How to Get Vintage iPhone Photos: PicFX App Review

Posted by on Jun 9, 2013 in App Reviews, Australia | 4 Comments
How to Get Vintage iPhone Photos: PicFX App Review

Autumn has just ended and the trees are losing all their colour, but I love how PicFX makes autumn come alive again. Ever since my last post on my favourite iPhonegraphy apps, PicFX has quickly become my most used editing app for the past three weeks. Photos do not need to be cropped to a square (I mentioned they did in my last post). The range of filters is amazing, including Classics, PFX Film, Vintage, Urban, CrossProcess, Premixed, Black & White, Scratches, Light, Textures, Space, Grunge, and Frames. I especially love how I am able to adjust the amount of filter I want to apply by using the slider provided on the right, a function Instagram filters sadly lack. I would recommend trying Meadow (classified under Classics) to enhance trees/grass/green; PFX 5 to add a milky, soft look (classified under PFX Film); Vintage Film for a gorgeous golden brown tinge and vignette reminiscent of Polaroid days (classified under Vintage); and Leak 2 as it creates this simple but dreamy red light leak on the right hand side of the photo (classified under Light).

The only negative I can think about this app is that there is no filter that tones down exposure / no exposure adjustments, as most of the filters are mainly for curves, bokeh and light leak overlays and frames. To fix this exposure problem (which you would have if you combined a lot of filters), I usually tweak the exposure in MagicHour. If you happen to be using an Android phone, PicFX is free but only has a very limited range of filters and no bokeh overlays (in which case I would advise you to just try out Afterlight, MagicHour or VSCOcam). Happy snapping and I hope you found this PicFX app review useful!

All pictures in this post taken with an iPhone 4S and edited with PicFX (available from the App Store for AUD$0.99 or SGD$1.29)
mount wilson autumn trees
Mount Wilson, May 2013, edited using Valentine
autumn trees on road
Oyster Bay, May 2013, edited using Vintage Film
bicycles under maple tree
University of Sydney, June 2013, edited using Meadow
mount wilson autumn trees
Mount Wilson, May 2013, edited using Sheen
maple trees in claremont
Claremont, Perth, June 2013, edited using Vintage Film
The French House
The French House, June 2013, edited using Meadow
The French House
The French House, June 2013, edited using Meadow

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4 Comments

  1. Mandy
    June 10, 2013

    I love this app too! Your photos are gorgeous!! Love it!! :)

  2. Irene C
    June 10, 2013

    Thanks for the sharing! I did really like to try out VSCO Cam and Afterlight, unfortunately I’m an Android user =/

    Pixlr Express is an app that I love, just sharing =)

  3. northern creatures
    June 10, 2013

    the results are amazing! thanks for sharing! :)

  4. Anita
    June 14, 2013

    this looks so good! Afterlight the app is really good too :)
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