We all love taking pictures, that’s nothing new. Finding new photo editing or photo sharing apps, has become a slight obsession. I have bitterly deleted bad photo apps, and gotten underwhelmed with several apps that had all I wanted but the execution was just bad… so so bad. All of this to get you the top five photo apps and save you the time and bad moods! I have had the opportunity to test out all of the apps in the list, and I’ll let you know why I love them so. At the end of each post I will put links for the apps for both apple and android.
So here we go…
Top Five Photo apps
1. Pic Jointer
This app is used for making photo collages. It seriously gets addicting making new photo collages of all you pictures of friends, trips, adventures, ect. This is one I’ve made to show off some of my favorite Denver Botanic Gardens pictures. What I like best about Pic Jointer is that the free version is actually pretty good. There are several layouts for you to choose from depending on how many pictures you want to include. You can also change the color of the background, customize the width and height of your pictures. Pic Jointer has done a really good job with making it easy to use and fun to play around with. I did end up upgrading to the paid version ($4.99) because I loved it so much. With the paid version you get a ton more layout choices, more background colors ect. Worth it! This app is available on apple.
Lightroom is one of my favorite apps. This is a professional photo editing app I use when I’m not on my desktop. Using this app on my smart phone just doesn’t work for me, I need visual details in my photos. I can do A LOT on on this app. I can sort, filter, some light editing on all of my photo collections. You can edit well on this app, exposure, color grading, contrast, ect. Then it all syncs up with you desktop version. This is another paid application, now, with Lightroom it’s a little different than a normal app. Adobe, the maker of Lightroom, has a pricing option where you can get Lightroom and Photoshop for $10.00 a month. That’s right guys, the program that would cost you an arm, leg, and the promise of your first born, is now bundled for $10 a month. Apple and Android are available.
3. PIP Camera
Even though I just discovered PIP Camera it had to make it into the best photo app list. I didn’t feel the need to upgrade this one so far. This app will let you take either pictures you already have or you can take pictures within the app. The photos you can make with Pip are pretty unique, and you will love them! You can take a picture and have a certain part of the photo be highlighted and magnified in another object. It’s kind of hard to explain so I’ll show you an example. I definitely enjoy this cute little photo editing app! Here are some links to get to the apps for Apple and Android.
4. Amazon Cloud
Oh Amazon, you’ve done it again! Amazon Cloud had to make the top five photo apps list for sure, basically all of your photo storing needs are met here. Amazon has a “Amazon Drive” which you can pay 11.99 per year, that’s right PER YEAR. The drive will give you free unlimited photo storage and 5 gb for files and videos. If you have Amazon Prime you will get the unlimited photo storage for free. I have had my Amazon Cloud set of for a while and it’s so nice to have my photos safely stored somewhere other than my house. Also, having my all of my photos available on all of my mobile devices has been a treat. I am kind of surprised this is even a thing, but I am so pleased that it is. You can check out all the details here.
Last but never ever least in our list of best apps, is Instagram. I am on Instagram an insane amount of time. As much as I like to edit my photos in Lightroom, sometimes there are photos that I want to take right then and there and edit really quick and post. Instagram comes to the rescue with letting me do all of this and connect very quickly with my online community. One of the best features of Instagram is I can discover people and groups that I never would have otherwise. Other photographers, other foodies, other bloggers, ect. I am a social butterfly wanna-be and it’s so great to see and interact with people all over the world through photos. Apple and Android apps are available.
Well there you have it, folks! My favorite top five photo apps list. I hope you enjoy these as much as I do. I am always on the lookout for new and unique photography apps, so if you see one please let me know and I’ll be sure to check it out!