What’s Your Favorite App?

There are so many apps these days which allows you to pretty much do EVERYTHING on your phone! From shopping, flight reservations, traffic report, banking transactions, I can’t believe you can now make deposits just by taking a photo of the check using your phone! Can you believe that! I’m seriously amazed by that! All the apps that you’ll ever need to make your life more convenient and more manageable is out there and readily available at the touch of your fingertips and if you can think of something else that you might need, I’m sure there’s some developer out there who’s already working on it! Believe me, these programmers never stop thinking and they never ran out of ideas! I should know! I loved my programming class in college and you get so hooked into trying to develop something that you get so consumed with coding and it’s not unusual that you end up forgetting to eat and never see the light of day because you’re stressing out trying to find where you forgot to  put a silly “semi-colon”! I know you cool programmers out there know what I’m talking about ;-)  Anyway, back to the app world! Though there are tons of ‘em out there, I must say that my favorite ones are the photography apps.  Some photography/camera apps out there are super cool and it allows you to do the same thing that you can do with Photoshop. It’s so amazing! For someone like me who LOVES taking photos, these apps are heaven-sent! Hehehehe! Seriously though, it’s addictive! It makes you want to take photos of everything and it’s awesome that you can easily upload it to any social networking sites with just a touch away! I just love technology and all the amazing super smart geeky people out there who makes this happen for all of us! YOU GUYS ROCK!!! :)

Below is a list of my favorite apps and some examples of the before and after.

1. Little Photo, allows you to add film and retouch effects to your photos, with over 70 effects and tools and you stack different effects to create your style. It’s way cool and FREE! (Android Only)

2. FxCameraenables you to take a picture with various effects (ToyCam, Polandroid, Fisheye, SymmetriCam, Warhol, Normal).My personal favorite is the ToyCam effect 🙂 Oh, and this app is also FREE!

3. Polaroid PoGo Appallows you to add some vintage feel to your photos, add a Polaroid frame or your custom frame and put a text or message to an image. Also a FREE app!

4. Paper Camera, gives you that cartoon and painting effects! So if you’re into that, this app is definitely for you! This is the ultimate collection of cartoon/sketch/comic book/half tone/noir/neon and many other effects painted directly in your camera! No more boring post-effects!  It’s all real time! It’s a cool app but comes with a price! But no worries…it’s only $1.99 for all the fun you can have with your photos 😉

5. Camera Zoom FX, the award winning camera app for Android! Excellent performance and over 90 effects render instantly on your device. It has SO many features and it’s currently 40% off…only $2.99. I just bought this and I’m still learning to use and already lovin’ it!

● Optical / digital zoom (up to 6x)
● Flash (if avail)
● Front facing camera (if avail)
● Customization of ALL hardware buttons
– e.g. volume buttons to control zoom, trackball to snap shot…
● Live previews of some effects, e.g. frames, buddies
● Silent camera (if device supports)
● Tweak hardware options: autofocus, whitebalance, nightshot…
● Send, share your shots
● 1-click upload photo to Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, etc. – ALL AT ONCE!
● Customizable grid overlays
● NEW!! Live Wallpaper – photo slideshow

● Stable Shot: on-screen meter to show current level of movement
● Timer
● Voice Activated: take a picture by clapping, shouting…
● Burst Mode
● Collage
● Time Lapse
● You can import existing photos from your phone’s gallery by clicking Menu->Import.
● Combine effects using non-destructive editing
● Process at full camera resolution (up to 8mp if avail)
● 10 ready made presets: Diana, Retro, Holga 35mm, Toy Camera…
● 20 Color FX: vintage, lomo, cinematic, funky, pencil…
● 13 Frames: thin, rounded, lens, polaroid, filmreel…
● 6 Vignette Surrounds: heavy, invert, spotlight…
● 12 Distort FX: fisheye (like fxcamera), mosaic, twirl…
● 9 Mirror FX
● 3 Tilt-shift FX
● Crop to any size of your choice: 3×8, square, instant, 6×4…
● Digi composites (photoshop style overlays)
● Props and famous ‘buddies’ in your pictures (move and resize!)
● Create stunning collages: e.g. 2×2 passport style combination shots
● Random effects
● Fullscreen shutter: click anywhere on screen to shoot!
● Animated shutter effect
● Support geotag / exif tags
● Select sdcard folder to save photos (incl external sd)
● Auto save shots
● Win $100 in Instagram style photo contest
● Pro scene modes, e.g. nightshot, beach (Droid only)
● View last shot in picture gallery
● Use as default camera
● Rotate / crop photos
● Widescreen lens / capture (if device supports)
● Support from Android 1.5 through to Android 4.0 (incl tablets)
● Fun props
● Frames
● Famous ‘buddies’ in your pictures
● Composites (paper overlays)
● Shutter animations
● Scary Halloween ghouls and ghosts

6. Retro Camera, Inspired by the Lomo, Holga, Polaroid, Diana, the toy cameras and Hipstamatic, you’ll definitely love this app if you’re into old-school pics! With 5 cameras, 5 sets of vintage vignetting, film scratch, black and white & cross processing effects you can definitely create that dramatic…that nostalgic feeling with your photos!

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