You have all read the saga of how I got rid of my iPhone, and then promptly got another one, and one o the major reasons was because I missed having a functional, portable camera.
Not only do I take some pictures for the blog with my iPhone, I’m also somewhat if an Instagram addict …. (the first step is admitting it, now, do you follow me?). So this has led to
trying every camera app known to man a few camera app purchases, and today I am going to share my favorites with you.
1. Camera + $1.99 in the App Store
Camera + is a great app to take pictures from, not necessarily edit them. It allows you to control the ISO, white balance, and exposure! It has a stabilizer, and better zoom than the regular iPhone camera. This is a must for indoor pictures!
2. A Beautiful Mess App .99¢ in the App Store
The A Beautiful Mess app is brought to you by the same people who write the A Beautiful Mess blog, so the style is um … hipster. This was one of the first text/doodle driven photo editing apps that I purchased, and I own almost all of the extras available for purchase within the app. Its cute and easy to use, although has a limited scope of filters. A new-ish feature that I really dig is being able to design off of pre-loaded backgrounds. This makes it super easy for me to quickly design graphics on the go!
3. Rhonna $1.99 in the App Store
I am fairly new to the Rhonna app, so I really haven’t maxed out the features on this one. I love the style of this app, its very soft, pretty, but still a little hipster. This app has more features than ABM, but its a little harder to use. There are lots if tutorials out there for this app, and I will be checking those out! I have also used this app for designing graphics on the go, and I think as I become more comfortable with it, this is going to be my favorite.
4. Pro HDR App $1.99 in the App Store
If landscape photography is your thing, you need this app! HDR is essentially taking two pictures at different exposures and putting them together for a richer, more dimensional picture. This app is pretty seamless, and I have taken some amazing pictures with it! There are also filters, and some limited editing, but the HDR capability is the star for this one.
5. Frametastic Free in the App Store
This is the app I use when I want to add multiple photos to one frame. There are in-app purchases available, but the only one I have bought is the one that animates the photos into a video. Its pretty simple and straightforward, but its free and does the job!
In the spirit of this post, I made the graphic at the top in the Rhonna app!
Its hard to know if an app is worth spending money on, so I hope this helps you to narrow down some of the gazillions of photo apps available. What are some of your faves?