With the Nokia Lumia 1020, Lumia 925 and Lumia 920 offering the best PureView experience around you can take some amazing photos – especially with the new Nokia Camera app. If you’re looking to get even more from the Windows Phone 8 camera there are plenty of apps to choose from. Here we check out the best free photo apps for the Nokia Lumia 1020, 925, 920.
The Nokia Camera app is a fantastic way to get amazing photos using your Nokia Lumia 1020, Lumia 925 or Lumia 920. It also allows you to share photos while retaining the full-size image for later. However, it’s not the only solution for taking stunning photos, there are the likes of Instagram, Hipstamatic, as well as versatile favourites such as Camera360.
Check out the best free photo apps for the Nokia Lumia 1020, 925, 920:
Nokia Camera replaces Nokia Pro Cam with no loss in functionality, yet also includes the best features of Nokia Smart Cam. The auto mode makes it easy to capture images with ease, and provides quick access to controls. When you want to create that perfect composition, manual mode offers controls for exposure, shutter speed, ISO, white balance and focus.
There’s also smart sequence, which quickly shoots a series of photos that can be combined in different ways. You can emphasise motion, remove moving objects or show action using a strobe effect. The original versions of your photo are stored, so you can zoom, reframe and edit them long after they were taken.
DOWNLOAD: Nokia Camera
Hipstamatic Oggl PRO
Hipstamatic Oggl PRO is an amazing photo app for those who want to take their photos to a new level and share with a community of creatives. It’s a “capture-first” shooting app that uses Hipstamatic’s lenses and films. It comes with five “Favourites” pre-loaded for shooting: Landscape, Food, Portrait, Nightlife and Sunset. You can then edit a photo after it’s taken to experiment with different looks, and tap to preview effects before shooting. Share your best photos to your Oggl profile to curate your personal story. With “My Collection,” see your photos showcased next to photos you’ve curated from around the community.
DOWNLOAD: Hipstamatic Oggl PRO
Instagram is a simple way to capture and share moments on your Nokia Lumia running Windows Phone. You can customise your photos with one of the custom built filter effects, such as Sutro, Toaster, Brannan, Inkwell, Walden, Hefe, Nashville, 1977. Sharing photos is incredibly simple, sharing your photo stream with friends to see, while at the same time following friends’ photos with the click of a single button. There is also instant sharing to Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Tumblr and Foursquare.
6tag is the most full featured Instagram app for Windows Phone and before the official app launched was the best way to interact with the service. You can upload pictures and videos on Instagram, apply filters, tag your friends, view posts on a map, and generally interact as normal. You can customise your photos with one of several custom built filter effects, as well as original Instagram filters such as XPro-II, Earlybird, Rise and Amaro..
An exclusive app for Nokia Lumia smartphones. Creative Studio allows you to make more of your photos taken on the Nokia Lumia 520. Load the app and you can swipe through a series of filters, pick the one you like, tap and it’ll be converted. This latest version also adds a host of editing tools, such as Colour Pop, Collage, Focus Object and tilt shift.
DOWNLOAD: Creative Studio
An exclusive app for Nokia Lumia smartphones. Cinemagraph isn’t so much a photo-editing tool but a magical blend of photo and movie-like animations. Take a photo and the helpful on-screen assistance lets you easily select the animated area of your picture to create your very own Cinemagraph. This latest release gives you even more control over your cinemagraphs, with options to edit the length, loop type and speed. Plus, there are also filter effects you can add, like silver, sepia or black and white.
An exclusive app for Nokia Lumia smartphones. Get the biggest picture possible with this easy to use app. Simply take your pictures and the app automatically stitches them into a picture perfect view. When you’re done, share your Panorama directly with friends on Facebook and Twitter.
An exclusive app for Nokia Lumia smartphones. PhotoBeamer is a new, innovative and easy way to show your pictures on any screen. Just point your Nokia Lumia at any screen displaying www.photobeamer.com and you can enjoy your photos anywhere with family and friends. It’s a mobile projector that’s available anytime, anywhere.
Camera360 for WP8 features a unique Compass Tool inspired by the SLR, and offers the best Special Effects, Real-Time Preview, and Smart Photo Editing options available on the market today. Staying true to its “Less is More” mentality, Camera360 for WP8 brings you a simple yet powerful mobile camera experience.
Photosynth for Windows Phone is a great panorama app from the labs at Microsoft. It allows you to do more than simply up and down, or across shots, as you can capture full 360 degrees, that allows you to make a perfect “sphere” on your Nokia Lumia 520.
Photo Editor by Aviary
Photo Editor by Aviary has been designed as a fast and powerful photo editor that edits photos on your Nokia Lumia with no fuss. Along with a host of filters and effects, you can crop your image, enhance it, draw all over it and even add stickers. We like that you can even add text to turn your creations into mini-posters before sharing them.
DOWNLOAD: Photo Editor by Aviary
Fhotoroom is a powerful camera app that offers the high-end cameraphone user a great deal of flexibility. It works with photos up to 22MP and still feel like its 1MP. You can fix/tweak your photos using the Basic Editor, as well as choose a new style from over 75 different filters which are all customisable and then give your photos a final touch with the custom designed frames.
Phototastic isn’t so much as a photo editing tool, it’s more a post-edit tool that allows you to create fantastic looking collages using your Nokia Lumia photos. Create a collage using classic frame borders or choose from one of the film templates like Polaroid, photobooth or filmstrip or try out the new Facebook cover photo frames.Once finished with arranging your photos apply one of the many effects available.
Lomogram is a photo editing app that is free to download and comes with more than 40 filters. Along with the standard array of colour filters you’ll find a host of borders and light effects that can be combined in numerous ways to achieve unique look. Once you’ve got a great image to share, you can fire it off to friends and family using Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, or even Tumblr.
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