Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Fun Instant - Presentation

First steps:

From the beginning, Fun instant allows you to choose between two options:
- Make a shoot with your smartphone camera
- Choose a picture with your personal gallery

Camera or Gallery choice
If you choose to shoot your friends and yourself with the camera, all the common options are available:
* Automatic, portrait, landscape, sport, night, sunset, macro, and anti-blur scene possibilities. 
* Normal, black and white, negative, sepia, solarization, red (green, blue) hue effects can be chosen. 
* Automatic flash, flash or not
Once the picture is taken, do another one if you dislike the previous ones, and check okay to apply the photo to the Fun Instant.
If you choose in another case to pick a picture from your personal gallery, just pick it and the photo will be apply directly to be modified. 

The interface:

Fun Instant allows you to access directly to 8 different functionalities on the screen:

Interface functions
1. Zoom : scale your photo and/or icons (stickers, frames)
2. Mirror : produce a mirror effect on your photo and/or icons
3. Rotation : rotate your photo and/or icons
4. Clone : clone the last icon that you have touched or draged with the same parameters (scale, rotation, mirror effect). Cannot be use with the background photo

5. Junk : erase icons (not allowed on the background photo)
6. Undo : undo all the last change 
7. Redo : re-do all the last change (if you perform another change during the redo process, all the states following this new change will be lost)
8. Add : add new icons or frames 

The interface menu:

Interface menu

Thanks to the menu, you can access another suite of very useful tools like: 

* Camera : the camera if you want to shoot again another picture or scene with your friends 
* Gallery : your personal gallery to change the background photo as you like (icons will stay alive)
* Draw: the draw editor (from the version 1.40) and add your draw freely to your picture.
* Text: the text editor (and different type of fonts and effects) and add the message to your picture (thanks to it, the creation of "memes" becomes very simple!)
* Save : save your creation whatever the moment, and a toast message will appear to enter the name of your picture, no extension is needed (*.jpg, *.png, *.gif), registered automatically in jpeg format for commodity reasons with the social network or GMail sharing. 

* Plus allows to access to the following function:
- Album : special gallery to enjoy your Fun Instant creation with the possibility to search them by date or not
- Settings : allow you to change primary settings of the Fun Instant application (the next paragraph explains it carefully)
- Help toast message
- Quit button (Stay aware that if you quit your creation is lost)

The settings case:

Settings configuration
The Settings panel (reachable from the main display by menu -> Settings, see the previous paragraph) allows you to change different kinds of parameter designing the application to enhance your user pleasure like:

* Enable dialog boxes : to accept or deny all toast boxes that could help you to navigate through the application (put to false by default). Check this option can slow down the system. 
* Background color : change the background of the main display with 8 different colors (black, red, green, blue, orange, pink, brown, default)
* Bitmap Size : change the compression of photos or icons. If you see that your smartphone is pretty slow, change the compression to "Small", or even "Very small" level, considering that this operation will have as a consequence to decrease the quality of your creation. If not, keep the default compression value, or pass to the "Large" one. 
* Undo/redo Length : modulate the maximum number of possible change that you could undo or re-do. Place it to "No Limits" for a maximum of back-ups. Pay attention, more you will have icons displayed, more the undo/redo will be full, and more it will take place in memory. For any problems concerning this last fact, change the values at your convenience. 
* Enable multitouch : can be interesting in case you are using a screen more or less sensitive to the fingers interaction. With multitouch, zoom and rotation can be performed with two active fingers. Without multitouch, these last functions are performed thanks to the seek bars appearing in place on the display. (For different particular cases, the seek bar can be more accurate than the multitouch)
* Credits : thanks and comments about Fun Instant 

Questions or comments?
Let the Green Sakura team know by posting them on this blog. 

Let's have fun ;-)!

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