What does it do?
Monophix from UIC Phoenxsoftware allows users to create high-quality monochrome images with an atmospheric, vintage feel. The thing that really stands out about this app is that users are given complete control of how their photos look with the help of handy and precise intensity sliders, an addition every photo app developer should be looking to implement in the future…
- There are a lot of detailed settings and effects on offer in Mono Phix that you don’t normally come across with other standard photo applications, such as colour levels, noise intensity, posterization, exposure, light and dark shade intensity and much much more.
- The user has complete control over all of these settings with little intensity sliders that can easily be swiped back and forth.
- The Settings tab gives users a choice of different films, allows them to select the transparency of overlays and has an option to enable retina preview for certain devices, which are all welcome additions.
- The app is easy to use with a very simple UI, yet at the same time seems more serious than a lot of other photo apps, which are more about convenience and less about control.
- The final results are of an exceptionally high quality, which is to be expected from an app that puts precision at its core.
- There are no social sharing options available after you’ve created a final image using Mono Phix, just the option to save it to the camera roll. Having said that, this certainly isn’t the kind of app you’d quickly use to edit a photo, it’s more about taking the time to get it just right. So although in many ways the lack of sharing options is a negative, it is fitting with the overall aims of the app.
- It does take time for the photo to be saved to you camera roll, but with the quality you get at the end, it’s easy to overlook that minor detail.
Do you need it?
This is certainly a good option for those that love monochrome images and want to have control over exactly how their final results will look.
It’s not a convenient, quick-fix app that you can apply a filter to in a hurry, but certainly delivers when it comes to unique, high-quality, vintage images.