Happy Sunday! Today, I want to show you a few apps that are really just for fun :). I spent time this week discovering some new ones, and although I may not use them all the time, it’s kind of fun to play with them. Especially when I have a great photo that I want to scrap again *wink* or a not-great photo that I want to edit to the point that it looks “artsy” and not just pathetic. Psst… I have a few of these, especially on my phone.
Oh, and full disclosure. I have an iPhone 4S. These apps were all downloaded from iTunes. I know that some are also found for droid, but they may not all be. OK, with that out of the way, here are a few to try on for size.
So, this app takes the idea of filters and super-sizes it. Now, keep in mind that this is not for the serious photographer. There is no control over these filters. The app just randomly takes your picture and throws fun stuff over it. You can keep refreshing and scrolling until you find a look you want. It’s actually kind of cool, although some of the results are actually a bit over-processed if you ask me. Regardless, it’s artistic and fun.
This is a fountain I walked past the other day.
And here it is after the Plastic Bullet got ahold of it.
You really can get some interesting looks with this app. I found it worth the $1.99 I spent on it. After all, it is way cheaper than a cup of coffee at you know where, hehe.
2. TiltShift Generator ($0.99)
This little app will let you create miniature style scenes, among other things. The examples on the website are super cool and I’m determined to try this. In fact, I came across this really neat tutorial about it on the developer’s blog here. Even if you don’t do these kind of scenes, the app is really fun. It is limited, but fun. And I personally think it’s worth a dollar :).
Here’s the same fountain “TiltShifted”
This is so stinkin’ fun! My kids and I played with this for quite a while today. It’s a little app that turns your photo into a comic image and is complete with fun overlays, manga graphics and filters.
Original image of my 2 youngest kids being silly…
And here’s what we came up with. Fun, huh? Note, there may be better comic apps out there, but this is pretty decent for the money.
4. Colorful (Free)
Finally, this is the last app I’m going to show off today. It’s simple one, but again, gives an interesting look to certain images. With a swipe of your finger you can selectively color images. SO EASY. I actually downloaded a few apps that proposed to do this, and this one was by far the easiest to use with the best results. I can’t wait to scrap these images.
Here’s the original picture of my youngest son’s new shoes…
And here’s the image using the app.
This is my daughter with her favorite toy. I actually took this picture within the app so I don’t have the original. P.S. I always recommend taking the photo with a camera app, then importing into these apps. But alas, I was playing around and liked the final photo so much, I wanted to show it to you anyway.
So, there you go. A few of the fun Photo apps I found this week. The market is saturated with similar products, but some work better than others. Again, I apologize for not being up to speed on Android apps. I’ll have to see what I can do to rectify that for future posts. Next week, I hope to come back with my favorite “real” camera apps. The ones I would use to take the picture before playing with it.
Until then, continue to snap away and have fun. Then don’t forget to head over to The Lilypad and scrap those memories. And you should definitely go there today and take advantage of the 30% off Back to School Sale STOREWIDE going on now. Awesome-sauce!
Have a great week! Jen (JenEvang)