Looking for Android camera apps? We’ve got your back!
You may or may not have noticed by now, but I love taking photos. I’m what I like to call an unprofessional photographer. I have no formal training, no expensive gear, just a smartphone and an eye for a decent shot. Sometimes.
And while I wish I could take all the credit, a great deal of it is due to the help of camera and photo editing apps. A while back, I showed you how to use Snapseed to turn your “okay” pictures into masterpieces, so I figured it’s time to focus on some other apps that help you take amazing shots. That said, here are 10 camera apps for Android that you should check out.
GuruShots – Share Photos, Play and Win
GuruShots is an interesting app with a social aspect, from GuruShots Ltd. It’s a photography app that connects, inspires and educates photo enthusiasts around the world.
There are photo challenges in which users submit photos and gain feedback on their work from millions of photographers in the community. You can vote on other users’ photos and receive votes on yours, as well. There’s also a rewards system in place for the Guru’s picks, top photographers and top photographs.
Loopsie – Cinemagraph, Living Photo
Loopsie is a really cool app, from GameLounge, that lets you take cinemagraph photos.
If you’re unfamiliar with the term, a cinemagraph is a still photograph in which a minor and repeated movement occurs, forming a video clip. They’re published as an animated GIF or in other video formats, and can give the illusion that the viewer is watching an animation.
The app features a stabilization algorithm that helps to remedy the age-old issue of shaky hands. It also supports full HD videos and has a user-friendly UI. Definitely worth giving a look.
Learn DSLR Photography Free
Okay, you got me. This one isn’t a camera app, so to speak. Learn DSLR Photography Free, by way of DigitaLarge, is an excellent resource for budding photographers like myself who want to learn how to take better photos.
The app offers 1000+ video lessons in a number of different categories. You can learn portrait, landscape, architecture, wildlife, sports, street, candid, macro, food, drone and other types of photography. There’s also new tutorials added daily. This is a great tool for those of you looking to hone your shutterbug skills.
A Color Story
This app is called, “A Color Story,” and comes from a development team with the same name. It brings over 100 filters to the table with it, although you’ll have to pick at least a few of those up via in-app purchases.
A Color Story also has 40 different movable effects (some free, some paid), and 20 free editing tools, including curves. Those of you who like things a bit more colorful will surely dig this app.
Geometry nuts, this one’s for you! Fun Photo Apps‘ Shape Camera is a nifty little photo editor that lets you apply geometric shapes and designs to your images. The app works great on both portrait and landscape photos, and gives users a way to create unique and interesting works of art. Also, you can adjust every aspect of your photos using the Geometry Camera tool, which has features like:
- Lot of customized magic mirror effects
8Bit Photo Lab
8Bit Photo Lab is simple to use and produces some pretty cool images once you get in and start tinkering with the settings. As a gamer, I especially appreciate this one.
YouCam Perfect, from Perfect, is a photo editor and selfie camera app designed for the narcissist in all of us. It’s quoted as being “used by celebs and millions globally,” but you can probably take that with a grain of salt.
YouCam features real-time skin beautifying effects and multi-face detection, which lets you easily touch up faces in group shots. There’s also an array of editing tools and effects to fine-tune your selfie craft.
Pierra – Deep Art Image Editor
Pierra is a photo editing app, from Sinomeo. It’s completely free and works offline, so you won’t need an Internet connection to access filters, unlike many other apps available. It has a ton of interesting effects and styles, so there’s lots of room for the creative photographer to shine.
It’s also easy to share your creations directly from within the app. And the fact that it won’t cost you a penny is just an extra added bonus, because hey – who can’t use a freebie in their life these days, eh?
Another editing app, Filterloop comes to us from the Platform development team, and offers a number of free and paid filter packs to help you spruce up your images. It also focuses on new photography trends, like glitch art.
Filterloop’s tools are highly customizable, letting users apply varying opacity levels and layer effects to create a unique look and feel for their pictures. It also features the same social media sharing options we see in most photo apps to help make sharing simple.
Piktures – Beautiful Gallery
This last one isn’t a camera app or a photo editor, but it’s one that’ll make viewing your photos a much more pleasurable experience. Piktures – Beautiful Gallery, from DIUNE, is a sweet new gallery app that brings an awesome gesture-based experience along with it. Here’s a look at some of its features:
- Fast and Beautiful interface
- Calendar view: innovative vertical scroll for fast browsing
- Secure Drive: protect your most personal photos and videos behind a PIN-code protected Secure Drive
- Cloud Drive: access your Dropbox photos and videos
- Location view: filter by cities
- Multiple sorting & grid options
- Resize pictures before sharing
- Hide albums
- Video Player
- GIF Player
- Direct access to your camera apps
- Optimized for large screens including tablets
As we round out our list of 10 awesome Android camera apps, we want to know – which entry on our list is your favorite? Also, do you have any suggestions that didn’t make our list. Mosey on down to the comment thread and drop us a line!