Recently I've noticed that "Bleach Bypass has returned to the app store with version 2.0"
. The first version of the app appeared in 2011 and gained good reviews. For example,
Bleach Bypass is the first photo application from Fotosyn, which promises to deliver high quality image processing and a range of cinematic effects. The app itself is named after the development process of colour film, which skips bleaching and removes the silver in the emulsion. The resulting effects are desaturated colours, the option of heavy vignetting and plenty of lovely contrast. IT'S ALL ABOUT PHOTO APPS
"Bleach Bypass is a simple to use, one touch app, that supports full-res with a number of predefined 'Bleach Bypass' effects, with or without borders." iPhoneography.com
So I decided to take a look at the updated version of Bleach Bypass and use it to edit a scenery photo and a few simple portraits, observing how the app works with the contrast between light (skin) tones and dark (fabrics) colors.
Bleach bypass, also known as skip bleach or silver retention, is an optical effect which entails either the partial or complete skipping of the bleaching function during the processing of a color film. By doing this, the silver is retained in the emulsion along with the color dyes. The result is a black-and-white image over a color image. The images usually have reduced saturation and exposure latitude, along with increased contrast and graininess. Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia