The app icon above is as good as I’ve seen this year. But it’s wrong. The app is called PhotoGun, but the icon is more reminiscent of CameraGun. Camera. Gun. See? But I get the idea. PhotoGun itself is a photo utility which lets you drag and drop 1) a photo, or, 2) hundreds of photos, and select various filters to enhance each photo.
For just a few dollars PhotoGun gives you the standard array of photo enhancements, effects, and filters to improve your photos. By the hundreds if you so desire. Adjust brightness, contrast, and color saturation. Add a watermark to help deter online photo theft. Crop photos, add borders, flip the image, and convert it to the normal photo file formats (.jpg, .png, .tiff, .bmp, and more). It even renames photos by the batch.
That laundry list of photo enhancements makes PhotoGun more of a Swiss Army Photo Knife utility for the bargain minded.
Alright, it was the logo that caught my eye, but it was the gaudy, abrasive, infomercial-like assault-on-the-eyes screenshots that compelled me to try it out.
How is PhotoGun to use?
Not bad, actually. The interface and options are a bit cluttered, but considering the nominal price tag, PhotoGun has much going for it. It takes awhile to figure out all the features that are packed into all the windows, but they seem to work well enough; though the number of clicks to improve a photo can grow to excess, thanks to trial and error.
If you’re on a tight budget then PhotoGun gives you plenty of tools, effects, and filters to fool around with if you don’t mind a learning curve. This is one of those apps where I’d be willing to pay a dollar more just to have a step-by-step tutorial or walk-through for the features.
As best I can tell there are two claims to fame with PhotoGun. One is the batch capability. Yes, it can apply settings to hundreds of photos at a time (does anyone really do that?). And, two, it is packed with features and options.