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30-05-2018, 12:07pm
I'm interested in people sharing THEIR favourite Android mobile camera apps.

Please tell us what you use, and why :)

To start you off here's a few articles I found that may be of interest





There are some pretty fancy ones about - this came up in a quick google search https://camerafv5.com/
(I've no idea if it's any good or not, just a random from the internet)

30-05-2018, 5:55pm
Snapseed - Made by Google, based off Nik Software plugins: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.niksoftware.snapseed&hl=en_AU
(even the link to the product show the NikSoftware heritage)

TPE (The Photographers Ephemeris) : https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.crookneckconsulting.tpeandroid
(not cheap, but great for landscapers as it shows you where the sun/moon will rise, what time etc and takes into account elevation. So if you are 1200 metres up a mountain it will give you a correct dawn/dusk/ sunrise/senset time among a huge range of features)

Lapse It Pro: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ui.LapseItPro
(easy to setup and take timelapses which are automatically built into videos)

Tilt Shift Camera: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=camera.tiltshift
(Just for fun, creates a tilt-shift effect.. and doesn't do much more)

John King
30-05-2018, 6:21pm
I use Polarr. Paid version on 2x phones, 2x tablets and 3x PCs. Licence fee covers all devices.

Also use Snapseed.

Claire M
30-05-2018, 6:52pm
There are so many camera apps to choose from now-a-days, and how well they work can often depend on, not only on your phone's system and how fast your phone's processor is, (eg: using a 'fast' burst camera app that IS fast) but also the phone camera's capabilities and lens. I may try one of the apps that's mentioned in the links above, but for now, I've only utilised a few android camera apps, (from Google's Play Store).

These include:
PicsArt - more of a photo art, post processing and manipulation app with loads of options and extras, though does have a camera option where you can add tone/colour/vintage look or picture/text background/frame effects, just before you take the photo; and toggle between front and back cameras.
Sketch Camera - where you apply real time sketch look effects (huge variety to choose) when you take a photo, and you can pinch and zoom before you 'click', take video using the sketch effects of your choice, tap screen to auto focus, and toggle between front and back cameras. I occasionally use this app for art projects and for fun!

Moto G3 Camera - I'm actually pretty happy overall with my phone's on board camera software. Each of it's settings are located on a wheel menu that can slide out from the left side of the screen once in camera mode, and sure it's fairly basic, however it does have: Slow Motion Video, Video iHDR, Burst Mode, Auto HDR (which you can switch off), Geo-tagging, Face Detection, Panorama, Touch Focus, Manual Focus and Exposure Controls, and 4 x digital zoom. Works for me! :D
BTW - I also use Snapseed for photo editing, amongst a few other editing apps. :nod:
Other photo app worth mentioning (that I actually haven't used very often) is PlanIt - a photographers guide if you like as to where and when the sun sets, moon rises, stars appearing, and with elevation points you can set when mapping out best vantage points for sunsets, etc.