Meta: Apply Filters to Your Photos While You Are Taking Them [iOS]

After getting a camera with enough megapixels and a good lens, all that remains is finding the right visual filters to enhance the look of your images. Normally third party applications offer such filters which can be used on your photos after they have been taken. However sometimes you feel that taking the picture from a different angle would have applied that particular effect better.

It would be really helpful if you could simply view what the picture would look like with the filter while you were taking it. In other words, you need an image filter application that provides you with real time effects. Meta offers precisely that.

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Meta is a smartphone application for iOS devices. The app is sized at nearly 8 MB and is compatible with iPod Touch, iPhone, and iPad devices that are running iOS version 5.0 or later. The app basically provides you with a real time image filter – your camera’s normal view is changed by the view of the filter. Before even taking the pictures you can see what your images will look like after the filter is applied.

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The real time filters offered by the application are modifiable and can be edited while you take the picture. Including Woodblock Print, a Fisheye Lomo, a CRT TV, and a Light Leak Camera, you get twenty-three high quality image filters with which you can experiment and get beautiful pictures.

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The filters offered by the app can be applied to photos already in your camera roll as well.

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Once you have taken the images, they can be shared on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. You can choose to save high resolution images for print purposes.

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Meta is available from iTunes for $1.99. But the app’s developers have generously offered the app for free to the first 15 commenters on this review.


  • A user-friendly smartphone app.
  • Compatible with iOS devices.
  • Lets you apply filters to images in real time.
  • Lets you share finished images on social networks.

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i want


If I don’t get a free copy I’ll be buying this anyway


Great ! Would love to have it .


Interesting notion… I’d like to try it.


Want one please


That’s cool. Would be very helpful.

Daniel Sanchez

Love the app. Want it!

Giorgi Mamulashvili



Awesome app! A great addition for the new iPhone! Would love to try it out!

Doug Hannah

Would love to receive it!


Awesome app

oonagh latchford

very cool


Id like to try it


Looks pretty cool! Definitely want to try it out.


Great-looking app – very handy to see how the filter is going to affect the photo as you’re shooting!

Jesse Gonzalez

I’d like to try it =)


Would like to check this out


It sounds like a good concept, would like to test it myse
F! ;)

Cora B

my daughter would love this product. Thank you for bringing it to my attention.


Ahhh… the possibilities!

Zach G

Let’s try this!

Frank Hernandez

I love Meta!


i want this. give me! please? :)

dennis bullard

sounds good
There are more smartphones than Iphones, so will this work on my HTC? I am over Iphone.. too expensive and unreliable just a consumer gimmick!

Rachel Lubawy

Seems nifty. :)


Sounds cool. I did the click through, not post on FB, as per instructions.

Stella Y

Sounds like an app I need! ;)


Could be the next instagram!

Alex Shen

Pretty cool app, I don’t have anything like it on my iPad atm so it might come in useful. Informative review, good work :)

Steve Critchley

Great app ,let me at it

Brian DeProsse

Looks neat, hope the battery usage is minimal… hipstamatic fries my phone.

Brian Takemura

This is awesome! Thank you for reviewing!


I think it is a brilliant idea, but there is a place for having the original photo to perhaps do other things with later.

Jeff Miller

I totally want this. Would be really great.

Mike Dobson

Well, I *do* have an iOS device, but it doesn’t have a camera, unfortunately …

But, if this freebie is still available (looks like I might be commenter #2 ?), I would happily pass it along to a friend w/an iOS camera-capable device!

Stephen Graves

I love real-time filters!


Oh this looks so nice! I’d love to try it out! :)


wow, that is a great app! looking forward to it! and a great review with nice examples!

Alessio La Ruffa

I would love a copy, please :)


Cool! I want to edit my pics using this app


This could be useful, wouldn’t mind trying it out.

Bonnie Fung

Quality actually looks pretty good :)

Alex F

It does look interesting, even though the idea of “live preview” is also offered by other applications such as Instagram and Photo Booth, however the filters here look quite interesting, I’d love to see what else it has to offer.


I’d like to try!


this is pretty cool!!! i like!

Aatif Khan

I’d like a free copy for sure


Why won’t my comment stick? I would like a free copy


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Even though the “live preview” is already used by applications like Instagram, Photo Booth, etc. the filters in this one look interesting. I would be interested in seeing what kind of size and resolution would the pictures have and also how integrated it is to say Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, etc.

I’d love to see what else this App has to offer.

Yang Yang Li

Did I win this? Oh well, I do not have an iPhone anyways.

LJ Fields

Am I in the first 15 commenters for free Meta download?


More fun with filters. Yes, please.