Need more than the built-in camera on your iPhone? Try these great App Store alternatives!
Looking for the best iPhone apps for taking photos on your iPhone? While some people appreciate that the iPhone's Camera, others want as many manual, fine-grained controls as possible. Whether you want to adjust your white balance and shutter speed all on your own, or you just want an all-in-one camera and photo editing app, you've come to the right place. There are lots of camera replacement apps available in the App Store, but which ones are the absolute best?
VSCO Cam can let you snap, edit, and share your photos all in one place. You can even import your existing photos and access all your pictures in one place. One of my favorite things about VSCO Cam is how easy it is to independently adjust both the exposure and focus. If you've ever experienced a time when you want to focus on something but it's just too dark so you have to tap somewhere else, this is exactly the kind of problem VSCO Cam solves. No longer do you have to settle for darker but in focus photos or over-exposed and out of focus photos. VSCO Cam's filter and editing options are also some of the best you'll find.
If you're looking for an easy to use camera app that gives you just enough extras to take an all around better photo, you want VSCO Cam.
Camera+ has a killer camera that not only helps you stabilize images, but has one tap controls for locking things like white balance, exposure, and focus. You can also adjust the exposure compensation for difficult to shoot environments where a focus point is in a darker area. You can also see what ISO and shutter speed you're using at all times. Camera+ really shines when it comes to post-editing tools including highlights, shadows, contrast, and much more.
For a camera app that combines basic capture tools with amazingly powerful post-editing tools, check out Camera+.
ProCamera 7 is a beautiful camera replacement app that not only contains awesome post editing tools, but lets you adjust many settings and view live previews before you even shoot an image. Like VSCO Cam, you can adjust exposure and focus independent of each other in ProCamera 7. Use anti-shake mode when capturing a moving target for the best possible photo. Like the built-in Camera app, ProCamera 7 also features a burst mode that lets you take multiple photos in a row.
If you want live previews of your photos before you even capture them, look no further than ProCamera 7.
Camera360 Ultimate combines fun effects, filters, and scenes with a more than decent camera replacement app. While it may not have as many features as apps like ProCamera 7, it offers independent exposure and focus points as well as live previews of any effects you may want to add. The selfie feature of Camera360 lets you adjust skin tones and apply filters to take the best photo possible.
If you take a lot of selfies or like to play with fun filters and scenes, Camera360 Ultimate may be your perfect camera replacement app.
Instagram is one of the most popular ways to share photos and also contains built-in camera functionality to make the job even easier. If you've ever experienced a time where you snapped a photo with the built-in camera app and went to share it on Instagram only to find that you can't quite get a square crop right, you may want to consider using Instagram to snap a secondary photo from time to time. There aren't a lot of photo adjustment settings but it gets the job done and Instagram's collection of filters and editing tools aren't terrible either. You also have the option for Instagram to save the original, not square photo, to your Camera Roll.
If you share a majority of your photos on Instagram, using it as your Camera app may not be the worst idea.