1. paolap's Avatar
    App Name: SketcherCam Pro

    BlackBerry World Listing:
    SketcherCam Pro - BlackBerry World
    (NOTE: this app only avaliable for Z10 and PlayBook devices at the time)

    Price: $0.99

    Summary:
    This app is probably in a category of its own, as it is half an entertainment 'gadget' and half a 'photo/video' app.

    As a gadget it's simply quite entertaining just to look at the live preview and see how the world around you is cartoonized live, in real-time... walk around the house or take it outside, go to the park, go wherever you want while watching the preview, it's very entertaining, especially for children.

    As a photography tool, this app can produce fairly complex pictures and videos. Of course, you may not get (in all scenarios) the same quality you would get with a top-of-the-line photo editor (there's a bunch of those available already), but considering that this app does it all in real-time and only uses a fraction of the time to generate the effects, the results are pretty darn impressive IMO.

    Bottom line,
    - if you like gadgets, you have to try it!
    - If you have kids, try it too!
    - If you want top-notch photographic results, steer away (plenty of photo editors already in BB World)

    Key features:

    - 100% Native app
    - Select from a total of 17 effects including:
    * 8 awesome, advanced cartoon-sketch and paint effects, and
    * 9 simple yet useful standard effects
    - Use the live feed from either front or rear camera
    - Take pictures or record video with audio! (640x480)
    - Landscape and portrait modes for picture-taking
    - Landscape mode for video recording
    - 3 colour themes available - black/blue/pink
    - In-app help and tips
    - Zoom-in and out and change effects while recording video
    - Swipe left or right to change effects quickly
    - Tweak the effects using brightness, contrast and other advanced controls (lines, shades, etc.)
    - Experimental 3D views, allow you to apply the camera feed onto a 3D shape and rotate/resize the view using gestures.

    Advanced effects:
    - Wintery: soft sketch effect in cold tones, reminds me of winter in Canada.
    - Chocolat: strong shades and brown tones, dark chocolate comes to mind...
    - Tron: this is a traditional glowing effect with a little twist...
    - Pencil: super-rich pencil sketch filter.
    - Coppery: this effect has a dark-reddish-metallic look to it, kind of like copper.
    - CandyToon: colorful cartoon effect... just an explosion of color.
    - FancyToon: cartoon effect with a bit more sophisticated look to it...
    - Outlines: just the outlines, but fully tweakable.

    Standard effects: Basic/Sepia/Movie/Mono/Hulk/Grainy/Thermal/Pixelator/Frosty

    3D Shapes (experimental):
    - Flat (default)
    - Waves
    - Cube
    - Sphere

    Version 2.1 / release notes:
    - Added smart-frames support (landscape only)
    - Added wide-screen, 16:9 aspect ratio support for pictures and video
    - Added 3 new smart-frames (hands, hanging, half)
    - Minor tweaks and performance improvements

    Version 2.2 (Z10) / release notes:
    - Added BB10 support (Z10-only for now)
    - Added portrait support for smart-frames
    - Added 6 new effects

    As usual, some of the effects require good lighting conditions.
    If you are not satisfied with this product please contact us at sketchercam@gmx.com

    Now for the screen-shots...

    The 'Wintery' effect:
    SketcherCam Pro now available for the Z10!-img_20140129_221923.jpg

    The 'Chocolat' effect and slider controls:
    SketcherCam Pro now available for the Z10!-img_20140129_222925.jpg

    You can also find some videos and more screen-shots here:
    New app: SketcherCam Pro

    Check it out and let me know what you think!
    01-29-14 09:46 PM
  2. hamsterwheel's Avatar
    Oh very cool!! I think I just might
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    01-29-14 09:48 PM
  3. BadGoliath42's Avatar
    Seems cool. I would buy it if it were available for my Z30.

    Posted via CB10 on my Z30
    paolap likes this.
    01-29-14 10:04 PM
  4. bobo616's Avatar
    Wow, looks cool. I might have to give it a go.

    Posted via CB10
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    01-30-14 01:59 AM
  5. bobo616's Avatar
    I decided to give it a go as it was a good price, it is unbelievable! I can't believe how good the effects are. Can these be applied to photos or videos you have already taken? Thanks

    Posted via CB10
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    01-30-14 02:35 AM
  6. FF22's Avatar
    Good luck with the app. Downloading new version now.
    paolap likes this.
    01-30-14 08:35 AM
  7. paolap's Avatar
    Seems cool. I would buy it if it were available for my Z30.
    @BadGoliath42: If you are interested in beta-testing this app on your Z30, please PM me with you email address (the one you use as BlackBerry ID) so I can add you to my sandbox list. it's a win-win ... Thanks!
    FF22 likes this.
    01-30-14 12:12 PM
  8. paolap's Avatar
    Can these be applied to photos or videos you have already taken?
    In short, not at this time.
    Since there are so many good photo editors in BB World, I decided to focus on the 'real-time / live-preview' side which is sort of the key differentiation factor for my app... having said that, once I catch up with the support for the other devices I'm missing (Z30/Q10/Q5), I'll focus on adding the option to apply the effects to any picture on your gallery... this will be a nice feature that's been requested by other users as well. Thanks for your feedback!
    01-30-14 12:23 PM
  9. tonytraj17's Avatar
    count me in for beta testing, got a Z30 as well.
    01-30-14 12:27 PM
  10. paolap's Avatar
    count me in for beta testing, got a Z30 as well.
    Please PM me your email address (the one you use in your BlackBerryID) so I can add you to my sandbox list. Thanks!
    02-02-14 11:07 AM
  11. tonytraj17's Avatar
    Please PM me your email address (the one you use in your BlackBerryID) so I can add you to my sandbox list. Thanks!
    OK done.

    Posted via CB10
    02-02-14 02:20 PM
  12. paolap's Avatar
    Hello! Just to let everybody know that SketcherCam Pro is now also available for the Z30!
    Cheers!
    02-26-14 09:01 PM
  13. eldricho's Avatar
    Wow! This app looks wicked!

    Posted via CB10
    02-26-14 09:27 PM
  14. BKillar's Avatar
    I have this on my Playbook which is where it was first released - great app. Glad to hear I can get it on my Z30 now.
    02-27-14 07:47 AM
  15. BKillar's Avatar
    Looks like if you bought it for Playbook it is free download for your BB10 phone! Thanks Dev - keep up the good work.
    02-27-14 07:51 AM
  16. paolap's Avatar
    Looks like if you bought it for Playbook it is free download for your BB10 phone! Thanks Dev - keep up the good work.
    Thank you BKillar! as you noticed, you only need to purchase this app once, and it becomes available for download on all your devices. We currently support the Z10, Z30 and PlayBook. We'll be adding support for Q5/Q10 in the upcoming weeks.

    If you like the app, please rate it in BB World! those little stars are like candy for us developers!

    On the other hand, if you have any issues with the app or any questions, don't hesitate to contact us: sketchercam@gmx.com
    02-28-14 11:38 PM

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