#TechBytes: 5 best photography apps for your smartphone
The battle of smartphone photography has witnessed a huge change in recent years. With increasing competition, smartphone cameras have become a cynosure and companies have succeeded in taking phone photography to another level. Apart from photography apps preloaded on your smartphones, you have a plethora of other options to make your photographs look more professional and creative. Here are 5 best photography apps.
Adobe Lightroom CC, for people who love creating moments
Adobe Lightroom CC is a cloud-based photography service available for both Android and iOS. It lets you find photos effortlessly using the Adobe Sensei keywords. With 1TB cloud-storage, edit and create remarkable graphics with curves, color-mix tools. Adobe Spark also lets you create video stories in minutes. It also saves you the hassle of saving photos, by keeping edits updated on the cloud.
Snapseed, the photo expert by Google
Snapseed is a photo editing powerhouse by Google. Its easy-to-use interface and suite of tools make it an ideal choice for serious photographers. Snapseed has a whole gamut of preloaded filters such as Glamour Glow, Lens Blur, Black and White, Grunge, etc. The app also allows you to correct focal length-type distortions which Snapseed basically maps on a 3D face.
Afterlight 2 lets you edit photos with precision
Afterlight 2 is one of the most powerful and sturdy photo-editing softwares, with amazing tonal enhancement and vibrant color grading tools. The app lets you embellish your captured moments even more with natural textures and effects, and an ever-expanding filter library. Afterlight 2 supports exporting images in HEIC format and importing in RAW format. The app is currently available on iOS only.
VSCO lets you create stunning pictures
Created by the US-based Virtual Supply Company, VSCO has over 50 filters, film-inspired presets and mobile emulation tools that even work with few Adobe photography apps to provide alluring results. Users can also join VSCO's creative community that lets you discover different curated art from the people you follow. The ability to control temperature, tint, contrast and importantly, 'rescue' shadows, is just amazing.
ProShot: An advanced camera app for photography lovers
ProShot by Rise Up Games is a critically acclaimed all-in-one advanced camera application that's inspired by DSLR cameras. It offers auto, manual, and semi-manual shooting modes, and allows users to capture photos in RAW and JPEG formats. It also supports the shooting of 4K videos. Further, it offers a ton of other editing features, but it's worth noting that the app isn't free.