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Love photography? If you’re not already using 500px then you’re missing out on one of the best photo experiences of the web. Today, 500px has released a beautiful desktop companion for Windows 8’s Modern UI.

500px is essentially a Flickr competitor that has an emphasis on beautiful, professional photography and the ability to show that off online in a hosted portfolio. It allows you to share photography with a large community and get critique from them as well as having the ability to join discussions with like-minded photographers.


Photography never really went hand-in-hand with mobile phones until a couple of years back when smartphones started featuring lenses worthy of shooting in lieu of a dedicated cameras. In 2012, we’ve got phones that are even powerful enough to compete with DSLRs for the average consumer and, on Windows Phone exclusively, we’ve been promised to the HTC Titan II, a phone with a 16-megapixel shooter on the back.

In this roundup, we’re going to take a look at a handful of photography-focused apps on Windows Phone. In the first section, we’ll take a look at those for capturing and editing and, in the second section, we’ll look at some bonus ones for sharing and viewing.