Today’s world is experiencing a phase where self obsession has just increased. Self obsession via mobile today are called “selfies“. The above explanation is not accurate but the term was coined on the basis that people click their own images with different kind of expressions. There were multiple videos made on “selfies” out of which some are really cool soundtracks. Everyday there are new Android apps which are being released on the Google Play Store and on many third party websites targeting photoholic users across the globe. There is one such application which has reached a phenomenal level of downloads and usage within a short span of time called ‘Retrica‘. The developers have made it a point to provide this application for all Android users having devices which run on Android 2.2 and above.
Retrica is available in a Basic version as well as a Pro version which costs approximately Rs.200/- as an in-app purchase. Purchasing the Pro version unlocks 20 of the most beautiful filters and allows the users to take photos in HD resolution which improves the quality and texture of the picture to a whole new level.
Retrica is an application which stands out among the other competitors like Pixlr and Instagram because of the simple yet amazing user interface. It is not heavy graphically so that it works very well on various devices having minimal software as well as hardware complications and still amazingly doesn’t lag a bit. Housing 80 different live instant filters all of which are professionally designed to enhance the user experience. Taking a collage was never this easy as Retrica allows users to take collages with the filters which is quite appreciated by the users.The timer feature of this app is limited to 10 seconds and is excellent keeping in mind not to loose out on that quick pose.
Retrica allows you to use features available in high-end devices such as the all new trendy out-of-focus effect which blurs the background neatly and makes the focused part look fantastic. The logo of this application is present in every photo but it can be turned off or may be changed in the Settings section. On an overall basis, the pictures are very neat and you do not have to be an expert to get used to this app because of the simple user interface as I stated earlier.
If you are looking for a bit more professional interface you may choose other Android apps that let you play with your photo in more ways such as PicsArt or Aviary. In case you are in search for just one standalone app that will do all the work for you, Retrica would be recommended.