Cherish: Capturing Those Kodak Moments Without the Kodak


Cherish: iPhone App Written Review

Cherish for iPhone

Reviewed by Luke Patrick

Life moves too quickly: There’s no way around it. It seems like just yesterday Reagan was running the White House and Tears for Fears were still socially relevant. Still, just because time continues to march on does not mean you can’t savor some of the cuter moments on your iPhone. Thanks to Cherish, by developer Two79 Design, you can now preserve photos of your babies and pets, and all with a gorgeous interface on top. With quick exporting options, a smooth experience, and endless possibilities, Cherish is every bit the bargain its name implies. For our full thoughts on this kid-oriented photography app for the iPhone, check below beyond the break!

Concept and Functionality

In much the same way that Instagram helps you manage, store, and view your daily life on-the-go, so does Cherish seek to help you snap quality, lasting photos of your children and your pets. The app does this by combining several functions, including a camera, various photo effects, and a tagging feature. As a basic picture snapper, Cherish behaved admirably, snapping the photos we wanted of our one dog and three cats with ease. We had no problem adjusting the shot for focus or flash, and though it’s certainly no Camera+, the app definitely gets the job done. Once taken, a photo can then be edited using any of the included image effects. These range from simple enhancements to total color corrections, but all of the included films looked good to ours. Lastly, once a photo has been store, manipulated, and preserved, it can then be tagged with customized profiles for each of your children or pets. All in all, the process is quick, gorgeous, and smoothly streamlined from one end to the other.

The app also throws in a few extras, such as quick exporting to eMail or Facebook. Sadly, there was no Twitter integration, which comes as a major drag to us Tweet-heads.

Design and Layout

We’re just going to come out and say it: Cherish features one of the cutest and most impressive interfaces we’ve ever seen in a socially-oriented photography application for the iPhone. The app makes use of a three-tiered tab bar, allowing us to access all the various areas of Cherish with ease. Not to mention the speedy loading effects, which required no additional input from us to work like a charm. However, we did experience a bit of lag with the app, especially when loading the camera. Occasionally, the app would even freeze at the shutter, presenting a slight bother.

Overall Value

With such a monumentally gorgeous package, an handful of incredible effects, quick tagging of your children and pets, and easy exporting options, Cherish is an absolute steal for the dedicated, iOS-toting parent or pet lover. At $0.99 in the App Store, Cherish won’t break the bank, and is easily worth its weight in image snapping test drives.

Cherish for iPhoneCherish requires iOS 3.2 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.

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