3 Camera Apps That Are Better Than Hipstamatic
If you use Twitter, you’ve seen a Hipstamatic photo.
If you have a friend on Facebook who has an iPhone, you have no doubt seen the “artsy” photos of Christmas trees and gas pumps created by the Hipstamatic iPhone app. It seems to be all the rage among iPhone photographers.
But I have news for you:
There are better camera apps for your iPhone.
3 iPhone Camera Apps That Are Better Than Hipstamatic
Want to do basic editing? This app let’s you crop, straighten, sharpen and soften. You can also adjust saturation, correct exposure and add some basic filters to your photo.
A simple app that let’s you scroll through a group of filters to see which effect you like the best before saving the new photo to your library. It’s great for creating the mood and atmosphere of the moments you’re capturing.
This app was developed by Trey Ratcliff of Stuck in Customs, whose HDR photography I’ve been following since before the iPhone existed. The app is basically a series of filters and textures that you can apply to your photos. The downside is that there is almost to choose from and the app works better with travel and landscape type photos than on pictures of people.
What makes these iphone photo apps better than Hipstamatic?
All three of these apps have one thing in common: you can edit existing photos. In other words, you take a photo using your iPhone’s regular camera app, and then pull it into the photo editing app and make your changes. You then save a new photo into your library, leaving your original photo untouched.
When you’re using your iPhone on the go, you often only get one shot at the right picture. Screwing around with hipstamatic filters and lenses and hoping you like it – and then asking everyone to get back together when you don’t so you can try again – is annoying. I don’t want to be taken out of enjoying the moment because I’m too busy trying to figure out the most artistic way of capturing it.