Apps come and go, but every once in a while, a newcomer will jump on the scene and make you shake up your mobile photography routine. Over the past few weeks, a number of photo editing apps have emerged on every mobile platform and a few have the potential to change our mobile photography workflow.
Now that Apple lets you put a ton of apps in one folder, I rank my photography apps based on which page they are on in that folder. While it started on page 4, Diptic PDQ quickly climbed the ranks and it is now on page #1. Way easier to use than the original Diptic, Diptic PDQ is a quick way to create collages and apply adjustable filters all from the same application.
Oggl has been around for a while. Launched on Windows Phone 8 in July, it has finally hit its stride for a lot of users after a series of updates fixed the bugs that were crippling the app on some devices. Now, Windows Phone 8 photographers can enjoy all of the "lenses" and "films" that iPhone photographers have loved for years. And, as an added bonus, its sharing feature offers Instagram uploading even though Instagram still doesn't have an official Windows Phone 8 application. The app is also available for iPhone.
While it may have originated on iOS, Repix seems to have hit its stride on Android. Repix utilizes the Samsung S Pen to provide pressure-sensitive brushes for extremely detailed editing with its 30 different brushes. Even if you don't use a Galaxy Note, Repix offers other cool features to lure you away from Photoshop Touch. It's got the basics, like brightness, contrast and color temperature control, but its brushes really set it apart from other free Android apps.
Sometimes, you just want to make yourself a White Russian, put on your favorite robe and take a photo of the rug that ties the whole room together. For those moments, there is a new app for Windows Phone 8: LazyLens. The app does exactly what you need from a free one-stop smartphone photography app and nothing more. You can add filters, perform basic lighting adjustments and if you want to get crazy, you can even apply a tilt shift effect. In just a couple weeks, LazyLens has earned a near perfect score from its over 1,700 Windows Phone 8 Store customers. But that's just like, their opinion, man.
If you're like me, you're getting sick of Snapseed's filter package. I keep moving from different apps to try to find a fresh look for my photos while still maintaining control. And while Vintique doesn't have the extremely detailed exposure control that Snapseed offers, it does a pretty good job with the filters. You can adjust the brightness, contrast, saturation and tint of your photos as well as choose from 54 different customizable filters. And while the Vintique team may still be working out a few kinks, this app is one of the easier and more professional customizable filter apps for Android.
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