The default built-in photo app on most Android smartphones suffers from huge gaps. Fortunately, there are many applications on the Play Store offering filters, effects and many other functions to make your photos real works of art. Here is a selection of the best camera apps for Android..
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The photo sensors integrated into Android smartphones allow today to take pictures worthy of the best compacts. Unfortunately they are often handicapped by poor photo capture applications.
For those who would like to take advantage of new features (filters, artistic effects, editing tools, photo sharing) we present to you today 5 free photo applications to replace the basic tool provided with your Android..
For those nostalgic for monochrome photos, the Lenka application offers you to take superb black and white photos. Unlike competing solutions, this application is not limited to applying a filter to your color photos.
The team in charge of developing the app analyzed the different characteristics of the photo sensors in order to be able to offer a solution capable of directly capturing your black and white photos ..
The result is impressive. We find with real pleasure the chic and timeless atmosphere of the photographs of the pioneers of photography. Only regret, the Lenka application does not allow you to use the flash function of your digital camera or the camera placed on the front of the smartphone.
Camera ZOOM FX
Camera ZOOM FX is simply the benchmark photo application for all demanding photographers. Despite its very light weight (less than 1MB), it offers an incalculable amount of functions and filters .
DSLR manual controls, RAW capture , burst mode, timer, silent camera mode , activation of snapshots by voice, possibility to modify the zoom from the phone's volume buttons, etc. The list of functions is so long that it would take me hours to quote them all.
To be convinced of the potential of Camera ZOOM FX, the best is still to try it yourself. And good news, the editor offers a free function. The paid version at 3.99 euros offers additional functions.
It's been the fashion for a few years of vintage (retro) photography . We also find on Google's application store plethora of software offering this type of image modification. But few are those who reach the level of Retro Camera.
The application has 12 filters based on old devices that are totally technologically outdated like the Polaroid or the Holga. The results obtained are truly impressive. Retro Camera is able to age shots and add a whole bunch of imperfections to your shots.
Note, the application also offers a tool to help you easily share your creations on social networks.
Camera FV-5 Lite
Android smartphones have been making progress in terms of shooting in recent years . You can now access many parameters such as adjusting the brightness, white balance, or shutter speed.
For those who want to do more than just automatic shooting, be aware that the Camera FV-5 Lite application offers additional settings such as exposure time, manual shutter speed, color temperature, the RV histogram, interface similar to that of an SLR. In short you will understand, it is heavy capable of satisfying the most demanding photographers.
Android photo applications still suffer from a lack of intuitive handling. To reconcile with the photo function of your smartphone, the Cameringo + application offers a simple and clear interface. All the main options are accessible with a single click.
Cameringo + also offers no less than 300 customizable filters. To my knowledge, this is the only (or one of the only) camera application for Android with so many effects. Important detail these can be used when recording a video.