Sony A6000 – Picture Effect+ App

I was in the park today shooting the flowers in UV and Insect-D-sight, but had also brought along my Sony A6000 and FE 70-200/4 OSS lens.

Hence I decided to try a few of the picture effects available through the Picture Effect+ App, which is free to download via the Playmemories App. There are a total of 13 effects: Partial colour, HC B+W, Soft focus, HDR Painting, Rich B+W, Miniature+, Watercolor, Illustration, Toy camera+, Pop colour, Posterization, Retro photo and Soft High-Key+.

High Contrast B+W
High Contrast B+W

The shots taken when using this app will only be saved as jpeg, even if you are shooting in Raw or Raw+jpeg. Don’t say Sony doesn’t give you a few toys to play with while you wait for more E-mount lenses to be released and available. All you need is a Playmemories account to sign in when installing these apps. There are quite a few free apps that can be downloaded, and so far the only app I have actually paid money for is the Lens Compensation App.

High Contrast B+W
High Contrast B+W

BTW, for those who have an E-mount camera which use these apps, there is an updated Smart remote control App (June 2014) version 3.0 ready for download. This allows for remote shooting of video now as well – I can see some people shooting videos of wildlife with this feature. My previous review of this app was based on the older version. I may need to revisit this again, to see if there has been any improvements.

Anyway, here are the images.

HDR Painting - composite of 3 shots
HDR Painting – composite of 3 shots
Watercolor effect
Watercolor effect
Watercolor effect
Watercolor effect
High Contrast B+W
High Contrast B+W
High Contrast B+W
High Contrast B+W
High Contrast B+W
High Contrast B+W
High Contrast B+W
High Contrast B+W
Partial color+ - Yellow
Partial color+ – Yellow
Partial color+ - Yellow
Partial color+ – Yellow
Partial color+ - Yellow
Partial color+ – Yellow

As you can see, I do like that High contrast black and white effect in particular, as it just makes the image more interesting, even if the subject is very mundane – at least that is how I feel. All images are jpegs which have been downsized for web use with no other processing. This freebie is another reason to like Sony E-mount cameras.

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