Windows Phone Elite: Photography Apps!

Photography apps are a dime a dozen. Personally, on the Windows Marketplace I’ve been through a variety of different apps which haven’t suited my desires as much as I would have liked. This was highly disappointing seeing as I love to edit and create by own photos. Luckily, I actually found some which made the mark. This allowed me to access my inner imagination and actually use my camera as it should be used.

In this roundup I’m going to split the apps into two categories. Firstly, the apps for getting the perfect picture, then some which allow you to have fun with your friends! Hopefully, there will be one for you here!

Making The Perfect Picture!

Colorify

Colour is a beautiful thing. Personally, colours make me smile – they enrich my mind and allowing me to think more clearly about the world as we know it. Colorify is an app which allows you to grayscale photos and then highlight specific parts in colour. I think this app makes my pictures look professional. One thing I really like is how the pictures seem to express so much more emotion. Brilliant!

Price: Free
Requires: Windows Phone 7.5 or higher
Developer: Asleroid

CleverPhoto

CleverPhoto is a photography app which gives you a variety of different editing abilities and features. The interface appears professional and simple, creating a great user experience. The most desirable feature is probably just the range of different features available ranging from easy tasks such as “cropping” all the way to “normalizing.” The app also allows for easy sharing to Facebook as well.

Price: £1.29
Requires: Windows Phone 7.5 or higher
Developer: Clever-Software

Fhotoroom

Fhotoroom is basically an improved version of Instagram (an app which isn’t available yet on Windows Phone.) The apps gives you an interface which is professional and allows for easy navigation. The app is a photo sharing social network, with the ability to view other peoples photos from all across the world – commenting and liking your favourites! Unlike Instagram, Fhotoroom contains a much bigger arsenal of editing abilities and is fun way to get your photos out there!

Price: Free
Requires: Windows Phone 7.5 or higher
Developer: Supporting Computers Inc

Photosynth

Panorama shots are normally my favourite kind of photo. They allow you to capture a whole view without missing anything out. However, most of these apps disappoint and are very difficult to use – this isn’t the case here though. Photosynth prides itself on the fact that it is “the only app available on any mobile platform that allows you to capture 360 degrees horizontally and vertically, making a perfect “sphere.” I love this app, it allows me to take my photos to a new level and create them in different ways – as well as providing a professional service!

Price: Free
Requires: Windows Phone 7.5 or higher
Developer: Microsoft Corporation

Sketch Effect Pro

Sketching is a fun task. But, to be honest, most of us are probably pretty rubbish at it. Sketch Effect Pro costs a mere £0.79 and allows you to quickly achieve this task quickly, converting your pictures for an enjoyable reward. A nice extra feature is the ability to choose the specific resolution you require, making it easier to share your photos.

Price: £0.79
Requires: Windows Phone 7.5 or higher
Developer: Twist Mobile

InstaCam+

InstaCam+ is meant to be a copy of Instagram on Windows Phone. This app takes a similar format and tries to recreate the user experience. Disappointingly, this app is nowhere near as good. Although, compared to the average Windows Phone app this is still a good competitor. It contains a variety of different features and options this app possesses everything you would ever need!

Price: £0.79
Requires: Windows Phone 7.5 or higher
Developer: Life Ideas

Fun Photo Apps!

MadPix

Making faces look crazy then sharing them on Facebook has now become commonplace. MadPix is an app which allows you to stretch faces to make them appear more humorous. The app uses a simple UI which makes the process quick and easy. Although, I feel that for £0.79 I would like a bit more.

Price: £0.79
Requires: Windows Phone 7.5 or higher
Developer: noowanda

Morfo

Morfo is really the professional equivalent of MadPix, coming with much more options at your disposal – including a fun “fat booth” mode. For £1.49 this is quite an expensive app, even compared to the iOS and Android versions which are free. But, I really think you’re paying for quality here. No other app can match the level of features on show here.

Price: £1.49
Requires: Windows Phone 7 or higher
Developer: SunSpark Labs

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Cartoon Creator

Cartoons are fun – they make us laugh, make us cry and most of all, are a fun thing to watch with friends. Cartoon Creator is an app which turns your pictures into this style. With a photo booth like layout, Cartoon Creator is easy and effective to use. Although, this app still has a long way to go before it starts making headlines, the strong foundations already in place.

Price: Free
Requires: Windows Phone 7.5 or higher
Developer: TOUCHFONE TECHNOLOGY INDIA PRIVATE LIMITED

Face Swap

Face Swapping has been a feature which is highly popular on the iOS devices with many of my friends using the app regularly to make themselves look hilarious. The main concept, is that you have two people in a photo, after detecting the faces the app will then switch them, easy. Surprisingly, the Windows Phone app is just as good. Personally, I love that you can “shake” the device to swap. An easy and fun way to mix up your friends!

Price: Free
Requires: Windows Phone 7.5 or higher
Developer: Microsoft Research

PhotoFunia

PhotoFunia is probably the most highly developed photography apps available definitely getting my vote as favourite. The app detects the faces in the picture and then gives you a huge database of things to do. These range from Warhols pictures, all the way to Fat Maker – this app really has everything you would ever need. I’ve wasted hours on this free app and I’m sure you could too!

Price: Free
Requires: Windows Phone 7.5 or higher
Developer: PhotoFunia

Face Mask

Earlier, I showed Face Swap, an app which swapped faces, Face Mask is another app from the same developers. This is an app which is pretty similar to Cartoon Creator as you can add silly items to peoples faces. However, no matter how much I love Face Mask, it still has a long way to go, I would love to see more updates come through.

Price: Free
Requires: Windows Phone 7.5 or higher
Developer: Microsoft Research

Wrap-Up

I hope during this roundup I’ve inspired you to use your camera more and more. All these apps can provide hours of fun and perfection, I’m sure they’ll have the same effect on you!

What’s your favourite photography app? Let us know in the comments!


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