Epica – Epic camera and photo editor with funny poses for taking cool pictures
iPhone Photo App Review by TheiPhoneAppReview.com
Creating fun edits to iPhone pictures can be challenging, but Epica is an app that solves that problem. It features numerous photo “edit” templates that automate the process. They allow a user to just take a photo that is then automatically layered with a selected in-app photo edit template.
For instance, users can choose to make themselves look like the victims of octopus strangulation attacks or the bearers of impressive octopus tentacle beards through the “real-life” appearance of the photo layer edits.
Photos can either be taken directly within the app or selected from pictures already existing in your iOS photo library. Completed projects can then be saved or shared with friends via a complete host of options, from Dropbox to Instagram to Facebook. This app also features compatibility with many languages.
Appearance and Layout:
The photo graphic inserts featured in Epica are all well drawn. In fact, overall the quality of the majority of the graphics used in this app is impressive. Users should be pleased with the detail of each photo edit option.
However, the layout of Epica is not as impressive; I found it a bit difficult to navigate through the features of the app on my first try, and while this problem was remedied with more experience, it is still preferable for an app to be completely user-friendly right away. Due to all the features packed into this app this will be a bit of a challenge, but a simpler UI would be a big improvement.
Additionally, some of the icons used to represent the various features of Epica were not entirely intuitive to me; it was difficult to figure out why some of them had been used to depict what they were meant to represent.
As mentioned previously, Epica is currently offered as a free app though the iTunes Store. However, despite this wonderfully low “price,” its value may still be somewhat low for some users. While there are a good number of free photo settings in Epica, a relatively hefty $4.99 fee must be paid in order to unlock a complete collection; individual options can be purchased for $0.99.
Overall, the value of Epica is best for those who are either satisfied with its free features, or plan to make frequent use of the premium ones.
Epica requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5. A small expedite fee was paid to speed up the publication of this review.
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