Nowadays we use our smartphones to take photos and casual selfies. However, many users still prefer to use semi-professional machines to record important moments or for work purposes. If you are the ones who depend on the smartphone, what would be the essential apps that every amateur photographer has to have installed? Well, AndroidPIT photographer Ira helped us put together a package of the basic apps that every photographic user needs to have. Take a look!
VSCO and Snapseed: Best for Photo Editing
It is a mistake to think that professional photographers do not need to retouch their images. Our photographer also can't afford to have at least two good apps for editing your images, VSCO and Snapseed.
To change the color and lighting of your photos without wasting too much time, VSCO may be the best choice. The app has a minimalist look and performs the entire editing process quickly. Using the right tools you will surely have amazing results with this app. Also, if you want to go a little further, know that you can download free and paid image filters from the app's internal store.
Snapseed, in turn, can be considered the closest application to Photoshop. This app offers a broader set of tools, allowing the user to work on small details of the image, be it full or just a specific object. You can mull spots, shadows and correct temperature and other photo elements.
Are you curious about how Snapseed works? So be sure to check out a full article we have prepared about the app:
Instagram: unique (at least so far)
Instagram needs no introduction, right? We are talking about the social network that belongs to Facebook, where users can post photos, edit them and apply some filters. Recently the app went through a revamped look, but its functions remained the same as ever.
Why is Instagram part of our package for amateur photographers? Simply because it is unique and also because the app allows your memories to be saved forever.
In addition, the application has some additional tools that increase the work of users. Just them:
- Boomerang: You can create an animated GIF from a funny situation, for example. Mini videos have a maximum of 4 seconds and you can upload them directly to Instagram.
- Layout: There are several apps that make photo collages, but Layout is the best tool for those who use Instagram and like practicality.
EyeEm: A virtual showcase for photographers
Best known among photographers and photography enthusiasts, EyeEm is a creative community that acts as a kind of virtual showcase. The platform combines blogging features with social networks and a dash of Instagram. Ira, our photographer, loves the EyeEm collection, which offers interesting articles and high definition images.
There are contests that are promoted by brands that take place among EyeEm's user community. In addition, the service can be a cost-effective option for those considering selling photos or complete photo essays. The experience that can be gained in the app is unmatched.
EyeEm – Photo Filters Camera
Pinterest: a source of inspiration
Pinterest is a famous app, and also a favorite of our photographer. Using it as inspiration for creative ideas is the best use you can make of Pinterest. We decided to add it to this selection so you can also get to know Pinterest and maybe have a daily dose of creativity to test when taking photos with your smartphone.
Pinterest – ideas catalog
These are the apps that the official AndroidPIT photographer uses when making photos with the smartphone, either for the site or just for fun. All apps in this selection are free – some with in-house purchases – but all the basic tools for a good edition are available at no additional cost.
The apps we have separated can help you make your photos even more attractive, and even some of them serve as a source of ideas for new work. Now we want to know from you: what are the dedicated photography apps you have installed on your smartphone?
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