Top 10 Free Photography Applications (iOS + Android)

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How’s it going guys I’m ThioJoe and today’s video is going to be going over 10 different photography apps that you might want to check out if you like taking pictures and Pretty much all of these will be available on both iPhone and Android Except for a couple which I’ll specify and let you know But you should be able to use almost all of them now Before We jump in I want to recommend to you guys if you like watching these videos be sure to enable notifications Next to the subscribe button by clicking the bell or else YouTube’s algorithm literally might not even show you my new videos even if you Do subscribe so just keep that in mind, but anyway? We’re not gonna waste any more time Let’s just get started the first app is one of my favorites It’s actually made by Google and it is called Snapseed.


And it’s a really great photo editing app that has a bunch of really cool features and has a pretty nice interface So for example one of the unique effects that I noticed they have that not really anything else has is called ambience which just kind of lowers Or raises the brightness and pop of the image overall in a way that is Different than just raising the brightness or raising the contrast it’s hard to describe, but you’ll notice how it works And I seem to like it and this of course is in addition to all the regular adjustments you can make like brightness contrast saturation All that there’s a ton of different tools you can use you slide up the drawer you can see all the stuff you can do including filters plus a bunch of different adjustments such as Physical adjustments like perspective, or you can kind of warp the image maybe if it is At a weird angle or something you can adjust it that way and fix it so there’s a lot you can do with this app And it has really good quality, too The next step is called vsco, which I believe is pronounced visco And this is actually one of the first apps that had filters I think it was even before Instagram so obviously they have a lot of unique filters that you can apply to photos and More than Instagram really,


but also it does have a bunch of other effects too for example It has a specific skin tone tool which can basically target and adjust the skin tone so if you’re pale Or it’s bright sunlight or something you can fix it that way and another really good example for an effect is the ability to ten The shadows or the highlights specifically which I really haven’t seen in Many other apps if at all so if you are Really specific for how you want a photo to look this could be a good way to do it in addition to those filters Obviously and kind of like Snapseed, it’s gonna. Have a lot of tools as well It’s fully featured so at this point you can probably use both of them And it’s more of just which you prefer in terms of the interface all right moving on the third app is a little bit different From the previous ones we just talked about in that It more focuses on filters that kind of convert your photos into type of artwork So it’s not filters that just kind of adjust the color But it applies different effects to the photos so what I mean by that and you can see examples here Is there are effects for for example making your photo look like a watercolor or an oil? Painting or a sketch photo or something like that So it’s not just in terms of making the photo look colorful or something it Completely changes the way the photo looks really now a lot of these are pretty Extreme so


if you use these effects on every photo it might get a little bit old But you can adjust the degree to which these effects apply to the photo so maybe if you’re posting stuff on Instagram And you want to make one a little bit more artistic you can use a little bit of one of these effects or just Change it up and use it completely So it’s definitely something that is a little bit different that you might want to check out at least have on your tool belt all Right now the next three apps are actually all made by Adobe, and they’re all photoshop apps, but they serve different purposes So they are different we’re gonna go over them But just know that when I say these they are different apps the first of these three is called Photoshop Express And it’s kind of like the first two we talked about where you get general basic adjustments like Contrast brightness all the stuff. You’d expect Sharpness and stuff like that and the interesting thing about this one though Is that while it does have filters? Or looks as they’re called the difference with this one is you’re allowed to create your own looks and then save them for later so if you tend to do a lot of photoshopping or editing of photos, and you kind of have Look that you like to get them to look like this is a good one where you can apply that same look and just save It and you can see here another cool thing is that they have the filters or looks? Categorized by the different types of photos you might be taking so they have one for portraits one for landscape So if you’re not really sure what kind of filters you want to apply? This might be a good one to get started and just kind of check out whatever filters.


They might recommend and obviously you don’t have to use the landscape ones on landscape photos You can use it on whatever you want But it’s still neat to check out now the next one is called Photoshop Mix and this is going to be different than any of the other ones on the list and that’s because like the name mix Suggests this actually allows you to combine multiple photos So you can import different photos as layers and one of the effects you have is the ability to cut out? Objects from one and keep it and insert it over top of other photos now It doesn’t work perfectly obviously, but it is pretty much The only app that allows you to do this and is most like the regular Photoshop app on the desktop although obviously not nearly as powerful and what it’s good about this is it’s pretty Straightforward to use it makes it easy to create these layers Using the different photos that you insert and edit out or you can even duplicate photos and that sort of thing and make Transparent backgrounds, so this is definitely a unique one to have and of course It’s made by Adobe so it’s going to be pretty decent quality sometimes cutting out objects isn’t perfect But it’s better than nothing and there’s not going to be that many other apps that will allow you to combine Photos in this way all right now the third Photoshop app is called Photoshop fix and like the name suggests It’s mostly based around fixing issues.


