Mom thought she had a great idea for today’s Caturday Art. Since she has several photo apps, she thought she would take the same photo into each app, apply the same effect and compare them.
First, she took this adorable photo of me (she could have at least told me I needed to clean my mouth — or fixed it in Photoshop!)…
Next, she took the original photo into Camera360 and discovered it has no water color filter or effect. OK, she thought, every app must have a painting effect so she that’s the filter she used in Camera360.
By then, she was getting a little frustrated that her idea wasn’t working out as planned but she tried one more app – SuperPhoto. SuperPhoto didn’t have a water color effect either, at least not called water color, but everyone seems to love this app’s painting effect, including mom.
Wow! They are all really different. Although it is the least painting-like, I think my favorite is the one from Camera360. Do you have a favorite?
How did other aspects of the photo apps compare?
During this little experiment, she also learned that since each app has different ways of applying the effects, some are much easier to change from one effect to another. PiZap was the easiest and PhotoLab the most difficult.
PhotoLab and Camera360 both have easy crop functions with preset sizes, making it easy for a square crop for Instagram. You can crop in SuperPhoto but it is a drag-to-size kind of crop.
Each app downloaded or saved the photo in a different size. Camera360 definitely saved the highest pixel size by nearly 5 times that of SuperPhoto which was the smallest.
None of the photo apps were perfect. Each app had its pros and cons. Since mom mostly uses Photoshop, she doesn’t spend a lot of time with these apps, but she does like some of the effects that are easier to achieve than in Photoshop. Mom would like to know what your favorite photo app is and why. Please, please tell her and help ease her frustration!
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