7 Super Useful (And Free!) Photo Apps For Exceptional Photography

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I'm always on the lookout for new photo apps. In spite of once owning a rather expensive camera, I usually defaulted to using my phone for most photography, because, well..let's face it- who really wants to lug around a huge camera everyday? Whatever tricks or tips I can find online to make the end result more professional, I'm totally on board with. And if they're FREE(!), well, consider me sold ;D

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Thanks to TechInsider, here's 7 super useful- and free!- phone apps to really make your photos shine.


1. Google Photos is the best photo management solution.
Google Photos is the best app for managing and storing your photos in the cloud. Its interface is super easy to understand, and it has features that your camera roll doesn't, like facial recognition and the ability to search for what's in a photo by simply typing in a word.
It'll be easier than ever to find those old pictures of your dog.
Price: Free
Available on: iOS, Android
 via google

via google


2. VSCO Cam will make your pictures look better.
If you want to make the photos you take on your smartphone look better, one of VSCO Cam's dozens of retro film filters will do the trick. The app offers more editing capabilities than Instagram, and each filter preset is designed to emulate the effect of an old-school film camera.
VSCO offers free cloud syncing and uploads to a personalized VSCO Grid account, which is essentially a hi-res, ultra minimalist version of Instagram that has less of a focus on social networking and more of a focus on pretty pictures.
Price: Free
Available on: iOS, Android
 via vsco

via vsco


3. Layout organizes your photos into creative grids.
Instagram's Layout app lets you arrange multiple photos into creative grids. You can mirror photos to change up perspectives and flip images into all kinds of presentations.
The app has a slick design and controls too. For example, dragging and pinching gestures helps you edit your photos.
There are a lot of apps that can organize photos like Layout, but Instagram's app is by far the best designed and most popular.
Price: Free
Available on: iOS, Android
 via instagram

via instagram


4. Hyperlapse makes your videos look cool.
Instagram's Hyperlapse app takes video shot on the iPhone, stabilizes it, and lets you speed it up or slow it down. Say goodbye to those shaky hands. It's a great way to create a timelapse effect without a high-powered camera.
Price: Free
Available on: iOS
 via instagram

via instagram


5. Photoshop Fix is a powerful image editor.
Take the essence of Photoshop, distill it into a mobile app, and you get Adobe's Photoshop Fix, a powerful image editor that lets you do things like remove red eye, paint with brushes, and even remove unwanted parts of a photo altogether.
While it's certainly not as full-featured as its desktop counterpart, Photoshop Fix is an impressive image editor to have on the go.
Price: Free
Available on: iOS
 via adobe

via adobe


6. Over is a creative photo editor
Over used to just be about putting text on top of photos, but with a recent update it's evolved into a creative workhorse.
With Over's mobile app, you can design a greeting card, visualize an idea, create a graphic, caption a photo, and more. The app has a built-in store with all kinds of add-ons and font packs for even more customization.
Price: Free
Available on: iOS, Android
 via over

via over


7. Giphy Cam lets you make GIFs with your camera.
If you spend a decent amount of time on the internet, chances are you've stumbled across at least a few animated GIFs hosted on Giphy. 
Giphy Cam lets you make your own GIFs using your iPhone's camera. The app imports 5-second bursts of video and spices them up with filters, special effects, and text. It's addicting and fun.
Price: Free
Available on: iOS, Android

For more amazing phone app reviews, visit Tech Insider


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