I first reviewed PhotoToaster in July of last year, shortly after the app was released. I found it to be a solid photo app for the price, though I thought it was a bit simplistic and lacking a few features.
Even though I thought PhotoToaster could use improvement, it’s been a permanent fixture on both my iPhone and my iPad for the last year, and since it was released, the app has had several updates. It started at version one, but now it’s at version 3.1.1, with plenty of new content to show for it.
If you’re not familiar with PhotoToaster, it’s a great tool for iPad photographers. You can use it with any photos – including those you’ve imported from your camera to your computer.
PhotoToaster has a range of effects, from one-tap settings to improve photos to settings that allow you to be creative, adding lighting, texture, and border changes. Each of these effects can be altered with live slider controls for precise control over photo effects.
Over the course of the last year, PhotoToaster added all new crop, rotate, and straighten features (one issue I had with the original app), plus additional sharing tools. Photos from the app can now be shared with Twitter, Flickr, Tumblr, and Instagram, and more.
The app also became a part of PhotoAppLink, which is a group of photo apps that allow you to open edited photos within other photo apps automatically, without any hassle. Other apps that take advantage of this include Color Splash, Photogene, and Snap!
In its latest major update, which happened in March, the app added new settings that allow users to manipulate lighting, with additional presets like Clarify, Bleach Bypass, and Dynamic HDR, for even more impressive photos. 60 additional presets were added, along with new noise reduction tools, making PhotoToaster a great choice for photographers.
While I love all of PhotoToaster’s features, the reason I’ve used it for more than a year is because it’s lightning fast and allows full control over all preset filters, which are great, by the way. PhotoToaster has a wide range of effects for all kinds of photos, from portraits to landscapes, and I’ve never been disappointed with the selection.
If you’ve been looking for a fully featured photography app with a wide range of effects and filters, PhotoToaster is the perfect pick. The universal app is available for just $1.99, and can be downloaded from the App Store.
If you want to try it out before you buy, you can download PhotoToaster Jr., which is a free app.