Windows Phone Photography
One of the key features of our Windows Phone is the camera. From days gone by of the 16mp camera on the HTC Titan II to the current crop of optically stabilized Pureview cameras on the Nokia Lumia 1020 and Lumia 1520, these cameras help us capture the moments of our lives.
Sure it may sound corny but these cameras help capture memories of special events, of your children growing up or of the sights you see as you travel. Here you will find a collection of articles and reviews that focus on our Windows Phone cameras.
InstaSquarer is a feature rich photo editor to make your Windows Phone photos Instagram ready without the need to crop. Along with squaring off your images with colorful borders, the app has a host of editing tools to fine-tune your photos.
Instablurrr is a relatively new and simple Windows Phone photography app that lets you add blurred out borders to your images. The effect is not suited for every photo, but the blur does pull your focus towards the subject of your photo.
There is a growing collection of photo editors available in the Windows Store and Afterlight is one of the top rated offerings. Afterlight is also available for our Windows Phones and delivers a simple design that is paired with a decent amount of editing tools.
PicHit.me is an online service catering to those looking for PowerPoint images or those looking to sell their photos. The Windows Phone app lets you tap into many of the online services. We have touched on the app before and thought it was time to revisit the app and the PicHit.me services.
PicHit.Me are a start-up company looking to woo more photographers to its crowd-sourced stock photo service. To do this, they've teamed up with Microsoft to offer all sorts of expensive prizes. Are you an awesome photographer who'd like to win a Surface Pro 3 or Lumia 1520? Here's your chance.
InstaBlender is marketed as a simplistic and creative Windows Phone app for combining images with different blend modes. The photography app has fifteen blend filters, a photo editor powered by the Nokia Imaging SDK and support for sharing your images on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and other photo sharing networks.
InstaBlender normally runs $.99 and for the next twenty-four hours you can pick the app up for free through the myAppFree campaign.
Diorama is a relatively new Windows Phone photography app that hopes to appeal to your need for quick and simple solutions. The app creates a tilt shift effect to your images by blurring portions of the top and bottom areas of a photograph. The result can make the images of large images look more like model dioramas
The Windows Phone app also has the ability to adjust an image's color saturation and has an in-house camera app to capture new images to use with the tilt shift effect. In tinkering with Diorama over the past few days, while there is room for improvement, the app comes across as a simple and quick way to create unique photos.
While Fifty Shades of Grey tops the box office, the Windows Phone Store has a new photo editor to let you transform your images using 50 different shades to adjust the highlights, darks shadows and other aspects of your images.
Fifty Photo Shades has a simple interface where you can adjust the highlights and color tones after the image is converted to black and white to create some nice effects. The Windows Phone photography app may not be for everyone but it has potential of being a decent Windows Phone effects editor. The app just needs a little fine tuning on how it makes that initial conversion to black and white.
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