Thank you to Krome Studio for sponsoring this post, opinions are my own.
If you are like me, you have loads of photos that you took on your phone that you would love to frame. Except. Except something is going on somewhere in the photo that makes it less than frame-worthy. Maybe there is a garbage truck in the background. Maybe your unfolded laundry sits in a pile in the background. Maybe someone photo bombed it. Maybe your dog keeps walking into the frame. Or maybe someone’s crotch is in the picture. Even the most well-planned photo in the lives of a busy family seems to end up less-than-perfect. And most of us just don’t have the tools or the skills to fix it.
Take this photo of my dad and my kids that I absolutely cherish.
It’s a great photo. One of the last ones my kids would get to take with their grandfather at one of his most favorite places ever – Wrigley Field. But seriously did I really need to capture the crotches of the people behind them? So as much as I wanted to frame this photo, the less-than-ideal background has kept me from investing in a larger print of this otherwise great photo.
Now I have this amazing app called Krome Studio and it has changed everything.
About Krome Studio
Krome Studio is an app that you can access on your PC or smartphone (you can get it from the App Store or the Google Play Store) and easily upload your favorite, though less-than-perfect photo. The Krome elves then work their magic and professionally edit your photo and turn less-than-perfect into “wow, did you hire a professional photographer?”. The Krome editors can change the background, lighten and brighten a dark image, correct colors, change colors and more.
Maybe you have an awesome picture of your kids all decked out in holiday sweaters but you took the photo in the kitchen but wish you had taken it outside in the freshly fallen snow. Or maybe you captured a beautiful once-in-a-lifetime shot of your child holding a butterfly and the lighting was bad. Whatever “what-if” you can imagine for the hundreds (if not thousands) of photos you have taken, Krome artists can make a reality.
The finished product may look like it cost hundred of dollars but Krome starts at only $4.99 for a basic Design with a new background, $9.99 for a Custom Design with a new background, 1 re-edit and a custom edit request + add-on and $14.99 for a Pro Design with 2 re-edits and a custom edit request + 2 add-ons.
Check out my ‘Kromed’ photo of my kids and my dad.
Isn’t it awesome? I couldn’t even envision it looking that good, I was so excited when I saw it!
How to use Krome Studio
It’s super easy to use Krome. You head over to the app or the website here: Krome Studio and upload your photo. You can get ideas by looking through their lookbook and specify a certain background or give them a description of what you would like and let them choose a background for you.
Krome will tell you based upon the resolution of your photo, what you can use the photo for.
You then provide any instructions and wait for Krome to send you your edited photo. It took only a couple of hours for me to receive my edited photo.
I liked the photo so much, I had them do a couple more!
This is a picture of my dad when he was very young. I asked them to edit the background so it looked like he was at a vintage baseball game. I also asked them to clean up the obviously damaged parts of the photo.
Awesome right? I was giddy when I saw this, it’s like they read my mind.
Here’s another one I had them edit. My daughter was standing on the grass in her Christmas outfit. I asked them to brighten it up and put her against a more fitting winter background.
I loved this one too! What they couldn’t know is that in the original photo you can’t see it but just off to the right is the evergreen tree we planted when we moved into our house and it looks almost like the one in the edited photo.
And finally I commissioned one last photo, a picture of my nephew and my kids on the day he graduated from Navy Boot Camp in Great Lakes, Illinois. I asked them to change the background to a naval ship scene.
Krome Studios is a family owned company out of California. They know how valuable and important your memories are and they want to help you unleash their full potential. They truly offer professional editing for a very affordable price.
How would you use Krome? Do you have less-than-perfect photos you want to frame? What about Christmas cards? You could take a great shot of your kids and completely change the look with a holiday background perfect to share with family and friends.