Editing in PicTapGo+ is designed to be quick and easy:
- Choose a filter or tool,
- Adjust to taste,
- Press the ✓ button to apply, and
- Repeat until you're happy with the result.
However, there's a lot more to PicTapGo than just layering filters. Let's dive into some features and concepts in more depth.
PicTapGo+ gives you several ways to approach your photo editing.
- Filters can make changes ranging from subtle to elaborate. PicTapGo has well over a hundred filters that cover basic fixes like brightening a photo, as well as artistic enhancements. You can see a preview of a filter's effect in the filter grid or carousel. These are similar to presets or actions in other editing apps.
- Tools are traditional photo editing adjustments to things like brightness or shadow detail. Their specific effect depends on how you use them, but they can be very powerful.
- Touch Tools let you make adjustments to just a specific area of a photo
- Recipes are reusable combinations of filters and tools. When you apply a recipe, all of the filters and tools in the recipe are applied to the photo.
- Crop allows you to adjust the composition of your photo
- Cutout lets you replace the background
You can apply as many filters, tools, and touch tools as you'd like. Crop and Cutout are non-destructive, and cannot be layered.
Some tools can achieve the same effect as certain filters, and vice-versa. For instance, the brightness slider in Tools -> Basic Adjustments is the same formula as the Lights On / Lights Off filter. This formula is also used in AutoMask, Cutout, and the Touch Brightness tool. Some people prefer the simplicity of just tapping Lights On. Some prefer the flexibility and power of the other options. There are no wrong ways to approach your editing - try some things out and have fun!
The Edit Home
After choosing an image to edit, you're taken to the Edit Home screen, where you will choose from among your editing options. Swiping up will scroll the view, showing thumbnails for each filter and recipe. Tapping Filters or Recipes will scroll down to the appropriate section. Tap a thumbnail to apply a filter or recipe.
Filters are organized by category / pack. Recipes include your own custom saved recipes, as well as a history of your recent edits.
Access Tools and Touch Tools under the Tools sub-menu. The tools menu can be swiped left/right to reveal more options. Tapping Cutout or Crop brings up those respective editors.
The arrow buttons immediately below the preview will undo / redo the last operation. The eyeball icon at the bottom right of the preview will show the original image. You may tap once to show the original image, and tap again to show the current edit. You may also tap and hold on the button to show the original, and when you release, the current image will be shown again.
You can also tap and hold on the image itself to show the original image, and release to show the current image.
The Rewind Editor
Once you apply a filter, tool, or touch tool to a photo, you can use the Rewind editor to change or remove that step. To enter the rewind editor, press the button below and to the left of the image preview. Pressing the button again exits the rewind editor.
The tools and filters you've applied appear in a list. Tap the eyeball icon beside a step to disable / enable it. With a step disabled, tap the trash icon to delete it. Use the slider to change a step's strength. Tap the icon to the right of the slider to re-edit the step. Tap the save recipe button to create a new recipe from these steps. Tap the rewind button again to exit the rewind editor.
If you make a mistake, you can exit the Rewind editor and press the Undo button. The changes you make within the Rewind editor can be undone just like any other operation.