PonyPhoto -FREE IN MAY $0
PonyPhoto is another competitor for the "Pocket Photoshop" crown. While there are quite a few apps that could do almost the same, the Gif creator funtion makes PonyPhoto shine especially bright among all the editors. That’s true. Not all photo editors could let you convert several static photos to a dynamic one and then output it as *.gif. Despite of this gif creator, the facebook/twitter/flickr share function is another shot that make it strong enough to compete for the “Pocket Photoshop” crown. Take the pictures with you cell cam and edit them right after that, and then you could immediately send them to Facebook or Twitter.
As for the effects in PonyPhoto, there are many available options out there, such as effects such as Invert, Grayscale, Sepia, Pixellate, Blur, Sharpen, Jitter, Water Wave, Gamma Correction, Additive Noise, Vignette, Polaroid, TiltShift, Oil Painting, RotateChannel,etc. And how about asjustments? No need to mention about changing the image’s size and shape, nor the frames in various styles. Composting different images to generate a new one sounds fun enough.
Overall PonyPhoto is an extremely poerful piece of softwrae which is very good value of money, considering how many apps could do the gif creator is an absolute steal. Personally, PonyPhoto is recommended.
Apict - $0.99
Apict is essentially a polaroid app for Windows Phone 7. There are, of course, plenty of polaroid apps for the various mobile operating systems out there but many are overcomplicated and, frankly, sub par. This one is wonderfully simple in the spirit of the polaroid camera, and as a result is quite effective at making very nice, quirky polaroid photos for your albums or Facebook.
Apict applies the effect to photos as you take them but can also be used to add polaroid-ness to pics in your existing albums. When you take a photo with Apict it automatically applies a number of visual effects which combine brilliantly to give a spot-on retro feel. It all looks very 70s, but in a good way.
Before you save the photo you have the option of typing a label for the image and this appears on the white part of the polaroid pic in a nice 'hand-written marker' style font. This is where Apict distinguishes itself from other polaroid apps - many other polaroid apps on the market encourage you to write your own notes with your finger, or simply use an ugly font - the results frequently look as if an inky spider has died on the photo. Apict deftly sidesteps this issue with its simple, neat solution.
The presentation of Apict is one of its most enjoyable features, from the way in which it adjusts the pictures for that authentic look to the polaroid camera sound effects and the way the finished photo slides onto your screen, as if ejected from a real camera.