iPhone is the best camera since its the one you have with you, but what's the best, most must-have camera app to take your photos with? Some are instant, some are clean, some have filters, some are just for fun. Whether it's for tourism, for art, or for those special family moments, the choices are almost endless.
That's where TiPb comes in. Read on for our top 5 favorite, most recommended photo apps for iPhone!
Ok, let's face it, the stock camera app on the iPhone has gotten a lot better over the past two years with the new features of auto focus, tap to focus, and HDR. And with iOS 5 it's poised to get even better. Quick launch from the lock screen, volume button as a shutter, grid lines, basic image editing including rotate, auto enhance, and crop, the list is getting longer and longer.
It's still not perfect, still doesn't offer filters, panoramas, or higher level editing, but it's solid and it looks like Apple is putting time into it.
Camera+ offers up to 6 times zoom, a stabilizer, a timer, a burst option, the use of iPhone 4's LED flash, and the option to use both the front and rear facing camera. The picture quality is better than that of the stock camera app, and for only $0.99 it is definitely worth the purchase. In addition filters hand picked by Lisa Bettany, Camera+ also makes sure all the pictures you take get saved into the app itself, it does not automatically save them to the camera roll. In the options menu, it allows you to pick and choose which pictures you want to save to your camera roll. It also allows you to share pictures to Flickr, Facebook, Twitter, SMS, or email. The app also allows you to copy and paste pictures you have taken.
[$0.99 - iTunes link]
ProCamera brings a lot of precise settings to the iPhone, which is nice for the experienced photographer. It has anti-shake, which is nice for those of us who can't seem to hold still while taking a picture! It also has a timer, a grid option, a video camera option, the option for full resolution when in zoom, and auto horizontal calibration.
It does not have the option to share pictures from the app, or to pick and choose which pictures you want to save to your camera roll, but the other features it offers makes up for it in the long run.
[$2.99 - iTunes Link]
Quickpix has its own zoom built into the application, as well as support for the iPhone LED flash. It also has a really cool feature which allows you to take video and shoot pictures at the same time. This is really handy for events where you want the video but would also like a few snap shots, or if you're not sure what you want to take and would rather have the capture streaming, ready for anything.
[$0.99 - iTunes link]
Instagram is what all the cool kids are using to take pictures, apply filters, and share photos with friends and social networks such as twitter and Facebook. Instagram has tap to focus, zoom, and makes use of the iPhone 4 LED light. The coolest thing about Instagram, however, is the use of filters. Take a picture using the Instagram app and go into your settings options, you have the option to edit the photo and apply effects right from the app.
[Free - iTunes link]
So there you have them, our top 5 best iPhone camera apps to get you started. Be sure to check out our Picks of the Week and iPhone App and Games Forum for more recommendations, and if we missed any of your favorites leave them in the comments below!