Want to make the most out of your Smartphone camera? Here are the top 10 photography apps you should try out.
1. Photoshop Express (iOS, Android)
Adobe Photoshop Express is a cost-free mobile version of the revolutionary ‘Photoshop’ program. With lots of effects at it’s fingertips along with the ability to share edited pictures, this is a ‘must’ have for anybody who is seriously interested in photography on mobile phones.
2. Pixable, (iOS, Android)
Pixable is a one stop app for storing your photos. It goes beyond that basic function and even includes a feature that enables users to rank the photographs based upon popularity. This app was listed on CNN’s best 50 tech tools mainly because it is highly useful and easy-to-use.
3. Camera+ (iOS)
Camera+ app is a must for all Apple iPhone and iPad users. It is a basic, yet powerful program that improves the stock camera with the help of the ability to increase zoom and various effects.
4. Instagram (iOS, Android)
For lovers of social networking, Instagram is probably the most in-demand photo sharing tool today. The app for iOS and Android OS make it very convenient to use the website’s functionality on the move and share photos across several sites like Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr. The effects tool lets users to simply customize the visual appeal of any photo.
5. Snapseed (iOS, Android)
This fantastic photo editor (developed and owned by Google) offers you a fast and remarkably powerful solution to transform your snaps on the go using its advanced, user-friendly interface and in depth set of features. For instance, Selective Adjust option lets you edit a small part of the picture and leave the remaining untouched, while a ‘Straighten’ feature enables you to adjust the alignment of pictures that did not turn out quite as level as you expected.
6. Pixlr Express (iOS and Android)
Here is another one of the apps that offer a bunch of features for zero cost whatsoever. Would like to fix pictures with red eye removal, resize, crop or basic stuff? After doing enhancements, send the photos off to your buddies and contacts or social network apps. Don’t bother about getting confused with the over 600+ options; pick favorites and use them all the time.
7. FotoDanz (Android)
Why bother capturing a basic snapshot when you can actually take a dancing image? No, not really a full-video, but a quick (3-5 seconds) looping photos. Fotodanz makes it extremely easy: film a short video clip (3-5 seconds will be enough), after that circle the area you would like to move using your finger. The application does the rest. You could include filters as well – but that will require in-app purchase.
8. 360 Panorama (iOS, Android)
The 360 Panorama app from Occipital is an excellent tool that allows for panoramic photo recording, sharing as well as storage. This flexible app has several attractive features beyond its primary function, like gyro-viewing and embedding and automatic GPS-tagging.
9. Photo Studio (Android)
Photo Studio for Android is used by both beginner and expert photographers who are looking for easy, but effective image processing on the move. Users can turn their mobile into a wonderful photo editing studio. There are more than 70 incredible special effects: frames, shadow, rust, fabric, heart, akvarel, fire, light, water, heart, noise and much more. Additional features include Color Splash editor, Lens Boost and Magic Tools.
10. FhotoRoom (Windows Phone)
Windows Phone might be a little light on big named photography apps, but this app is just as effective as many of the popular alternate options for other software platforms. FhotoRoom provides more than 75 editing special effects, filters and frames and allows you to share your pictures to its Instagram-esque online network – and also direct to the likes of SkyDrive, Flickr, Twitter and Facebook.
Warren is a passionate blogger about new technologies and works in a photo studio in Perth.