8 best camera apps to take amazing photos

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Camera apps help you take perfect photos and selfies on Android phone or iPhone. Some offer professional camera features such as aperture control, focus, shutter speed, and more.

We've gathered the 8 best apps to take amazing photos. It will be difficult to choose which photo to post on social media!

Sweet selfie

Sweet Selfie is a camera app with an integrated image editor. As the name suggests, the program is ideal for those who like to take selfies.



In addition to filters, the app offers real-time makeup effect. There is also the possibility to change physical aspects, such as the shape of the face and nose in a very realistic way.

Regarding the camera features themselves, it has timer options of up to 10 seconds, vignette and background blur.

  • Sweet selfie (free, but offers in-app purchases): Android | iOS

silent camera

More than taking pictures without the shutter sound, Silent Camera brings together tools to shoot almost professionally. In addition to delivering high quality images, it features high-speed continuous shooting (up to 40 fps).

There are even options for adjusting focus, white balance and to use grids and level for the perfect framing. You can also blur the background in selfies, include location information, and apply color filters and effects.

  • silent camera (free, but offers in-app purchases): Android

Spotlights

Focos is dedicated to those who like to explore the possibilities offered by manual focus. The user can also change the exposure manually, as well as white balance.


The program also allows you to insert a grid and level to help with framing, add geolocation and activate a timer of up to 15 seconds.


In addition, it is possible to edit photos from the Library, including files with RAW extension. Adjustment options include modifying the shutter aperture size, adding points of light, and changing the lens style.

  • Spotlights (free, but offers in-app purchases): iOS

Adobe Lightroom

Adobe Lightroom puts smartphone camera control in your hands, giving you the feeling of using professional equipment. The app guarantees photos with HDR technology, as well as fine adjustment of the lens and lighting.

In Pro mode, it allows you to change the exposure, shutter speed, sensitivity, focus, among other aspects. You can even white balance, activate the self-timer and include grids to help with framing.

To improve, it has a powerful integrated photo editor, developed by the almost unanimous creator of Photoshop.

  • Adobe Lightroom (free, but offers in-app purchases): Android | iOS

Bacon Camera

Bacon Camera boosts your cell phone camera with many extra features. Among them are manually setting the exposure, shutter speed, focus and ISO.

The app also allows you to white balance and apply effects, filters and noise reduction. It is also possible to create superimposed images with the press of a button and generate animated GIFs.

The program is compatible with HDR technology and supports files in RAW format.

  • Bacon Camera (free): Android

Camera360

Camera360 is another option for those who like to take the perfect selfie. The app simply allows you to modify various aspects of the physiognomy in real time. Like nose size and thickness, skin smoothing or face thinning.



It is also possible to change the shape of the eyes and even arch the eyebrows. To give a final touch, you can also apply virtual makeup, ranging from lipstick to facial contour.


In terms of camera, the program provides timer, vignette and manual adjustment of contrast, saturation, white balance and exposure. If you can't find them, you must activate them in the application's settings.

  • Camera360 (free, but offers in-app purchases): Android | iOS

1998 Cam - Vintage Camera

The 1998 Cam is famous for its retro-style filters, which hark back to photos taken with analog cameras. But of old, the application has only the look.

In addition to the wide variety of filters, it allows you to insert light and dust leakage effects and choose the image resolution you prefer. There is also a timer feature of up to 10 seconds and the possibility of using grids as a guide.

The app also offers an integrated editor, through which you'll be able to change saturation, contrast, shading, among other aspects of the photo.

  • 1998 Cam - Vintage Camera (free, but offers in-app purchases): Android | iOS

Open Room


Open Camera is yet another good option that adds professional camera features to your mobile. The app has six focus modes, camera auto-stabilization and manual exposure adjustment.

There are also several options for grids, such as diagonal, triangular and golden, ideal to guide those who are starting to photograph. The user also has at his disposal the white balance, color effects and continuous shooting of up to 200 photos.

You can set the timer for up to 5 minutes and save the image with a resolution of up to 12 MP. As far as the shooting mode is concerned, the user can choose between STD, DRO, HDR and panoramic.

  • Open Room (free): Android

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