Thanks to the good ol’ smartphone, most of us have a pretty decent camera at our disposal, pretty much all of the time. But do we really make the most of it? Well perhaps we could, especially if we availed of some of the latest apps for sharing, manipulating and editing our photos. So, whether you’re a full time designer or artist or you’d simply like to get a little more creative with your photos, here are our Top 5 Photography Apps that you shouldn’t be without.
Adobe Photoshop Express No self respecting photographer ought to be without this. Now available for both iOS and Android, this app lets you edit and share your photos with ease. With a host of one touch effects, you can easily crop, rotate, adjust the colour of your photos as well as add artistic effects. The app is free although there are a variety of in app purchases allowing a range of tweaks and effects.
Snapseed For top quality editing, Snapseed is one of the best on the market. Apple didn’t declare it to be iPad app of the year 2011 for nothing! With an extremely intuitive friendly interface, it makes some of the techniques used by professionals for editing photos really easy to do, even for beginners. With an extensive array of filters, adjustments and enhancements available, this app provides every user with the ability to create amazing photographs. Costing £2.99, Snapseed is currently only available on iOS although an Android version is apparently coming soon.
Linecamera If you’re looking for an something a little more ‘fun’ shall we say, this app is the one. With a wide range of digital decoration tools, you can add stamps, filters, frames and text to your photos. The extensive range of decorative effects and its’ ease of use are the main features that make Linecamera particularly noteworthy. Once your image has been edited, you can share it instantly on your chosen social networks. This is another free app available on both iOS and Android.
Vyclone When it comes to video, Vyclone is one of the most innovative apps around. Basically, if you are at an event and record a video, the app will edit your video together with videos taken by other people filing the same event. The result is a collaborative video with everyone’s clips synchronised and edited together to form one single mix. All the angles, all the images together in one video. Finished videos can be kept between the creators, made public or shared on Social Networks. Vyclone is another free app, currently only available on iOS.
Cinemagram Declaring itself to be a hybrid between photo and video, Cinemagram is the app for you if you want to bring a little more life to your pictures. Small portions of a photo can be animated and effectively turned into a GIF. Over the past few months, the Cinemagram user base has really grown and it is on its’ way to becoming a virtual social network and not just a GIF creation tool. This free app is on iOS and an Android version is on its’ way.
Mi-IDEA Manchester Networking Event
27th Sep 2016
The teams from CISCO and Manchester Science Partnerships have teamed up to create Mi-IDEA, a post-accelerator designed to foster and nurture digital innovation in the North West of England.