Foodie is a camera app designed to help users take better photos of food. The app is quite simple to use. After launching the app, the user chooses a filter — there are 24 from which to choose — and snaps an image. Each filter is designed for a particular food type; e.g. YOU for breakfast items like egg and RO for alcoholic beverages. That’s how I have interpreted the hard to see icons.
The Foodie camera has an auto-blurring function that blurs the background to focus the food item’s image. The app automatically recognizes food as the subject and defocuses the surrounding area to simulate a large aperture lens’s narrow depth of field. Most high-end restaurants tend to be high on ambience, which in many cases means low on light. The Foodie app can control the iPhone’s flash using it to provide continuous lighting.
The user can also import existing images from the iPhone photo library.
A lot of people like to shoot food images from directly above. Foodie has a feature that changes the shutter button from black to yellow when the iPhone is horizontal to aid the shooter in getting the perfect shot. The app automatically saves captured images to the iPhone Photos app and shares to Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
- App name: Foodie
- Supported devices: Android, iPhone
- Cost: Free
- Developer and operator: LINE Corporation