Top Five Photography Apps For the iPhone

Anyone who has an iPhone knows they take better pictures than many cell phones, but like anything, there is always room for improvement. Although there are a number of photo related apps on the market, the top five, ColorSplash, Night Camera, Camera Bag, Photo Fx and PhotoGene have the best features by far.

ColorSplash allows the user to convert a picture into black and white while keeping a chosen selection in color which is known as selective desaturation, it does not change the original colors though. There are four brush options, soft edged, hard edged, transparent and opaque. Conveniently, the user has the ability to undo an unlimited number of times. The only downside is a known glitch in which saved images look blurry on the phone, but are fine once they are saved onto a computer.

Night Camera is an indispensable app for anyone trying to take pictures in low light situations. It is able to take clear pictures in low light because of a built in accelerometer that activates the shutter when the camera is stable. All the user has to do is press the shutter button. As soon as the accelerometer detects stability it will trigger the shutter and vibrate to alert that the non blurry picture has been taken.

CameraBag simulates a variety of different cameras, allowing the user to take almost any type of picture. According to iTunes, the following types of pictures can be taken with CameraBag:

Helga – A square format toy camera feel with washed out highlights and old school vignette.
Instant – No need to shake this instant developing film; includes the familiar wide bottom border.
1974 – This is your father’s camera faded, tinted, and hip.
Lolo – Shoot from the hip and take life as it comes with vibrant, colorful shots.
Cinema – Dramatic, moody, wide screen stills from the ongoing saga of your life.
1962 – Dynamic black and whites from the photojournalists of a bygone era.
Mono – Smooth gradation from black to white.
Infrared – Simulation of the popular landscape photography technique.
Fisheye – Popular fish eye lens effect – for fun effects, try it in combination with other filters.
Original – The unaltered image.

Photo Fx offers professional features in an easy to use application. It contains 26 filters and 27 different film looks. Filters from simple things such as Black and White, Day for Night, Fog or Glow are featured along with numerous others.

PhotoGene is a complete photo editing application that lets the user crop, sharpen, balance, straighten, rotate, add frames or text, saturate and add effects to pictures. Pictures can be taken within the application, allowing for fast and simple editing. It is essential for anyone wanting to take pride in his or her photography.

The Trends Enveloping iPhone Apps and Its Development Market

One of the most renowned analytics software firm Pinch Media had released quite a few interesting facts and stats related to the recent iPhone application usage based on the tracked download.

For iPhone app developers, most companies have worked out strategies to promote both paid apps and ad-supported apps which rely on repeat users.

Generally, many companies prefer to sell their apps by bombarding the users with ads and banners to bring in the amount that a paid application costs. Some niche applications demand much higher ad rates than the regular ones as they are for the high-end users. The average user does not go for the high end apps as they are way too costly and buy them only if it suits their requirements.

The stats revealed by Pinch Media showed that not many use an app more than once unless it is extraordinary. Most users move on within a month and switch their interest in some other apps.

About 20% use a free app after they download it the first day while less than 5% stay on after a month or so. The paid apps do not even pull in traffic of even 5% of the first day.

Most of the apps are used for entertainment but as analysts say, business apps are getting a hold on. They are preferred by the business men and sales professionals. According to an iPhone developer those who publish need to be careful about the price that they attach. Most apps are also offered at promotional rates to generate interest but rarely have the charges of an app increased.

The AppStore is full of free and low cost applications, but the cheapest ones are a big sell-off depending on the overall volume of the apps. The rates are divided in a 70:30 ratio between the developer and Apple. Business apps are in greater demand than the consumer apps lately. Book applications and education are the most visited iPhone app categories for downloading apps.

Most companies are turning on with the bandwagon of mobile applications. Some are in the race to either promote their business or make a neat and clean profit through direct sales. There is much more demand for gaming application development on the iPhone. The development requests for music apps are also on the rise. Android apps are also modeled on the successful iPhone apps and some apps are inspired by their Android counterparts. New weather forecast apps, sports apps and photography apps have also registered a great deal of interest amongst the youth.