You may be bored with Instagram. Selling your iPhone and getting the new Galaxy S III is a good idea, but there are plenty of cool photo apps in the app store you should check out. While many are blatant copies of Instagram, some are actually more than that.
Let’s take a look at some photo apps that are not just fun, but actually useful.
EyeEm has features similar to Instagram, but what’s great about them is that you can sort the photos of users around the world by location. So if you’re just looking for pictures of the hustle and bustle of New York City, you can do just that.
Another thing is that EyeEm automatically takes note of your location and tries to pull pictures from your surrounding area. With that in mind, you can basically travel for free around your city thanks to users nearby. You can also do the same for other locations!
Upon signing in, there’s also a feed for topics, which can be of a particular kind of shot. For example, pictures of dogs, babies or exotic cars.
Editing pictures is rather simple. You’re given 14 photo effects, but they’re more than enough.
For those looking for a minimalist photo app, VSCO Cam is a great choice.
When you open the app, you only get two controls. The first one is for taking pictures and the second one is for viewing photos.
When you pick or capture a photo, the editing tools appear. They’re very simple to use. You can zoom, and there’s also a paint brush. The paint brush is there to add effects. There’s also a speech balloon for sharing features.
There are also a variety of filters for you to choose from, but they’re only numbered. The best way is to tap through each number and see what you like the best. Once you’re done, there’s a Wrench icon that will take you to more customization options. You can experiment with grain levels, contrast and temperature.
When everything is done, you can share your photos via Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or email.
If you’re getting tired of the “slap on the filter and send it to the world” photo apps you’ve been seeing lately, then this app is for you.
PhotoFunia is an app that allows you to put your photos into funny scenes and environments. For example, you can place your face on a Times Square billboard or on the cover of a magazine.
What makes this app fun is that there’s plenty of scenes for you to choose from – at least 300! Categories include posters, billboards and other places where you can put your face. Of course, there are filters to choose for added effect.
Of course, you can share it afterwards on the usual websites.
These three apps are definitely worth checking out. Selling your iPhone isn’t worth it, with apps like these around!