10 Android camera apps
1. Paper Camera
Want your photos to look like hand-drawn cartoons? That sounds like a job for Paper Camera. The bunch of cool effects in the app's arsenal can easily cartoonify your images, and since all processing is done in real time, all you need to do is to press the shutter once you have the perfect frame in your viewfinder.
Think of Lightbox as a virtual community where people share their photos and where you can share yours too. The app offers a good selection of effects that you can apply to an image after taking it. Once you are happy with the result, you can easily post it on Facebook, Twitter, or Lightbox.
PhotoFunia is a fun app that can put your face on a billboard, a stamp, or a work of art such as the Mona Lisa. It has over 150 scenes and counting. All you have to do is to capture a photo of yourself, and the app takes care of the rest with the help of a little face detection magic.
As you might expect, Retro Camera Plus is an app that can add an old-school look to your photos. It simulates a number of vintage cameras and has a nicely drawn interface too. And if you are not sure whether it is worth the $2.99, you can always try out the free version first.
Price: $2.99 (free version available)
Pudding Camera is another app that you can use to customize your photos with. With its effects, it can make your photos look as if they have been taken with an analog film camera. Best of all, it is free, so checking it out won't hurt, would it?
The title says it all. The Fast Burst Camera app comes in handy when you want to capture a moving object as it can take between 10 and 30 photos per second, depending on your device. And that is something that your stock camera interface cannot do. Bear in mind, however, that the images will not be taken at the camera's maximum resolution. Still, if 30 photos per second is not enough, check out Ultra Burst Camera ($5.70), which should be even faster, yet shoots in only black and white in order to speed up the process.
Camera360 Ultimate may be just another app that can manipulate images with filters and scene modes, but it should be on this list as it has tons of them. And the results are pretty good too, especially when you consider that the app does not cost a dime.
8. HDR Camera+
HDR stands for high dynamic range, and dynamics are something that images taken with camera phones usually lack. In plain words, if the lighting conditions are not optimal, only some areas of the image are properly exposed while others remain obscured. HDR Camera+ tackles that problem by capturing several images at different exposure values and combining them in a single HDR image. Not sure if it works? Then try the free version of the app first.
Yeah, MAGIX Camera MX may be another set of photo filters and effects, but what makes it stand out is that the result can be seen in real time. And as an added bonus, you can sign up for a 500MB online album where you can store your masterpieces.
10. Camera Effects
Camera Effects is a simple and easy to use camera app with a neat, uncluttered interface. In fact, you might find the app's interface better than the one on your smartphone's stock camera app. It has a broad range of effects that can make your photos look noticeably better.