March 12, 2013
It appears that Groove 2, now called Groove: Smart Music Player, isn't the only highly rated iOS app that recently got a name change. As it turns out, the popular photo editing app AfterGlow has been rebranded as well. Apparently, carrying on with the AfterGlow name would have resulted in some legal complications. So, the name has been changed to — drum roll, please — AfterLight. Now, concurrent with the name change is the release of the app's new major update. First of all, to mark the app's transition to a new name, five new original filters have been added to the app. "All you have to do is like our new Facebook page to unlock them," says AfterLight developer Simon Filip. "It will greatly help us through this new change, so thank you to every one in advance!" The new app update also brings a new Instant Film pack, which contains 19 new textures and three new frames. Also brought by the update is a new Mid Tone tool, which works with the Shadow Tone and Highlight Tone tools in giving you more control over color. In addition, the following improvements are included in the app's new update:
Optimized for iPhone and iPod touch running iOS 5.0 or later, AfterLight (formerly AfterGlow) is available in the App Store for $0.99. When it launched as AfterGlow in early November last year, the app was praised by Christine for its being "incredibly easy-to-use" and "fast when rendering filters and effects." Now, as AfterLight, the newly updated app can be expected to be more so. [gallery link="file" order="DESC"]
- Pinching and zooming with the frames has been enhanced with a fixed sensitivity issue.
- Tap and hold on your image when Filter & Texture editing to hide any part of the interface that might be covering your image.
- The Clarify tool has been enhanced for quality and speed, and we've fixed a bug.
- The cropping tool has been enhanced. The free transform option has more control, and we've added a golden ratio crop option.