One of the things that first convinced me to upgrade my old Nokia in for a nice new Sony-Ericsson Android handset was the cameras that the newest Android devices were sporting. Besides impressive megalpixel counts, the ability to edit photos in my phone and send them literally anywhere I wanted to with out having to have a laptop or PC at the ready was just too tempting. Who cares about having the best camera phone when you can have an entire multimedia system in your pocket? So I paid my money and haven't looked back since. Our German editor Kamal is just as big a shutter bug as I am and he's slapped together a list of the his favorite photo apps on the Android Market.
First off, this list isn't a list of the best photo editing programs or a list of the apps with the best effects. Kamal tried to boil down the hundreds of apps in the market place to a handfull of quality apps that complement each other in their function and use. Of course there are other great apps to choose from so if we missed your favorite, tell us about it in the comments below.
1. Camera 360 Free
Finding the best photo effects app is a tall order considering how many really good apps there are to choose from. AndroidPIT likes Camera 360 Free, because in addition to a great list of effects and filters, the app's non-existent price tag is more then easy on your wallet. What's more, it's integrated tilt-shift function is great for taking those all-too-trendy miniature photos. If you're looking for more serious effects like retro, lomo, HDR, etc or you want something a little wackier, like fisheye or sketch, give Camera 360 Free a try.
Similar apps that offer a similar focus on photo effects:FxCamera, Retro Camera, Vignette, Little Photo, Pixlr-o-matic, Papier Kamera, Pudding Camera
2. BeFunky Photo Editor
As I said before, Android phones aren't just for taking cool snapshots, but also offer great photo editing possibilities. Another app that helps raise the bar for your best snaps is BeFunky Photo Editor. If you want to get into the nitty-gritty, changing brightness, contrast, color quality, etc. etc. all the way to effects and custom boarders then BeFunky Photo Editor is your app. A nice feature is the ability to alter all photos saved on your phone and not just the photos taken with the app, meaning BeFunky works well with the camera program of your choice.
In addition to Befunky Editor, a couple of good alternatives are: Adobe Photoshop Express, TouchUp Pro, PicSay - Photo Editor
3. Photaf Panorama (Free)
With so many great photo apps out there, you'd think it wouldn't be that hard to find a good panorama that works and isn't to hard on the eyes. But you'd be wrong. While there are a bunch of phones out there that have the function build in, my Xperia Play isn't one of them. Enter Photaf Panorama. While you will have to put up with a long load time and the panorams could be a little sharper, it's still the best free app on the market. Beyond automatically combining selected images, it also helps you take better panoramas with your phones built in compass. As you don't look a gift horse in the mouth, we here at AndroidPIT are more then willing to take a long load time for high-quality panoramas.
Similar apps: Sfera 360
Who doesn't like plastering their face on advertisements, semis, magazines, movies, etc? If you ever had similar urages check out PhotoFunia. With around 250 templates and scenes, you have more then a few options for your latest digital creation. With the automatic face recognition, you don't even have to edit your photos. Just select your scene and the photo, click “Ok” and send it to friends and family alike.
Similar Apps: Photo Lab
Does this even need an explanation? You know it, your love it and if you don't download Fatbooth and give it a try
Honorable mention: ZombieBooth