Friday, September 28, 2012

Friday Fun with Photos!

Hey all, Lisa here with Friday Fun with Photos!!  Show of hands for those of us that use our phones for photos these days?!  Yep, me too.  Ever since I got my iPhone I have been a snap happy fool and with all of the fun photo apps, even we amateur photographers can get really cool results with our phone photos!  Today I'm going to talk about my top three favorite apps for photo use on my phone.

My favorite photo editing app these day is Picfx. Best $1.99 I've spent on an app. Ever. Picfx is a basic photo editing app with tons of built-in filters and frames, as well as cool extras, like light effects (bokeh, sunflare) and frames/scratches to make your photos look really cool. I like how you can easily layer multiple effects (you can only use one at a time on Instagram), and you can easily share to Instagram, as it will upload directly from this app.  It also edits in square format which is nice for those of us using Instagram for posting.  It's awesome for posting photos "later", too.  Let's face it, you don't always have the ability to snap a photo in the Instagram app and upload.  With Picfx, you can take the photo with your regular phone camera and edit and upload later. (Helpful when you're driving in the middle of the desert on the way to Vegas!)

Speaking of Instagram, that would be next up favorite. Most of us have heard of it or already on it, but for those of you iPhone newbies,  it's free, quick, it's easy, and then there's that fun sharing aspect...who doesn't like to see how many "likes" they've gotten on a photo?  Just fun sharing times, people! I especially love the little sun button.  It makes for fantastic nature photos!

Combined with Picfx, these are my go to editing apps.

Wait, you want to print your phone photos?  And you're not at home?  And you want them in an hour?  Well, Walgreens has you covered.  In about 60 seconds you can select your photos and upload them to the Walgreens site and have them ready for pick up in about an hour.  That is just about as close as you can get to instant gratification people.  Bonus points for not sucking your home printer ink dry. You can even use coupon codes... it doesn't get any easier than that!  Here's a link to this week's codes.  You're welcome. :)  

And there you have it, Friday Fun with Photos from my point of view...happy snapping!!


Carla said...

Thanks for the post Lisa!!! I will definitely invest in that to try out in addition to instagram.

Tammy Wilson said...

Super fun, I'll have to check them out!

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