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Top Photography Apps for your iPhone/Android

As the pixels in camera phones become mega macho, digital cameras are getting ditched, only to gather dust. While Photography apps on iPhone have the bigger bite of the apple, Android apps are seriously getting injected with juice. Here’s the cool list to get you snap-appy!

Polarize
price: free
Available: iPhone

Many days have been passed with this fun, cute app. Polarize generates Polaroid-style photos which you can write on, tag and upload.
Pro: Develops quicker than snapping your fingers. Con: If only you could shake it!

Photoshop Express
price: free
Available: iPhone/Android

Adobe’s Photoshop Express allows you to use simple gestures to quickly edit and share your photos. Choose from a bunch of options such as adding a soft focus to your pic or adding a vibrant or rainbow effect. Jazz it up with a vignette border to give your piece of art an impressionistic feel. Grunge with rougher borders like Halftone or Film Emulsion.

Hipstamatic
price: $2.00
Available: iPhone

In case you miss those old school analogue point-and-shoot fantastic toys of plastic, Hipstamatic gives you the ability to take feel good pics which turns every dull snap into a quirky masterpiece. The standard pack features 3 lenses, films and flashes which you can upgrade with Hipstapaks for an extra 99cents each.

Instagram
price: free
Available: iPhone

With over 100,000 dowloads withing the first week of its release, Instragram has been a huge success. Instagram allows you apply filters to your pictures to transform the look and feel which you can then upload and share through Facebook, Twitter or Flickr as well as Instragram itself. Choose from 11 different styles, adding charm and funky old school love, upload and share. Did we mention it’s free?

PicPlz
price: free
Available: iPhone/Android

If you can’t get enough of these spy cameras like us, PicPlz is another free app which lets you style your snaps. Similar effects to Hipstamatic and Instragram, PicPlz filters include “Instant Film,” “Russian Toy Camera,”  and “the 70s.” What’s better about this app? PicPlz supports additional services Tumblr, Posterous and Foursquare and allows you to save to Dropbox. There’s also a handy dashboard to track clicks!

Retro Camera
price: free
Available: iPhone/Android

If you’re looking for an ancient plastic camera that’s free and alternative to Hipstamatic, try Retro Camera. Get your lomo fix with four different effects, add some film scratches and cross processing. Your new snap styler will get your mates drooling.

ClassicToy
price: free
Available: iPhone

ClassicToy has a larger viewfinder than apps previously mentioned, the film style appears on the side and can be swapped by flipping them up or down. Boasting 16 film styles and 4 funky lenses (our fave Double Eye), ClassicToy gives you control over interval times between shots in burst mode.

Tilt Shift Generator
price: free
Available: iPhone

Analogue…vintage… there’s just too many! Here’s an app that gives you a whole new perspective of the world. ..So different you’ll think you’re viewing a miniature city. That’s the point of this app, to trick your mind into viewing a photo as a toy scene by creating a bokeh effect with the lens blur filter. Alter the size of focus and rotate the orientation. Soon you’ll have a collection of minature worlds.

Diptic
price: $2.00
Available: iPhone

Once you’ve built up a healthy supply of pics, organise your art with Diptic. Combine multiple pics to create a collage, tell your story in pretty geometric arrangements. Simple and quick, save and upload to Flickr.

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