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35 Photo App Innovations

From Cellphone Album Art to Retro Camera Filters

— September 7, 2011 — Tech
If you're a fan of Instagram, Flickr and any other digital photo sharing and editing programs, you'll love these smartphone photo app innovations. Whether you're creating a black-and-white, gritty effect for your short film, or adding facial piercings to your Facebook profile pics, all of these apps for your Android, Blackberry or iPhone will keep you entertained for hours.

It seems like people are turning to their phones now more than ever for all their photography needs, as the quality of smartphone cameras continues to rise. Snapping some quick shots with your iPhone is definitely easier than lugging around a separate camera, and with apps like Instagram, editing on-the-go has never been easier.

If you're thinking of trading in your digital camera for an all-in-one phone, check out these awesome smartphone photo app innovations for some tips and inspiration for your own photo edits.
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Allocating Food Photo Apps
Allocating Food Photo Apps
The Burp App is a Fun Way to Share Your Binging Experiences
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Minimalist Interface Photo Apps
Minimalist Interface Photo Apps
Adobe Introduces the Revel App Acting as an All-in-One Photo App
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Atypical Crowdsourced Videos
Atypical Crowdsourced Videos
‘The Vaccines' Instagram Video Hopes to Capture Summer Ph
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33
Exhaustive Social Media Apps
Exhaustive Social Media Apps
The Banjo App is a One-Stop Shop for All Your Networking Needs
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32
Photo-Annotating Apps
Photo-Annotating Apps
Note Rocket is a Cool Photo App That Allows You to Stay Visually Connected
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31
Boisterous Photo-App Ads
Boisterous Photo-App Ads
The Mobli Photo App Ad Gets Messages Across with an Action-Packed Video
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30
Data-Sourced Photo Apps
Data-Sourced Photo Apps
ProPublica for Journalists Allows Detailed Search on Instagram
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29
Smartphone Video-Smoothing Apps
Smartphone Video-Smoothing Apps
The Steadycam Pro App Smooths Out Wobbly and Shaky iPhone Videos
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28
Rivalrous Photo Apps
Rivalrous Photo Apps
Facebook Filters Intends to Out-Compete Instagram and Hipstamatic
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27
Time-Based Photo Challenges
Time-Based Photo Challenges
The InstaCC App is Demands a Lot From Instagram Users
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26
Nostalgic Social Media Features
Nostalgic Social Media Features
Facebook Photo Filters Hope to Draw People Away from Instagram
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25
Social Good Photo Apps
Social Good Photo Apps
FoodShareFilter is an Instagram Supported Filter That Profits an NGO
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24
Personalized Photo Messaging Apps
Personalized Photo Messaging Apps
The Bamboo Loop App Lets Users Customize Messages with Photos
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23
Nostalgic Photo Apps
Nostalgic Photo Apps
PopBooth App Prints Out and Mails Your Real Photos to You
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22
Anonymizing Photo Apps
Anonymizing Photo Apps
The Intimatic App Censors Your Photos to Keep You from Being Stalked
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21
Voice-Over Photo Apps
Voice-Over Photo Apps
The Pixengo Photography App Adds Sound to Still Images
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20
Crowdsourced Event Photography
Crowdsourced Event Photography
ZangZing Makes it Easier for Everyone to Remember Every Party
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19
Storytelling Photo Apps
Storytelling Photo Apps
The iPhone Color App Lets You Create a Local Narrative Through Images
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18
iPhone Photo Spreads
iPhone Photo Spreads
Jason Feathers' 'iPhoneography' Uses the iPhone as a Camera
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17
Photo App Brand Books
Photo App Brand Books
The Instagram for Business Book Showcases Best in Class Brands on Instagram
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16
Cataclysmic Combat Captures
Cataclysmic Combat Captures
Balazs Gardi Photographs the War in Afghanistan Using an iPhone App
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15
Photo-Sharing Services
Photo-Sharing Services
The Picplz App Offers Cool Photo Filters from Your Smartphone
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14
Communal Photo Apps
Communal Photo Apps
Photovine App is a Theme-Based Picture Sharing Service
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13
Simple Text-Adding Apps
Simple Text-Adding Apps
The Pictual Text Photo App Turns Plain Text into Gorgeous Graphics
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12
Paraphernalia Phone Photography
Paraphernalia Phone Photography
The General Electric Instagram Collab is Artistically Industrial
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11
Hipster Photo Printers
Hipster Photo Printers
The Instagram Blurb Book Tells a Story with Pictures Taken on the Fly
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10
Retro Film-Creating Apps
Retro Film-Creating Apps
Create Old School Movies on Your iPhone with the Silent Film App
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9
Social 3D Photo Apps
Social 3D Photo Apps
The 'Tadaa 3D' App Lets Users Take and Share 3D Pictures
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8
Pixel Art iPhone Apps
Pixel Art iPhone Apps
eBoy and Delicious Toys Make Your Phone More Fun With FixPix
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7
iPhone Photo Competitions
iPhone Photo Competitions
The 'Creative Boost' iPhoneography Contest Lets You Show Your Skills
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6
Style-Editing Apps
Style-Editing Apps
iLookbook for iPhone Lets You Share Your Styles with Ease
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5
Pixelated Picture Apps
Pixelated Picture Apps
The 'Sprite Something' iPad App Lets You Create Pixelated Images on Purpose
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4
Holistic Phoneography Apps
Holistic Phoneography Apps
FX Photo Studio 3.1 Lets You Share and Edit iPhone Photos
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3
Smartphone Reality Shoots
Smartphone Reality Shoots
iPhone Photography is the Latest in Capturing Life's Moments
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2
Marvelous Mobile Photography
Marvelous Mobile Photography
Aik Beng Chia Shoots Amazing Artistic Photos from an iPhone
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1
Insta-Photo Flipbook Apps
Insta-Photo Flipbook Apps
The Flipagram App Turns Instagram Photos into Cool Video Flipbooks
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