I remember my first mobile phone well. Something by Nokia. You could make calls – obviously. But that was about it. Even putting in someone’s contact info into it was a long drawn out process – hit the 2 three times for a “C”.
Some kids have never seen those phones before and no I am not 100 years old either. Mobile phones have done amazing things in the last 10-15 years.
When the early phone with cameras were introduced, the picture quality was poor. The DMV would have been proud of it but everyone else spotted them immediately.
Not anymore. A smartphone today does a fine job for casual pictures.
These are some programs that make the experience better (all can be had on the itunes app store):
photoforge2 lets you do amazing things to your photos. Too many to mention – sure it costs $2.99 but a lot of things are $2.99 and you have nothing tomorrow 🙂
instagram – while this app is not the best photo app out there (in my opinion) its real strength is in the community of photographers who use it. You can share your instant pictures, like others work and even comment on it. Just great – and free. Install it, start following some people like myself (vohwinkelphoto).
color splash – remember the wedding pictures where the flowers are in color and the rest in black and white? Well you have seen selective color 🙂 Color splash lets you do the same on the iphone. Now should you run out and make all your pictures selective color? Certainly not. But you can try a few.
Have another interesting photo app? Leave a comment so I can check it out.