Photo & Video Apps
From small screens to large, every iOS device has a camera now — and there’s no shortage of great photography apps!. For a list of our favorites, check out AppCraver’s Editor Picks of the Best Photo & Video Apps for iPhone and iPad, or read on for breaking news and reviews of photo & video applications from the App Store.
6 Awesome Photo Editing Apps for iPad
Photo Editing Apps range from fully featured to simplistic, from innovative to prosaic. Fortunately, so do the needs of their users. If you crave every feature imaginable? Check. Want a fun new intuitive touchy-feely experience?
Hipstamatic Develops Vintage Pics from Your Modern iPhone
"Digital never looked so analog," says Hipstamatic's App Store description, and that's the key to this funky photo app's appeal. Hipstamatic gives you a choice of three lenses, three films, and two types of "flash." These last, of course, do not make your iPhone flash at your subject; rather, they apply different brightening algorithms to your final product.
Add Color to Your Life and Your Photos with Colorize
Colorize is an iPhone app that lets you create and recreate colorful pictures with the stroke of a brush – or really your finger. Developed by Widgetize, Colorize is a creative photography editing application that allows re-coloring of entire photos or specific parts of a photo at different levels of saturation.
What You See, You Get, in Live Effects for 3GS
Live Effects is a photographic effects app from Omaxmedia that’s a twist on the old WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) idea. What it does is twirls, swirls and distorts in other ways, images as seen through the iPhone 3GS’s camera in real-time.
Typograffit Puts a New Twist on Text
Graffit, LLC, developer of Typograffit, has dubbed its iPhone/iPod touch app a “visual communication toy," and like most toys, it's big fun. Think of one of those crime-caper movie ransom notes composed of letters cut from newspapers and magazines and you get the general idea.
ArcSoft's Panorama Maker Offers Photographers a Whole Wide World
Arc Soft is well known for its photo and other digital media manipulation apps for PCs and Macs, so I had high hopes for Panorama Maker, the company's latest release for the iPhone. Although I wasn't disappointed, I wasn't doing cart wheels either.
Camera Genius Makes Any iPhone Photographer Smarter
AppCraver has reviewed bunches and bunches of really good photo apps such asNevercenter's Camera Bag and Omar Shoor's Photogene. Now, add CodeGoo's Camera Genius to the same club.
Instantly Take and Share Photos with PlaceSnap
For iPhone users who snap up PlaceSnap while it’s free, a new social networking experience awaits. PlaceSnap basically centers around GPS location and the iPhone camera. To use PlaceSnap, users must first create a free account with an email address, username and password.
Hulala iPix is a Girly Way to Dress up Your Pics
Hulala iPix — pronounced like a tropical version of oo-la-la — is another image decorating app that invites users to "bling up" their photos and share them with friends via Facebook or email.
4Bugs is a Gorgeous Photo Hunt for Experienced Players
Photo hunts are one of those "no instructions necessary" kind of games that can be played alone or with friends. As such, they're hugely popular both online and off. If you're familiar with any of the variety of PC games or touchscreen bar games, then you'll know what just what to do when you pick up 4Bugs from Root9 Medialab.
iFlashReady Helps Correct Pictures in Low Lighting
As far as photography apps go, iFlashReady is pretty basic. It is designed to help enhance pictures taken without the aid of a flash, such as those taken with the iPhone camera. At first, I thought iFlashReady worked in conjunction with the iPhone camera simultaneously, but after checking it out learned it is mostly a photo editing app that changes an existing image by lightening it up.
Take a Trip Down Memory Lane With ShakeItPhoto
ShakeItPhoto by Nick Campbell is a pretty simple app that works just like the iPhone camera app, but simulates a Polaroid camera.
Perhaps you’re old enough to remember whipping out the clunky Polaroid camera for snapping instant photos and then delicately holding the film by the corner and shaking the crap out of it so it would develop faster.
JumiCam Adds to the Line-up of Apps for At-Home Streaming Video
JumiCam, from Jumi, is one of several utilities in the App Store capable of streaming video from a Web cam to the iPhone (via Wi-Fi, 3G or EDGE) and to iPod touch (via Wi-Fi only).
Home-oriented Web cam apps like JumiCam require your installing a video server (invariably free) on your PC.
i-c-LiveCams (IP/PTZ Webcam Streaming Video)
Apps such as i-c-LiveCams (IP/PTZ Webcam Streaming Video) from Barry Egerter appeal to the voyeurs in all of us.
This nifty little app enables anyone to view streaming video over Web cams —yours or someone else's — over any Wi-Fi and Internet connection.
Mover+ Makes it Simple to Share Photos Over Wi-Fi for Free
Someone infinitely more wise and insightful than myself once said that “the best things in life are free.” That maxim didn’t resonate with me until I became an adult as I realized I found the most pleasure in simple joys and pleasures.