There are plenty of photo editors around to let you add effects to your photos. There's a native photo editor on BlackBerry 10, while there are lots of apps to be found in BlackBerry World. Usually, they let you add filter effects, stickers and text, amongst other things. However, this app, TinyPlanet, offers to turn your landscape or panoramic shots into spheres that look like tiny planets. Hence the name for the app.
It's only really best with landscape or panoramic shots unless you want to create mad looking selfies. To get started, just open the app and then tap Open to choose a photo. Once you have chosen one, your photo will be presented as a sphere. You then have a few options to tweak the photo. You can give it a tunnel effect or a mirror effect, or apply both at the same time. There are three sliders for tweaking - zoom, rotation and twist. The pretty much do as labelled.
It's probably not something you'll use everyday but it's a neat little photo editing tool. You can watch the video above for a run through of the app.
The developer is also offering 1000 free copies to download. Follow the instructions below to download it for free.
- Open up BlackBerry World
- Swipe down from the top (when you're in BlackBerry World)
- Tap Redeem
- Enter promo code TINYPLANETCB
- Tap the Free icon to download
If you're not lucky enough to get a free copy, you can still purchase the app, if it looks like your cup of tea. It is available for all BlackBerry 10 smartphones and costs $1.99.