If somehow you haven't heard about this yet, "selfie" was named Word of the Year for 2013
by the Oxford Dictionary. This didn't come as much of a surprise, actually – taking self-portraits has become more popular than ever now that every smartphone comes with a camera on it. The huge popularity of social networks where people are encouraged to share their pictures has also played a role in spreading awareness for the term's existence. But this post isn't about the origin and history of selfies. It is about something that you're probably more excited about – apps. We've picked 10 iOS and Android apps that can help you take better selfies, or make your self-portraits more fun. Go check them out and start snapping!
10 camera apps for selfies
10 camera apps for selfies
1. Bright Camera
Here's an app built from the ground up with selfies in mind. It packs a range of beautification filters and effects for improving the overall look of the image, and once you've achieved the desired look, you can add a frame to make it stand out. Bright Camera can also act as a Facebook photo feed and a photo gallery for your Android phone. An anti-shake camera mode is also included, adding digital image stabilization for better photos.Download
2. Selfie Cam
The cool thing about Selfie Cam is that it takes advantage of face recognition technology in order to take a shot at the right moment. The shutter is triggered when a smiles or a wink is detected. Photos can be decorated with stickers and frames. Download
3. Selfie Studio
Many selfie-oriented app use light from a phone's screen to lighten up the subject. This app, however, lets you light up your face with a color of your choice.Download
4. Dual Cam
As the name implies, Dual Cam takes a couple of snaps simultaneously, one with the front and another with the rear cam. Photos are then merged into a single image. Download
Like the previous app, but made for iOS and featuring some additional socially-oriented features. You can add locations to your images, assign hashtags to them, and share them with the Frontback community.Download
6. Perfect 365
Perfect 365 can augment your self-portraits in ways that few other apps can. It can remove skin imperfections, apply make-up, and even make you prettier with a new hairstyle with the tap of a button.
7. Otaku Camera
Otaku Camera stands out with its rich selection of manga-inspired frames, stickers, and image effects. With its help you can easily turn your photo into a sketch, or even add your face to one of the many downloadable drawings. Download
8. Candy Camera
Candy Camera comes with more than 30 filters, which you can preview in real time as you're getting ready to take the shot. It can remove blemishes, apply make-up, and enhance your images with variety of frames.Download
If your selfies seem to be missing something no matter how and where you take them, perhaps a mustache would make them perfect. Okay, it probably wouldn't, but nonetheless, 'stacheifying can be pretty fun.Download
10. Sketch Guru
Sketch Guru comes with a whole bunch of filters that can make your photos look as if they have been drawn by hand. You can also adjust the strength of the effects being applied in order to achieve that perfect look.