*iPhone only. Sorry Android peeps! I never had an Android phone and I’d just feel weird recommending anything for that platform.
Here’s my list of absolutely must-have iPhone camera and photo apps.
This app is a little bit crappy looking but it’s so simple. As you may have guessed, it’s used as a self-timer on either your front or back camera. This is awesome for selfies that needs to be taken at more than an arm’s length. Or for couple/group shots with yourself in them.
Set the timer to 5, 10, 15 or 30 seconds. So easy!
TimerCam is free.
This simple app is actually a very powerful tool for gathering multiple photos into one big collage. You have the option of including a solid color or patterned frame at any width you like, rounded corners or square. There’s even filters (that only apply to the photos, not the frame!) and the option to add texts.
I use it mainly for plain white-frame collages – I have zero patience for adding text to photos.
PicFrame is available for $0.99.
This is the only app I use for adding little bits to my photos. Doodles, words, borders. I’m not a huge fan of stuff on my photos but this collection of fonts and graphics is particularly cute and fun.
Whenever I’m doing a giveaway or anything else requiring text on Instagram, this is what I use.
A Beautiful Mess is available for $0.99. You can buy add-on fonts, doodles and such.
This app is like the iPhone version of Photoshop when it comes to enhancing your images. Lighten, darken, sharpen, remove yellow light and so on. These filters don’t distort the reality in your pictures, they improve greatly on them.
I use the filters Lights On and Crispity on all my indoor photos. If you have white furniture and walls like I do, your photos of those will look amazing.
There’s also a bunch of less-natural looking filters (including black and white ones) but nothing too crazy.
PicTapGo is available for $1.99.
Without Instagram, iPhonography would loose half it’s charm and importance (if you ask me). It’s THE most important photo app for me because it has completely transformed the way I use photos in memory-keeping. And how I share and connect with awesome people around the world.
All my everyday photos turn from crappy/busy/messy/blurry to wonderful using the lovely filters and blur effect (okay, they will still be blurry, but it won’t matter as much). Purists may argue that filters ruin your photos and that it’s a cheater’s way of getting good photos. I don’t mind! I will cheat at photos if it means that I have an arsenal of usable, wonderful and important-to-me photos to use in my scrapbooking.
I love Instagram. Period.
Instagram is free. You will need to set up an account (also free) to use it.
What kind of app do you wish you had to supplement your paper crafting/hobby?
I wish I had an app that provided random daily photo prompts or something like that.