Top 5 Free Photography Apps for the iPhone
Despite their price-tag of $0, some of these are among the very best photography apps out there – indeed the reason they are able to be offered to you for nothing is because they have been designed by some of the richest corporations out there – like Microsoft. Don't be fooled by the price – these are some excellent apps. You may also want to be quick to download them – as some of them are only offered free for a limited time.
Famously bought by Facebook for the equivalent of one billion dollars (in shares), Instagram became so popular so quickly they now have over 50 million users – and the number is rising fast!
Essentially Instagram is another way of digitally altering photos to make them appear more interesting (arguably, to overcome some of the defects of phone cameras) – and thus more “sharable” on social media. Instagram has its own array of custom filters and effects, and of course, nothing could be easier than uploading your pictures to Facebook straight from the App! Best of all – it’s free!
Snapseed (Occasionally Free)
Nik Software’s “Snapseed” has been voted both “Best Mobile Photo App 2012″ by TIPA (Technical Image Press Association), and “iPad App of the Year”. Put simply it's an excellent image editor for the iPhone/iPad. Quite unlike editing with photoshop or similar desktop programs, it nevertheless has all the features you might expect – effects, filters, borders – all with a terrific degree of refinement to them, and all making clever use of the touchscreen interface. It also has a sensational “Auto-correct” that seems perfectly calibrated – crucially it never seems to “correct” too far!
The latest version of the software has been updated to make the most of the retina display on the new iPad, and it's hard to find an editing app as good as this in the “paid” section of iTunes – making downloading this “free” app a complete no-brainer!