What has really catapulted smartphone photography is the front camera, which is used to click selfies. While these may not be as clear as you would want them to be, there are enough filters offered by photo uploading services like Instagram that can still make those pictures stand out. If you are looking for a bit more artistic impression, then there are a host of apps that one can use to add that special touch to your clicks. Ishaan Gera looks at a few such apps:
If you are looking for photo customisation, Prisma would be one of the first names you would hear from your selfie-addict friends. An easy to use app, Prisma banks on the simplicity and the wide range of customisations to attract users. The app is directly linked with the camera, so all you have to do is click and it will throw up a range of customisations. More important, a few swipes and taps and you can get that perfect art that you would want. However, the cropping of photos is not as easy and each customisation takes time to load, leading to the app crashing at times. If you are not that bothered about top-class customisations, Prisma is the app for you.
Compared to the simplicity of Prisma, Photo Lab would appear to be more clustered and much more cumbersome to use. The user interface, though easy, pales in comparison to other platforms. But what Photo Lab lacks in simplicity it more than makes up with its range. From face montages to GIFs, there are enough funky options available on the app. Although some of them are paid options, there is enough variety for free versions as well. For those not content with artistic frames and looking for some funky art, Photo Lab is a good option to choose.
Although Prisma and Photo Lab do well with customisation, there are still some who like the do-it-yourself apps and Pics Art provides just that. The app is a bit slower than others on the platform and may not have the best interface (it would remind you of the entry moments of smartphone apps), but it gives you options that only a few can offer. There is free editing and clipping. It is for those who like some attention to detail and do not just want a customised picture for keepsakes.
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If you take Pics Art, make it much easier and much faster, Pixlr is what you get. Not your traditional customisation app, Pixlr gives minutest attention to detail. An app for experts, Pixlr makes photo editing seem easier. There are options to even better Pics Art features with a choice to flip and see between the original and edited photograph. More important, one can even edit the slightest things on the picture which is not possible with any of the available platforms.