Top 10 Android Apps for Professional Photographers
Around 1838 or 1839, a French artist and physicist stood near a bustling street of Paris to ‘capture the moment’ unaware that the picture he was about to take will be remembered for years and that he will become a world-renowned personality. He patiently waited for over 10 minutes to take the photograph. Due to the shutter speed, the moving traffic did not fall on the picture except for a boot polisher and a man getting his shoes polished. ‘Boulevard du Temple’ is the first ever photograph recorded in history with people as the subject! The earliest surviving photography of nature was taken as early as 1826! These pictures started the enriching history of photography!
Guess how big the early cameras were? They were so huge that they had to be carted in ‘photographic vans’! Now, you can easily fit a camera in your pocket! Digital photography was invented in 1969 and today we can take pictures and edit them immediately, thanks to the useful apps that can be downloaded to the Android devices. Here are few useful Android apps for professional photographers:
1. Retro Camera:
Who doesn’t love the retro look? Go back in time with this app! It contains 5 camera features which help in converting digital images to analog ones. For example the pinhole camera gives the effect of an old scratched image. Each feature options to convert images to black and white, frame designs, focus and flash options, shutter sounds, etc. The drawback with this app is it offers just 972 pixels.
PicSay has it all and the ultimate app to own for a photographer. Do you want to make funny edits or genuine post processing? This app offers all the choices. It has other features like changing color, saturation, exposure, temperature, correcting red-eye and many more. It has some special features like LOMO effect and offers cross processing! However, it could with a few retro effects.
3. FX Camera:
Love the fish-eye effect on your photographs? Get FX Camera. Not just Fish-eye it has other choices like Warhol, SymmetriCam, ToyCamera, Polandroid, and Normal Camera. Quick UI and excellent visual cues are the biggest advantages of FX Camera. The app is handy when you are travelling and wish to take a quick picture and process it immediately. Its biggest disadvantage is you cannot transfer pictures from your SD card and process it.
You can get myriad looks with Vignette. It has over sixty effects and fifteen frames you can use for the picture. The app does not contain any funny effects and exclusively for serious photographers who wish to make some authentic editing or wish for retro styles. You can download a free version and give it a trial run. The end-product of the effects is mind-blowing. It gives a professional and artistic style to your photographs.
5. Pro HDR Camera:
It is one of the first HDR apps available on Android devices. Creating high-resolution images is just a one-tap process on your device with this app. The app has been successfully tested on Motorolla, Samsung HTC phones. It may not function efficiently on LG, Sony or other devices which is a huge back draw.
6. Adobe Photoshop Express:
The good old Adobe Photoshop! Though it has limited feature, it delivers those features really well. It comes absolutely free minus the ads. The app is simple and user-friendly. It has some amazing features like intensifying the saturation by just a swipe of your finger. It offers seven features including three exclusive effects like Rainbow, Pop and Vignette Blur.
7. Camera 360:
The app has multiple features and functions. Though the free version is really good, the paid version has more features. You can save both the original image and the edited one. When the photo’s getting processed, you can open the original copy to compare the changes. You cannot import photographs from SD card to edit.
Love panoramic photos? Photaf offers panorama option using the support of orientation sensor in the camera. All you have to do is tap on the ‘Create Panorama’ option and the app is converted to a camera. An icon in the bottom shows the previous picture and a floating icon shows the camera orientation. However, don’t expect a smooth stitching always.
It is an excellent app for multi-tasking. You can talk to a friend and open an image simultaneously. The app doesn’t take any time to load pictures and albums. You can display photos without any comments or graphics disrupting the picture. In short, it manages your pictures, albums and favorites smoothly. The app display pictures from your SD card and from various social networking websites.
10. Quick Pic:
Functions like zooming, scrolling, rotating, cropping and using the image for other functions are very simple with this software. Just like in computers, each folder has four thumbnail pictures showing the content. This is better than the built-in gallery viewer that comes commonly with Android devices.