As iPhone and iPad have increasingly become our cameras and home video camcorders, so too has the App Store been inundated with photo and video editors. today we will take a look at some of the best Photo & Video apps for your iPhone/iPad and iPod touch device.
This is another highly popular iphone photo app and one that recently went through a major update. Camera+ transforms your device's onboard camera into a full studio that allows you to adjust your shot with the help of a grid, set the timer, adjust white balance for several points in your shot and voila, a great photo. But that's not all, as the app comes with a powerful set of postproduction tools to crop, rotate, add borders, and massage colors, contrast, and brightness. These features are just the beginning as Camera+ is packed full of special effects and correction tools to help you turn an ordinary pic into a masterpiece.
Video editing on your iphone and ipad can be a daunting process. Thankfully, iMovie makes it a very accessible and inviting process via multi-touch making it fun, interactive and collaborative. iMovie allows users to create customizable movie trailers and other professional sequences, using themes, photos, music and sound effects and even recording and editing your own soundtracks. Users can then upload to Youtube, Facebook, Vimeo and CNN iReport. It's easy to use and makes great use of the iPad's screen size, yet it's still great to use on iPhone and iPod Touch even though this is as feature rich as it gets and can feel almost overwhelming.
COLOR SPLASH ($0.99)
Now, here is where things get artsy. Color Splash is designed to allow users to add a touch of the dramatic and artistic to their shots by converting photos to black and white while keeping the user designated objects in full color. The multi-touch user interface is highly intuitive and responsive through the use of your finger as a brush to "paint" sections of your image black and white or to return to the original color. You can even zoom all the way in to work on individual pixels, depending on how detailed you want to get. There are some amazing images being shared on Facebook, Twitter and Flickr using Color Splash.
PHOTOSHOP TOUCH ($9.99)
If you're familiar with Apple Magazine, then you're probably already familiar with our look at Photoshop Touch. This is a condensed version of the desktop program, but it's still impressively packed with features allowing iPad users to do almost as much as is possible on their tablet device. Some of the more advanced features are predictably missing, but this serves to simplify the user interface and keeps the program from feeling cluttered and overwhelming. Adobe made some intelligent design choices and compromises to keep the program streamlined and simple, yet it's the most fully featured photo editing app on iOS, integrating with Adobe Creative Cloud and its parent desktop program.
645 PRO ($2.99)
This is a iphone camera app designed to work like a real life camera and not a piece of software. It has been designed from the ground up for serious and amateur photographers with every setting managed directly from the "camera". The idea is to have complete control over focus, exposure, white balance and more with all the buttons and dials on screen and set out just like a real camera, instead of in menus. Images are then captured as 'developer RAW tiff files or uncompressed jpegs, so the quality is very high with shots coming out crisper, cleaner and more detailed.
8MM VINTAGE CAMERA ($1.99)
8mm Vintage Camera app for iphone and ipad transports your device back through time to capture old school style footage from the golden years of cinema. Users are able to mix and match films and lenses to create deeply atmospheric and timeless effects including dust scratches, retro colors, flickering, light leaks, projector sounds and frame jitters to give your videos a distinct film noir, roaring 20s, swinging 60s, or sleazy 70s edge. Navigation is easy, it supports 720p and 4:3 or 16:9 aspect ration, effects can be added after or in real time while filming, and videos can be saved to the camera roll or shared via Facebook and YouTube.