I stumbled across Elasticam, by Lucky Clan when they released their latest update last month. I have spent some time playing with it; experimenting by adding subtle surreal effects into some of my own photographs. I’ve seen people use this app in many ways. Some opt to stretch out their heads and make their friends look like they have extra large eyes. That’s all good and loads of fun, but I’d like to focus on the Salvador Dali surrealistic images that can be created with this app.
Elasticam is an app that allows you manipulate your photo by stretching, squeezing, pinching and prodding your photograph with your fingers. I’m sure you seen the photos around and have wondered how some of them have been created. You know, the ones with beautiful swirled clouds or waves. Tangles of hair elegantly blowing about the page. Trees and grass that, at a second glance, look as if they are dancing in the midst.
- full resolution export
- 5 brush modes: smear, twirl, twirl ccw, grow, shrink
- pan and zoom canvas
- 10 steps undo/redo
- shake to reset
- size and strength sliders
- portrait and landscape interface support
- load from photos or get from camera
- save in photos, send by email
Check you some of these amazing edits using the Elasticam app! It shows you the diversity upon which you can utilize this app for your own edits.
As you can see from the edits above, each photographer used Elasticam to individually express their surrealism. Swirling, stretching, and pinching until their hearts content! Show us your fabulous Elasticam edits by tagging them #PhotoCruncher and posting them to Instagram, Twitter or our Facebook page.
Download Now: Elasticam is $1.99
Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation) and iPad. Requires iOS 4.3 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.
About Nicky Sanford
Nicky Firment Sanford is a self taught photographer specializing in iPhoneography.
Finding inspiration through her daily surroundings, you will see her coastal lifestyle come through in her work. Sunsets, sailboats, and silhouettes are her favorites to shoot. She is the momma to two growing boys and a proud military wife. Her personal website is www.thephotomomma.com and on Instagram @thephotomomma