Lumiere – A Nice Photo Effects App for the iPhone

Fan of Hipstamatic-like apps? Lumiere is for you. The app, released last week, will allow you to apply a slew of photo effects to your pictures, to get an instant aged and processed photographic effects. But Lumiere is not just an Hipstamatic clone, as the app offers a new twist on how filters are applied to your images. Unlike other similar apps, Lumiere offers a ‘what you see is what you get’ mode that allows you to apply filters on-the-fly, by sliding your finger across the screen to switch from one filter to another. Select your preferred effect, shoot, and you’re done. The app reduces the guesswork typically associated with photo effects apps, since it lets you apply effects before pictures are taken. And if you’re not sure about which effect to use, simply shake your iPhone, and Lumiere will select a random combination of filter and border for you. Lumiere offers typical sharing features, via facebook, twitter, tumblr or email. The app offers a slew of filters, including Normal, Sepia, Black and White, Super saturated, Cross processed, 70’s, Golden age, Grainy B/W and Chromatic distortion. You can also add borders to your pictures, to give them a vintage look.

Lumiere is available on the App Store, and costs $1.99. More details about the app here.