Lab Review


Version Reviewed:
22nd Nov, 2011
Review Date:
Reviewed by Steve


4 out of 5


  • Publisher: VicMan LLC
  • Version Reviewed: 1.5
  • Review Date: 22nd Nov, 2011
  • Cost: FREE
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There's loads of apps available that let you take advantage of the iPhones awesome power. Whether it's helping you capture the perfect shot or post processing your photos, there's something out there for everyone. One such app which allows you to process your photos with some weird and wonderful effects, is Lab.

....over 400 different effects to choose from... Lab is a post processing app that uses face detection technology allowing you to create face montages using hundreds of different effects. There's over 400 different effects to choose from and if the effect you're after isn't available, you can suggest an idea and they'll try to insert it for you.

It's worth pointing out that the effects are processed over the internet so you do need a connection to get up and running. It doesn't have to be over WIFI but the faster the connection, the higher the quality of the processed images. multiple photos to use in collages...

This decision to process the images over the internet has it's pros and cons. The obvious downside is if there's no connection, you can't use the app. However, on the up side, it ensures whenever the developers release new effects they're instantly available without the need to download an app update.

Using the app is simple. You start off selecting a category of effects and browse for something you're after. Select the effect and choose to use an image from the library or take a photo using the iPhone's camera. Once you have your photo you need to align the subject within the crop area. Moving the photo and zooming is nice and easy with responsive controls that are simple to use.

...share photos by emailing or texting links...posting to Facebook and Twitter is also supported.

After setting up your photo you click process and the photo is processed online and opened in the app. You can add text to the photo, save photos to your library and share by emailing or texting links. There's even social networking options for posting to Facebook and Twitter.

The apps 400 effects provides plenty of effects to choose from. My personal favourite were the artistic effects and photo filters. One slight drawback was the lack of ability to fine tune the amount of effect but overall, the default was pretty good. Another great feature is the multiple collage category, allowing you to select multiple photos to use in collages. Brilliant for creating group pictures with your friends and family.

Children will love going through the effects and it'll keep them busy creating and sharing photos. Lab is an fun and easy to use post processing app, containing hundreds of effects to pimp up your photos. What's more, it's all completely free. Children will love going through the effects and it'll keep them busy creating and sharing photos. If you're slightly more mature, you might want to check out the more artistic effects. Whatever it is you're after, there's something for all. If you can't find what you're after, you can email Lab with your idea. You never know, they might just create it for you.