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Retrica Pro app review: take high-resolution photographs with exclusive vintage-style filters



Offering exclusive filters that are professionally designed just for this app, Retrica Pro is an iPhone and iPad app that will enable you to take high-resolution photographs and give them a vintage look and feel, turning your regular run-of-the-mill photography into something truly special and unique.


There are more than 80 filters available on this app, far more than what most Photo & Video apps out there offer. Let's find out how this app works.

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Retrica Pro


Vintage Photobooth Effect

There are two ways you can make Retrica Pro work for you. The first is to select already-existing photographs from your Camera Roll and then picking out one of the professionally designed, beautiful filters to apply to your image.


The other option is to use the in-app camera where you can apply filters prior to taking the picture and even get a live preview of what your subject might look like with each filter. One of 14 Retrica Logos will automatically be applied to your images, but if you prefer not to have them on, simply turn off the logo watermark in the settings menu.


Whether your aim is to goof around with some friends, or create a special and unique collage, you can do so using Retrica Pro. Set a self time and be in the picture. You can also enable the collage feature, which will automatically take consecutive pictures at your chosen time intervals and turn it into a collage.


There are 22 types of layouts you can use for this “Photo Booth” effect. I found this feature particularly lovely and would highly recommend trying it out.


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Retrica Pro screenshot 1
Retrica Pro screenshot 1

Other Features

Aside from the deep filters to enrich your photographs, you can also apply a number of other effects to your photographs through Retrica Pro. Whether you wish to add a vignette touch, or an out-of-focus blur to turn it into a unique and romantic greeting card, simply apply these features with a couple of taps, but be warned: you can only do these for imported photographs via in-app purchases.


You can also choose from the selection of borders available on Retrica Pro to apply to your image. This can be done both in the collage as well as on individual photographs.


Finally, it's worth noting that this app has complete social media integration, giving you the luxury of sharing your masterpieces with your loved ones through email, or with the world on Facebook or Instagram.


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Retrica Pro screenshot 2
Retrica Pro screenshot 2

Retrica Pro


Pros & Cons


  • Choose from one of 80 professionally designed vintage filters
  • Apply the filters even before you take a photo, or after, as you like
  • Enjoy an ad-free experience



  • There is nothing negative to say about this app


Retrica Pro screenshot 3
Retrica Pro screenshot 3

Final Words

If retro and vintage is your thing, then Retrica Pro is definitely worth getting on your iPhone or iPad. For the modest price of $1.99, you'll get to take some unique and wonderful images.


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Neha Sinha

Neha has been writing and editing since 2010 and has been reviewing iOS apps since early 2014. She has lived in four different countries and loves having the world at her fingertips thanks to these awesome apps.