‘Noir’ Photography App

Noir (iPhone/iPad): I downloaded this a while ago now and keep coming back to it. It can make some amazing and moody photographs out of the most ordinary and mundane (and even boring) shots.

“Noir Photo lets you transform your photos with beautiful, dramatic lighting and instant results. Peel away the color to a cinematic black-and-white, apply a lovely tint, and then light up your subject. Touch and pinch the brightness Vignette and spin the Contrast and Exposure dials for white hot thrills and shadow-rich drama.”

Noir Photo $2.99 / £1.99 : http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/noir-photo/id429484353

I like this as it enables me to be dark, moody, and melancholy and to get some amazing results that I can share online or in photo albums (yes, I still like to have a printed copy, often created with something like Bonus Print or Jessops online picture book – which make excellent Christmas or Birthday presents by the way!).

Here are my boys walking on the beach at Hengistbury Head a few weeks ago!


In ‘processing’


The app does not support (yet?) upload to different social networks (as do other photograph-enhancing apps) but it will save a good quality image to your camera roll, and you can use other installed apps to upload to your preferred network, or share via email or SNS with friends and family.

  • Kristen Cobbs

    This app seems fun and interesting. Hopefully, eventually they will allow the photos to be uploaded to various social networks.