For the past few days, I’ve been tooling around with a new photo app for the iPhone called Pic Grunger. Right off the back, I can tell you that I really dig it, aside from one small caveat that I’ll get to later.
Pic Grunger is a post-processing tool that takes your iPhone photos and throws on a few layers of, well… grunge. Scratches, scuffs, bleach marks, dirt, creases, etc. These are combined with options for a basic white border (appropriately grunged up) and different looks for each effect.
To dirty up a picture, simply open the app, choose a photo from your iPhone’s library, and start playing. Its simple enough to get lost in play with all the choices (not a bad thing), and at least on my iPhone 4, applying & saving is super fast.
Now, the caveat: it only uses photos you’ve already taken, meaning you can’t shoot from within the app and go like you can in other apps like Plastic Bullet or Hipstamatic. Its a quibble to be sure, as switching from the Camera app to Pic Grunger and back & forth is a bit of a chore. Hopefully, this will be rectified in future updates.
Past that, Pic Grunger is yet another great tool to give your iPhone photos a distinctive look and one I’ll gladly keep alongside Hipstamatic and Plastic Bullet.