Time Shutter New York follows up its San Francisco counterpart with another excellent, historic tour through New York City. The Time Shutter apps provide a graphic history of a city (Chicago and London are planned next) through classic images and historical snippets. The app intersperses user photos with historical images for a unique keepsake.
One way to enjoy Time Shutter is to browse the embedded Google map, which has pins of the numerous historical sites available. Tap on each pin to get a photo of what it looked like in the past. Time Shutter’s best feature is the transition shot, which is achieved by double tapping on the full image. The old photo fades away while a modern image takes shape.
For those who want to create this effect for themselves, Time Shutter allows users to take pictures of city landmarks with the outline of the former building in the lens view. Upload and then share your own creations.
History buffs, travelers or fans of New York should enjoy the latest from the Time Shutter series. It’s a great product and worth watching for how Chicago and London’s editions turn out.
- Excellent photo tricks
- Plenty of historical info, city discovery
Off the Mark:
- iPhone only