There is a saying among photographers that says: “The best camera is the one you take with you”. And or they want to say is that when the perfect appears, it is better to have any camera to not have any. And even if the picture comes out as it comes, the best applications, filters or touch-ups can always make them even better. Today, the camera that we take with us is our phone. For this reason, we have selected the best applications of photography to the iPhone that will help you to leave all your friends and family with the mouth open and succeed in your social networking.
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Even with the update of iOS 9, the iPhone camera does not have many extra features. Fortunately, Camera+ provides a long-exposure controls, and advanced tools, such as continuous flash, front flash, focus adjustment, digital zoom of 6x, a timer, and filters pre-selected. The interface is very easy to use.
When it launched iOS 8, instead of updating this app, Cocologics decided to re-do your application. This app is optimized to work with iOS 9. It has a minimalist interface and a number of sophisticated features to adjust exposure, the dye and the ISO sensitivity. It even has a camera night and view photos in high-resolution as well as over 70 filters and effects.
Its name might be misleading, considering the lack of any aesthetic analog, but Darkroom takes a literal approach with an interface that is obscured designed to make your photos shine. The experience is similar to that of Lightroom, since you can control everything, from the hue, saturation, lightness (HSL) up to the curves, although it also has some other applications such as VSCO with its built-in filters. Your rating, your rating 4.9 out of 5, in the iOS App Store is a very good reference.
Halide is the app perfect for beginners who want to start with automatic and gradually work up to manual mode. The automatic makes it easy to capture great photos on the fly, but tools such as focus peaking, capture in RAW, and others give you the most creative control in an app easy to use. Halide even includes effects of portrait, such as those promoted in the latest iPhones.
PROCAM 5 ($6)
With an unrivaled control functionality and type DSLR ProCam 5 lives up to its name.
The application has seven distinct firing modes, including an adjustment of the lapse of time, and one that slows the shutter speed, giving you the ability to choose what is best for your particular environment.
The focus of the subject also allows you to capture sharp photos, even if the subject is moving, while the meter built-in audio ensures that the audio levels when recording video. The long list of their features and the quality of the same make ProCam 5 worth.
Adobe Photoshop Express
When it comes to photo editing software, nobody does it better than Adobe. Despite the fact that this version of the famous Photoshop, it has many fewer options than the version for computer, offers a large selection of tools and settings that make it one of the best. Unfortunately in order to access some features, you have to pay.
Adobe Lightroom CC
While many of the tools of Lightroom require a newer model of iPhone, it is still one of the apps with more functions, in particular for those photographers who want to edit their work while they are in motion. The app automatically syncs the images with your counterpart desktop, so if you are using images taken with your phone, as if you do with a digital slr, which lets you edit, enhance, and share your photos quickly, using a variety of familiar tools. With iOS 10, also, Lightroom supports capture and editing of RAW images.
This is one of the favorite social networks to share photographs and became popular by having good filters. There are dozens of apps that allow you to do the same thing, but Instagram remains one of the most users. You can also comment on, share and send photos directly to your friends.
The computerized version has been one of our editing tools favorite and fortunately, so is your mobile version. The application allows you to pre-select the dimensions to change the size of the photos and offers cropping ,rotation, stylization and the option to share photos the easy way.
Not everyone is as photogenic as this guy, and sometimes the images that we take of ourselves, or that you take of your friends are not as flattering as you would like them to be, right?
With Facetune 2, you can turn any selfie “avarage” in a profile picture worthy. The application allows you to perform touch ups such as teeth whitening, removal of blemishes and color correction so that you look perfect when you post your photos in different social networks. You can even change the color of your eyes.
Photo Editor By Aviary
If you’re looking for good effects for which you do not have to pay for, download this app that was recently acquired by Adobe. It has many features and a minimalist interface, with which you can stylize your photos. Like Facetune, Aviary includes tools to eliminate red-eye, and whiten your teeth, as well as add text and sharing options.
We know that never will record a video in portrait mode on your iPhone. But surely one of your friends has done so accidentally, and that is when Horizon Camera comes to the rescue. Horizon forces the user to start recording in landscape mode, and it stays that way even when the phone rotates. L application includes support for 60 and 120 fps and allows you to choose the resolution that you want that are available.
This is the application that makes us give the sensation of seeing the photo albums that we had before the advent of digital cameras. This application is Canon and has as its objective, chronicle, photo by photo. The user can view the different moments of your child’s life for example, compare dates and decide who can see your albums. You can also make annotations about the photograph.
With PixelWakker, the creator Joseph Wrigley brings pointillism to the digital world. The application change the photos in pixels and then transformed into art. You can even add some filters such as points, lines and rain of colors. You’ll have fun a lot with this app. In addition, the application is compatible with Instagram to share images directly.
If you enjoy drawing, or if you like art, this is a unique application that allows users to take pictures and do give the impression that an artist painted your portrait. Sktchy is a great way to follow your favorite artists and you’ll be able to compare your portrait with other similar. It was created by Jordan Melnick, who conceived of the application as a “place where artists can find inspiration.”
This application is created for those who are fixed in the composition and editing of images. Allows you to adjust the focus and exposure independently and to make adjustments to the brightness, contrast and saturation, among other amount of tools. You can adjust the factory settings or to cure a gallery of amazing photos taken by their creators.
To convert a normal photo into a work of art —in general— is not an easy task, but thanks to the help of artificial intelligence and neural networks, Prism simplifies this process to a few taps of the screen. Using the various styles of artists such as Van Gogh, Picasso, Levitan, and others, Prism turn your photos and videos in beautiful pictorial images.
As its name indicates, Filmborn was born from the passion of their creator for images of photographic film. The app features a powerful camera that is capable of taking RAW photos with compatible devices. Once you capture an image, Filmborn offers nine preset film simulation incredibly accurate, each one of which is inspired by a film, Fujifilm, Ilford or Kodak.
Like VSCO and Filmborn, RNI Films—abbreviation of Real Nice Images— is inspired by the aesthetic analogue, and offers a collection of simulations of films to edit your images. Each one of the presets of the same name the film material that you are trying to replicate. The interface of the application is clean and easy to use, and the presets are the best that you can find in any application. If you want more presets that come with RNI Films, you can also buy one of the five themed collections for $4.
From beginning to end, Polarr is a suite of editing photos capable of doing almost anything you can imagine. From basic adjustments of exposure and curves, filters and photography tools detailed editing facial, Polarr is a complete application that does all the work. The full version of the app will cost you $20, but the free version still has a lot to offer. Highly recommended.
*Article last updated September 20, 2018 by Estefania Oliver.
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