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Amazon.com has promised to make a paid app free every day in the Amazon Appstore, and today’s app is Photo Enhance Pro.
Photo Enhance Pro is priced at $4.88 in the Android Market. Meanwhile, it is normally priced at $4.99 in the Amazon Appstore. As we noted previously, prices sometimes differ between the two stores.
Photo Enhance Pro is described as follows:
Get better photos without a better camera. Unleash the creativity and make your phone photos look amazing. Using HDR tone-mapping techniques to add detail to your images, a variety of scale adjustments, and a cropping tool, Photo Enhance Pro makes your photo gallery a lot more interesting.
Full Special Effects Menu
Photo Enhance Pro brings a comprehensive special photo effects studio right to your Android device. Choose the Adjust tab to alter the brightness, contrast, saturation, and tone of your photos. Alter the enhancement of the image from Standard, High Impact, and Maximum Effect. The cropping tool superimposes a handy grid over the photo, and allows you to enter a numercical x:y ratio to get that perfectly precise crop.
Choose between hi-black and rotated view before or after making other alterations. The Settings feature a full range of options, including tone mapping strength, saturate shadows, high-impact mono, default crop ratio, and more.
Before and After
Comparing the original photo with the altered is easy with a simple tap on the image. The image is only saved when you choose to save it after making the desired changes, so play with the effects all you want without worrying about losing the original.
Save hi-resolution images to your SD card and share your masterpieces by e-mail, Bluetooth, Facebook, FlickFolio, Flickr, Gmail, Peep, Picasa, or PicSay Pro.
Photo Enhance Pro has a 4.3-star rating in the Android Market and a 3.0-star rating in the Amazon Appstore.
The developer was somewhat hammered on the Amazon Appstore because he placed his own “review” of the product, which was in reality just more detail on the product. Why he did not have Amazon.com edit the product description is unknown. Notably, he only gave his own app 4 stars, which in our book means he is fairly honest.
Those who are considering “buying” a Free Amazon Appstore app might want to consider what it means to developers.
Amazon.com opened up the Appstore despite a lawsuit by Apple, which has previously trademarked the term “App Store.” Microsoft has filed an appeal against that trademark, saying the term is too generic. Amazon.com has responded to the lawsuit in the same manner.