After the numerous selfies flooding the internet and our lives these days – a bit too much for my liking, if you ask me – a close second (and personal first ) would be food pictures! Whether you are at a restaurant being served a gorgeous dish, or at home surprising yourself, your family and friends with a creation that makes you feel like a star chef – the first thing you do is to snap a picture and share away!
A lot of these times, I wish my phone camera was a lot more versatile than it actually is. Don’t get me wrong, I love my phone, and although a few years old ( which is basically like several dog years in technological terms), it is no SLR. And as much as I would like to, I can’t carry my SLR everywhere – showing up to a dinner date in a gorgeous dress, a fancy clutch, high heel pumps and an SLR seems just a tad inappropriate.
This is where my new app comes in. With 26 filters suited for all kinds of food, this app truly rocks!
Here is a sample of what it does:
This is a picture of ordinary (but gorgeous) vine tomatoes, taken from my phone camera vs using Foodie.
How amazing is the transformation?
You probably don’t notice it here in this post, but on my phone & laptop, I can actually see the miniscule freckles that dot the fruit, and the tiny hairs sprouting out of the vines. And much like an SLR, it blurs the backgrounds, focussing on the food up close.
Now these have also been taken with the Foodie App, using some of its in-built filters.
I was particularly fascinated by how one of the ‘Sweet’ filters – designed for pink things like ice-cream, milkshakes and candy – transformed my red tomatoes to pink!
The TOP feature tells you exactly when you have positioned the phone directly above your food, resulting in top-down shots you see in gastronomical magazines.Hold your phone above the food and wait till the yellow ‘TOP’ button shows up, and you will have a perfect top-down shot that has factored in the best lighting conditions.
And the best part – you can also apply filters BEFORE taking the picture, thereby selecting the look that you think works best before snapping the shot. There is also an instant share button to social networks including Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.
So there you go – a free app, ready to be downloaded from the Google Play Store or iTunes. Get, set, snap!
Note: This is not a paid post. I saw it, loved it and wanted to share it. That’s all there is to it.