Snapbucket for iOS review

Snapbucket app allows you to not only host your images on Photobucket, but also style them in-app and share them with friends on your favourite social media service.

Photobucket’s aim for one-stop photo snapping, styling, and sharing is clear from the moment you open the app. You’re greeted with a live preview of whatever your iPhone’s rear-facing camera is pointing at; from this view, you can switch to the front camera or enable the flash, though there’s no option to enable the iPhone 4’s High Dynamic Range feature.

Once you’ve snapped or chosen a picture, you’re brought into the Style editor. Here, you can apply a variety of filters, effects, vignettes and frames before moving on. In addition, you can combine categories and save them as a set for future application. The app’s style window offers no controls for simple rotation or cropping, so if your photo’s not precisely aligned the way you’d like it, you’ll need another app to fix it.

To upload and share your image, you’ll need a free Photobucket account, which is easy to sign up for within the app. From there, you can authorise sharing to Twitter, Facebook, or email; your final image will also be viewable on Photobucket.com.

As you publish more images to Photobucket, you receive bonus filters for tweaking your photographs

OUR VERDICT

Snapbucket has potential and its ability to customise filters and save sets is quite a boon when it comes to quickly outputting stylised photographs – but it’s not quite there yet.

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