Appscars: Which is the Best Photography App? Voting Ends 2/17 at 9 a.m.


The biggest name in music apps, according to you, is Rhapsody. Congrats. In our next category, you will vote on your nominees for best photography app, including Hipstamatic, Instagram, Photogene, Adobe Photoshop Express, and PicSay Photo Editor.

Adobe Photoshop Express: The biggest name in the biz, Adobe Photoshop, is now available for iOS and Android as Photoshop Express. This app lets you use gestures to edit and share photos. You can crop, rotate, adjust color, and add artistic effects with the swipe of a finger. Undo is also quick and simple, and an original of your file is always saved. This free app comes with 2GB of online storage space for your image library once you set up a free Photoshop.com account.

Hipstamatic: Bringing analog back, this $1.99 app captures the look, feel, and often unexpected beauty of those plastic boxes of days gone by. You can swap lenses, film, and flash settings to create different old-school effects with your iOS device. And through in-app purchases, you can download even more lenses and types of film. Synthetic Infatuation’s app can also instantly share pics with Facebook, Flickr, and Tumblr, and you can order real prints to be delivered to your home.

Instagram: We gave this free, iOS photo-sharing app from Burbn 4 stars for its clean interface, good selection of filters, and active community that has posted tons of great photos. It’s ideal for hipsters and those nostalgic for Polaroid instant cameras. Once you’ve taken a pic and added a filter, you can share your images via Facebook, Flickr, Foursquare, Posterous, Tumblr, and Twitter. You can also add photos to the Instagram site, where other users can comment on them.

PicSay Photo Editor: It’s easy to spice up your pics with this free photo editing app for Android. You can use this app to color correct photos, add word balloons and props to pics, and distort your images with fun effects and create a mobile postcard of sorts. The pro version from developer Shinycore will cost you $3.99, but it gets you more advanced photo editing tools such as red eye removal.

Photogene: Crop, straighten, sharpen, correct red eye, add sepia filter, geo-tag, and much more with this easy-to-use app. Meant as a companion to the iPad camera connection kit, Photogene helps improve your shots for $2.99. You can export images to Facebook, Flickr, Dropbox, Twitter, an FTP site, or e-mail. The iPad version supports images up to 8-MP, but the iPhone/iPod version only goes up to 5-MP.

The poll is open from now until Thursday, February 17 at 9:00 a.m. Did we forget someone? Feel free to add write-ins in the comments below. Then tune in Thursday for the Best Travel App category.

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  1. Al Says:

    f) Vignette for Android. best photography app on the droid. Missing from this survey

  2. DoJi OS Says:

    I like a photoshop express for iOS,simple editing,and many efect to crop a pic.

  3. Jman Says:

    Vignette is the best… they must not have put it on here since they knew it would win! WAAY the best

  4. casey Says:

    i think another one you guys should check out for android is fxcamera. has polaroid with the borders and a couple different filters. fisheye, toycam and a couple other options

  5. Louise Says:

    The “Best Camera” app for IPhone is the Best. No doubt!

  6. Lenswork Says:

    100 Cameras in 1 by Trey Radcliffe… truly awesome app that comes with 100 filters!

  7. mark ww Says:

    why no mention of lo-mob and picture show? much more subtle and interesting. give us a wider choice please. xxx

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