With your photo like redeye or maybe blemishes or just adjusting everything else that we talked about before the general adjustments you’re gonna get Brightness contrast everything like that nothing too special, but the one killer feature I think which is actually kind of funny is the selfie adjustment feature so when you take a photo of a face it will recognize a face, and then you have the option to Really mess around with it. However you want It’ll identify each point on your face and different features And you can adjust them however you want for example if you want to make your eyes spread way further apart You just click on a thing and click liquefy And then you can move your eyes apart make them look big Just screw up the way your face is shaped it’s actually really hilarious If you just want to mess with your own selfies Or I don’t know mess with friends or something and I guess you can legitimately use it But it is pretty unique that you can actually adjust Individual facial features which even a lot of selfie fixing apps don’t really do so this is pretty awesome alright So those are the photoshop apps and now I think we’re on at number 7 And that would be Pixlr and kind of like what we talked about before with Snapseed and visco It’s pretty similar to those and that it’s just a really good photo editor with lots of different effects and filters And it has a really good interface as well,


so maybe you want the effects of the previous apps But you don’t like the interface This is another one You can check out and even if it does have most of the same other stuff that the other apps have it might still be worth having in case I don’t know you don’t like the filters on the other one and you want to check out other options This could be a good one at least have Alright, so moving on to the next app this one is actually not a photo editing app, but one for taking unique photos And it’s called focus FOCS, and this is actually unfortunately only for iOS And you have to have an iPhone that has dual cameras And I’ll explain that in a second basically what this app does is use both of the dual cameras to figure out What is closer and what is further away to basically make a fake? Bouquet like photo with a blurry background now the portrait mode on the iPhone does this But it doesn’t always work perfectly and sometimes It doesn’t work if it’s not like a person so this will actually work on literally anything And it uses that parallax to try and figure it out. This one’s not perfect either sometimes They get weird edges especially if there’s brightness issues or the backgrounds kind of similar color But it still is unique And I think it’s at least worth having for sure alright now coming near the end we got a more number Nine is going to be called pics art And this one’s a little bit different from the previous ones and that it’s a lot more cartoony.


I guess it has a much different style for the filters So you’ll have a lot of stickers that you can put on the photos and also it has a lot of distortion effects that are pretty interesting So you get the classic swirl the one that’ll make your face look bulging and all that stuff but there are some other cool ones that might be kind of unique and kind of like how we talked about in some of the Other apps you’re gonna have some strong filters I guess you could say they’re not just adjusting the hue and stuff But really change the colors completely color effects art effects like with prism that apply almost like an artistic Redrawing of it or something and also if you take a lot of selfies There’s effects that will fix your face not to the degree of Photoshop fix But just in general and the one thing you need to know is though I think there might be a paid version, but the free version has ads that pop up what you’re kind of annoying I don’t think I’ve seen any other Photo editing apps that literally have a whole screen add pop-up yet to wait to go away So that’s really annoying But it seems like this app is more focused on making fun edits like with stickers and all that as opposed to like artistic photos alright now finally number 10 I’m actually going to combine three different ones here, and you’ll see why in a second But basically all of these apps are made by Google And they were released pretty much as experiments recently and each one does a very small specific Type of task so it doesn’t really make sense to list these all differently But you’ll see why in a second the first one of these is called Storyboard, and this is unfortunately only available on Android and what this does is lets you take a video and basically convert it into a comic strip And that’s basically it it just applies a comic book strip effect and kind of puts it in a collage type thing and that’s about it, so if you Specifically need a storyboard look an image that could be a good way to do it.


The next app is for both, Android and iOS And it is called selfie sumo and what this does is it automatically takes selfies for you So you enable the thing you open up the app and then you basically just do poses in front of it and then it takes the photos using AI or something to Judge the best time to take the photo or when you’re just changing a pose So I don’t know if you’re like a compulsive selfie taker and you want to get the absolute perfect image Or you want to try out taking different Selfies or something this might be a good one to try the third of these apps is called Scrubby’s, and it actually is only for iPhone, so you have one for Android one for both one for iPhone And what this one does is actually takes videos and converts it into like a time-warp thing that you can control, so Basically when you load in a video you can use one finger to scroll back and forth And it will make the video move back and forward in time, and then when you use two fingers It does the same thing except it actually records it so you can preview it and practice with one finger but maybe if you want to make a boomerang effect, then you would hold both fingers and Do it however you want and it’ll save and record what you did and turn that into a new video, so yeah?


There’s the last three each individual one isn’t really useful, but at least if you like one of them It’s good to know about so that’s it didn’t want to spend too much time on each individual app but hopefully of those ten you found at least a few that you liked so definitely let me know what you think down in the Comments if you have any others that I completely missed that are awesome. Let us know if you want to keep watching I’ll put some other videos right here You can click on and if you want to subscribe I make new videos every Tuesday Thursday Saturday and again click that Notification button next to the subscribe button or else YouTube might not even show you the videos regardless so again I’m looking forward to hearing from you guys. Thanks so much for watching. I’ll see you next time. Have a good one

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