Quick App: Photo Effects | webOS Nation

Quick App: Photo Effects

by Robert Werlinger Thu, 20 May 2010 10:09 am EDT

How do you build a webOS app that can perform advanced photo editing tasks when the platform isn't quite capable of it yet?  You let a remote server do all of the heavy lifting, of course.  Photo Effects allows you to rotate and add effects to any picture in your photo roll by uploading them to the cloud to the developer's servers for processing.  Those concerned about privacy need not worry, as the files generated cloud-side have random file names and are deleted after an hour.  After your changes are applied and the photo is downloaded into the app, it's easy to set the modified picture as your wallpaper and send it along via MMS or email.   It's a rather ingenious solution to the current limitations webOS has in this space, and best of all, it's free.

There's also a plus version of Photo Effects for $.99 which adds photo resizing and cropping.