Popular Photo Sharing Apps for Android
Nov 10, 2014 8:21 AM –
Smartphone cameras are quickly becoming the device of choice for photo lovers to take and store pictures. Selfies, or pictures that you take of yourself, have become extremely popular on social media. Digital Trends says that selfies are now the most popular way of taking a photo.
There are many apps for Android that allows you to take advantage of the camera. A front camera is essential for selfies; if your phone is an older model, you might need to update. You can look for Android mobiles on priceraja.com if you reside in India. Sites like that will also give you Android mobile price comparisons so you can choose the right one for your budget.
Once you have your new phone (and a better camera), here are a few picks for some of the best and most popular photo sharing and editing apps on the Android market today:
Instagram is the hottest photo app right now. According to Digital Marketing Ramblings, Instagram has 200 million active users. More than 75 million users use Instagram every single day. You can use the app to look at celebrity photos, upload your own photos (especially selfies) and popular memes. This year Instagram added video capabilities. It has a number of filters to edit your photos, complete with cropping and framing into its trademark square-sized picture. There are even several apps that you can download to edit your photos before you post them on Instagram. Instagram brings together social networking and photo sharing into one very popular app. Users follow each other, gaining access to each user’s gallery of photos that update in a stream similar to Facebook.
This app has recently become available to Android and is quickly becoming popular for adding an array of filters to photos. It offers many more filters than most apps and gives them a high quality look along with many editing tools. Millions of VSCO Cam users upload their tagged pictures onto Instagram. This app was downloaded a million times in its first week! It has a minimalist interface but is packed with editing tools and filters for the best smartphone pictures that you will see on the Internet. This is the app for the smartphone user who wants professional looking photos.
Snapchat is the app that users use to send each other photos and videos called “snaps” that immediately disappear from the app upon viewing. There is the option to add text and doodles to each photo. Thirty million users of Snapchat are active, and over half of those users use the app every day. You can also send photos to multiple recipients and share photos or videos as statuses. As an app that has a higher percentage of younger users than most, Snapchat is very popular among different smartphone platforms. This is a fun way to share many photos with your friends and family without having to worry about them being saved. (Unless they take a screenshot, and if they do, you are notified.) Snapchat recently announced that they are working in partnership with various media outlets to launch Discover, which will bring articles, music and video. They expect for these also to be in line with Snapchat’s “disappearing” approach to media sharing.
If you like taking and sharing selfies, this app is a must-have! It only takes seconds to turn an ordinary smartphone picture into a stunning poirtrait. This app is geared more towards users not familiar with photo retouching. You can give your selfies a Photoshop-like effect, even adding makeup and features such as changing eye color, whiter teeth, and flawless looking skin. This is a fun way to edit your photos and maybe try out a new look in the process!
You Cam Perfect and You Cam Makeup
Much like Perfect 365, You Cam is an app with 5 million users that gives you the ability to edit your selfies and add makeup, organize photos into collages, and even adjust the appearance of facial features and body parts in pictures. You Cam calls the app a “virtual cosmetic kit” with greater face detection accuracy than any other app. It only takes seconds to make over pictures for the look that you want.
This app has been around for a decade. Flickr is a photo and video storage app that you can use to store all of your media to save space on your Android phone. It is secure and like most apps, you can restrict others from viewing your content. It offers the options of Free, Ad-Free, and Doublr. The free option offers a terabyte of storage, the ad-free one offers no advertisements, and the Doublr account offers twice the storage than the free version.
There are so many apps now that you can use to share selfies and other pictures with friends, families, and even random acquaintances from the Internet. These are some of the best, so grab your phone and start clicking away!