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This article was published on December 17, 2015


GeometriCam adds crazy, creative effects to your photos and videos in seconds

GeometriCam adds crazy, creative effects to your photos and videos in seconds
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Martin Bryant is founder of Big Revolution, where he helps tech companies refine their proposition and positioning, and develops high-qualit Martin Bryant is founder of Big Revolution, where he helps tech companies refine their proposition and positioning, and develops high-quality, compelling content for them. He previously served in several roles at TNW, including Editor-in-Chief. He left the company in April 2016 for pastures new.

There’s no shortage of apps that can apply a filter to your photos and make them look slightly cooler (or maybe just more clichéd). But GeometriCam for iOS is something a bit different.

Here are three selfies I took with the app…

GeometriCam selfies

The app has a unique look all of its own, applying highly tweakable geometric distortions to an image. Each of the images above took about 20 seconds to compose, including adjusting the color balance, image resolution and shape settings.

Oh, and it does video too…

Here’s a Mumbai street scene, as taken by a GeometriCam beta tester:

And some have gone further, using the app in conjunction with video editing software to create trippy visuals like this…

Developer Giuseppe Capozzo was aiming for an “innovative, refreshing, contemporary” look when he created GeometriCam, and he’s succeeded.

If I have one criticism, it’s that the interface isn’t quite as intuitive as it could be, even after completing the onboarding tutorial. After using the app for some time, it was only while working on this paragraph that I discovered a ‘Preset Mixer’ feature that allows you to quickly switch between the shape, color and tuning settings from different presets.

On the plus side though, it’s an interface that encourages experimentation and play.

Whether you use it for an eye-catching selfie or something more unusual, do it soon because GeometriCam offers a look that could well catch on quickly. The app costs $1.99 and is available now.

Right, I’m off to switch my Twitter avatar to a geometrically twisted selfie…

GeometriCam [iOS]