CameraBag is all about filters. In fact, its editing tools are almost non-existent, consisting of just a few basic options like cropping and straightening images.
However, it does include precise controls for adjusting contrast, exposure, saturation and other settings, along with more than 150 predefined filter effects that you can apply with a quick click of your mouse. Some of these effects are designed to recreate the style of specific types of cameras, such as the washed-out look of the old plastic Holga cameras. Other filters aim to reproduce particular period styles, such as the nostalgic, faded ‘1958 Camera’, or a harsher, more modern style that it calls ‘Skater Camera’.
You can get an instant preview of each filter just by hovering your mouse over its name in the list that runs down the right-hand side of the screen. Clicking on an effect automatically applies it to your photo, and displays additional controls that allow you to fine-tune the effect. You can also and share your custom filters with other users via the CameraBag web site.
You might need a bit of photographic know-how to make the most of CameraBag, but there’s a trial version available so you can see if you like it before buying the full version.