Apple iPhone photo apps are quite impressive from a technology standpoint. They allow you to do things like correcting the color and lighting of photos, applying eye popping effects, seamlessly blending multiple photos into one panoramic photo, applying different filters, using special effects to create some stunning shots and sharing them via email and social networking websites. If you are in a habit of taking photographs from your iPhone, you owe it to yourself to enjoy some of the great photo apps available, some of which are even for free. Below you will find a list of three best photo apps made for iPhone:
PicPlz is perhaps the best free alternative to Instagram. If you are new to photography apps for iPhone, you must know that Instagram has been one of the most popular photo manipulating and editing apps for iPhone but is not available anymore. However, PicPlz lets you do pretty much everything that you could have achieved using Instagram. It lets you style your photos using free effects, and publish on your Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Tumblr, Foursquare, Posterous or even your blog. PicPlz gives you the option to crop, rotate, change brightness, draw, change contrast, alter saturation, increase or decrease the colors, add text, remove red eye, remove blemishes, whiten skin or teeth, flip horizontally/vertically or to an angle, blur and sharpen the photo.
The app also offers filter packs which include effects such as “Russian Toy Camera,” “The 70s,” “Instant Film,” “Little Plastic Lens,” “Cross Process,” “Red Scale,” “Enhanced Definition” and “High Contrast Monochrome.” PicPlz retains a copy of your original photo incase you do not like the editing and want the original one at some point. [Get App]
Another free yet absolutely amazing photo app for iPhone is Pixlr-o-matic. The app offers over 2 million different combinations that will make your photos look absolutely spectacular. It has a user-friendly interface, which doesn’t require any technical knowledge of photography. You can easily add effects, borders and overlay for getting grunge, retro and stylish looks in very simple steps.
The effects offered by app include adding surreal shades, amplifying the tone, cooling down, adjusting the mood, adding drama, incorporating neon or sparkle lights, putting light leaks and grunge effects and adding beautiful borders to give a finishing look to your photo.
The app lets you edit and manipulate existing photos in your gallery as well as new shots that you can take right through the application. Once you are done editing the photo, you can share it with your family and friends through Facebook, dropbox, Flickr, iTunes, immo.io or you can simply email it to them.
The above-mentioned effects are just in the free version of the application. If you want, you can activate the “PLUS” version and access a huge catalogue of addition effects and border packs.[Get App (Free) | Pro ]
Rated as the top paid iPhone app in the photography category, Camera Genius has over 1.5 million users all over the world. It is actually a do-it-all app with which you can capture still shots, make videos and zoom in and out of subjects while recording (up to 6X digital zoom). The app has a special “anti-shake” feature with which you can ensure clearer close-up shots.
The application is fantastic for taking group photos as it allows you to set timer between 2 and 300 seconds. All you have to do is tap the numbers when you select the timer mode, and you will get the option to change the timing interval. If you want, you can select the option of “repeat mode” for capturing photos one after another automatically. This is specifically useful if you are trying to capture a particular moment in the same setting yet with subtle changes in movement.
The app has another great feature called “GuidesCamera” which lets you improve the composition of a photo by aligning and composing photos based on the basic principles of photography.
The latest version of Camera Genius is equipped with improved effects such as grunge, lomo, cross processing, pseudo HDR, vintage and many more. Additionally, the 20 adjustment filters give you a lot of control over how bright, saturated or contrasted photo you want.[Get App]
Lastly, what photo application would be complete without an option to upload to your preferred website or blog? Camera Genius lets you share them on Flickr, Twitter, Facebook, Picasa, MobileMe (Now Find My iPhone), YouTube, Tumblr as well as Clipboard.