With a smartphone and/or tablet by our side almost 24/7, it’s easier than ever to take photos. Luckily for those of us who don’t have “the eye”, there are also a plethora of apps out there to help edit, improve, share and store these photos.
Here are six great photography apps that we at The Balancing Act think you might enjoy:
iPhoto – Instead of storing your photos all mumbo jumbo in your gallery, this app allows you to organize and sort them for easier access. Simply touch specific areas of the photo on your screen to make edits too, like turning the sky bluer or eliminating red eye.
Instagram – With over 300 million users, Instagram is one of the most popular photo-sharing apps. Adjust your pictures with custom filters and borders and then share them with your friends through your other social media channels.
Camera+ – Use this app to enhance the camera on your iPhone. It will help you line up shots, zoom in for higher quality up-close shots, and stabilize the camera to get sharper pictures.
Camera Awesome – Available with the photo-sharing site SmugMug, this app shoots images faster and takes sharper, better exposed shots. With a single button, you can upload photos to all your favorite social media sites and “awesomize” pictures to enhance color or fix lighting issues.
Photoshop Express – Adobe’s mobile version of their photo-editing software is available on both iPhone and Android. Crop, rotate, straighten or flip the photo, then adjust the exposure or contrast. When paired with Photoshop.com, an online hosting site, you’ll have access to your entire photo library wherever you go.
Hipstamatic – Get that “old school” look! This app makes your photos appear as if they were shot on plastic, toy cameras by making them a little blurry, discolored or over lit. Swap lenses, flashes and films for different effects. The best part? Every month, the best submissions are selected in a photo contest!