Adore old camera film? You’re not alone. There’s just something beautiful about the colours, the grit and the grain of different stock and the artifacts and unexpected results that make old photos so compelling.
Also, old black and white film makes everybody look like a spy, a gangster or a hard-bitten private eye. Fortunately, thanks to I Love Film you can bring all of these effects, and more, back to life.
Connecting to your Photos library or camera, I Love Film works in real time, letting you apply over 130 different analogue film effects. There are also tutorials on how to take better photos, ranging from basic composition to creating depth and using negative space.
The collection doesn’t just include famous camera films from years past, either. It also includes really good recreations of slides, infra-red and instant camera film, too.
Light leaks can be introduced for that authentic retro look, and you can also add dust and grain to make things look even more authentic.
The app doesn’t just stick filters on top, though. It also contains a suite of tools to ensure that you get exactly the results you want, so you can play with the exposure, adjust the contrast and generally tweak the photo so everything’s just-so. The film might not be real, but the pangs of nostalgia certainly will be.