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Faded makes editing photos with film-inspired looks easier

Faded makes editing photos with film-inspired looks easier

July 7, 2015

Since its launch in late 2013, Faded has been one of the most outstanding photo-editing apps for iOS. And thanks to its latest update, it has become even more useful with a number of new features and improvements.

How Faded works

Developed by Vintage Noir, Faded is a photo-editing app that primarily functions to help you evoke the beauty and nostalgia of classic film in digital images like iPhone photos. It does so by providing a suite of film-inspired looks and editing tools that you can use regardless of your skill level as a photographer and as a photo editor.

You can apply any combination of the app’s filters, effects, and adjustments to your photo. Because editing in Faded is nondestructive, you can access your editing history and revert to any point in your editing process. You can also save your edits as custom presets, which you can then apply to other photos.

Of course, once you’re done editing a photo to your heart’s content, yo can export and share it straight from the app to Instagram and other social networks.

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What’s new in Faded

As mentioned, the new version of Faded sees the introduction of some new features and improvements.

Front and center is the app’s revamped home screen, which now shows photos that have been edited using Faded and featured by Vintage Noir. This is a good place to get inspiration for your photo captures and edits. If you see a photo that you particularly like, tap on the photographer’s username to check out his or her Instagram account. And if you want your photos to get featured in the app or on the official Instagram of Faded, tag them with #madewithfaded.

Faded home screen

Faded home screen

The update also makes it easier to copy presets from photos and paste them onto others in the Faded library. Just tap on a photo whose preset you wish to replicate, tap the copy/paste button on the bottom toolbar (second button from right), tap the photos you want to apply the preset on, and tap the copy/paste button again.

It’s also easier to apply newly created filters on other photos as you can now do that from the share screen. On the share screen, tap the top right icon to initiate batch process and apply the settings to multiple photos.

Moreover, in the new version of Faded, the preview image can now be zoomed, there’s a new 4:5 aspect ratio for cropping photos, there’s also a menu button for quickly accessing the camera, and the library now shows All Photos if iCloud is enabled and Camera Roll if not.

Faded preset

Faded preset

The latest update to Faded also delivers the following bug fixes:

  • No more black screens
  • Images keep their metadata
  • Fixed issue with multiple Faded libraries being created
  • Fixed issue where overlay on the iPad would display a duplicate of the first image instead of the second image
  • Minor UI improvements
  • Performance improvements

Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad running iOS 7.0 or later, the new version of Faded is available now on the App Store as a free update or as a new $0.99 download. Either way, the app offers in-app purchases for additional filters and effects.

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Mentioned apps

Faded - Photo Editor
Faded - Photo Editor
Vintage Noir
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