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iLoupe

iLoupe
  • #: 222607
  • Price: $0.99 In Apple Store
  • Category: Utilities
  • Updated: 2009-11-25
  • Current Version: 1.2
  • 1.2
  • Size: 0.30 MB
  • Language: English, German
  • Seller: insensiv GmbH
  • Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.1 or later
  • © 2009 insensiv GmbH
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Description

iLoupe is an electronic loupe which offers various application possibilities. It can be used for example to read small print in contracts or advertisements, to observe insects or to inspect workpieces.

The app offers two possibilities of magnification. First with the live view, which provides a quick image magnification at a lower image quality. Or second by taking a photo, which can be looked at without hurry at a high image quality and a 22 times superzoom.

This application has an integrated digital image stabilizer, which facilitates reading and inspecting by compensating the inconvenient unsteadiness of the camera especially at a high zoom.

For a better presentation of the font the app allows to converted the colored image into a Black & White image. The threshold of the Black & White image is adjustable by means of a slider. All pixels, which are darker than the threshold, are displayed in black. All pixels, which are lighter than the threshold, are displayed in white. Thanks to the contrasty presentation reading of small print is no longer a problem.

iLoupe offers a wide variety of application possibilities:

- reading of small font sizes

- observing insects (ants, bees, beetle, etc.), stones, plants, etc.

- inspecting solderings points on printed circuit boards

- identifying the type of integrated circuits or other semiconductor devices

Special features:

- up to 8 times continuous magnification of the camera live view

- integrated image stabilizer which compensates the unsteadiness of the camera

- saving and filing of the images

- super zoom (22 times) of the images saved at a high image quality

- Black & White image (optional) for a better presentation of the font

Only for iPhone 3G S.

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Rated 2/5 based on 2 customer reviews.

 

4/5 stars

Blurry but promising

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I ignored the only review because it was all caps and didn't feel like it was objective. BUT, I have to say that they were right about it not being useful to read a menu. I tried to read some small print on a business card sitting in my office. No luck! Yes, it gets bigger but it is VERY blurry and no easier to read. In fact, it was probably harder to read.

I really want to like this app. The interface is easy and smooth and it has nice features. Image stabilization and B&W mode are great ideas.

Oh yea, B&W doesn't turn out to be that great either. Maybe it needs to target a few shades of gray instead.

There are several possible explanations for the problems. Maybe the camera lacks resolution to make this work well. Maybe it is a focal distance issue; the iphone doesn't appear to do well with near objects. Either way, the results just are not good enough to warrant it's use.

Maybe with some further development or a next generation phone with a better camera. Time will tell. I will update if/when it gets better.

0/5 stars

Don't waste your money

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This app is a piece of crap. Not even worth it if it was free.

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