Powercam: A photo and video app to die for

Review posted Mon 7 May '12  ·  21 comments
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Okay now, listen up people. This is an app to recommend to friends. You can't beat a good photo warping app can you. There are so many of them around these days and most offer something a little different. There's Instagram, of course as well as a couple of recent ones that I love - namely Photo Toaster and Jazz. Powercam  is a new and free social photo and video warping application for iPhone that features over fifty effect filters that work for both your photos and your videos. After you have created your masterpiece you can easily share it on your favorite social network.
 
PowerCam  is the most versatile of camera applications and has achieved over 12 million downloads to date. There are five spotlights that make PowerCam stand out. For a start there are over 50 effects, frames and filters that work for both photos and videos. You can preview them in real-time so you know exactly what they look like before you send them out to amaze and thrill your friends. That means, unlike most photo warping apps, you can set up and shoot before and as you shoot with effects so you dont have to wait to see what it looks like later and for the inspiration to go away. Take in life's moments, add magic and share them on Facebook, Flickr, Pinterest, Tumblr, YouTube and more. There are a number of specific eye-catching effects. Four Seasons delivers nature's change in the blink of an eye. Store the whole stunning spectrum of Mother Nature's beauty in a single picture.  X-Sketch strips away the saturating color from your favorite scenes and create the feeling of an work-in-progress. FaceTimer let's you easily capture your own self-portrait using face-tracking technology to snap the portrait with a count-down to the shot after the iPhone is steady. Tilt-Shift transforms life-sized subjects into miniature-scale models and seemingly shrink down the world around you into your own miniture Lilliputian menagerie.  Highlight your photos focal point and preserve its color with Color Splash while the rest goes gray.  Either add color to life’s gray areas with a splash of color, or subtract color from the background to highlight the focus of your shot. Then customize your photos and share them via your social network.
 
I love Powercam. I love most photo warping apps actually but this one is particularly good. It's also completely free. It features all the usual suspects when it comes to photo apps as well as some of the best features of Instagram, Camera+ and Hipstamatic and even tips its hat to an expensive photoshop. Where PowerCam really excels is in its real-time effects that you can set up before and during filming. Whereas Instagram and most of the others allow you to photo edit after the event this one let's you see exactly what you are getting as you film. For me, as a budding photographer, this is bliss and gives me way more creative control...and a hell of a lot of fun.



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