I woke up this morning to find another VSCO update waiting in my App Store queue. I've been waiting since September for them to officially support my iPhone 7 Plus's cameras, RAW capture, and RAW editing - so I downloaded the update to see if anything was new.
Welp, there's a bit new.
Even though the VSCO team overhauled the app's UI just earlier this year, it seems that they've gone and changed everything up again.
The camera UI is now omnipresent & able to swiped down into from the gallery view, with your profile and discovery tabs now located in new a tab bar at the bottom.
It's a simpler design that still incorporates a little bit of the sliding-paradigm that weirded out so many people in my circle earlier this year. Shame they didn't stick to their guns with a innovative idea, but this is probably more refined.
Other than that, the only other change I've found is a little one - but one that'll certainly take some getting used to for me; the app's new editing sliders.
If you've used much of VSCO in the past 4 or 5 years you'll know that their editing sliders go back and forth on little 'dot' scales - usually to plus or minus six (as you can see above).
In this v14 update all sliders in the editing view have moved to a more traditional photo-app design. The slider freely moves along the scale with the edit's value displaying just above it. And what's more - the edits now update in real time, not upon releasing the button.
A real-time updating effect along with the increased level of edit granularity makes it easier to choose the exact look you want, even if its a bit more complicated on the whole.
This is undoubtedly an improvement that allows for more fine-grain control & accuracy, but I was used to how things worked previously. It'll take me awhile to get used to not just putting in the "+1 Temperature, +2 Tint" to get my usual look.
Anyways, thats's all I had to say to you all this morning. Enjoy the new VSCO update, if you're like me that's your sort of thing.