Lately I’ve been getting into mobography, where you take photos with your cell phones rather than a traditional camera. It’s convenient cause I NEVER have my regular camera with me. Call me lazy but sharing photos is just sooo much EASIER with my cell phone. (Taking the memory card from the camera, putting in the computer, uploading the photos, edit said photos THEN *FINALLY* I get to upload them to various social networks to share with friends and family. EX-HAUST-ING!!!)
In my quest for better faster editing, photo capture and sharing I found some great free camera apps in the Android Marketplace that have changed the overall look and feel of ALL my photos!
Here’s my top favorite Android Camera Apps. Oh, and they’re all FREE!
This is a full blown camera capture, edit, sharing app. Take photos, add filters, change effects and share from this one app! I use this one all the time. It helps photography challenged people like myself take amazing pictures!
From the developer:
* Effect like LOMO, Retro Effect, Dreamlike Effect, Art of Black and White, Back to 1839 and Night Enhancement will make your photo more beautiful.
* The amazing HDR effect is even better than iPhone HDR.
* Unique Funny Mode: Effects like Surrealistic B&W Paining, Vertical/Horizontal Left Symmetry, Vertical/ Horizontal Right Symmetry, Ghost are available.
* Unique Scenery Mode: It takes the interesting composite photos, you can choose whether be in a movie poster, an art painting, a outdoor advertisement, or among the various types of greeting cards.
* Unique Tilt-shift and Color-shift Mode allows you to see the world from another angle.
* Share your photo to Sina Microblog, Facebook or Twitter
This is strictly a photo editing app! I use this app to add even more layers or effects to a photo. It’s like Photoshop on my phone (and is WAY BETER than the Photoshop Express app I have). I also use it to add a watermark to any photo I want to add an extra layer of protection to. The last thing anyone wants is for their photos to be swiped from the internet and used for someone else profit. While watermarks don’t prevent this from happening, it will at least tell people who see my pictures on other sites that those photos don’t belong to that person or website.
From the developer:
Free lite version of the award winning photo editor. Color-correct your pictures and add word balloons, titles, graphics, and effects like distortion. All in a fun, intuitive, and easy-to-use interface.
Also optimized for the Xoom, Asus Transformer, Samsung Galaxy Tab, Acer Iconia, and other Android Honeycomb Tablets.
Flickr’s official app offers photo capturing, filter editing, and easy upload/sharing. I’ve never been tremendously active on Flickr but after trying the app for a few weeks, I’ve found it useful. All the photos embedded in this post are uploaded on my Flickr Mobography set so it’s nice to have them all in one place. I’ve even offered them up for licensing so who knows, one day I might make some cash from it.
Flickr is turning out to be a great little app but not one I use the most. I like the sharing options and the ability to add some different filters but I’m prefer the Camera360 app for photo capturing and the Flickr app for sharing.