Apple's iPhone 4 comes with two five-megapixel cameras for taking photos, recording videos and having video chats via Face Time. While Apple's Camera app allow you to make certain adjustments to your photos, such as using HDR or a flash, third-party camera and photography apps allow you to add extra features to your camera and apply effects to your photos. You can find a wide variety of both free and paid camera and photography apps on the iTunes Store.
As of February, 2011, Hipstamatic is the number one paid photography app available for download on the iTunes Store. Hipstamatic is modeled after the Kodak Instamatic, which was an easy to use film camera manufactured during the 1960s, and is designed to give iPhone photos an analog feel. Hipstamatic features interchangeable lenses, film packs and even colored flash gels, some of which must be purchased for extra. Hipstamatic allows you to use the maximum resolution of your iPhone's camera and even hosts contests on its website.
Camera+ is a paid iPhone photography app that offers extensive features for taking and editing photos. Camera+ features a zoom extender, stabilizer and timer for taking pictures. For editing pictures, Camera+ features a lightbox system that allows you to choose multiple photos to edit effect choices such as lighting effects, borders, color effects, retro effects and analog effects. Camera+ also allows you to rotate and crop your photos.
As of February, 2011, Instagram is the number one free photography app available for download on the iTunes Store. You must create an account with Instagram, which also provides an online photo sharing service, to use the app but it is free to register. Instagram features filters, styles and effects to give your iPhone photos an instant film, retro style. Instagram allows you to find your friends on Facebook and Twitter and to follow photo streams of other people using the app. Instagram allows allow you to post your Instagram iPhone photos to Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, Posterous, Tumblr and Foursquare.
Adobe Photoshop Express
Adobe Photoshop is one of the most well known photo-editing applications for professionals. The iPhone version, Adobe Photoshop Express, offers some of the features of Photoshop without needing the technical knowledge to use the app. Adobe Photoshop Express allows you to make changes to brightness and contrast, color balance, hue and saturation. Adobe Photoshop Express allows features filters that you can apply to your photos for various effects. Adobe Photoshop Express is available for free download from the iTunes Store.
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