The makers of Facetune are back with another photo app: Quickshot, a new camera app that aims to help you take better photos right off the bat.
While the company’s other apps, like Facetune and Enlight, are more focused on photo-editing, Quickshot is more about helping with the capture process.
The in-app camera has a handful different shooting modes, and they all specialize a little differently. There’s HDR+, which automatically calibrates the exposure before you shoot (much like Apple’s built-in HDR mode). The company says this mode is ideal for ore difficult lighting.
There’s also “Strobe,” which acts like a long-exposure setting and is meant to convey motion in action shots. Shoot a photo on strobe and the app stitches together a finished product that has the ghosting effect of a fast-movign object. It’s a little tricky to get right, but the app handily includes some editing tools for getting rid of unwanted parts of the image.
Quickshot mode (left) corrects tilted photos as you shoot. Strobe (right) lets you shoot action shots that show motion.
But the most useful tool is the one from which the app takes its name: The Quickshot setting automatically detects how you’re holding the camera and will crop, reframe, and even edit the photos as you take them. This is especially useful if you’re prone to taking crooked photos that you have to correct later on in the editing process.
Of course, coming from Lightricks, the app also has a suite of built-in editing tools and filters so you can tweak any photo on your phone, not just ones shot within the app.
The app is free, but some features, including many of its filters, are tucked away behind in-app purchases, which are as high as $19.99. That’s pretty dang steep. Still, the basic version gets you a load of features that are worth checking out.