by George Nacpil . October 24th, 2014
Nowadays, most people are using their smartphones to take pictures; it’s the easiest way to take snaps of your favorite band, a landscape, or a simple selfie. But of course, sometimes you will not be contented. You will want to add more to your photo — like changing the color, adding grains, and textures. Adding cool effects to your photos are not that bad., it gives interesting feel to every photo you captured. That’s why today, I asked my photographer friends what are the apps for photography that they have in their smartphones that they mostly use. And here are the best photo editing apps that they shared.
Tiny Planet Tiny Planet Photos turns your photos into a sphere so that it looks like a tiny planet. A fun app to add to your collection of photo apps.
Image Blender While the use and basic idea is very simple, there’s almost an endless list of things you can do with the app. Some things worth highlighting are:
Image Blender outputs the full resolution without any limits to the size of your source image. It’s a simplistic and creative app for combining images with masks and different blend modes on your iPhone and iPad.
Echograph Echograph is a video loop tool made for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. It is like a cinemagraph, where you can choose the part of the video to move and the rest are still.
VSCOcam VSCO Cam is the premier way to shoot, edit, and share your photographs. This tool allows for fine tuning, with the goal to complement—and not define—your photographs. Exposure, Temperature, Contrast, Crop, Rotate, Fade, Vignette, and more allow you to define your look. VSCO Cam is integrated with VSCO Grid, a free photo publishing platform. Find and follow photographers from around the world, view a curated selection of the finest images online and post your images. Beautiful imagery trumps social clout, therefore number of followers, comments, and likes are absent from the platform.
Mextures Mextures is the best app for applying film grain, textures, light leaks, and beautiful gradients to your images in seconds. No app is faster. And with its revolutionary non-destructive workflow, you can can make changes at any time during your editing process, fine-tune your edits with photo adjustments, and then save and share your edit for future use. Also included are over 200 beautiful formulas for easy 1-click editing created by some of the top iPhone photographers in the world.
Afterlight Afterlight is the perfect image editing app for quick and straight forward editing. Our simple design, paired with powerful and snappy tools, will give you the look you want in seconds.
Facetune is a fun and powerful portrait and selfie photo editor. Facetune offers users a variety of tools for touching up your photos, such as tools for whitening stained teeth, red-eye adjustment, colorizing greying hair, and pimple and blemish removal.This app will help you retouch your selfie photos like a pro.
Let us know your smartphone apps that you are using for photography by commenting them below and we will be really glad to include them on this list.
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