Paper Camera – Android App Review
There are plenty of Android Apps that let you alter pictures on your phone, and picking the right one can be a hassle. Paper Camera from JFDP Labs is a great little camera app that lets you use a variety of filters on your pictures before or after you take them. Sure there are other apps that do similar things, but they aren’t as easy to use or near as fun as Paper Camera. What makes this app a step above the rest? Read on to find out…
Paper Camera has 11 different filters in with Comic Boom, Sketch Up, Acquarello, Old Printer, Neon Cola, Con Tours, Bleaching, Gotham Noir, Half Ton, Granny’s Paper, and Pastel Perfect. Each of these filters has a different effect and you can adjust the contrast, brightness and lines on each filter. As a Comic fan, Comic Boom was my personal favorite with Gotham Noir not far behind. There’s a lot of fun to be had “Comicizing” people and environments, but all the filters look great and really change things up. All the filters and their adjustments can be done to the pictures already on your camera or in “Live Mode” before you actually take the picture
The “Live Mode” aspect of Paper Camera is very cool as you can just point your camera at whatever you like and change the filters up; I’ve honestly spent about as much time looking at different things through Paper Camera as I have actually taking pictures. If you want to add the filters to pictures already on your phone that parts a breeze as well; just pick a folder and you can go through the pictures using the app and adjust them as you go along. Nice touch, as some apps don’t let you actually browse the pics and make you select them individually for processing.
Paper Camera is really a great app to have on your phone; the interface looks great and the app itself is very easy to use. The fact it allowed me to change filters quickly and adjust the effects in real time really sold me on the app as well. It’s one of the few apps I’ve had that I can let practically anyone use whether it’s my Mom or my 6 year old niece. There’s really nothing bad I can say about Paper Camera, and I’m anxious to see what the developers do next. There was mention of video being added in a future update, and JFDP Labs has told us they expect to have that implemented within the next month or two. Needless to say, that’s going to be a very, very cool feature when it’s done. No free version of Paper Camera is available, but the full version is well worth the $1.99 price tag. You can grab it in the Android market or try it out on Appscribe.
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