As mentioned a few weeks ago, I have finally updated my 1st generation iPhone for the new iPhone 5 and a big reason for that decision was the 8 mega pixel camera it includes. To always have this at your disposal was too good to pass up. And with so many amazing camera apps available, the truth is it's a superior tool than some point & shoot cameras.
After a week of testing a variety of options, I have picked these four as my favorites. All but Instagram are new for me. I often combine favorite functions from several of these to get a final result. I have chosen the same subject (my super photogenic Smeg) for easy comparison to illustrate my choices.
Lo-Mob is my top favorite because of it's unique frames, effects and easy to use interface. You can change the crop to fit the frame you like and keep or remove filters and vignetting. All 3 of these and the image at the top are the same photo just cropped & processed in different ways using this app. $1.99
Instagram is probably the most popular photo app, due mostly to its social applications, though personally I keep my account private for copyright control. I rarely use it to take pictures (I prefer to use other apps or to import images taken with my cameras) it is a very good processing app. Between the blur/tilt-shift function and their unique filters, it can yield some very pretty results. Again, this is the same image as previously shown above, processed with blur & the "Nashville" filter. Best thing, this app is Free!
Incredibooth is a fun photo booth style app, that takes 4 images in quick secession and in a choice of 4 styles. Easy to use, it is by the makers of Hipstamtic. 99¢
A really nice all-around camera app, especially if like me, you like composing in a square frame. Cameramatic lets you create a beautiful high quality base image. They also have a nice selection of frames and filters. $1.99
Honorable Mention: Vintage Camera
I'm also including this Vintage Camera app, purely for having my very favorite black & white filter. I was not too impressed with the other filters but I probably just need to experiment a bit more. I think it's free unless you choose to upgrade for 99¢.
It also has the most kawaii icon.
Have a Creative weekend! ✄
all photos & content © Lara Rossignol