As the latest generation of smartphones get better and better, so do their cameras. This creates a need for updated and more advanced camera apps that can offer users with high-end camera phones more. Whether you are an avid photographer or a budding one, the following apps can help you more out of the camera in your smartphone…
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Cameras in smartphones have become so advanced and user-friendly, that they have heavily affected the sales of point-and-shoot and DSLR cameras. At present there are multiple smartphones which offer brilliant high-resolution cameras that help take great snaps and videos. In addition, you even have the advantage of sharing it directly on social platforms. Sure, there are some great cameras which come with the same advantage, but still users have always preferred smartphones when it comes to sharing photos and videos.
Now coming to cameras in smartphones. Yes they are great, but don’t you think that there should be more. You’ve taken a good snap, now you want to customize it, personalize it, own it, and use your artistic skills to make it even better. A big thanks to all app developers who have developed some amazing camera applications for major mobile platforms, and ensured that true artists always land up with a great picture. Here are some of those amazing camera apps for smartphones.
It is one of the most popular photography apps on the market right now, and boasts over 100 million members. It is like the Twitter of photos and provides a simple platform to share amazing snaps through your smartphone. Users can easily select from one of the many amazing filters to customize their photos and share it with family and friends.
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It is definitely not the full Photoshop, but it surely is enough for a smartphone photographer. With Adobe Photoshop Express, you can select from a range of editing tools and quickly change the face of your snap. The best part about Photoshop Express is that it always saves an original copy of the photo, and then you can always undo and redo the changes until you are satisfied.
Postagram makes it easy for you to mail a printed photo anywhere in the world. You can select a new snap, choose one from existing photos, or even choose a Facebook picture. Just remember that all Postagram snaps are printed on thick, high-quality photo postcards at 300 dpi resolution, and it can deliver a picture anywhere in the world for just $0.99. Delivery in the US requires 4 to 5 business days, and international deliveries can take more time.
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Owned by Google, Snapseed is one of the most powerful photo editing apps that enhances photo quality without breaking a sweat. Similar to Adobe Photoshop Express, Snapseed doesn’t affect the original image, but works on its copy, and saves it back in the photo library. In addition to the amazing editing tools, there is a ‘Compare’ button which helps you view the difference between the original image and customized one. For those who aren’t happy with the changes, Snapseed also offers the ‘Revert’ button that restores the original image.
A camera app for the professionals. Top Camera is designed and developed with inputs from famed photographer David Scott Leibowitz, so that you always get the highest quality snap. It is loaded with all the superior features found in various camera apps, and features a few unique ones of its own. Its brilliant HDR, video recording, slow shutter speed, and easy folder management options makes it one of the best photography apps on the iOS platform.
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A highly respected name in the market of photography apps, Camera Awesome is known for offering the simple ‘Awesomize’ button to auto-adjust selected images. In addition to the awesomeness, the app is known for taking faster, sharper, and better-exposed pictures. The video recording feature is an added bonus as it can record a buffer of 5 seconds, so when you hit the record button, the five-second video recording is also added in the original footage.
One of the most downloaded apps on the Play Store, Camera ZOOM FX carries a rich collection of camera functions combined with various photo editing options. The app works well with all the software and hardware settings of your phone’s camera, and also throws in a couple of additional features. The app also features a voice-activated shot option if you don’t want to touch the phone to take pictures. It also allows to share photos quickly on all popular social networking sites with just a tap.
A great camera app that helps you add an old-school feel to the photos, with the help of five different camera modes that come with various effects. Retro Camera Plus is not a camera replacement app, but more of an update to the existing smartphone camera. Its interface is filled with amazing customization tools that change with camera modes. On the whole, a great camera app inspired by the Lomo, Holga, Diana, Toy, and Hipstamatic cameras, that generates instant nostalgia with its photos.
With Fhotoroom, Windows has stepped up its game in the world of camera apps. Giving images a new breath of life is now easier than ever with Fhotoroom’s 75+ editing tools, beautiful styles, and custom-designed frames. You can also share your artistic creations on its online community or on popular social networking platforms like SkyDrive, Flickr, Facebook, and Twitter.
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MiniPaint is an exclusive Blackberry app with support of clip art movement in pictures. You can add several fonts, sizes, colors, and various filters to create an entire new look. The app also offers almost 150 clip arts to download and it doesn’t harm the original image and always works with the copy.
These amazing apps can help users move a step ahead than conventional smartphone photography and video shooting. So quickly download these apps and share your experiences.