With the much anticipated launch of Instagram for Android, a lot of Android mobile users have hastily installed the app to try it for themselves when it became available in early April 2012. However, after two weeks of using it, some have become disappointed while some just easily got bored with this new app, which was previously available only to iPhone users. If you are looking for an alternative to Instagram, then we decided to list our top free 15 photo app for Android phones. For sure, you have encountered other lists of photo app for android consisting of 25 plus even up to 100 apps! We’d rather not confuse you with a long list so we listed only 15 of the best yet free. Installing all of these apps on your phone will surely slow your phone down. So carefully read the description and features of each app and compare them with other apps before deciding which to download. On the other hand, if you are a RIM blackberry user and would like to try some apps that work like Instagram, then check out our post on Instagram for Blackberry.
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Our top favorite, this photo app also includes assorted effects that you can add to the photos you take. What makes this app unique are the additional filters and options that can dramatically change the look of any photo. It also gives you the ability to quickly compare your new stylized photo with the original by tapping and holding the image on screen. Although it does not have its own social network behind it, Camera 360 uses Android’s built-in sharing functionality, which allows you to share your photos using any app you have installed that supports photo sharing. This includes Facebook, Twitter, and even Dropbox.
02-Vignette comes with 76 customizable photo effects and 57 frames in any combination, to create retro/vintage styles, LOMO/Diana/Holga toy camera styles, Polaroid/instant camera styles and much more.In addition, you can also implement cross-process, duotone, charcoal, tilt-shift, photo-booth, double-exposure effects and more. This photo app is also a full-featured camera application. However, shooting in full resolutions with these effects are available on paid version only.Vignette does not require an internet connection to process pictures like some apps, and does not upload your pictures to a central server like Instagram. Your pictures do not leave your phone until you choose to share them.
This photo app for android helps you enhance the photos from your Android camera with effects and share them with friends on Facebook, Twitter, and Lightbox.com. You can also enjoy photos shared by the creative Lightbox community. Lightbox is 100 percent free.
“Beauty Camera” is designed to make your photo look more beautiful. When you take photos in dark room, the face or object will not look as beautiful as usual. Beauty Camera helps solve the problem.
You can not only adjust the brightness but also tonal and detail of the photo. With the app you can also smooth the skin and remove spots on face.
Convert your photos collection into amazing collages with this photo app for Android. With PhotoGrid you can convert your photos collection into amazing collages then share them via Twitter, Facebook, Gmail.
What makes this photo app unique is in the way you choose effects for your photos. In this app, filters and effects for your photos are represented by film style, such as “noir” or “vivid.” You can also choose from the 8 types of novelty cameras when shooting pictures. The app lets you pair any of the cameras with any of the eight films, giving you a lot of options in creating your compositions. You can likewise share the results via Facebook or Twitter, or upload them to the Pudding Camera website for others to enjoy.
07- Retro Camera
With Retro Camera you will be able to take delicious old-school pictures. This app features 5 cameras, 5 sets of vintage vignetting, film scratch, black and white, and cross processing effects for that off-the-hip analog look. Inspired by the Lomo, Holga, Polaroid, Diana, the toy cameras and Hipstamatic.
08-Pro HDR Camera
Now you can automatically create stunning full-resolution HDR images with just a single tap on your Android phone. Please note that this app has been tested to work properly on Motorola, HTC and most Samsung phones. However, if you have a LG, Sony, or other device, the HDR capability may not function properly.
Photaf is an Android App for creating panoramas. Using this app, you will be able to create seamless 360 panoramic photos easily. The app uses the camera and the orientation sensor to know the exact angle each picture was taken. When done, you can move your phone around to see the complete panoramic view by using the phone’s compass or the touch screen.
Claimed as the camera application for portraits, ‘Cymera’is a free application that helps anyone take a photo like a professional photographer. The app lets you take pictures by choosing among its 7 kinds of great lenses and 4 kinds of shooting modes. It also provides various decorating effects and filters through face recognition so you can make your own unique photo.
11- Little Photo
This is a photo editor app that lets you add countless effects in your photos. This free app includes over 70 filters arranged by categories, from lomo to color and from warm to dream. Before you can apply the effects, the app will first ask you to manually save copy of the original photo, allowing you the freedom to experiment with filters. However, it does not have any social factor nor cloud storage.
12-This is the mobile app version of Yahoo photo sharing site, Flickr. Although it does not have many filters, Flickr app has the advantage of being extremely clean and easy to navigate. The filters are all named after major cities such as Paris or Rome, and you have the option of uploading your photos to Facebook, Tumblr, and Twitter.Pictures also simultaneously upload to your Flickr account.
You can add fun retro effects to your photos in a snap and transform your photos into cool looking vintage images. Editing is as easy as one, two, three with Pixlr-o-matic to add effects, overlays and borders. So many options to choose from, there are more than 2,000,000 possible finishes to make your photos look spectacular!
This mobile photo app is a simple, easy to use, photo labeler using a variety of beautiful tapes that stylishly labels your photos. Select, swipe and type. This photo app for Android helps you highlight areas, label items in your photo in an artistic, creative and fun way. You can even use different labels to create frames inside your photo.
15-We love to take pictures of our kids. And what would be morefun than applying funny, lovely frames to their photos. This photo app for android is very easy to use. Simply choose photo from gallery or take new photo with camera, then apply frame to photo. In addition, you can apply color effects to your photo. Afterwards, you can share them with your friends via facebook, twitter, email, sms etc. Currently, there are over 70 lovely frames to choose from.