8 Trustee Mobile Photo Apps
By Alexius Chua
February 16, 2015
Who says you can’t take a great image with your trusty smartphone?
With photo apps constantly updating for the better, the idea of snapping and turning a raw photo into a polished masterpiece is fast becoming a reality. Following the concept of WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get), aesthetic refinements like putting a filter, touching-up or even reshaping the face to that perfect symmetry is now as simple as it can get. And the best thing is: all these can be done at your own convenience - no professional help or expensive software required - just nimble fingers to pan, swipe and click.
While there are thousands of apps to choose from, we’ve selected 8 popular ones in the market that could be found on both Google Play and the App Store. So choose any of the apps, put on your uncanny artistic hat, take part in SAFRA Mobile Snap-A-Nation and you’re all set to win this #sgmarathon photography race!
Photo sourced from Google Play – Adobe Photoshop Touch
1. Adobe Photoshop Touch
Want a more powerful, technically capable photo editing app? Adobe Photoshop Touch possessed some of the main features of its desktop counterpart to the mobile environment, allowing users to work with selection tools, layers, filters and more. Photoshop Touch also supports editing of high-resolution photos without any need for downscaling. But if you’re a Photoshop newbie, you might want to start off with Adobe Photoshop Express, a free photo editing app first, as the learning curve for its full-fledged version could be quite steep.
Photo sourced from Google Play – Cartoon Camera
2. Cartoon Camera
One of the coolest camera app ever created, Cartoon Camera allows you to create sketch-like photos using different array of filters. As it’s free, do expect to see ad banners below the page. If you’re sensitive to ads and are keen to unlock all the filters, then you might consider paying for the pro version.
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3. Fotor Photo Editor
As the new kid on the block, Fotor Photo Editor has a lot more to offer than its counterparts. Featuring an enhanced camera and a robust photo editor, this app handles pretty much every photo editing task you need. The camera allows you to take six photo-taking modes, and the photo editor hosts over 100 filters and effects. Too much to ask for? Try the 1-Tap Enhance to bring out the best in your photo in a flash.
Photo sourced from Google Play – HD Camera Ultra
4. HD Camera Ultra
This app allows you to take excellent, high definition pictures in a jiffy. The HD Camera Ultra uses optical, digital zoom, white balance and exposure control to capture quality images. The editing portion, while relatively sparse in editing capability, is simple to use. Although there are a number of over-inflated complaints about its intrusive pop-up ads but hey, it’s free and the features this app offers are comparable to other paid apps.
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Created for the creatives by the creatives, PicsArt is a social network for arty-farty folks and a freestyle photo editing app set to unleash your inner artist. Its editing feature gives you plenty of stylistic control, without oversimplifying the process and yet doesn’t have that steep learning curve. Need some inspiration? Stay connected with other photographers, designers and artists around the world, learn their techniques and glean from their unique perspective.
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Want to add some retro effects to your photo? Use Pixlr-o-matic and you can do it in a snap. With over 2 million possible editing combinations, all of which could be done in just three simple steps. Its popularity lies in its simplicity and intuitive to use, so kudos to Autodesk Inc (A rival of Adobe Photoshop) for launching Pixr-o-matic and making it free!
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Snapseed is a versatile, all-rounded mobile app that is good for new users and pros alike. You can enhance your photos with one tap using Auto Correct and experiment with quirky filters and image borders. But the best is its Tune Image, where you can transform the picture to perfection just by the swipe of your fingertip! If you need an easy-to-use photo editor, you can’t go wrong with Snapseed.
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8. VSCO Cam
If you’re a frequent user of Instagram you would’ve definitely come across the hashtag #vscocam. As the premier mobile photography app, VSCO Cam (which stands for Visual Supply Co.) also features a lifestyle magazine, an in-app store and a community of photo enthusiasts. For its photo editing function, VSCO Cam bundles a variety of stunning filters which they called ‘presets’, accessible editing tools and minimalist user profiles or ‘Grids’. Way before it morphs itself into an app, VSCO was a company that built filters for Adobe Lightroom and Apple Aperture. These filters were said to be the ‘gold standard of film emulation’, bar none.
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