It seems so simple, I want a white background for my product pictures. I have a good camera, but didn’t want to have to “create” a spot and take a half a day to get the job done. Looking back, it would have been so much easier. By 12:30 in the afternoon I had spent approximately 5.5 hours on this subject including time to delete current unused apps, an update to the iphone, and reading countless reviews online. I had downloaded 6 apps, some of which I deleted within moments and am never going back, and a few that I have narrowed it down to and am STILL experimenting with.
The problem is that I want to keep the true color of the product and not have to add filters, change the exposure, or adjust the brightness that apply to the photo as a whole. I may also be a bit picky, so a little gray in the back is still NOT quite what I was aiming for.
Snapseed has specific adjustments, zoom, and it has a tour! Some of these apps left you hanging, and that was so many apps ago I can’t even tell you which ones. However, if they don’t have a good tutorial, you can bet it’s going to be an app fail. There is so much education available in this app, it’s worth every penny.
Preview App: has some fantastic filters, and am keeping this one because I paid for some in app purchases. It at least has a “whitening” feature.
Whitagram: Very similar to Preview App. I am keeping this one because I like white space around my pictures.
Camera+: You have to pay for this one, but sooooo many great photographer options!
I also worked on a watermark. I haven’t finished that process, because that is a process. Then there are those that everyone uses that include WordSwag, Phonto, Pic Collage, Videorama. I have a few up my sleeve that may give me an edge, but I must have something to write about in the future, so we can discuss those later. I hope your journey to good product photos is easier than mine!