Editing Apps for Camera Phones

Camera phones seem to have taken over the point and click camera industry these days, and it’s no wonder why. The high quality images combined with the convenience of your camera, social media, email, and so many other useful tasks all in one device, I rarely see people with point and click cameras anymore.

 

One of the great things about using a camera phone is the option to edit your photos right from your camera. Today we’re sharing a few widely used apps that you might find useful for your everyday shooting! Most of these are compatible with all phones, and many of them do multiple tasks, not just what they are listed for.

 

Apps that make collages

Pic Collage

Pic Stitch

InstaCollage Pro

Framatic

 

Apps that create words on top of your photos

InstaQuote

TitleFx

Text.s on photo.s

PicLab

Phonto

 

Apps that change the colors, lighting, etc.

VSCO

Pic-Tap-Go

PicLab

PS Express

Camera Plus

 

Apps that create scrapbooks

Mosaic Photo Books

Artifact Uprising

Groove Book

Everybody! Scrapbooking

 

Apps with clip art and graphics

Rhonna Designs

A Beautiful Mess

#Love Cam

Apps that create slideshows with photos

PicFlow

PicSlide

Slideshow Maker

 

Apps that create movies

iMovie – iPhone only

Animoto Video Maker

VidLab

7 Things That Will Ruin Your Pictures

7 Things That Will Ruin Your Pictures

 

1 – Photo bombers

You know the drill, you’re at your child’s High School graduation, about to snap a picture of your kid and just as you push the shutter button a young teenage boy jumps into the background of your photo and totally bombs it! Watch for photo bombers in big crowds.

 

2 – Trees

Trees are a great addition to any photo, depending where they are placed in the composition. If you want your subject to stand by the tree, place them next to the tree, not directly in front of it. Having a big trunk coming out of their head can look terribly awkward!

 

3 – Awkward backgrounds

You need to update your profile picture and happen to be in the bathroom fixing your hair. You snap your own “selfie” and love the photo! Later looking back you realize that the bathroom hand dryer and feminine napkin dispenser also made it into your image. Uh-oh! Trash that one!

 

4 – Don’t shoot from low angles

Unless you really love the look of double chins, hold your camera above your eye level when shooting yourself, or above your subject’s eye level. This helps to thin out the face of the subject whereas shooting from below the chin puts more emphasis on the extra baggage commonly referred to as a “double chin”.

 

5 – Avoid shooting in direct sun

Contrary to popular belief, shooting in the direct sunlight isn’t the ideal place for lighting. It causes your subjects to squint and also creates harsh shadows under their eyes, nose and chin. Instead, look for a shady spot that is still evenly and well lit. Your subject will have a nice evenly lit face and much less squinting. Way more appealing and professional picture!

 

6 – Hold the camera still

Especially if you are shooting in low light situations, it’s important to hold the camera very still when shooting. Any movement from your hands can cause your photo to turn out blurry.

 

7 – Avoid dark situations

When you shoot in a low light situation and your not using a flash, your shutter speed will slow way down in order to get enough light on the subject. That slow shutter speed can be the reason for blurry photos. Always choose the most well lit area possible for the best quality picture!