Ever since smartphones became capable of taking pictures, everyone began needing to edit those pictures- whether to add sepia tones to make yourself feel more artistic, or removing parts to get rid of that cousin you don’t really like. Chromakey steps up to the plate as the next app to attempt to make photo editing on your Android simple.
Chromakey Photo Edit is an app that allows you to import and edit your pictures. It also has image editing features, such as B&W, sepia, adjusting the brightness, and many more. The user can combine two pictures from their phone’s gallery by making areas of the “front” image transparent.
|Does it Fulfill its Purpose?||8|| Chromakey attempts what many other apps have tried before it- to provide a way to work with your photos without having to actually go to a computer. It does so with some basic photo editing features that users might find useful; the ability to add effects to a picture and the ability to combine two pictures to form a new one. However, both of these features are either partially or completely broken. Combining pictures hasn’t worked for me a single time, and when I go to edit pictures, any that hasn’t been reduced to the size of a thumbnail takes a long time to process and only succeeds a small portion of the time.|
|Does it Look Good?||6||Artistically, Chromakey Photo Edit is a mess. Images cover text, the help screen is filled with grammatical errors, and the text is barely visible on some of the lighter colored buttons. Having a consistent color scheme for the buttons is a nice touch, but it doesn’t really help the fact that everything looks like it was thrown together after having been pulled from a clipart package meant for Windows 3.1.|
|Does it Run Well?||0||Chromakey doesn’t work well at all. Almost all of the app’s features are broken or flawed in some way. The picture combination never worked for me- I got it to enter the first photo a few times, but every time I tried to add a second, it crashed. The picture effects mode worked for me when I used smaller photos, though photos taken by my phone’s included camera caused it to crash. In the end, so many features of this app are broken that it has no excuse to be on the market in its current state.|
|Is it Easy to Use?||12||If everything broken in this app were to be fixed, the app wouldn’t be too difficult to navigate. The menu is simple, and different features are color-coded to make navigating easier. Every effect is easy to access from the menu, and everything performed as expected.|
|Is This App Useful to Everybody?||10||If all its features were to be fixed, this could be a relatively useful app. Its features, such as the ability to add artistic textures and shades, or the ability to combine two pictures, could be really useful for editing photos on the go.|
|Overall Score||41||Chromakey has the potential to be a nice app for touching up or combining simple photos. However, at the time of this review, it is so broken that the only features it’s capable of are much better fulfilled by other apps on the market.|
Reviewed Version: 2.7
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