g and i made a "coiniverous" bank for his 4th grade ffa project.
here is a very brief overview of the camera apps i've downloaded thus far. i may post more in depth reviews of some of them as i have more time to play and really learn what all they can do.
iphoto (free - itunes has it listed at $4.99, but it was a free dowload for me) - i added this one simply for the information button that tells me the date and time each photo in my gallery was taken or edited (very helpful with project life). the photos app that came loaded on the phone did not have this information, but i've kept it as well since i can't find a button on iphoto that lets me delete unwanted photos.
procamera ($4.99) - this is an amazing app with many functions that i have yet to explore (including a self-timer). the camera app pre-installed on the iphone is extremely basic. what i was drawn to with procamera is the ability to separate the focal point from exposure. really cool function.
the rest of the apps discussed below are all for post-processing.
pictapgo ($1.99) - this app is so simple to use and has a wide array of free filters. i prefer it as it easily adds the warmth and brightness that i like in my images. it also has a nice selection of black and white filters that i know will come in handy.
vsco (free-ish) - this is the photo editing app that was popular when i first got my droid. it wasn't available on the droid back then (but apparently is now). it comes with a limited amount of filters with many more available for purchase. it also allows you to adjust things like temperature, contrast, and brightness separately. there is a much higher learning curve on this one to get the photos to come out exactly the way you want them to and it tends to give a more artsy/processed look. it's a great app, but i'm not sure how much time i'll have to devote to it as pictapgo meets my current needs so much better and quicker. i do like that it has an in app photo community, so i've kept it on my radar. i love looking at beautiful photos.
my lawn is a beautiful place where
weeds flowers abound.
pictureshow ($1.99) - and speaking of the vintage vibe . . . in searching for an app similar to vsco for my droid two years ago, i stumbled upon a fun app called vignette. it has lots of toy camera filters and cool frames. i loved playing around with it and wanted something similar for my new iphone. vignette isn't available on the iphone and it took me FOREVER to find a comparable app. i seriously looked through a lot of vintage/retro duds before finding pictureshow. pictureshow is everything i wanted it to be and more. so so fun to play with.
diptic ($0.99 + $0.99) - diptic is another photo app that i had on my droid. it allows you to make photo collages. i used it to size edit my phone pics to 3x4 and 2x2 so i could print them without editing them on my computer first. the iphone version is much better. i went ahead and paid an extra $0.99 for an upgrade that allows me to change my aspect ratio to 3:2 which is the size for 4x6 prints. the iphone version also allows me to delete all borders between photos so i can bleed my prints all the way to the edge. score.
a beautiful mess ($0.99) - a fun little app that allows me to add colorful text and borders to photos.
available on android). perfect for pointing out those little details and for dull indoor photos.
collect (free + $1.99) - this app is perfect for 365/project life. i'm not using it for journaling/note-taking, but it's great for that. i mostly wanted the option of more type-written journaling in my project life albums without my having to get on the computer to do it. for this, i went ahead and splurged on the $1.99 upgrade for annette haring's version (i first saw this app on her instagram feed).