11 March 2011

iPhone camera apps

Since I got an iPhone my favorite activity has been playing with camera apps, so I thought I'd compare the ones I've been using in a Consumer Reports style. Let me know if there are any others I should check out! (Hipstamatic has been on my to-buy list for a while, but it's already so ubiquitous and the rebel in me wants to find something more obscure to play with...)

Do people even use the default camera any more?!

Price: free!

Pros: Instagram is like Twitter for photos. You take a pic, choose a filter, then it shows up on a news feed along with other users' photos that you choose to follow.

Cons: Most of the filters are pretty extreme - sometimes it's hard to find exactly what you're looking for, especially if you're dealing with skin tones.

*if you download Instagram my username is helloerin - search for me!

Price: $0.99

Pros: ShakeIt is simple. Take a picture, shake your phone around to develop it (in the words of the André 3000, shake it like a polaroid picsha), et voila! No fuss and the results have a nice contrast without any crazy color filters!

Cons: Less versatility than Instagram.

Price: $0.99

Pros: There are settings on CrossProcess that I haven't quite figured out how to manipulate yet, but the results are more professional-looking than the others and the rectangle format is a nice option.

Cons: None!

Price: $0.99

Pros: I love the contrast that I got in these pictures of the sky and Jimmy and I were both amazed at how skinny it made us look. No yellow filters to deal with, so you never run the risk of looking like an Oompa Loompa.

Cons: None!

I'm taking Saturday off, but I'll be back on Sunday!


  1. Great photographs, I wish I had an I-Phone!


  2. You should try CameraBag. I think it is free, and it's super awesome. You can choose from a bunch of different filters for your pictures.

  3. Look like great phone apps! Can't suggest anything though cause I don't own an iphone yet! x


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