While I was away on vacation, I thought I'd suffer withdrawal symptoms from not having access to PSE. I knew I'd take lots of pictures, and hated the idea that I wouldn't be able to do any photo editing till I got back to Virginia. Thankfully, this forced me to use my iphone as my "editing fix" all week at the beach. I experimented every day with some of my camera apps and fell in love with them even more than I already was. My iphone saved me on the 9-hour drive home - I literally spent most of it processing all my pictures on my camera! It was awesome. Anyway, I wanted to talk about a few of my current favorite apps...there are so many!
The first app that has become my new favorite is Snapseed. It's the most expensive app I've come across - $4.99. But so many people raved about it that I bit the bullet and purchased it. I was a little intimidated at first because I wasn't sure how to use it. But I did a Google search and found a great video tutorial. Once I saw how simple it was, I was amazed at how this app can transform your camera photos from good to fantastic. It's almost like having Photoshop Elements on your phone! You can selectively brighten or darken areas of your photo. You can fix the white balance, sharpen it, straighten it, add saturation, blur out parts of your photos, etc. It also has some filters. I now use it to enhance every single photo I take. Here are a few examples:
And the video tutorial that explains how the Snapseed app works is HERE.
Next, I am really loving the Picfx and Pixlromatic apps. Picfx costs $1.99 and Pixlromatic is FREE, and I believe I talked about Picfx before (it has the heart bokeh as an optional filter). I continually experiment with both of these apps for their filters, and love the dramatic, grungy looks I can get with my photos. Here are some I've done in the last week:
And lastly, my latest find is a FREE app called Phonto. It allows you to add text to your camera photos, and it's so effortless and easy! Very user friendly. It has hundreds of fonts already, and apparently you can even upload your own fonts into the app also (I haven't done that yet, but I found a tutorial HERE). Here are a couple of examples of my Phonto photos (both of these were first edited in Snapseed):
And there you have it...Happy Tuesday, everyone!