I actually really like the photos that you can take with this app. However maybe it is just that I have an older iphone but editing in this app is real stupid. For instance I choose a preset just to see what it will look like but then you cannot reset it. You have to choose another preset but can’t choose to not have a preset. You are stuck forever with a preset. It also shows all the photos in your camera in black n white but if you click one to see it by itself you cannot scroll to the next image or even go back to where you were in the camera roll. You have to go all the way back to the home screen, re-choose images, album, and scroll back through however many thousand images you have. This is real stupid annoying. Finally if I choose an image while in the app to edit there does not seem to be a easy clear way to upload this to my computer or camera role. I can upload to instagram. I am sure there is a way, it is just completely unclear. Nice black and whites but like I said not user friendly. Annoyed very quickly with the editing and navigation end of things.
Thank you for fixing a prior bug! Now I can import the images and save them without any problems. But I have one new problem that keeps me from using your app. Importing the image from my saved images to Blackie is fine, but Blackie crops my images. I don’t want Blackie to crop my photos. Can you fix this bug? I miss using your app! I love using Blackie to process my images. But I can’t use it with this bug. Please fix it!
Been an iPhone photographer for almost a decade now and this app quickly became one of my favorites. I love that you can either upload photos to edit, or take them within the app. My preference is the former because I can mess with color filter after the fact. I’m not stuck on the one image.
Thanks to the developers for listening and getting the app updated to run nicely on iOS 11. Great bw photo app. I use this a lot for a variety of b+w photo effects. The only thing I wish you could do is zoom while shooting. Otherwise, awesome b+w app for making photos look amazing.
I like the black and white contrast and presets on this app, however, the app itself has some glitches. Process photos doesn't load in Instagram: difficulty in choosing saved photos from iPhone to process and overall doesn't really work properly. Otherwise the filters are great. The app just needs to be easily functioning features.
I just purchased the app after seeing that the new version added support for iPhoneXsMax. Not sure what kind of support was added but almost nothing works like advertised on my iPhoneXsMax. What few controls work, you have to touch up and to the left of the control to activate. This app could be good but needs some serious work. Totally not usable in its present state.
1. I am trying to do B&W photography at Night time. (For Ex. B&W photo of a gas station at night). Please add some features for this type of Night Photography. 2. Optimization needed for the new iPhone (My device: iPhone 14 Pro Max, latest iOS) Note: I regularly update my review/rating for this application. And Thank You For Sharing Your Talent With Us!
It’s 2019 and I’m still rocking an iPhone 8. Blackie s about the only camera app I use. Love the old-school color filters for cranking up the blue sky. Easy controls. Outputs to a high-res file. Good stuff.
Just got this app; won't access photos- just camera
This app needs some work, as another reviewer said. I think there was a small charge to try, but you need to pay more to access more features. It won't access my photo library, so it will not work for me.
Only 3 stars because there is no support for second lens iPhone 7 plus and there is no way to even pinch out to zoom in. So you are really limited to use only the widest wide angle lens. Also, no Raw and not even Tiff format. Come on! The interface is nice and easy to navigate although it takes a little doing to figure things out like how to save a preset. Would be nice to have the ability to edit names for the presets one make. Not just 1,2,3... The shuffle is cute but can it be saved as a preset? Needs some work. You are almost there. Would be incredible if the same app could have the ability to offer both b&w and color with a push of a button. Using the same interface. Wishful thinking, I know.
Would it be possible to use a smaller font in this app? Yes, I'm an old fart who wears readers but geez I had to go get a magnifying glass just to read what each button does. I get the concept of having a clean/minimalist appearance but I think you've taken it to the extreme.
Tonality of the presets is very nice. After using it for a week, I totally love the UI. You can quickly make settings and move back to the top. Some of the settings, like for vignettes, I haven't seen anywhere else. The image quality is excellent. I'd like it better if my settings were more permanent; after a full app restart it returns to default & I have to set film size and preset all over. But I've learned to live with it. A preference for this would be nice.
I always try to admit my mistakes and I made a big one with the original 1-star review. I don't know what changed--probably a glitch in my phone, despite repeated uninstall and reinstalls--but whatever was wrong straightened out, SO...new verdict: it's a pretty decent app. Took a gorgeous shot of white roses today--great shadows, contrast and the whites are very vivid. Well worth the money. Highly recommended.
I love this app for shooting in black-and-white, but it is missing just one thing – a way to save favorite combinations when you use the shuffle function! Otherwise it is perfect! Please add a Favorite combos button!!!
Updating my review - was able to contact developer and got my questions about the grid and Save button answered... The filters are still great! And I agree with others - app does need some work but it is now one of my go to B&W edit apps
This app has pretty great black and white emulation, particularly T-Max. Lets you save the original file alongside the processed one as well. A few suggestions to the developer to make it a 5-star app: - reduce shutter lag; particularly in low-light situations - give ability to turn off shuffle!! I'd like to use both volume buttons for shutter release, and don't want to shuffle my settings! - enable raw capture
The perfect app for the Black & White photography. It doesn't matter if you've just started or you are a professional. The Blackie has something for everyone. Its minimal design and easy use with many features will make it your go-to app when you're in the mood for the Black & White. It will help you explore all the possibilities of the Black & White photography and achieve the best result. • Fast. Blackie opens in camera mode, so you can instantly capture moments around you and give them vintage feeling. • What you see is what you get. All effects are previewed in Real-time. • Shuffle your best. The smart shuffle works exceptionally. You only need to shuffle a couple of times and snap the best one. • Customize. If you have time, you can manage every effect in your photo with Mods by yourself. • Simple Minimal Design. The way that Blackie works is unique. The experience is clear and fast. No need for unnecessary buttons. • Just save it! Captured photo goes instantly to your photos library. It is up to you when you are ready to share it with the world. • No in-app purchases and no ads. Nothing to bother you while making memories. • Settings Save Original Photo On / Off. Save Photos with Compression (JPEG) On / (TIFF) Off. Modify UI to Lighting Conditions. (Black or White design). • Camera Manual Controls Manual Focus with Focus Peaking. Lenses. Manual Exposure. Shutter Speed and ISO. Manual White Balance. EV. • Grids 9x Grid Types with custom Opacity. Center Lines On / Off. Grid Color Black / White. • Presets 8x Slots for custom Presets. • Mods Crop and Rotate. Films. 5x Scanned Analog Films. 3x Digitally Created. Brightness. Contrast. Color Filters. 6x Types Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue and Infra. Vignette Overlay. 5x Types with rotations and inverted light. Fade. Low, Mid, High mods. Shadows. Highlights. Sharp. 2x Types Clarity and Bloom. Grain. Frame. Black & White frame with custom size. • Post processing Before / After function. Tags: #blackieapp #blackie Note: iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4/4S, iPod 4th generation, iPad2, iPad Mini 1st generation, iPad3 is Missing Sharp and Grain Mods. All iPads preview and capture is in Square Mode only.