I’m having a love affair…..and it’s with an app. Rarely have I been blow away by an app, especially a free app (limited time). Hello Glaze. I love you. There, I said it. And I want to shout it from the mountain tops for all iPhoneographers to hear. “Go to the App Store and download Glaze!”. Why? Because it is simply amazing. It really does transform your photograph into a painting. I seriously can not get enough of this app. I could play with it all day long; gobbling up each and every painterly image it produces.
Above is a trailer for Glaze, by The 11ers. Notice that it shows Studio mode and a bit of the advanced Workshop mode where you can create your own unique styles by blending the Studio styles and randomly generated styles.
I spoke with Gilles Dezeustre of The 11ers, and he mentioned their recent popularity burst on the app store. “We seem to have gathered quiet a few following, as 24k people have already downloaded the latest update, in less than 2 days!”
I’ve found several beautiful images that I will share with you so you can see some examples. I enjoy viewing Glaze edits on a larger screen, such as an iPad, over an iPhone. This is becuase you can see the amazing details and painterly effects much better. The texture is so realistic, you almost want to reach out and touch the layers of paint.
I seriously could just keep highlighting images until the cows come home. There really are just that many awesome edits out there. Hats off to Glaze for giving iPhoneographers the opportunity to achieve a beautiful painterly effect, while keep our fingers clean! It’s kind of like when you eat a piece of cake, and you’re like, damn, that was some gooooood cake! Glaze is like that for me. It puts the icing on the cake.
- Load image from your library
- 6 free style groups
- Additional in app purchases allow for more painterly styles, but in no way required to have achieve editing bliss
- Send a postcard with a glazed image straight from the app
- Save full resolution images for poster prints, up to 21 mega-pixel
- Share or save your final image with the button on the right side of the toolbar to the gallery, Facebook, Twitter, Email
Download Now: Glaze is Currently Free, Regularly $2.99
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