Why download social networking or photo-editing applications from the App Store to apply filters to your photographs, when you can do it directly from the stock camera roll? Apple doesnít let you do this, but a new jailbreak tweak will. Dubbed PhotoFilters
by iOS developer FelixCat, the new tweak will let you apply filters to photographs right from your camera roll without needing any third party applications from the App Store.
After you get the tweak installed, youíll be able to start snapping pictures and applying photograph filters to them in no time. Right after you snap a picture, just head over to your camera roll and youíll notice a new filter button right next to the edit button. Tap on the filter button, and youíll get pushed into a new interface with a ton of filter options that you can scroll through and tap to preview. Below is an example of two of the filters offered:
There are a total of 10 different filters you can pick from. In addition, the tweak can even apply blurs to the photographs for you, so you can add the illusion of depth of field. The blur is movable and scalable:
The tweak does save both a copy of the original photograph and the newly filtered photograph, so donít be worried about losing your precious original version forever. You can also combine your filter edits with edits from the built-in iOS editing features that were introduced in iOS 5. After youíve edited your photograph, you can share it with anyone you want to via SMS, iMessage, or through your social networking sites.
One annoying part of the tweak that we noticed is that the bar at the bottom of the interface seems to overlay the filter previews that you can tap on to apply filters. Unfortunately thereís no way to dismiss that, but at least the filters do their job. PhotoFilters is not compatible with the iPad, and it requires iOS 5 or higher.
If you're into photograph filters, you can grab this tweak right now from the BigBoss repository for just $1.
iPhone or iPod touch, iOS 5+