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.
Face Melter Pro Has Potential for Innovation
Face Melter Pro lets you melt photos and create an animated video one frame at a time. This app is fantastic in theory. In reality, it has some issues.
The original Face Melter app was simple.
HDR Camera Shoots for Hi-Def for Your Photos
HDR Camera — which is short for High Dynamic Range — is aimed in the direction of making your photos appear more lively and realistic by increasing the range between light and dark areas. Some photo buffs devote considerable amount of time tinkering with Photoshop and other image editing techniques to create HDR images and the results are often stunning.
Chimera Comes with a Split Personality
I’m a little puzzled how Helix Interactive settled on Chimera for its portrait-taking app, not that it really matters. A Chimera is a beast that has two distinct parts, like an eagle and a lion (Griffin) or a man and a goat (Satyr).
Cropulator App Still Leaves You Wanting Less
If you like taking and editing photos with your iPhone, you will appreciate the essence of Cropulator. Cropulator is one of those photo apps that you wish came standard with your iPhone.
Though its name sounds a bit risqué, Cropulator is a straightforward app.
Create Fun Portraits with FantasyLens
Widgetize's FantasyLens, is great fun.
FantasyLens makes it easy for anyone to create composite photos using portraits of friends, family, whomever. FantasyLens come with 24 images or photo templates in which you can insert a head shot.
PangeaVR Brings Panoramas of Your Surroundings into View
Pangea Software has developed a number of popular game apps including Engimo and Billy Frontier. The company's focus on games makes its two panorama-viewing apps — PangeaVR and PangeaVR Pro — a little odd, not that that's a bad thing.
PhotoList is Simple, but Not Picture Perfect
PhotoList by Raisix Inc., makers of ColorMatch, is a photo storage app that allows users to organize, rate, and view their photos according to any filing or sorting system desired.
The ability to customize album or file names and add additional tags to individual photos proves useful to those with multiple photos stored on their device.
3D Gallery Puts Your Photos On The Wall
3D Gallery - Have you ever wandered through a gallery or museum admiring the beautiful paintings and pictures and thought to yourself, my pictures would look nice hanging here? If you own 3D Gallery iPhone app by Caweb.de you can hang your photos on your own gallery's walls.
iDroste Puts a Spin on Everything
Fans of famed-illustrator, M.C. Escher, are likely to find iDroste, a photo filter app developed by Pavlos Mavridis entertaining. Like Escher once did, iDroste puts images into a spin.
STICKi PICi Purikura: Give Your Photos a Little Extra Sparkle
AppCraver readers, we're friends, right? I feel comfortable with you, like I can tell you things. I feel okay admitting that the teenage girl living inside of me is super happy about STICKi PICi Purikura.
iScribble Gives Photos The Write Stuff
For those who just can't seem to keep a good grasp on where, when or with whom a photo was taken, iScribble swoops in to the rescue. The user can add a note or a scribble caption to saved photos via buttons in the upper left corner or a handy Post-It note style upturned page in the bottom right corner and save the captions for later review.
iSynth: Stroll Through Virtual Worlds
iSynth, developed by Brown University student, Greg Pascale, puts Microsoft's stunning Photosynth 3-D photo viewer in your hands. Whether you're holding and iPhone or an iPod touch, you can stroll through three-dimensional views of scenes that have been photographed from several different angles, giving you a panoramic, "you-are-there" view of your virtual surroundings.
Lifecards Has Issues but is Throwing Users a Lifeline
In line with other apps that let you create cards with photos, Lifecards by Vivid Apps puts postcard-making software on your iPhone that allows you to insert up to four images, add text, and then save and email as a photo attachment.
Light Painting: Good Times For A Select Crowd
The Light Painting iPhone app by Y Lau is not for everyone. But if you enjoy light painting, it’s a handy app to have on hand.
Light painting, also known as light drawing is a photographic technique in which exposures are made usually at night or in a darkened room by moving a hand-held light source or by moving the camera.
BeautyCamera is an Ugly Duckling
If Masayuki Hisada's BeautyCamera could make someone in a portrait appear more beautiful, he would be on to something. The app really doesn't enhance "face, eye, lip," as Hisada says in his app description in the App Store.