Test Driving iPhone Photo Apps

Photography gets serious with the iPhone 4.

Standard iPhone HDR

The new iPhone4 features a 5 megapixal with 5x digital zoom with fully-functioning HDR capabilities. It also has a built-in LED flash that does a decent job in low-light situations.

To see how the camera performs, I decided to test out 4 photography apps that produce a variety of effects on the iPhone.

There a dozens of photo apps available and many have redundancies of features already built into the phone camera. I am going to be trying out a few apps that digitally produce images mirroring common film styles, from black and white Tri-X to Polaroids.

• b/w ASA 1600

CLASSIC TOY

Having much more features than most, Classic Toy reproduces quite a few film stock and film speed styles.

• desaturated color ASA 100
• vintage prints ASA 400


• positive color ASA 100
• CLS Color Original #1 ASA 100
Old Camera

OLD CAMERA
For the Matthew Brady in you.


Toy Camera
Tilt Shift Generator

TILT SHIFT GENERATOR – FAKE MINIATURE
A popular and fun app! Very versatile editing capabilities.


Shakeitphoto
Shakeitphoto

SHAKE IT PHOTO
Shake it like a Polaroid! Shake your phone and watch the image develop.
This app really does a great job of approximating the look of a classic Polaroid.