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Testing photo editing apps: "Darkroom"

December 4, 2018

If you want to take pictures with your smartphone and quickly share beautiful photos, you need effective tools for image editing. DW Digital is testing the most popular apps .This week: "Polarr"

Foto-App Darkroom I+II
Image: DW/A. Leixnering

In this context "Darkroom" dosn't mean a sparsely lit room for sexual contacts, but the good old darkroom for processing light-sensitive photography. The app for Apple's mobile iOS system is a fast, powerful image editing tool that can effortlessly enhance even large RAW photos. Users can also design their own filters. And there's a batch function to quickly edit, manage, and export multiple photos simultaneously. A Portrait HD option allows "Darkroom" to detect and automatically load a "Portrait Matte Effect".

You can get the app for free. But if you want to use all the extensive correction possibilities, you have to invest money for in-app purchases. The most expensive extension with Pro-Tools, Premium-Filters, etc. costs € 10.99 (about $ 12.50). After all, you can try out the premium functions before buying them. In 2015, "Darkroom" was voted one of the best apps of the year by Apple.



- A multitude of functions with good and fast results

- An "Undo log" with all corrections at a glance

- Premium features you can try before you buy them



- several functions can only be used with In-App purchase

- Available for iPhone only


Price: free for iOS

Manufacturer: Bergen Co.