Simply B&W for iOS by James Moore

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By James Moore
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Simply B&W is simply one of a kind app. It is free and available on the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


In addition to this app being really great for taking “scan” photos of documents, it is also phenomenal for taking black and white photography. Using this app you’ll be able to adjust the tone, brightness, and contrast of your photo in real-time before you even take it. Unlike other apps on the app store that let you take color photos and then apply black and white filters to them, this app does it all in real-time so you can look at the world directly through a monochrome style.

The best part about this app is that it lets you added a simulated film grain and B&W vignetting to your images to create an authentic look. Not to mention that all images are saved in maximum resolution without any compressing or EFIX/geolocation data stripping.

An in-app purchase of $.99 will also allow you to swipe from a pure black and white shade to 256 shades between black and white.

The good news about this app is that there’s nothing similar out there on the app store as far as I’ve seen (and I love taking photos with my phone and using cool apps to do so). The other good news is that this app only costs $.99.

We are not really sure how this app falls short and I we have not encountered any glitches with it while using it.


If you need an app that will make it easy to take “scan” photos of documents in real time or you want to take dramatic black and white photos, then this app is a must-have. It is free and even without the in-app purchase of $.99 it is very valuable to most iOS users.

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Genre: Photo & Video
Price: Free
Developer: James Moore
Size: 8.51M
Age Rating: 4+
Rated: 3.76923 by 26 customers.
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