. This option is available from “Save” menu where you can also send your pictures by mail (once again fully integrated into the app).
TiltShift Generator for the iPhone brings a set of features that allow you to create and share amazing photos quickly and easily. The app’s icon is an icing on cake. Slick, clean, obviously inspired by the Cemara.app icon but suggesting a whole new set of features.Â Full featured, point, shoot and share iPhone app, TiltShift Generator will be an absolute must when released. Now available!
Cost: $0.99 (first week only / normally $2.99)
Developer: Takayuki Fukatsu
UPDATE: 02.09.2009 / To celebrate the release, Takayuki was kind enough to send us 5 promocodes to give away. Leave a comment below to enter. Winners will be picked by random later today.