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1-Hour Photo for iOS

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Key Details of 1-Hour Photo

  • Make all your shots more magical by making you wait an hour before you get to see the results.
  • Last updated on July 10, 2014
  • There have been 2 updates
  • Virus scan status:

    Clean (it's extremely likely that this software program is clean)

Editors' Review

Download.com staff

1-Hour Photo is an innovative app that generates striking photos for you in black and white, but you have to wait one hour to see them. Rather than going back over your photos immediately, you can snap a few and then forget about them, only to be pleasantly surprised when they're ready to view.


Fun idea: While an hour doesn't seem like a terribly long time, waiting that long for a result is almost unheard of these days. Because we're so used to having instant access to everything, it's nice to have a little bit of a forced break imposed. And even if it's only an hour, the wait really does make you see the photos you took in a new light.

Clear interface: This app's interface is just about as easy as they come. It opens directly to the camera, the main view of which dominates the screen. Below the viewfinder, there's a large button for taking the photo, and next to the button, numbers displaying how many photos you have processing at the moment and how long until the next one is ready. When the photos are done, they'll show up in your camera roll.


No zoom: To have your photos processed in this app, you have to take them through the app's camera. But this camera offers no special features at all. It has no flash, and you can't zoom in on anything.

Bottom Line

1-Hour Photo is a great app to play around with. And it's free, so there's really no reason not to try it out. While it's probably not the way you'll choose to take all of your photos, especially since black and white is the only output option, it is a nice alternative to have on hand for the right moment.

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Full Specifications

July 10, 2014
Latest update
July 10, 2014
Operating System
iOS 12.1.2
Additional Requirements
Requires iOS 6.0 or later.
Total Downloads
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Developer's Description

Make all your shots more magical by making you wait an hour before you get to see the results.
It sounds like a bad idea, but you'll be surprised what it does for your photos. 1-Hour Photo makes all your shots more magical by making you wait an hour before you get to see the results (using our beautiful black and white film emulation).

By the time you see your photos, the moments they've captured have already become memories, which changes how you feel about them forever.

Nobody gets distracted in the moment by reviewing photos as they're being taken - your special moments remain all about the moments themselves.

Nobody can veto a photo right after it's taken, since everyone has to wait an hour to see the results.

Each photo becomes a little present to your future self. It's surprisingly exciting when the notification arrives telling you your photos are ready and you get to see what exactly you captured an hour or more ago.