The Fotoyaki app for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad makes it possible to turn your ordinary photos into extraordinary, graphic images. Vijay Arunkumar, the Fotoyaki developer, certainly studied the interface of other popular photography apps and improved the user experience.
Since the Fotoyaki app for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad is strictly for manipulating pictures, instead of creating a social photography experience, there are no hoops and bells and whistles and registrations to jump through. From the home screen, you choose photo library or to shoot a photo through the app.
Once your photo is ready, you manipulate the image and share the image from one screen and its expanding and closing pop-up menus at the top and bottom. The pop-up menus let you save, share via email, Twitter, or Facebook; or crop the photo. You’ll appreciate that there are no multiple screens to navigate for editing and sharing. As the photo updates within the Fotoyaki iPhone app, cheeky phrases pop up for an engaging experience. You are encouraged to talk with friends or take a bathroom break. The processing time is surprisingly quick, so you’ll want to stay and read what pops up on your device’s screen.
Several of the photo treatments are very similar to Instagram, Hipstamatic, and Snapseed, like black and white, sepia, and vintage. And, frankly, those treatments alone will not win over lots of fans. What the Fotoyaki app for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad brings to the table are best described as digital pointillist and graphic tile treatments. The digital pointillist treatments are called Dots, Halftone, and CMYK. The Dots treatment breaks down your photo into very clearly defined dots with a black background. The Halftone and CMYK create an image in either black and white or color. The image is compromised of very subtle, small circles similar to a pointillist brush stroke. The graphic tile treatments are similar to the digital pointillist, as there is one treatment with larger tiles and two treatments with smaller tiles. The image that results from these graphic treatments is impressive and would add visual interest to your Twitter feed.
Interior designers and Apartment Therapy addicts will find great uses to transform photos into digital, graphic posters that make a bold statement in vintage, modern spaces. Digital images can be expensive to produce and create, but the Fotoyaki app for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad is a small $.99 expense to add punch and splash to your home or office.