Tuesday, June 12, 2012

More Camera App Love

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:
snapseed palm clouds
snapseed hydrangea
snapseed beach rocks

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:
pixlromatic rain
picfx metro bridge
picfx pink clouds
picfx wires
picfx beach bokeh
picfx clouds

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):
phonto ocean
phonto hydrangea

And there you have it...Happy Tuesday, everyone!
iphone be creative


  1. Wow, it's amazing what you have done with your photos using your iphone. I don't have one. I don't edit my photos much anyway. But yours are gorgeous.

  2. These are wonderful images, Sherri.
    I too just love Snapseed.
    Worth every penny.
    Sending you wishes for a great day ahead!

  3. Love your photos, absolutely beautiful. I must experiment more with iphone editing. Thank you for the snapseed video link - I haven't gotten on very well with snapseed so far so hopefully this will really help. Great tips.

  4. Hi Sherri, Well, you are quite an inspiration with what you have created with your phone! I haven't gotten the hang of a lot of different apps but you are amazing with them! Very beautiful, very impressive.

    And thank you for all your recent visits. Getting slowly caught up here.

    All the best,


  5. Thank you Sherri.. What a gret blogpost. I am going to head over to the appstore right away. =) I am crazy about all those iphone apps... Love it.
    And I also love your photos. =)
    Have a great day.

  6. Wow these are great! Now I see i have to do some IPHONE shopping. Super information!

  7. Great effects! (The apps almost make it too easy, don't they?!) I'm off to the iTunes store now to get Phonto!