Recommended photography apps list

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iPhone photography has come a long way in the last three years since the advent of the App Store. Every once in a while we like to make our way through the ranks of the photography category to see what kind of cool apps are out there for iPhone shooters these days.
This is a carefully compiled list of camera replacement, editing studio and single-effect apps that will help enhance and enable your iPhone photography. There’s something in here for everyone from basic to advanced users and the choices range the gamut from perennial favorites to joyful new discoveries. If you feel that we’ve missed any must-have tools for photography with your iPhone, please let us know in the comments below.Remember that your iPhone is the camera that’s always with you, so make sure that your camera bag is full of the right tools!


Camera Apps

Camera apps are designed to work with your images on capture. They may also provide you with extensive image adjustment features, but their primary purpose is to become the way that you shoot pictures on your iPhone.You can’t have a list of photography apps and not include Instagram. It’s fairly limited in the creative department as there is no exposure adjustment or tweaking of the creative filters it applies. That doesn’t mean it can’t turn out very pleasing images with a minimum of fuss though. It’s my go-to app when I’m interested in sharing a quick moment with a bit of visual flair.The photo sharing network that it’s a part of is the biggest standout feature of Instagram and we haven’t seen how big it can really be just yet. Stay tuned, Instagram isn’t going anywhere.

Camera+, $0.99
Another big name in camera replacement apps, Camera+ offers a widely varied set of enhancements to the feature set of the basic Camera app. Developer TapTapTap makes great products and they’re committed to delivering new features. A recent update brought the Clarity filter, a contrast and levels adjustment that greatly improves many casual iPhone pictures with a simple tap. Anti-shake features and the ability to set exposure and focus independently are also reasons to add this one to your kit.

Procamera, $2.99

Procamera is a nice alternative to Camera+. It’s a bit pricier but I like the immediacy of its interface a bit more than Camera+, which makes you wade through some attractive but unnecessary screens to get to some features. If you’re looking for an app to use when you’re whipping your phone out of your pocket to grab a shot quickly, Procamera has the edge. It also offers an unlinked focus/exposure system and White Balance locking to help you set your color tone.

As its name implies, 360 Panorama is an app for taking panoramic shots, stitching the images together on your phone there and then. You spin around in a circle snapping and can then share images on Facebook, Twitter and via .FxCamera is a simple but hugely popular photography app for Android smartphones, which applies effects including toycam, fisheye, Warhol and “polandroid” to your photographs. It lacks the social features of some rivals, but is very easy to use.iPhone/Android/iPad, free
Touchnote is all about turning your digital photos into physical postcards: ideal for sending holiday snaps to luddites who aren’t on email or mobile phones themselves. The cards cost £1.49 each and can be delivered anywhere.

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