Today’s smart phones are so much more than just tools for engaging in phone calls. In addition to staying in touch with your family, friends and associates, these devices also serve many additional purposes. They are more commonly being used as people’s cameras thanks to the improvements made in their sensors. In addition, there are plenty of great apps that can be downloaded from each platform’s respective marketplace that can enhance your photos. These are some of the best and should be looked at if you consider yourself a smart phone photographer.
Instagram is at the very top of the heap and is a free app that is available for both iPhone and Android devices. It is easy to use and allows you to add a number of beautiful filter effects or other nice touches to your photos. You can also easily share your results on social networking sites with a simple touch of a button. Download the app <a href=”https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/instagram/id389801252?mt=8″>here</a>.
Fhotoroom is a great free app that is available for Windows Phone that was hailed by the Windows community as the best photo app of 2012. It is essentially a pro camera that allows you to edit your photos and provide you with the best results. It uses special technology to extend the ability of your smart phone’s camera. You can add nice touches to your pictures, such as red eye removal, sharpen, saturation, brightness and many more. Download the app <a href=”http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/store/app/fhotoroom/acad1eed-3149-4b6c-bc4b-8567f409e3e0″>here</a>.
PhotoWonder is a free app for Android smart phones that allows you to edit the photos already on your device. It also includes a camera feature that lets you snap photos that include great artistic effects that make it even more fun. Download the app <a href=”https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=cn.jingling.motu.photowonder&”>here</a>.
Camera Awesome is a great free app that can be downloaded for iPhone. It is extremely popular and has been positively regarded by The Wall Street Journal, TIME Magazine and ReadWriteWeb. CameraAwesome is one of the top apps for enhancing your photos and has even been said to give the mighty Instagram a run for its money as the best for the iPhone. Download the app <a href=”https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/camera-awesome/id420744028?mt=8″>here</a>.
Camera+ (Camera Studio) is a free app for Android devices. It allows you to add plenty of great professional camera features to your photos, such as filters, frames, fashion appearances and many additional effects that generally can only be created in professional photography darkrooms. It is an extremely easy app to use and enables you to take high quality photos whether you are a beginner or a seasoned professional photographer. Download the app <a href=”https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tinypiece.android.cs&”>here</a>.
These are the top photo apps for smartphones that are on the market today. You will be delighted with the results you get in your pictures and will find yourself frequently using them.
- License: Creative Commons image source
Eric Blair writes about mobile application performance testing by SOASTA and the importance of properly testing an app before it’s released to the public.