Jan 14, 2011

Trigger happy ♥

Just wanted to share some of the photography apps I've been addicted to recently on my iPod 4th gen.

(Instagram isn't here cos it's in my Social folder *smacks self*)

These are some of my fav that I'm addicted to, best of all they're all FREE:
Instagram (Intro-ed by Sandra and Jez)
Thanks Caryn for recommending these:
Pudding Camera (푸딩 카메라)

Smile Cat

Smile Cat is one of the first few apps I downloaded. It's super super cute but it's Korean so instructions and stuff are in Korean. But it's pretty simple and straight forward.

You can choose 27 difference frames, 59 stickers and add text.All the frames are really pretty but they also have empty white and black polaroid style frames for you to decorate yourself.

After hitting "save" you can even opt to email the finished postcard. :)

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Action Cam

Action Cam basically allows you to take photos in a 2x2, 3x3, 4x1 or 4x2 grid format. You can opt to manually take each continuous photo... or have the shutter snap automatically in intervals of 0.2secs, 0.6secs or 1sec.

2x2 format. Taken manually, which I prefer since I can decide what subjects I want to photograph. You can also preselect a lomo effect before taking the shots. However, additional effects are $0.99 per pack.

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LomoLomo kinda reminds me of Instagram as in you can sign up for an account (you get a free special lense for registering), then you have followers, you follow people, there's a lomo wall, feeds etc. You can "like" and comment on photos like how it's done on instagram.

But LomoLomo has a pretty confusing UI so it took me a while to orientate myself. You can share your photos directly from the app onto popular social networking sites like facebook and twitter.

Select CamBag to choose what camera you want. Free cameras are the Lomo Diana (you can either manually decide what lens and frame you want or have it randomized) and the ActionSampler (takes 4 photos using random lenses and outputs in a 2x2 format). The Lomo Diana comes with 5 free lenses and 6 frames. Additional cameras and lenses have to be purchased.

Even with just the free cameras and lenses, the photos come out really nice. :)

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Pudding Camera

Found out about this little gem of an app from a friend. After playing around with it, I must say it is highly recommended! :) Hard to believe something packed with so much features is available for free. Only downside for us non-Korean speaking ppl is that all settings are in Korean. But it doesn't hinder you from using the app to it full potential. :)

(The iPod Touch's camera really sucks. I'm sure the Iphone4's camera would be so much more awesome.)

Controls from left to right: Exposure setting, select camera and effect, settings, album...

See the little human icon on the bottom right? That's what I call the camwhore button *cue dramatic music*...or the self-portrait button. hehe. You select it and then you can touch anywhere on screen to take a picture. Hence making it so much easier to camwhore! WINNN! :D

I hate camwhoring with the iPod's stupid camera cos it's so hard to press that tiny little shutter button on the screen. This makes it soooooo much better. :)

There are 8 types of cameras to choose from and 8 types of film effects.
Cameras: Basic, Snap, Panorama, Fantasy, Motion 2x2, Motion x4, Fish-eye, Motion x2
Film Effects: iPhone Basic, Vintage Brown, Vintage Blue, Vignetting, Dazzle, Mono, Noir, Vivid.

Taken with the Fantasy camera, this gives you spot focus and blurs out the rest.

Fish-eye! haha. Pretty cool. :)

Here's a link to a full review on this app: nanoomi.net

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TuzkiSnap is similar to Smile Cat.
Take a photo, add frames, doodles, words and stickers.

TuzkiSnap (this is the free one) has quite a range of stickers to choose from, the freehand doodle feature is also very nice. You can select the colour and thickness of the "pen" and doodle away. Not as many font style selection as Smile Cat but still usable.

Love the gorgeous and straightforward GUI. This is the free edition so I'm not too sure what the paid version has...but I think this is already good enough just for a little extra fun with your photos once in a while.

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 Noel or MoreNoel was also recommended to me by a friend. Caryn, I hope I downloaded the right Noel. haha. is basically an app that allows you to add dreamy special effects to your photos.
It's only two effects actually, the Star Filter (I call it Twillight Sparkle) and the Night Glare (or bubble bubble as I call it).

Not very feature-packed but still fun to have around. :)

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As for the other photography related apps I have:

TiltShiftGen is an app that allows you to spot focus and adjust the saturations to create the Tilt Shift effect. Tilt Shift effect is used to "miniaturize" the real world. Pretty nifty effect that makes buildings, cars and ppl look like toys from a bird's eye view.

Mill Colour add filters to your photos, like cross-processed, Noir, 70s etc. I don't use this much since I have Camera+.

Camera+ is a must have. It's so much better than the original Camera app that comes with the iPhone or iPod.  There are way more functions you can control, even a self-timer. Photos can be edited in the app itself and you can adjust scenes, rotate, crop, add effects (more than Mill Colour) and add borders. Photos taken are kept temporarily in the "light box" for you to edit, save or delete.

More Lomo is basically a lomo camera where you have no control over what the outcome of the photos you take will look like. I just got it and haven't been able to test it out. It's pretty basic. Just point and tap anywhere on the screen to take a photo.

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So yeap, these are all the photography-related apps I have so far. If you know any other photography apps worth getting do let me know! :D :D :D

Hugs n Kisses,


  1. hahaha, the last ones has super-shoujo manga effects.

  2. hahaha. yeah that's true... just missing the flowers and heart shapes...owh and the strong blushes. XD


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