AMITIAE - Wednesday 8 July 2015

Useful Update to iOS Editing and Photo App, Enlight: Now Saves in TIFF

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By Graham K. Rogers


Back in March this year I looked at a photography and editing app from Lightricks and was quite impressed. I thought that the design of Enlight was especially effective and there were a couple of nice surprises on top of the types of tools I would normally expect with such apps. I was especially pleased with the Target tool that allows users to select a specific area of an image and apply changes only to that area.

Another unusual option was a Pro setting that allowed saving of PNG images at up to 4096 x 4096 which produced some fairly large images. An update of this app to version 1.1 has gone one better and there is now TIFF support. So far, only one other app I have (645 Pro Mk III) has such a feature.

PNG and TIFF produce images of better quality than the compressed format JPG, so this is more suited to those who require better output than might usually be required for social networking sites. I saved the railway image (below) as PNG initially (2048 x 1356, 4.04 MB) but a duplicate image saved as a TIFF file and maximum size options was 4096 x 2712 (11 MP) with a file size of 16.05 MB.

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Other improvements in the Enlight update include support for the iPad, a Clone/Heal tool, animated sessions showing workflows, and a number of other improvements.

Although the iTunes store entry for Enlight shows that the app is marked as "Editor's Choice" it has not had as much exposure as several other apps. It is one of those that is at the top of my list when I need some unusual output, especially with the painting-style output.

For its price of $3.99, Enlight was recommended before; with the addition of TIFF output, this is a must-have.


Graham K. Rogers teaches at the Faculty of Engineering, Mahidol University in Thailand where he is also Assistant Dean. He wrote in the Bangkok Post, Database supplement on IT subjects. For the last seven years of Database he wrote a column on Apple and Macs. He is now continuing that in the Bangkok Post supplement, Life.



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