There is no doubt that one of the highlights with regards to this year’s smartphone releases is definitely the iPhone 4S. The iPhone 4S may be a new, redesigned iPhone but Apple has certainly added more into it that justifies the asking price. One of the most standout features of the iPhone 4S is definitely its 8 megapixel camera, which is certainly one of the best smartphone cameras around. Today we will be providing you the best apps that let you showcase the iPhone 4S camera.
On the surface, ShakeIt may seem like a gimmicky app that lets you take “fauxlaroid” (polaroid) photos using your iPhone but it really is a neat photography app. Taking a picture using this app will have the pictures develop themselves complete with sound effects and slowly appearing images. The faster you shake you iPhone, the faster that the image will be revealed, hence the name. With this app you can also turn your existing images into polaroid photos.
Download ShakeItPhoto from the iTunes App Store for $1.99.
Now, if you are someone who can’t decide which one do you prefer between the traditional color snaps or the monochrome variety, then this app should be your happy middle ground. Colour Splash is an app that automatically turns your snaps (or anything from your camera roll) into black and white photos. You can then re-apply the color back to certain parts of the photo just by touching the screen. The app itself has a no-nonsense approach to its interface but the end results could make you look like an artsy pro.
Download Color Splash from the iTunes App Store for $0.99.
There are loads of photography apps in the App Store that let you take panoramic shots on your iPhone but we ultimately settled with Photosynth because it does the job and it does it for free. This app from Microsoft it very easy to use and doesn’t only let you take panoramic shots from left to right like most apps do but you can also pan up and down in order to capture more of the scenery. The app also comes with a built-in crop tool. You can then share your creation or save them in your camera roll.
Download Photosynth from the iTunes App Store for FREE.
If you are someone who enjoys looking at vintage and retro photos, then you are really going to like this app. RetroCamera works basically like an app that adds stylish retro filters into your photos so that it looks like they have been taken using an analogue camera. Now it features 168 film simulations, 18 noises and 146 textures, so retro photography fans will find themselves quite busy with this app. The newest version now supports high resolution images and the ability to share your creations into various social networks such as Facebook, Flickr and Twitter.
Download RetroCamera from iTunes App Store for $1.99.
Want to turn your photos into something that’s reminiscent of an oil painting? Well this app is for you. Out of all (photo to oil painting) apps out there, PhotoArtista is definitely one of the best ones out there because the results are fantastically realistic. You have loads of art style options such as Oil Portrait, Oil Landscape, Oil Impressionism, Oil Expressionism and more. This app isn’t exactly that easy to use but provided that you put some time into it, you can definitely create some great looking oil painted photos.
Download PhotoArtista from the iTunes App Store for $2.99.
Just as the name implies, this neat little photography app lets you snap hundreds of snapshots in as fast as 24 frames per second. Now this could be extremely useful when you are trying to analyze your movements if you are engaged in sports. You can review your movements frame by frame. You can do it with a video recording but you can get more into the action with frame by frame detail. And of course, its application is not only limited to sports but for other activities as well.
Download Burst Mode from the iTunes App Store for $1.99.
FX Photo Studio
If you love putting effects and filters into your photos, then this should be your go-to app. FX Photo Studio is basically a massive collection of photo filters which as of this writing is at 194. Probably the largest and the most diverse that’s found in the App Store. Probably one of the greatest strengths of this app is its highly intuitive interface and clean design, something that you simply not that common when it comes to photography apps. As per usual, you can also share your creations in various social networks like Flickr, Facebook and Tumblr.
Download FX Photo Studio from the iTunes App Store for $0.99.
Snapseed is a universal photo editing app that offers a good deal of tools for you to play with. From adding filters and frames to adjusting the image’s contrast and brightness, this app has got you covered. What makes this app so neat is the fact that it supports gesture based commands. So you can just tap and slide your fingers on your iPhone 4S in order to enhance your photos. It is a highly powerful photo editing tool but it is intuitive enough to be very usable.
Download Snapseed from the iTunes App Store for $4.99.
Definitely one of the most popular replacement for the bland stock iOS Camera app around and for many good reasons. It is simply a phenomenal app and over time, developer Tap Tap Tap has made sure that the app stays in great form with continued improvements and more features. This app feature four shooting modes with separate focus and exposure locks. It even lets you use your iPhone 4S’s flash as a light source in order to brighten up your photos. And you can also edit your photos using various simple editing options.
Download Camera+ from the iTunes App Store for $0.99.
Well this app should not be new for majority of iOS device owners. It is safe to say that non-photography fans should at least have this app installed. One of its main draw is just how easy it is to snap a photo which can then be easily shared through Twitter and even its own social network. It is simply quick and easy to share any day to day happenings and then of course, there is the variety of retro effects that you can apply to your images. Definitely one of the most essential photography apps found in the App Store.
Download Instagram from the iTunes App Store for FREE.
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