Imaging will always be one of the major features that one keeps in mind while buying a smartphone. Microsoft’s Windows Phone may not have brought the best imaging smartphones, but there are a bunch of nifty improvements in the Lens software that comes preloaded in the mobile operating system.
Beyond that, there are a number of apps available in the Windows Phone Store that can be used to capture some great images and manipulate them to look slightly different from usual ones.
This is probably one of the most important apps on the Windows Phone platform when it comes to imaging. Photosynth offers the user the capability to shoot interactive images in panorama. The panorama can be created by capturing images in a vertical or horizontal direction.
These panorama images can be shared over the Photosynth.net service and even Bing to tag them on Bing Maps.
Looking for basic photo editing tools in an app? Try out the Picture Perfect app that brings a bunch of basic and intermediate tools to give the necessary edits on a captured image.
This app features a single tap auto enhance feature that applies a select number of changes in the auto mode. Other tools include making adjustments to the colors, sharpening and blurring, temperature control and cropping. This app also packs some cosmetic tools that can help you fix red-eye in images and make dull teeth appear white. Apart from that, the app allows tones, effects and even stickers on captured images.
With the advent of cloud computing, now users can enjoy cloud based photo editing with this app. PhotoFunia takes the image to its cloud storage and offers several options to users such as filters, posters, cards, and other image editing tools.
The developers boast of about 300 different effects to choose from. There are also preset effects and cards that can be used with the captured photo. With several features, PhotoFunia certainly is a fun app to use.
For intermediate to advanced photo editing users, this app is clearly a fantastic package loaded with options. From adding text on the images to adding frame borders, this app provides it all.
This app offers over 50 standard frame collages to choose and then apply any of the 30 or more different effects. It allows a lot of manipulation with border frames and image effects, and the resulting image can be shared over social networks – Flickr, Twitter, Facebook, Photobucket and Tumblr.
This app brings three important features – pro level image capturing, image editing, and sharing with like minded professional as well amateur photographers. It offers several camera centric adjustments such as custom exposure settings, ISO settings and even exposure time. Every update has fixed several bugs on a variety of Windows Phone devices.
The native editor brings over 50 different filters that can be used to make the final image much better. By default, users can also save the final photo to their SkyDrive account.