RNI Films Review
RNI Films is a new photo-processing app that will let you edit your photos and apply presets to make your digital images look more film-like. If you are familiar with the staple in the photo editing app, VSCO Cam, then you know what this new app can do. Otherwise, you will have to try it out if you are interested in taking your iPhone photography to the next level.
The user interface of RNI Films is extremely simple. Their film presets are divided into, Negative, Slide, Instant, BW, and Vintage. Each category has a big number of presets you can use if you have purchased all the film packs.
As I previously mentioned, the core value of the app is very similar to VSCO Cam, but you can do some different editing tools in RNI Films. The Clarity tool is useful if you want to make your image a little more punchier after trying the Contrast tool. RNI Films has a couple unique features like the Pre-Warmth, Post-Warmth, Pre-Tint, and Post-Tint. These tools are all for adjusting the white balance of your images. For the Warmth tool, moving the slider to the left, your image will look cooler, with more of a blue tone. Moving the slider to the right, your image will appear to be warmer, with more yellow tone. The Tint tool is very similar, except it tints your image greener if you move the slider to the left, and your image will be more purple and magenta if you drag the Tint slider to the right. So what is the difference between the Pre and Post in this app? I was told you can use the Pre-Warmth and Pre-Tint tool to adjust your white balance before applying presets. After you apply the preset you choose, you can refine the white balance of your image using the Post-Warmth and Post-Tint tools.
I am sure most of you are just here to find out if it is worth purchasing all of the presets? The answer is yes, especially if you are passionate with your iPhone photography. These presets definitely transform and improve the look of your images! I have been testing the app for a few weeks now and I am very impressed with the result!
Of course there are a few things they can still improve. For example, they still need a more complete rotating tool. What I like about VSCO Cam is, I can edit, save, and come back to refine or share my photos later. I often edit my pictures when I am waiting for friends or waiting at the restaurant when I don't post my pictures instantly. Without the save feature, I will either have to save an extra copy to my camera roll, or only edit it when I am ready to share my images.
At last, thanks to Really Nice Images for featuring my work on their website during the launch of RNI Films. Here are some examples of what I was able to do with this app. You can also follow me on Instagram since I will be using RNI Films frequently!