iPhone Life magazine

Best Apps: Photography

photographyPhotography apps add a long list of needed features to your iPhone's camera, including visual effects, digital zoom, and photo editing. Many of these apps also make it easy to share your images with your friends through either e-mail, MMS, or by posting them directly to social networks, image hosting sites, and even your own blog. There are even apps that will help you improve your photography skills. It's likely that no one app has all the features you need, so make sure you have a good idea of what you want to do with your camera before you start paying for apps. Best of the Best

Color Splash ($1.99; app2.me/323) Quickly and easily give photos a dramatic look by converting them to black and white, while keeping your chosen details in color.

Hipstamatic ($1.99; app2.me/2584) brings back the look, feel, unpredictable beauty, and fun of plastic toy cameras of the past!

iMovie ($4.99; app2.me/2551) brings Apple's editing software to your iPhone.

Adobe Photoshop Express (Free; app2.me/325) has a lot of powerful tools to help edit your photos.

TiltShift ($1.99; app2.me/2845) simulates a tilt-shift lens that tricks your mind into viewing a photo as a miniature scene.

Panorama Apps

AutosStitch Panorama ($2.99, app2.me/327) AutoStitch is the only app that can stitch images in any order or arrangement, including vertical, horizontal, or mixed arrangements.

Pano ($2.99, app2.me/2874) Pano is an award-winning app that lets you take beautiful, seamless, panoramic photos straight from your phone.

Panorama ($9.99, app2.me/2873) is a great, simple to use, panorama app.

Free Photo Apps

Dash of Color FREE (Free, app2.me/2430) This application allows selective coloring to give black and white photos a dash of color.

Flickr (Free, app2.me/2875) Upload your photos to Flickr and share them with your friends and family.

Koredoko (Free, app2.me/2876) Uses the phones GPS to tag your photos with their location, date and time.

Photoshop.com mobile (see "Best of the Best")

Video Editing

Animoto Videos (Free; app2.me/2836) lets you make slideshows with music from your iPhone.

ReelDirector ($3.99; app2.me/329) is a great alternative to iMovie.

Vintage Video Maker ($1.99; app2.me/2837) This app will make any of your iPhone videos look like authentic old school movies from the 20's, or like a groovy home video from the 60's.

iMovie (see "Best of the Best")