Fhotolens is a Windows Phone 8 photography app that applies a fish-eyed lens effect to your camera.  Fhotolens also has an HDR mode to give your ultra-wide shots a High Dynamic Range.  The app has been updated a few times over the past few weeks, building upon a rather appealing Windows Phone camera app.

The most recent update was pushed out today and takes Fhotolens to version 1.2.0.  The update adds a few performance tweaks, bug fixes, and a new image viewer.  The performance tweaks increases the image capturing speed two fold.  HDR capture still takes a bit of time (keep in mind you're capturing three images) but standard shots are noticeably faster to capture and process.

The 1.2.0 update also adds:

  • Support for Russian, Portuguese, Spanish, German, Dutch, Finnish, French, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Italian, Hindi, Punjabi, and Polish languages
  • A new image viewer with rotate, scale and move features
  • 2way URI API protocol to support 3rd Party apps taken to v0.2
  • 512MB Windows Phone bug fixes for the Nokia Lumia 52x, 62x and 72x phones

Fhotolens Image Viewer with Edit Button

One nice feature that came aboard with the previous update is the ability to review the last image captured within Fhotolens.  If you need to edit the image, a control button sits at the bottom of the image viewer that will send you to Fhotoroom to fine-tune your image.  The initial release of Fhotolens sent you automatically, which made quick reviews of images a little cumbersome.

The latest update to Fhotolens adds a bit of appeal to an already nice Windows Phone 8 app.  If you are looking to bring a fish-eyed lens effect to your Windows Phone camera, give Fhotolens a try.  There is a trial version available with the full version currently running $1.49.

Fhotolens is available for Windows Phone 8 devices and you can find your copy here in the Windows Phone Store.

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