Comparing Photo Apps on Android: Vignette and Retro Camera
Although there are many great camera apps with filters for the iPhone, Android users should not feel left out. Apps such as Vignette and Retro Camera offer an exciting array of filters to complement any photograph. I've tested out different filters from both apps, and uploaded the samples below.
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Vignette is one of the most downloaded photography applications in the Android Market. You can try the demo for free or purchase the full application for $3.99. You can use the in-app camera to take a new photo or import a photo from your gallery to edit. Vignette a wide selection of filters and frames that broaden up the range of creative avenues that you can explore.
Vignette not only gives you the option to choose different filters, but you can also mix and match effects to make your own customized filter. You can also choose from a list of frames to add a finishing touch to your photo.
Retro Camera is available in the Android Market for free, but you can also purchase an ad-free version for $2.99. While Retro Camera offers less options than Vignette does, it's a lot of fun to use. Photos are taken through old-school camera interfaces that are inspired by popular analog cameras such as the Polaroid, Lomo, Holga and Diana, providing a warm, nostalgic feel to each photo. Each camera provides a label that describes the camera and the look of the photo it creates, as well as a black and white option. After you finish taking your photos, you can view them strung across your own personal digital darkroom.