Android Marketplace has an awesome selection of apps, but it’s easy to get lost in all the options. If you’re looking to capture your best selfie possible, start with a selfie stick to get the best angle, then add one of these to the mix!
The 12 best Android camera apps around
As the de facto point-and-shoot camera reviewer for CNET, I spend a lot of time living in the world of automatic snapshots and easy post-shoot editing. While I can tell you several ways a separate point-and-shoot is better than a smartphone camera (and not just in picture quality), I’d be a lying liar if I said I never use my smartphone’s camera when I’m shooting.
I’m regularly hunting for new apps that will allow me to do more and work efficiently. For a long time, though, it seemed like there was a complete lack of decent camera apps for Android. I remember trying to pull together a list of apps I liked about this time last year and I could barely come up with five. That’s not the case anymore.
These are the dozen camera apps that I use most frequently, which I guess makes them my favorites. I have others that I use for various things (which I’ve mentioned in with my other picks below), but I keep coming back to these.
Camera Zoom FX
This $2.99 app calls itself the ultimate Android camera app, and really it is. It’s certainly the most feature-filled, handling both shooting and editing duties from one interface.
And while I find them a bit corny, there are a bunch of free expansion packs for sticking celebrities or props in your photos.
Also worth checking out in this category is Vignette. While I don’t like its interface and work flow as much as Camera Zoom FX’s, it is loaded with features and the only thing that’s held back for the $3.99 Pro version is the ability to use resolutions above 0.8 megapixel.
If you don’t want to spend the money for either of those, check out Camera360 or PicsArt, which have similar features, but they’re free.
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Ever wished you could take a selfie with someone you love – but they’re in another city? Or even another state? Now you can! If your selfie stick doesn’t quite reach your bestie across state lines, then this app is for you.
PicPal is the long-distance selfie app your selfie stick has been waiting for
It’s selfie time, but your friends are not around [insert crying emoji here].
Thank goodness for PicPal, an app that lets you invite up to three friends to take a selfie at (almost) the same exact time! Even better, thank goodness Myndbee, the maker of the “selfie collaboration app,” announced today it raised $2.5 million in a seed round.
Myndbee says that “PicPal combines social media, real-time collages, and the ever important selfie into one App.” Yes, your long-distance relationship just got way better.
The company, based in Irving, Texas, received the funding from Singapore-based Nadathur Technologies Pte. Ltd.
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If you want to get the best selfie possible, it isn’t just about editing your photos, it’s about capturing the best image in the first place. For times like these, sometimes the built in camera app on your phone just isn’t enough. Open one of these Android apps, stretch your selfie stick to the sky, and make magic happen!
15 best camera Apps for Android
Amateur photography is a huge deal these days. There are people who make a living off of taking photos with their iPhone camera. Stock camera apps work pretty well most of the time and give you access to exclusive features on that phone (such as HTC Zoe or Samsung’s Drama Shot). However, sometimes you want something a little different or a little unique. That’s when you want to take a look at the best camera apps for Android and that’s what we’re going to do right now.
[Price: Free with in app purchases]
First on our list of best camera apps for Android is called Camera MX. When compared to the other apps on the list, it’s pretty run of the mill. When compared to the rest, it’s actually quite good. It doesn’t necessarily have the feature set that a professional might be looking for, but if you’re a hobbyist or you really enjoy sharing pictures via Google+ or Instagram, then Camera MX is more than good enough.
Camera ZOOM FX
Camera Zoom FX is next on our best camera apps for Android. Unlike Camera MX, and most of the other apps on this list, Camera Zoom FX takes a different approach to using filters and effects. Instead of applying any number of pre-made filters and effects, Camera Zoom FX allows users to choose multiple effects to create their own filter. If you’re feeling a little lazy, there are some pre-made ones to choose from. It’s highly functional and popular. There are also no in app purchases with this one.
Camera360 Ultimate is not only among the most popular camera apps for Android, but it’s also one of the best. For many, this is the go-to camera replacement app and has been for a long time. It’s totally understandable as well, as Camera360 Ultimate is packed full of features. They’ve even updated it recently to include more settings for a better camera experience. As per the norm, you get all the standard features along with a number of filters and effects.