Vignette for Android keeps getting better

cross-processing, vignetting, color gradient, film grain, in a square instant frame

I’m not usually one to get effusive about software, but Vignette, my main camera app on my Android phone, is just awesome.  Every time my phone alerts me to app updates, I get excited at the possibility that there’s a new Vignette feature.  Since I reviewed it in September, Neil and Theresa have added some awesome new ones, really opening up the creative potential of the app.

The most powerful new features are the strip and grid modes, which create composites of four consecutive shots:

A strip of shots with the Holga effect

You can make photobooth-like strips, and you can even do four quarter-frame shots to simulate a Supersampler.  My favorite approach is to use that mode to make a panorama:

Four quarterframes make a lo-fi panorama.

Just the other day, a new update added a double-exposure mode.  I haven’t done much to explore the possibilities with it yet, but here’s my favorite one so far:

a double exposure: Brighton, and portraits of him on the wall

I’ve put up over 200 Vignette-made shots so far since late July, about 2 shots per day.

5 thoughts on “Vignette for Android keeps getting better

  1. Denise

    Hi Sage, I just downloaded the full version of Vignette yesterday and I’m so in love with this app and all the features it has! I wanted to ask you if you know of a way to be able to import photos into the Strip or Grid shooting modes? I was hoping these 2 would also be in frames, but they aren’t. Thanks for your wonderful write-up, it did influence me to purchase lol. Have a good evening!

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  2. sage Post author

    Sorry, Denise, I don’t know of a way to import photos into strip or grid mode… that’s a feature I’d like to see as well (along with the option to retake one image in a series before moving on to the next… I hate having a few good shots ruined by a bad one in those modes).

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  3. Parker Higgins

    Spot on with this review. I tried out a number of camera apps before finding Vignette, and I can’t believe how great the difference is. Even without any of the fancy filters, just taking a photo on the “Normal (generic film effect)” setting is head and shoulders above the stock camera app.

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