Android Toy Camera Apps
Paper Camera (version 3.4.1 reviewed)
- Preselect the filter effect, then take pictures
- Photo is automatically stored after picture is taken
- Automatic preview, with share option. Manually dismiss preview to return to capture mode
- No post-capture editing
- Unusual specialty filters with live adjustments
- Live preview of filter effect and adjustments
- Video capture with filter effect and adjustments
- Strictly 4:3 landscape mode with 3 megapixel resolution
- Cannot store original captured image
- Viewfinder size is somewhat reduced
- No prefocus
- Cannot disable shutter sound
- No geolocation
- No frames
- No free version
If you like the specialty effects that Paper Camera offers, you'll probably overlook any shortcomings in the specifications. Paper Camera is a pleasure to use; it has a nicer "fit and finish" when compared with the free apps. Everything just seems to work smoothly.
Most people aren't going to use these effects on a regular basis, though. So the question is whether it's worth a couple of bucks to you or not.
The specialty filters:
- Comic Boom: comic book
- Sketch Up: pencil sketch
- Acquarello: water color
- Old Printer: B&W dots
- Neon Cola: randomly colored bright edges against a black background
- Contours: black edges against a white background
- Bleaching: posterized yellows and browns with low contrast
- Half Ton: half-tone dots with significantly reduced saturation of color
- Gotham Noir: B&W with options for posterization, edges, etc.
- Granny's Paper: B&W with brown-paper-bag toning
- Pastel Perfect: pastel sketch
- Andy Pop: brightly colored quadruplicates in four quadrants
- Haystacks: impressionist
Formats: 4:3 2048x1536 (3 megapixel)
Viewfinder features: Fanciful presentation with somewhat reduced viewfinder area. Live view of filter effect and adjustments
Zoom: Yes. Screen buttons and volume up/down
Front camera: Yes
Interval timer: No
Disable shutter sound: No
Other: Video recording
Store geo-location: No
Save original: No
Rotation corrected: No. Landscape orientation
- Image is zoomable during editing: No
General-purpose adjustments: No
Filters: Must use. 13 choices before shooting. Live view of effect in viewfinder
Filter adjustments: Yes, before shooting. Live view in viewfinder
Plays well with others?
Other apps can use as camera: Yes
Other apps can use as editor: No
Other apps can use for sharing: Yes
Load existing photos: Yes. Shrinks to 2048 on long side
Upload to: Facebook, Twitter, Email
Transfer to other apps: Yes
Publisher: JFDP Labs, UK
Price: $1.99 (US)
Android versions: 2.1 (Froyo) and later
User ratings on Google Play: 4.5 (22K)
Rating on applause.com: 79
Size: 18.9MB, 14.3MB movable to internal SD card
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