A handy camera app to have in your arsenal - Before and After Photo Maker for BlackBerry 10

By James Richardson on 21 Aug 2013 06:07 pm EDT

Another sweet application has hit BlackBerry 10 from Shaosoft - this time utilizing the camera in way I've not seen done before. I doubt it will take a genius to guess the concept of Before and After Photo maker, but how it's done is very clever. Essentially, the application will allow you to sit two photos side by side - a before one and a after one. 

Where things get interesting is the process involved in getting the final image. Once the app is open you can jump into the menu and select the 'Before Photo' option. Once you have selected the image from your BlackBerry that you wish to use it will appear in the camera viewfinder. At the top of the display is a bar which will allow you to alter the opacity of the before photo - this is required for getting the camera lined up perfectly for the next process. You can also pinch to zoom in and out. 

Then it's time to take the 'After Photo' and it's just a case of lining up/sizing up the 'faded' before shot and pressing the camera shutter icon. Once done you are presented with the two images - one above the other. Again, you can zoom in and out and rotate if required to ensure they are evenly matched. Save the image with a name and that's it - job done. 

The above video is not the best example of getting perfect result as I was restricted due to the camera being fixed to the tripod. However, I also took the below images which gives a good idea of the fun you can have with the app. 

Features include: 

  • Functions as a complete camera with front and back cameras and flash 
  • Lines up shots perfectly  
  • Create a before and after picture in minutes 
  • Easily share the complete picture with your friends through BBM™, Twitter, Facebook and more
  • Easy to use interface with complete instructions 
  • Multiple customization options such as colors when creating your completed picture

More information/Download Before and After Photo Maker for BlackBerry 10

Reader comments

A handy camera app to have in your arsenal - Before and After Photo Maker for BlackBerry 10


Depends on how you look at it. The after shot could be a picture of a refill.

SILENCE!!! For I have spoken...

This is ridiculous.. CrackBerry is just an app for app advertising now. If I wanted to see apps I would go to BlackBerry World.

Posted via CB10 on my Z10!

Are you taking the p**s? BlackBerry users have wanted quality apps for years and now we have BlackBerry 10 we are getting them.

Enough said.

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Pleaseeee! If you access the 'App & Game' section, that's what you are going to read information about, which is a great work on behalf of Crackberry team, keep us informed about all important BlackBerry news, a great work which is done better the BlackBerry itself

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People like you will never be satisfied!! Blackberry's success will be determined by the app ecosystem. Apps get sold when users are aware that they exist. Advertising gets them noticed. Crackberry is doing their part to help BlackBerry get back on track by advertising.
Grow up!!

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Seriously dude chill out! If you weren't interested why did you read the article?

Posted via the best phone ever. The white Z10.

I don't know what your problem is, but CB is doing more or less usual reviews and showcases apps like many other mobile device blogs.
Here you'll get videos, better description and more insight to the apps compared to BlackBerry World. Often CB is the place where I get to read about interesting apps first, because BB World is, like most app stores, cluttered and overfilled with so many apps you quickly get lost in the woods. In addition, many BB World apps only give a short overview, without revealing any details, some even come without decent screenshots.

I've also complained once about the pure mass of game reviews compared to "other apps" CrackBerry is doing since BB10 launch, it slowly seems like "other apps" are getting more attention now compared to sheer number of games - which is a good thing to see.

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This wouldn't be the first time. and when he does include the price, it's not "¢99/€0.99", it's "under a buck". drives me crazy when i'm scanning the article for price before reading it. use numbers, good sir!

Wow, that juice photo really sells the app. Looks like so much fun!!!

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Lol James....not a great example but I got the gist of it. ;-)


Thanks for providing a peek of new apps coming on board. I'm not a big app guy but anything that edits and enhances photos is always worth some consideration.

I don't understand this app, how is it different from just taking a second picture a short while after the first?

Posted from my T-Mobile Z10, no longer on the Sprint Meh network.

The app allows you to take a more precise before and after shot by viewing the shot you took first while taking the second one. Its all in the details of the app in BlackBerry World.

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Okay, for more of an identical before and after kind of thing. Gotcha.

Posted from my T-Mobile Z10, no longer on the Sprint Meh network.

Mr Richardson might want to consider some training in journalism. Count me a non-genius, but I read the article twice and have no clue what the app does. Before and after? I can take a picture now, and another picture of the same thing later: that's before and after. If this app does something different from that, Mr Richardson makes a muddled mess of describing it.

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This app has got to be one of the biggest waste of developmental tools i've seen... i can achieve the same thing by using the BUILT IN time shift app...or better yet, just get the silent camera app that records time laps video if you're in dire need of the whole "before and after" affect....seriously, i clicked on this article thinking there was an app that would implement a before and after affect off of 1 picture (i.e. someone aging)....

but at the root of this app is simply: Take a picture, now put something else in the shot and take another picture. even with the regular camera i can take a picture of a strawberry and put 3 strawberries in and take another picture. there's your before and after, you want to get creative? use the various templates in whatever photo editor you have and use a quad box and you get your before and after,after,after. There, i just saved you a $1.
Unreal,..and they are charging you money for this?? i don't know who is dumber the developers or the people that actually will pay for this.... sorry for being a little harsh but it needed to be said so they can go back and get a little creative with their tools.

Aheesh people, Omega Supreme. Where this can really come in handy, for me anyway, is taking photos of ( as examples) reno, construction, demolition etc. I already try doing this with just my memory for the 'before' but now I can use the before as guide firm next shots for a project that may take a year or tow ( not strawberry and a minute later 3 strawberries) . Think I'll Shell out a buck.

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This will work great for weight loss, exercise, weight lifting, painting jobs, gardens, etc. Any thing you want to see a change in over time. Basic but useful.

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I see... I had no idea what the purpose or utility of this app was based on the review or description in BlackBerry world.

However, if you want to use it for weight loss etc.., then you really want to be able to create a string of photos like week 1, week 2, week 3, etc... not just a single before/after.

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This is a cool app. I don't have time to sort through all of the junk apps (I'm looking at you SB44) to find the really good ones, so I appreciate these reviews.

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These along with the many games that seem to come out more and more.....but where are the business apps and banking, airline carrier, other for us to keep moving?