If you enjoy processing photos in a darkroom, check out this image manipulation app for the iPhone called SwankoLab. Stephanie Chu demos the process for you!
If you're looking for some old school nostalgia, you're in luck! even with today's technology, the experience of mixing chemicals by hand is still out there. SwankoLab allows you to load images into your iPhone's darkroom from your photo library. Use a variety of "chemicals" to add effects, then agitate your image as you wait for the image to process.
SwankoLab outputs some impressive photos, but is it practical for every day use? Watch this episode to see a hands-on demo of the app.
Review by: Stephanie Chu
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There are lots of SwankoLab photos making their way around the web. See some examples by visiting the SwankoLab Flickr group!
Here are a couple other images Stephanie personally processed by using the Fresh Baked Donuts formula:
Some of the critiques of SwankoLab were a bit nitpicky, and it's hard to ignore the fact that this is one gorgeous app. But is it enough? Hear the pros, cons and final judgment.