Thanks to technology, mobile phones now possess cameras as good as a professional camera, with phones such as the iPhone, Samsung, and Google Pixel, having camera systems as good as a professional camera.
Taking good pictures is impressive, and so also is the ability to manipulate/edit my age to meet one’s desired taste is essential.
So in this article, we will discuss the Top 3 Must-Have Mobile Photography Apps for both beginners and pros, which are;
- Camera Apps
- Photo Editing Apps
- Organisation and Sharing Apps
Yeah, I know your phone already has the camera app. Most default camera apps are limited. For example,
I’ve been a mobile photographer myself for 3 years till date, and I can tell you, I find it hard to take good pictures most times.
And the reason for that is the AI trying to tweak the light, colour, ISO, Blur, etc. And also as for those using Android, some asteroid dose not have the pro mode where there is more flexibility.
And to solve this I started using third-party camera apps, that give more flexibility
Top Camera Apps That Offer Advanced Manual Controls and Features
These camera apps will be chosen according to these criteria: Pro mode for manual adjustments, RAW image capture, Long exposure capabilities
Snapseed is a powerful camera tool, that works both on iPhone and Android, which allows you to edit your photos using the filter-like feature. One of the best things about Snapseed is its Vast selection of tools, and it’s also free.
It also uses the Nik Efex programming aspect, which was used to create Snapseed. This brought professional-level editing tools to the platform.
Footej Camera App
Foottwj camera is an easy-to-use camera app, with a unique interface, with all its controls located at the bottom.
Its best feature however is that it allows the user to change the exposure from manual to auto quickly, and also the manual controls are at the front centre, so it is easier to adjust the Shutter Speed, ISO, White Balance, and many other functions.
Though there be some limitations in the free version, for most users, the free version works well enough.
Open Camera is one of the most common alternative camera apps for Android.
One of its unique features is its easy-to-use interface; which allows users to change the exposure separately from the focusing point.
Another great feature is the ability to set the bitrate of a video recording which means you select the quality of the video, and the higher the bitrate, the higher the quality.
The open camera is free and, an open-source app, which means Android is constantly changing, updating, and improving it. Since it’s open-source there are no ads.
Photo Editing Apps
Snapseed is one of the best-known photo editing apps, with a line-up of professional-quality editing tools to adjust the colour and exposure of the photo.
Its capabilities make it best-suited for experienced content creators/photographers searching for a mobile editing interface. And while the platform is simple, it may be overwhelming to beginners.
While Snapseed has more filters and options compared to other editing apps, the learning process is said to be intimidating to beginners.
Adobe Lightroom has to be the best editing app with snap seed. Apart from being a free app, its user interface is very simple and easy to use (especially for beginners).
It has features such as collaborative tools, custom categorization, mobile access, intelligent image search, import/export, etc. And one of its unique features; is its ability to control with seamless access across all your devices (Mobile, Desktop, Web), but this feature is only unlocked for premium subscribers.
Picsart is a user-friendly app that enhances creativity and fun without any hassle. While the app is excellent and all, its drawback is the “pop-up” ads that interrupt usage from time to time.
However, apart from its drawback, I’d say this app is fantastic, boasting features that apply filters, effects, and overlays to photos before you take them.
And unlike some other free editing, Picsart offers a Motion effect, enabling the user(you) to animate the images
Weble is a photo editing app specially used for adding an overlay to a picture. Its visual effects and simple interface make it a suitable choice for social media. content.
Some of the common features Weble offer is the; loads of visual effects template supports layers for unique animation, and a good lineup of movement presents for animation.
Organizational and Sharing Apps
Photographers are known for having many (hundreds and thousands) pictures, and managing them can be tiring and time-consuming.
Thankfully, one doesn’t have to have such experience with the right tools. So let’s dive into some of the best Android photo management and organization apps.
Google Photo is the most common and arguably the most capable organizational and sharing app there is. it has both manual and AI-based features to organize the images. For instance; it can create albums, catalogues, etc.
The AI feature of the app helps to automatically create albums for the images, based on their closest features, which is more accessible than manual in other apps. Google Photos also has a shared album feature allowing you to exchange images with friends and family.
A+ Gallary boasts a very simple and user-friendly user interface, which allows you to manage your gallery based don’t eh day, month, and year the picture was taken. and also connects your cloud to your storage.
It allows the user to manage the album from the Album menu. The app has a secure vault feature that will enable you to hide your photos in a secure virtual vault to keep them safe from unauthorized access. Moreover, the recycle bin feature helps you recover photos in case you delete something by accident.
Well, being a mobile photographer myself for about 3 years, consistent practice makes perfect.
Whether you are a beginner or a professional, these apps are very beneficial to all.
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