|Satromizer – “glitching” your way to great art
This unique app is a tribute to Chicago new media artist Jon Satrom, and allows you to randomly add glitches to your artwork using vertical and horizontal finger swipes.
Price – $2.99 (USD)â€¨â€¨ £1.23 (GBP)
Rating: â€¨3.5 of 5 stars
Setting aside the high cost, default output resolution and lack of output adjustments/undo, this still represents a useful product to accomplish a very specific and unique effect
by Bob Weil
1. A horizontal swipe roughly places a glitch or color panel over top of your image at the place you touch. Continue until you like the result.
1.Price for a single effect (with unlimited variations) is quite high at $2.99. This is really a 99 cent product
2.The default output image size and quality default to mid-level each time you load an image.
3.Interface is not intuitive
4.There is no way to adjust the effects in any way
5.There is no undo
1.An undo function would be ideal.
2.Make the interface more intuitive
3.The ability to add vertical glitches as well as horizontal would enrich the product.
4.User selected output settings should remain in place until adjusted
It may be defeating the intended spontaneity and serendipity of the product output, but if you could “cheat” and select particular types of effects, it would make the product more valuable by producing the anticipated result.
Satromizer is a very clever product that will remain somewhat limited in its application until more parameters can be set from within the interface. Also, Decim8 offers more ways to mangle and destroy your image – all with greater control and at a lower cost. Still, output from Satromizer is intriguing and unique – and with some patience you can stumble upon some really stunning (un)designs.
For that reason alone (and the fact that I’m an app addict), I would have it as part of my tool kit – even overpriced as it is.