Light & Motion Tracker is an Android app that gives users the tools to amplify the light found in photos, allowing users to see if there are ghosts or other abnormalities captured, but not seen without help, in photos from your smartphone. Light & Motion Tracker features 5 phase detection levels, a pulse mode, fullscreen and pan modes, 10 zoom levels and a fast processing time. Users can choose 2 - 6 different photos at a time to cycle between, to look and see if there's something hiding in the frame that the naked eye just can't see. Light & Motion Tracker can be treated like a sort of microscope for light in pictures taken by your smartphone. For budding ghost hunters, researchers or just the curious, this is an interesting app to say the least.
First of all, users will need to download Light & Motion Tracker from the Play Store. Once installed, users will see a tutorial laid out before them to take a look through.
The best way to get a feel for the app and how to use it however, is to simply watch this video from the developer themselves, which is embedded below:
I was a little perplexed to see that the app didn't allow to take photos from within the app itself, after all this is easy to implement in any Android app. Instead, users are forced to choose from their last 25 pictures, which would, for exampled, leave out images of that haunted house or late night photo you took a month or two ago.
I chose a few images of my office, which is set in the old dining room of this hundred-year old Victorian House, so their has to be a few spirits knocking around the place, right?
This is a picture of one of the first few phases, Phase 3 and the image is already starting to appear quite different. Moving on to Phase 5 and we can see things are a lot different:
The controls are now ready, and with this users can go back and forth between their six images, they can rotate their images or they can turn the Pulse modes on and off, which rapidly changes between the altered and non-altertered images. You can also zoom in on photos to get a closer look and to see if there's anything hidden away.
MyBB-8 Droid on my desk is now beginning to look a little suspicious, but the quality of the photo becomes so poor that I can't really see if there's anything else there or not. Comparing the different phases side-by-side does however, show up some differences, that's for sure.
Light & Motion Tracker is an interesting app to say the least, it's designed for curious people looking to see things that the naked eye simply can't do. However, the way it does that, by simply bumping up the amount of light that's in the photo and to the untrained eye this would look nothing more than a simple photo filter applied over-the-top of an image. I can't say that I believe in paranormal activity or ghosts or anything like that, but if I did I think that this is the sort of Android app that I'd be on the look out for. A nice, fun little app that has a little science behind it for those looking to explore what they can't see on their own, Light & Motion Tracker is worth checking out.
- Speed (3.5/5) - Photos take a long time to be processed, and moving around on them is also pretty slow as well, unfortunately.
- Theme (3.5/5) - The overall look and feel of the app is a little dated, and the icons and controls seem overly large, especially on a high-resolution display like a Full HD device or above.
- Features (4/5) - It might not be 100% scientific, but there is a little science here, and it shows. For those interested in seeing what more light can do to a photo, Light & Motion Tracker is the app to check out.
- Overall (3.5/5) - Even though the overall look and feel of the app needs a little work, Light & Motion Tracker does have some interesting features on offer, and I can see a lot of budding ghost hunters and such be really interested in this overall.
- Offers users the ability to zoom in and pan around their images once the process has finished.
- Has a variety of different Phases to let users see the different effects and such throughout examining the different photos.
- Great for those hunting ghosts or examining haunting artefacts or houses, as well as those curious about myths and such.
- Works on the majority of smartphones and tablets without a problem.
- Only allows users to choose from their last 25 photos, which is pretty limited.
- Doesn't allow users to take photos directly within the app.
All-in-all, Light & Motion Tracker is an Android app that is definitely in need of some extra polish, and it's the sort of app that might not appeal to everyone. Nevertheless, there's some scientific fun to be had here, and for the curious out there, this is the sort of app that will get their brain ticking and excite them. Of course, I have to say that unless you have at least some sort of belief in all this paranormal stuff, then Light & Motion Tracker might not be all that fun for you.