In a market swarming with photo apps, the Top Camera iPhone app sets itself apart. I’ll try to hit all the highlights, but you might have to download Top Camera yourself to understand how killer this iPhone app is.
The Top Camera iPhone app combines an intuitive user interface, top notch editing tools and a plethora of organizational features in one sleek camera app. Color me impressed.
Let’s start with the camera feature. Snapping pics with Top Camera is easy. On an iOS device with dual cameras the app transitions between both with ease. There are also several on-screen controls such as auto-white balance, a helpful grid, a scroll bar for zoom and even a horizon line to keep your pics straight.
It’s not the most effective use of screen space I’ve ever seen, but that’s a lot of detail to stick on one screen. Tap one of the settings icons to access even more options, including a titillating slow shutter mode and auto stabilizer sure to make pros drool.
Top Camera sets itself apart on the organization and sharing fronts as well. You can organize photos into any number of custom folders you create. You can even reorder them manually, change file names and transfer them between folders.
Or take your photos out of the app. The Top Camera iPhone app interfaces with Facebook, Twitter, Dropbox, Flickr and supports general export.
I haven’t even touched on the editing tools yet, so let me just say this. I’ve seen a lot of photo editing apps, and Top Camera has all the features I’ve seen in them. You can adjust values, add effects, slap on borders, rotate and crop to your heart’s desire.
Don’t’ like it? Just touch the revert button to go back to square one.
Layout & Design:
An app with all of those features packed in requires a heavy hand in the structural department, and Top Camera iPhone app steps up to bat in the layout department as well. Developers actually partnered with an artist and photographer, David Scott Leibowitz, to ensure beautiful cohesion.
This app is super easy to use, with an intelligent scroll design making all the options easy to access. My only complaint is that the folders tab is a little hard to identify.
A brilliant app that actually works is my Achilles’ heel. Looks like the folks creating Top Camera hit it out of the ballpark. I changed every feature multiple times, took shots one after the other and still this app refused to stop.
It does take a few second for pictures and edits to process. No big deal. If you don’t like it, adjust the quality of your image.
During an introductory period the Top Camera iPhone app is available for $.99. If you are serious about creating beautiful photos with your iOS device do yourself a favor and get this app.
Top Camera iPhone app requires iOS 3.1 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.
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