Instant Vintage Photo Effects with Google Chrome and Lomo+

If you happen to use the Chrome or Chromium browser and you are looking for an easy way to spice up your photos with vintage effects, the Lomo+ web app is right up your alley. Using the app, you can apply a wide range of high-quality vintage effects to any photo on the web without leaving the convenience of your browser.

Once installed, Lomo+ adds the Modify in Lomo+ command to the right-click context menu, and you can use this command to open a photo in a web page in the Lomo+ editor.  While Lomo+ cannot open photos stored on your machine, you can work around this limitation by uploading the photo you want to give a makeover to Flickr or any other photo sharing service, and then open the full-size version of the photo in Lomo+. The Lomo+ editor puts 12 artistic vintage effects right at your fingertips. Click on the effect you like, and you will see the result almost instantaneously (the time it takes to process the photo depends, of course, on its size). To save the processed photo, use the Save Image command. Right-click then on the generated thumbnail and save the photo on your machine. That’s all there is to it.

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