Do you love taking pictures from your smartphone? If yes, then we have something for you.
With the competition among high end mobile devices in the Indian market, there has also been constant innovation and improvisation in their built-in cameras. The best mobile cameras now come in the range of 5 to 12 mega pixels with either LED or Xenon flash.
These cameras deliver very high picture quality and have replaced digital standalone cameras for many people. Moreover, users always have their phones, so they needn’t bother about carrying a separate camera just for taking pictures.
Many smartphones, including the Sony Ericsson Idou, Samsung Pixon 12, Nokia N8, HTC Desire and Motorola Milestone XT720 have excellent cameras with flash.
Apart from this, the application stores of most popular mobile platforms also offer an array of apps that help you add some fun to photography and share your masterpieces with the world!
Here, we bring to you some of the best free photography apps from Google’s Android Market, and they’re all free!
This Android app lets you style photos with retro and vintage 70s effects, or turn them black and white, and then share them on Facebook, Twitter, Flickr etc. Picplz recently introduced new photo effects with names like Trip to the Optometrist, Little Plastic Lens and Kaleidoscopic Eyes.
PicSay Photo Editor
This photo editor app can be used to colour-correct pictures and add word balloons, titles, graphics and effects such as distortion. The pro version of this application, which has many more features, costs Rs 179.
This application is wonderful to bring the nostalgia back. Retro Camera Android app has an option of five lenses with five sets of vintage settings like film scratch, and black and white effects. It is inspired by Lomo, Holga, Polaroid, Diana and Hipstamatic cameras.
PhotoWonder is an image editing application for Android devices with which it’s possible to add effects like ageing, Lomo and BlueTone. One can even enlarge eyes and smoothen skin with this app. It even has stickers and frames; and allows users to share photos with friends.
Mobile Hidden Camera
Mobile Hidden Camera turns your smartphone into a spy camera that can be used for shooting and video recording without the subject’s knowledge. The app prevents the flash from turning on while shooting, and neither does the shutter make a sound. Mobile Hidden Camera also gives you the option to block incoming phone calls, SMS and email alerts while shooting; and turn all screens black and blank.
Camera Fun Free
This application is a point and shoot Photoshop lens for an Android camera. It enables you to apply Photoshop effects to a live video feed before taking a picture. It comes with 6 effects — canvas, mirror, pinch, sepia, sketch and water colour.
Liquid Face Lite
Liquid Face Lite allows you to stretch, pinch and twist faces in crazy ways and then share your funny pictures with friends.
Using this app you can apply frames to photos and send them to your loved ones via Facebook and email etc.
This Android application allows users to blend two pictures of different faces to get a funny mixture of both. You can blend your face with that of your spouse, or with that of your boss to use your leisure time in a cool way.