Good day, folks! The reason I took this photo was I kind of like the cup and the shadows at the bottom... unfortunately, I don't know how to take the photo to further emphasise them. :( Anyway, here you go!
Was doing one of my routine browsing on Android Market when I came across one of the featured apps called Lightbox Photos. Things related to photography gets me interested easily so I just went ahead and checked out the app. Some where in the description there lies an excerpt from a review saying this may be an Instagram killer. That peaked my interest since I have a bud that's been sharing great photos using Instagram via his iPhone. Naturally, I've installed that quickly and went about trying the filters the next day. Here is the first one with the Dotty filter:
Here's a second one which I tried applying the Retro filter. May not be very appropriate for dim sum. Hahaha...
I like the Ansel filter which turns the photo B&W and further enhanced to the style of legendary Ansel Adams. This Ferris wheel photo turned out quite well with the filter:
My personal favourite since using Lightbox for such a short time is this photo of a shrub shaped like a Y. Applied the XPro filter here:
The app allows sharing over just Lightbox's own website itself and also to four other social media sites, namely Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Foursquare. I've connected myself to the former two. Lightbox also downloads photos shared by my Facebook friends and the people I follow in Twitter. Besides that, it does download photos of news and popular photos.
A couple of gripes that I have so far:
I want more filters
Please enable the option to save the original photo taken by the app's default camera application and not just the photo with the filter applied.
Other than that, this proves to be a simple app that offers simple sharing capabilities... and would probably be something I will keep installed until Instagram comes to Android. Then we shall see! ;)