You’ve been planning for months for this special day and now it’s finally arrived — your annual vacation has arrived! Whether you’re headed to Europe, Thailand, to the nearest beach or to visit family out of state, there’s one thing vacations have in common: photographs.
By capturing all of those special moments, it almost feels like your vacation can last forever. Just a glance at that photo of you on the beach and it all comes flooding back. The warmth of the sun on your skin, the salty scent of the air, the crisp breeze blowing your hair in your face so that it tickles your nose. Instantly, you’re mentally transported to that spot on the same and you can almost feel the sand underneath your toes. Almost.
Help keep the memories of your trip alive by using these top photo apps to capture vacation snapshots like a professional:
With more than 100 million monthly active users, according to the company, Instagram has become the place to share brag-worthy photos of your latest vacation. It’s easy to see why when you check out Instagram’s 20 filter effects. They have the power to transform an ordinary photo to an extraordinary, professional-looking shot with a swipe of the screen. Once you post a photo, it is saved to your photo roll, where you can have it printed or use it in a photo book to commemorate the trip.
This recently updated app allows you to create a postcard using your iPhone, Facebook and Instagram photos. Simply choose a photo from your camera roll or take a new photo using the in-app camera. Then write a personal message and include the address of the recipient. The app takes care of the rest and Postagram will then print out your photo and mail it to the recipient for $0.99 in the U.S. and $1.99 to other countries.
The only downside? For bulk postcards, the app’s printing and postage costs from the app add up quickly. For bulk postcards, you maybe best served by ordering printing for the postcards from OvernightPrints.com and mailing them yourself for standard postage rates.
If you love a good photo montage or just can’t decide which photo you want to include in your next Instagram or Facebook post, Pic Stitch is for you. The number one collage app on iTunes, Pic Stitch allows you to quickly combine up to nine photos in a single frame. The app also offers filters similar to Instagram to alter your image and you can share to all of the top social networks from directly within the app.
Voted the Best Mobile Photo App of 2012, no top photo app list is complete without mentioning Snapseed. Snapseed is the true photographer’s photo app, offering more customization than other photo apps. From Snapseed, you can alter the sharpness, framing, toning and color effects of an image, as well as straighten a crooked photo or correct red eye.
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Author: Deborah Clark
A photographer, retail store manager and writer, Deborah enjoys living an eclectic life in North Carolina.