Sunday, January 1, 2012

3 Free Apps To Spice Up Your Smartphone Photos

If you have an iPhone, then you are probably familiar with Instagram, the free photo sharing application with cool filters that spice up your photos. For those of you that don't have an iPhone, but are wondering how you too can create Instagram like photos, you're in luck because there are plenty of alternatives out there. Below, you'll find my top 3 Instagram alternatives.

Before and after example of of photo with Pixlr-o-matic filters applied
Pixlr-o-matic: Pixlr-o-matic is a free photo enhancing application with tons of custom filters and frames that will allow you the freedom to create and apply countless effects to your photos. You can use Pixlr-o-matic to snap a new photo or you can simply upload a saved photo and customize it as you wish. Available for both Android and iPhone users, and as a download for Windows and MAC as well as a Chrome web app. Pixlr-o-matic is easy to use and highly recommended.

Retro Camera: If you're looking to produce vintage style photos from your Smartphone, then Retro Camera is the app you want. Retro Camera transforms your smartphone into 1 of 5 different vintage cameras, each with a classic vintage effect. It's fun and easy to use, and your friends will be amazed when they see your vintage style photos. Free versions available for both Android and iPhone users. Retro Camera is a great app, I highly recommend it.


Camera360: Camera360 is another great option for Smartphone photographers. Camera360 includes many popular photo effects,as well as a ton of fun filters that will spice up your photographs. The Ghost filter is a ton of fun! Camera360 is easy to use with free versions for both Android and iPhone users.

If these applications are new to you and you're having trouble deciding which one to try, why not install them all and give yourself all the coolest effects to choose from! Which photo application do you prefer to use on your Smartphone?