Photography apps for Android and iOS
Third-party camera apps not only make your photos and videos more expressive and lively, but can also improve the quality of visuals to some extent
The default camera or the photo app on your smartphone are sometimes limited in terms of the options and capabilities. This is where third-party camera, photo and video apps can help. They offer more cool filters, beauty modes and advanced editing options which are hard to come by on the default camera app. Here are some apps for Android and iOS which can make your images and videos more expressive and stable.
Google’s new app Motion Stills allows users to create GIF (Graphics interchange format) images or record videos and then applies digital image stabilisation to minimise shakes. In iOS version, it allows users to go through their Live Photos also. Saved content can be accessed within the app’s interface by swiping upwards and can be uploaded on Google Photos or shared directly on social media app.
Developed by a former Apple designer, Halide allows users to control exposure and focus using simple gestures. It offers advanced camera tools such as focus peaking (shows highlighted areas in image as focus is shifted), detailed histogram (graphical representation of the tonal values of an image) and supports RAW file formats (high quality image files). It offers cool filters and in the manual mode allows users to adjust shutter speed, white balance and ISO levels.
A made-in-India app, LightX brings professional-level editing tools to the table which allows users to crop objects, remove background, combine two photos together to create a single photo or improve a photo by fine-tuning contrast, exposure, brightness, shadows and colour temperature. Users can also create their own stickers and apply them in any photos. For selfie fans, it has face filters and beauty tools which can give the skin a fresh look, remove spots, change hair colour and even reshape the face.
Sharing photos with text embossed in the image is quite common on social media and messenger apps. AppForType is a one-of-a-kind photo app, which allows users to emboss texts in unique fonts and colour themes on any image they want. The app has more than 100 words used daily on these social media platforms. One can get them for free in the app’s built-in store. It works offline except when you have to download a new text style.
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