Best 5 Photo Editing Applications for Symbian Phones
We all love to capture the world around us. Whether it is the nightlife weekend activities, or the precious wonders of nature – think of those adventurous trips; most people have used dedicated cameras to satisfy this need. However, with the increasing popularity of cameraphones coupled with its portability, it has become almost easier to capture our surroundings. Our phones are always with us every minute of the day; it fits into our purses and pockets and sometimes, can even take better photos.
Unlike a dedicated camera, using cameraphones also come with the option to share the images on several social networking sites where friends and fans can have access to it. You can also install photo editing applications with which users can add effects and create an image that fits their desires. If you have a smartphone that runs on Symbian OS, here are the top 5 photo editing applications that make taking and sharing photos easier and fun.
Molome is a free app with cool photo editing and sharing features. You can take snapshots from within the app’s editing section or pull an image from the gallery. Either way, once you are at the photo edit section, you will have access to over 14 filter effects including Parlo, vivid, vintage, pastel, rosy, cartoon, and many others. Adding any of these effects will introduce new features while fine-tuning the appearance of the image. The app also allows users to add caption to their images with the option to share it on facebook, twitter, flickr, thumblr, weibo, and with the Molome community for some love and lovely comments.
Molome features a number of key elements with periodic updates, aimed at providing users more value at no cost, that I suppose made it popular among Symbian device users. It allows users to Love and comment photos, and provides timely notifications when comments are left on ones photos or loved. There is no limit to the number of images you can upload and it features fast upload speed, fast camera access for instant sharing, and high quality screen resolution. Users can view and update their own profile at any time, view popular photos and earn badges on the Molome community, while using any of the magical filters at will.
2. HDR Photo Camera
The HDR Photo Camera is a cool photo editing and sharing app for Symbian phones like Nokia N8, iPhone 4, Nokia E7, Nokia C7, C6-01 and all other Symbian devices. It works by taking three different photos at different exposure levels, and then combines these images using the exposure fusing technique. The result is a high dynamic range image that is often better and more colored than the individual photos.
While providing exceptional HDR picture, the HDR camera mode also supports single shoot mode with some cool advanced features, including pinch to zoom, independent focus and exposure points, instant preview and focus lock when supported by the device. For your Mobile HDR, you will also get several other parameters like the adjustable contrast, saturation and exposedness and a high quality image resolution.
I also liked, especially, the geotagging support that comes with the HDR. This allows users to know when and where a particular shot was taken. Users also have the option to either save source images or not when working on HDRs.
What users say about the HDR Photo Camera app
Many people, who have used this app, were happy and confirmed that while similar apps were able to take only two shots, HDR Photo Camera takes underexposed, normal and over exposed shots and processes it effectively. Users can also process the shots on their PC which is a great value that most people commended.
On the other hand, few customers weren’t satisfied with the 1-2 minutes process wait they experienced while using this app, but they all agreed that, finally, the output is worth it. As a suggestion, I have learnt not to use HDR Photo Camera app when in a hurry or while rushing to attend to something more urgent. This may also help you to be more effective while using the app.
3. Camera Lover Pack
The Camera Lover Pack is a photo editing app for Symbian devices that turns out high quality panoramic images. It is designed to provide camera lovers with all the camera functions they will ever need (or so they claimed), and includes about five different key features or mini apps that may normally not be available within a single app.
Is this true and what are the features? You can tell about the effectiveness of these mini apps, but if you love fine-tuning pictures and creating blemishes with your shots, Camera Lover Pack is really a pack of mini-apps with different functions that will make the process fun and a lot easier.
The mini-apps of Camera Lover Pack
- PhotoRama is designed to create high quality panoramic shots by stitching and fine-tuning images to flawlessness. This can literally put the ‘wow’ factor in all your creations.
- PhotoTwister is a stock of special effects and editing elements that allows users to resize the image and add from several filters to create artistic or fun effects. Practically, you can create sketch-like, cartoon-like or weird images, including several image-distortion options.
- PhotoFusion blends two or more images to create a perfect single image with the desired elements like adding faces into landscapes, and creating a puzzle pieces or a heart shape with different images.
- If you like creating pictures with the right retro look, Retromatic is for you. It is designed to make this process easier and fun and features different lenses and films with which you can create the more traditional effects with any of your images.
- Multimatic creates sets of fairly time-lapsed versions of a particular image. Yes, you can say it mimics the Lomo camera, but it’s a good one at that.
Accompanying these mini apps is a geotagging feature that enables users to know where and when a particular shot was taken. Camera Lover Pack seems more like a photo studio that most people have found valuable. Haven’t personally found enough time to push my limits with this app but the magical results I always get tells me there is more to it than just another app in the market.
CameraFX is a cool app for Symbian devices developed by Wildpalm. It comes with a wide range of features that gives users full control over the look of their pictures in real-time. With the CameraFX Pro, you can capture and manipulate images and use several editing features which will allow you to twist stretch and add kaleidoscope effects. With this app, you can create from cool real life images to some fun and weird pictures to share with friends or fans across social networks. It also supports Outline and Polar Lens, 3D FX features, camera flash and front and back cameras in the supported device.
iDesigner is one of the topnotch photo editing and sharing apps for Symbian devices that many people love for its vast features. It can be used to create, open and store images in .png and .jpg formats which are both the popular image formats, thereby appealing to a wide range of users. While working with this app, you can simultaneously open multiple images in different windows while using several other features that allows for selection, cutting, copying, pasting, brushing, erasing, filling, magnifying and adding other elements like rectangles, ellipse, polygon, texts and many others.
iDesigner is aimed at making the image editing process easier and fun with several image conversion options like rotation, mirror image, resizing, canvas resizing, inverting colours, shading and blurring and a few others. Additionally, the cancel and repeating actions helps to ensure that users get exactly what they want by going back and forth their actions. If you like fine-tuning an image to fit your exact desires, iDesigner has a load of cool features and effects with which you can create either a fun, professional or weird looking output out of every shot.
With these apps, you are clicks away from capturing, editing and sharing your surroundings, events, and things that simply impress you. Don’t depend on that in-built photo editing feature on your smartphone; unleash your imagination and get your creativity at play with any of these 5 apps. Sharing is sexy!
Written by Steven