Cross Processing is another popular analogue technique that, by the means of simulation, has become an instant favorite among digital photographers. The technique consists in processing a film using a chemical solution that was meant for a different film. This will usually produce unnatural tones and colors, high saturation and altered contrast levels. In the digital world, of course, all of this is software-simulated.
Cross Process is definitely a fine simple app, and it produces some great results. The interface is very basic, though, and it definitely needs some improvement.
I usually don’t like when apps start directly with the camera. Cross Process does, unfortunately, belong to this category.
Before you open any image, I suggest you check the settings: you tap the “info” button to get there, which is slightly weird.
I must say that Cross Process is definitely a good app to emulate the classic technique. It supports full resolution and the results are good, and it can be fun waiting for the random effect to be applied
The software is maybe slightly too expensive compared to other products in the iOS world, and it definitely needs a better and nicer interface. Still, you might want to check it out, if you have the chance to do that for free or on a discount.
PROS: good simulation of a classic process
CONS: no real work on the interface, slightly expensive
Check also: Instagram, Magic Hour, XProcess
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