Wednesday, May 28, 2014

"App" Happy...


What's app-ening friends? 
Ohhhh...c'mon, you know I couldn't be the only one thinking that!

I'm playing over at Barb's today and have a unique app to share with you. I'm not even sure what made me want it, but I paid the $2.99 and I am really having a lot of fun with it.  
It's called PERCOLATOR and you can read about it HERE.

photo taken with Hipstamatic camera with Jane lens attached & Ina's 82 film.

It works on algorithms...
I can pretend I know how that works on your photos, but who am I kidding!?

One cool fact about this app is that all the tuning details speak my language...COFFEE!
You have control over the "grind" Big & coarse to extra fine and tiny circles. You can choose the "brew" to include rings, overprint, treble, & stars just to name a few. You can then "serve" it up black, light and sweet or with soy. Tones and textures include Cross-Perc, Saccharin, Aspartame & Steepia-to name a few. 
Then you can choose a texture like a paper cup, napkin, or coffee filter or any one of the 8 textures I didn't mention. 

 The applications don't work for every photo. I've been spending a lot of time working the different filters w/different photos. There is a bit of a learning curve (or maybe it's just me) at what enhances the photo so it's not a forced look. That's because you don't have control where the circles "percolate"and
I'm pretty sure that's where the algorithms come in!

Bright colors & the right amount of negative space work best. Although, 
I'm playing with black & white photos with interesting results.

You can google IMAGES for the Percolator app & it can help you decide if you need one more editing app in your arsenal! 
Why not follow me over to Keeping with the Times to see what's "brewing" over there!
ok...that was bad!

Happy (app) snapping!

Keeping With The Times


  1. I love what you are doing with this app. My husband asked me a interesting question this weekend after a friend of ours asked about the Waterlogue app. He said "How many apps do you have on your phone?" I said "oh just a few" :) I figure it is best to not know how many I have then I can't answer the question actually.

  2. Kelly, I had a big smile on my face the whole time I was reading this! I adore what you did with this app and I can't pick a fav! I'm going to give it a try this week and see what I can come up with. Thanks so much for playing along!!

  3. I've not seen anyone do as great of photos as you have using this app. It never made me want to buy it before. Now I'm wanting it. Yours are stunning to say the least. And so well written. Now for some coffee.....

  4. Love all of them and what you have done Kelly, I also really like what they have added to the new app, makes it more interesting than when it first came out. You have really found your app all are so creative and just darn great.

  5. That looks truly amazing! I had no idea that something like this even exits! I guess we all need one now after seeing what you did!

  6. Very cool, Kelly!
    Really neat effects.
    I love the butterfly.

  7. That's interesting! I wonder if there's something similar for Photoshop on desktop computers. I love the Coke bottle! It looks like it's just out of the (very old-fashioned) ice box, cold and bubbly, and ready to drink!

  8. I love what you've been doing with this app! And I think what you say about it not working on every image is true of any app, some more so than others. But it sure worked on this one!

  9. Wow...these are amazing!!! I wish they had better apps for the android! I love the circles...'s been a while! Miss you girl! xo

  10. Such fun shots!!!!!
    I like this app.

  11. Wow, those are so cool! I love what you've done. It looks wall worthy to me. :)

  12. The first three are my favorites of any so far - how fun - looks like it might be time for a new app. :)


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