Popspotting #70: Photo Apps (June 15, 2011)
And now for something completely different. Finally pushing the envelope for our “Wildcard Wednesday” show, we go geeky with a look at our favorite smartphone photography apps. As iPhone users, these picks are iPhone centric, but several of them are also available on Android.
Jen is an iPhone camera app junkie, and has tried over a hundred of them. (Of course, there are thousands out there.) Among the apps making the cut are Hipstamatic,Â Instagram, PicPlz, Burstn, andÂ Camera+,
Do you use any of these photo apps? Are there any you’d recommend? And if we do another app show, what sorts of apps would you suggest we check out?
And if apps are not your thing, nor music nor books… what else should we do for our Wednesday shows? Anything goes!
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Where is everyone? I figured this topic would generate a LOT of comments.
No matter. This subject is near and dear to my heart. I’ve been undertaking a Project 365 ( posting a new photo every day -Â http://www.flickr.com/photos/swinneys/ ) this year, and though I love my DSLR, I would never be able to do it without my iPhone.Â
QuickPix is an alternative camera to the iPhone’s native (and very slow) camera app, and I use it most of the time now to take pictures.
My favorite iPhone camera editing app of all is Camera+, simply because of how many really nice effects and features it includes. The most useful for me is the Clarity feature, and the frames are attractive as well. I’ve often shared the outputs from Camera+ through Instagram, simply because that’s where the audience is located.
I am fascinated both with panoramas and HDR, and for those I use AutoStitch and Pro HDR, respectively.
In the last several months, I have become an iPhone camera app hoarder (perhaps there will be a reality show on this topic at some point) and now have over 40 different apps on my phone. I really should pare them down, but most of them are free and I do get the urge from time to time to experiment.
Anyway, this was a great topic and I highly enjoyed episode #70. Thanks!
So glad you enjoyed it! We weren’t sure how such a geeky topic would go (compared to music or books). I love AutoStitch! Will have to take a look at QuickPix. Though iOS 5 is supposed to speed up the iPhone’s native camera app quite a bit.
My favorite app is Camera+ because of its various effects and borders. From time to time I crop pics with it, save them, use Tiltshift Gen and then I ad borders again with Camera+ Although pics loose some of their quality they still look quite good. I post my pics on my Tumblog, on facebook and on Flickr via email.
Thanks for your comment, Frank! Camera+ is great. I’m still on the fence about tiltshift effects, but I’ve started to use it sparingly in Instagram.