Phone Photo App Round-up

Whether you’re a professional or so far over on the amateur side of the spectrum (*ahem* ME), if you love taking pictures on your phone, you’re always on the lookout for fun and helpful photography apps. I’ve rounded up a few I think you’ll love.

Instagram (free, iOS and Android) Obviously, we’ve already discussed the fun of this app. add filters, blur, and share to multiple social networks simultaneously. A must-have for social media addicts.

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Pocketbooth ($0.99, iOS). Turns your phone into a 1950s-era photobooth. Fun and adorable, perfect for entertainment at your next get-together.

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Snapseed (free, iOS and Android) Tons of editing options, from straightening to adjusting balance, this is one editing app that, while a little tricky to learn how to use, is well worth it.

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Pic Stitch (free, iOS and Android) A simple and effective collage app for when you just want to drop a few pictures together and don’t need all the “fancy” frames to sort through. Easy to use and export photos.

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Retro Camera (free, Android) “5 cameras, 5 sets of vintage vignetting, film scratch, black and white & cross processing effects for that off-the-hip analog look.” Inspired by Hipstamtic and the like.

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Color Splash ($0.99, iOS and Android) Keep an element in color while fading the rest to gray tones — definitely a fun effect that screams drama. Apparently there is a slight learning curve with this app, but it is user-friendly and intuitive.

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Camera+ (on sale now for $0.99, iOS and Android) Supposedly the cream of the crop for editing, it has it all. Edit, add effects, set separate focus and exposure targets, and make iPhone’s flash into a continuous flash. It has been downloaded over 10 million times, and reviewers say it’s worth the price.

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Fast Camera ($1.99, iOS) (I got this for free, so I assume it goes on sale periodically) There are multiple fast camera apps out there, but this is the one I have, and I love it. Turn it on, it starts snapping pictures until you hit stop. Preview, save the ones you want, and ditch the rest.  Great for sports or trying to get group shots with multiple wiggling children.

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There you have it. Which apps would you add to the list? Leave a comment and share with us!

You can find Veronica at her blog, Veronica M.D. (no, she’s not a real doctor), on Twitter, and InstagramFeel free to stalk her. She encourages it.

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