The quality of the camera that comes with today’s smartphones is so good, that you probably can put away that stand-alone digital camera forever.
If you're using only the camera app that came with your iPhone, then you haven't unlocked the device's full photographic potential.
Combined with 100’s of apps that are available to enhance your photos, you can create unique and interesting photo effects very easily—all on your iPhone.
Many of these apps can be downloaded for less than the cost of a cup of coffee and will help you take impressive photos, even if you're just sharing the memories on Facebook.
Here are 5 apps that will help you enhance your photos:
1 - ProHDR X - $1.99
HDR stands for High Dynamic Resolution and is a technique where a high, medium, and low resolution version of the photo are combined to bring out the most in your photos. You may have noticed the HDR option on your iPhone which works pretty good, but for really impressive HDR results, give the Pro HDR X app a try. There's even a slider that lets you fine tune the amount of HDR effect you want in your shot. Pro HDR X is the secret weapon behind many impressive iPhone photos.
2 - Color Splash - $.99
Color Splash takes your image and converts it to black and white, allowing you to expose the original color on a portion of your photo. The result is a unique perspective on an otherwise run-of-the-mill photo.
3 - TouchRetouch - $1.99
TouchRetouch lets you easily delete objects from an image using tools that you guide with your finger. With a little practice you can get very good results. In this case, I was able to remove the coffee table in the right side of the picture.
4 - PhotoMirror Effect - Free
PhotoMirror Effect is a free app that allows you to create unique photos by mirroring the original image. It’s easy to try different layouts by changing the way the photos are facing, or including 4 to 6 images.
5 - Phonto - Free
With Phonto, you can easily add text to images in creative ways. Besides decorative fonts, you can add text inside thought bubbles, placards and badges. Stenciled shapes and letters give you a nice cutout effect. In-app purchases allow you to set and change themes, which are locked in the free version.
By downloading and giving some of these apps a try, you're sure to produce more interesting, creative photos. All on your iPhone!
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