This app is a pretty scientific experiment in deep photo editing.
At RNI we wanted to make our photos look more special with less effort and more fun. So we created RNI Flashback — an app that works like film not like an app.
Using Flashback is simple. You just press the button and it generates editing options for you. And then you choose the best one. Because you’re the boss.
Unlike other apps, RNI Flashback has no pre-defined filters. Instead it mixes virtual 'chemicals' and creates a unique look every time you press the button. This transforms digital medium making it more true to life and more refreshing.
Flashback is created for everyone. But professional photographers and aficionados familiar with shooting film will especially love it. Because Flashback works more like photographic film rather than like digital software. Unlike any other existing software, Flashback uses real film data and simulates the response of real film layers by light when processing digital colours. This results in a completely unique output which can't be achieved in traditional image editors with conventional tools.
Some of its looks can be weird, some can render skintones too red. But some will be just absolutely fabulous, making for film-like colour harmony and colour separation, far beyond what’s achievable in any other piece of software you have ever tried.
Experience RNI Flashback now. Bring custom artistic flair into your photos and never get bored again.
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Fixed crop/rotate and viewport bugs affecting some portrait orientation images
Ratings and Reviews
As a huge film photography fan, I’m in love.
This app is exactly what I’ve been looking for and I was so excited to find it. I absolutely love film, but it can get really expensive, unfortunately. This app creates such realistic grain and that special look with different kinds of film that now I can use it with not only my iPhone photos, but also my DSLR photos (that’s how much I love it).
I also love the unexpectedness with the editing. It’s almost like using an instant camera (something I’m also a huge fan of!). I love being able to love an edit and also being able to just click through while the app does its thing. I’m very happy I spent the money on this!
Would love to see custom presets
While I assume this defeats the purpose of how this particular app is supposed to work as it’s more intended to be “unpredictable” and offer some sort of realistic exaggeration of actual film (which I love!)... I really wish just one thing for this app: that it allowed you to index your favorite looks for later. The heart feature is invaluable, I use it every time. But after rendering and moving onto the next photo, those saved hearts are long gone. Being able to create your own custom filters after randomly generating them would be amazing. Devs - please consider this option!!
The joy of happenstance
This app provides some of the happy accidents that result from shooting with film and using photo chemicals to produce images, while allowing the tweaks we have come to anticipate in digital photo apps. The requests I see to save presets are understandable, but I enjoy the element of surprise when applying these films to my images. Do note: this (to my knowledge) is only for images on your device; it is not a camera. I find that actually to be a plus - just one way to make the app more streamlined and intentional in purpose: fun and joy in beauty and surprise.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.