Best Android Photography Apps

Android is an incredible mobile operating system, and there’s no doubt about that. Google has managed to ship over 107 million units in Q2 of 2011, and no wonder it has created a buzz in the mobile market.

With the increasing number of  Android powered devices in the mobile market, there has been an effective increase in the amount of apps developed and downloaded in the marketplace. The  Android Market, the official online software store, has more than 250,000 applications, with more than 6 billion downloads as reported in July 2011.

Android powered devices come with decent cameras on them, and of late, phone photography is gaining tremendous popularity among amateur photographers. There are several Android photography apps available in the Android Market which will help you process your images and enhance your phone photography.

Here is a complete round up of the Best Android Photography Apps (Free and Paid) that you may require for all your photography needs

Free Apps

Adobe Photoshop Express

Are you used to processing photos in Photoshop? No worries. Adobe Systems have developed an app exclusively for Android smartphones. Adobe Photoshop Express not only allows you to edit your photos, but also allows you to share them with your friends. You can access all your photos directly from your account.

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Camera360 Free

Camera360 lets you add amazing HDR effects to your photos, even better than iPhone HDR. It also has tilt-shift and color-shift mode that allows you to view your photos at different angles. Camera360 gives unique funny effects to your photos like Surrealistic B&W Paining, Vertical/Horizontal Left Symmetry, Vertical/ Horizontal Right Symmetry and Ghost effect.

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Little Photo

Little Photo adds film and retouch effects to your photos. There are over 50 effects and tools including Lomo film, B&W smooth, B&W film, Heavy, Instant film, White story and many more that you can experiment on.

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Lightbox Photos

Lightbox lets you enhance your photos and quickly share them with your friends on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Foursquare. It enables you to add filters/effects like Black & White, Lomo, Portia, Sepia, Fisheye and much more.

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PicsIn Magic Effects

PicsIn Magic Effects have several effects such as Stenciler, Cartoonizer, Sketcher, Orton, Lomo, Vintage, Cross Process, HDR, Fattal, Pencil, Holgaart and more!

Install App

Camera Fun Free

Camera Fun is an app that provides point and shoot effect lens for your Android camera. You can view live previews of photo effects on the screen before you take a picture. The free version comes with 6 lens effects – Canvas, Color X-Ray, Mirror, Pinch, Sepia & Sketch.

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Camera Effects

Camera Effects is yet another great photography application. The app allows you to capture great photos and turn your photos into art by adding amazing photo effects. It includes effects like Holfa, Lomo, Balck & White and many more. The app also allows you to preview the effects instantly. After you are done editing the photos, you can share them with your friends on Twitter, Facebook and other social networks. The developers of the app claim that Camera Effects is similar to Instagram.

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Paid Apps

Camera360 Ultimate

Camera 360 Ultimate provides LOMO, HDR, axis shift, draft, ghost, etc. and multiple styles.

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The Android app allows you to add film and camera effects to your photos. There are over 84 effects & 59 frames, LOMO/Diana/Holga toy camera styles, Polaroid/instant camera styles, Cross-process, tilt-shift, photo booth, double exposure and more. It also supports full resolution capture, digital zoom, self-time, time-lapse and geo tagging.

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Retro Camera Plus

With Retro Camera you’ll take delicious old-school pictures which your friends will drool over. It has over five sets of vintage effects, film scratch, black & white and cross processing effects. It is inspired by the Lomo, Holga, Polaroid, Diana, the toy cameras and Hipstamatic.

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Pro HDR Camera

This app allows you to automatically create stunning full-resolution HDR images with just a single tap on your Android phone. Please note that this app has been tested to work properly on Motorola, HTC and most Samsung phones. However, if you have a LG, Sony, or other device, the HDR capability may not function properly.

  • Manual in-app photo capture, where you get to choose the exposure of each image in your HDR
  • Proprietary image alignment algorithm that precisely aligns full-size images in seconds
  • Take pictures using hardware buttons (volume up/down or the shutter button if your phone has one)
  • Silent capture (mute your shutter sounds for quiet capture)
  • Save HDR images at the full resolution of your camera, up to 8 megapixels
  • Seamless background processing that renders your HDRs while you keep on shooting
  • Share your HDRs with the world with e-mail, Facebook, Twitter, Picasa, and more

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Fast Burst Camera

Fast Burst Camera is a great application that allows you to capture 5 to 10 pictures per second. It also supports flash, focus and zoom. Just hold the shoot button for continuous burst, or tap for fast single shots.

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PicSay Pro Photo Editor

The app lets you edit your photos with features like sharpen, remove red eye, crop & straighten, distort, insert cut-outs of other pictures, paint, make color splash out of black-and-white pictures, add text, word balloons, apply effects like Cross Process, Lomo, Vignette, faux HDR, Tilt-shift, Pencil Sketch, and much more.

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DSLR Controller

DSLR Controller lets you control your Canon EOS DSLR from your Android phone through USB. The app lets you control most of the functions of your DSLR camera like auto focus, zoom control bulb capture, aperture, ISO speed and so on. Here’s an article on how it actually works.

Install App

Are you an iPhone user? Well, we have compiled a list of carefully selected iPhone photography apps that will easily capture/edit your photos and share them with your friends.

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Joel Fernandes

Joel Fernandes (G+) is a tech enthusiast and a social media blogger. During his leisure time, he enjoys taking photographs, and photography is one of his most loved hobbies. You can find some of his photos on Flickr. He does a little of web coding, and maintains a tech blog of his own - Techo Latte. Joel is currently pursuing his Masters in Computer Application from Bangalore, India. You can get in touch with him on Twitter - @joelfernandes, or visit his Facebook Profile for more information.