It’s been a while since the last big update to Obscura, but the wait is over. 5.0 is an update full of refinement and polish. It revamps the interface for filters, and makes the whole app feel tighter and more cohesive.
Why the delay?
Since the start of the year, I’ve moved to New York, started a full time job, and generally just been busy trying to get by. Obscura hasn’t received as much time and attention as I was hoping to give it over the past few months, but it’s future is still bright. Worry not.
The main focus of 5.0 has been redesigning the way filters are organised and used throughout the app. It’s now easier than ever to jump straight to a specific filter and it all happens without leaving the camera view.
This change has also lead to some big savings in the size of the app bundle. It should be about 50% of what it was previously.
There’s an all new Shutter Timer, which helps with group shots, selfies and using Obscura on a tripod. I’m especially proud of the animation, it’s simple but oh so effective.
I’ve also redesigned the interface for applying filters to existing photos, both within the app and in the Photos Extension, with filtered previews and the option to save in place or save as a copy.
This, plus the inclusion of a delete button makes Obscura better than ever at triaging, editing and sharing photos.
That’s all for now, folks. I’ve got some exciting things planned but it’s too early to say just yet.
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