Edit and share photos with these apps for iPhone and iPad .
Technology has advanced so much in the photography department recently that you rarely meet people who do not have a phone that can take pictures.
In the era of smartphones, the disagreement between the largest corporations to attract customers, seems to be precisely in the photography area, either by releasing smaller cameras with greater quality or by sophisticated editing apps that cater to the buyer’s needs.
Below you will have a subjective countdown of the top 10 best iPhone and iPad photo apps that I’ve used:
10) Color Range (developer: SSA Mobile LLC) – an app that converts grayscale images while maintaining a certain selected color.
9) Frametastic (developer: Imaginary Feet, LLC) – Although it has over 40 editing effects for photos, I usually use it to make photo collages; also there are plenty of free frames to choose from.
8) Fotolr Camera & Video Pro (by Tiny Piece Co. . , Ltd) – an interesting, but not too user friendly app.
I am referring to the fact that on first use it took me some time to figure out how to get to the editing part after taking a picture.
But it has some interesting features: shooting mode (anti -shake mode, shutter voice mode, countdown mode, continuous mode, normal mode), over 20 photo filters including the famous lomo , sepia, symmetry or light tunnel, it can generate animated images in GIF format and provides the possibility to share photos on social networks and to create panoramas .
7) Fotor (developer: Chengdu Science and Technology Co. Everimaging, Ltd) – has a lot of features. I use it most for HDR’s.
6) Photo Editor – Fotolr ( developer : Tiny Piece Co. . , Ltd) – a type of Photoshop with all kinds of features: fast editing, color effects, portrait (face and body trimming, acne and wrinkle removing, eye zoom, face whitening and hair coloring, eye makeup, hairpiece, blusher), the option to add text onto images and many other features that will bring you great pleasure to discover.
5) Instagram – is one of the most popular photo-sharing apps in the world. Take a picture, apply one of the existing filters and then share your creation with over 100 million users. What I don’t like about this app is its distinctive feature that restricts photos to a square shape, similar to Polaroid and Kodak Instamatic images.
4) Photosynth (developer Microsoft Corporation) – is the best application for creating panoramas that I could find.
Unlike any other app I’ve used, Photosynth allows you to take panoramic pictures at 360 degrees, both vertically and horizontally.
[youtube link=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ZkGVkFEx3o” width=”590″ height=”315″] 3) Camera Awesome (developer: SmugMug ) – an app that seems complicated at first, but after a while you realize that it has nothing more than a nice, intuitive interface ( e.g. focusing on a point and setting exposure time on another point just by touch, the option to choose from over 30 preset effects or from one of the composition tools: the rule of thirds , Fibonacci’s spiral , etc.).
The truth is that I played very little with it, but I was pleasantly impressed with the 36 free presets from which you can create hundreds of combinations. In the future they may add several free ones, but in the meantime there is the possibility of buying additional effects to put your creativity to the test.
2) IPhoto (developer: Apple) is a photo editing app created by Apple developers and launched in March 2012 with the third iPad generation. For iPad connoisseurs, iPhoto is the iOS version of the popular software with the same name, and as expected it brings more features in the touch version.
1) Snapseed (developer: Nik Software, Inc.) – it is the kind of application that meets all my mobile photo editing needs. I do not need more. I will let you discover it for yourself, and enjoy the features of this great app.