Windows Phone 7: Photo Apps

Pretty much anytime I get a new phone / mobile device that has a camera the first thing I do is promptly download a ton of photo manipulation applications. It is amazing what you can do with a simple camera phone and some neat filter apps. I recently started using a new phone, the HTC HD7. This phone runs a completely brand new version of windows mobile they have called “Windows Phone 7”. You can read my previous post about that here. I just wanted to take a minute here and list out some of the coolest photo apps I have found in the marketplace this month. Here we go!

Apict by Oliver Payen. $0.99

Colorize by Kitron Software. $1.29

Crop by Dog & Pony Show, Inc. $1.29

Photo Caption by Pelnor. $0.99

Photo Location by Daniel Vaughan. $1.99

Photo Magic by Appa Mundi LTD. $1.99

Photo Studio by Moovesoft. $2.99

Picture Lab by Schulte Software Development. $1.99

Thumba Photo Editor by Thumba Corporation. $0.99

*Photo Enhancer by HTC Corporation. $FR.EE (only on HTC phones)

Mobile Phontography! (Jelly Lens)

It’s time to get creative with the camera that is with you every second of the day. Your cell phone camera! It may not be the best quality, or the fastest, or most versatile, but what it is, is available. It is rare you go anywhere without your cell phone, and it is even more rare that a cell phone does not have a camera. That being said, let’s get into it!There are tons of apps out there for various platforms that are awesome for doing filters and effects on your camera phone photos. The problem is that no one app is available for everyone. What is available to everyone is a physical filters placed in front of your cell phone camera.

I recently stumbled upon a product called Jelly Lens at These awesome little filters fit just about every make and model of camera phone. They have a filter on one side and a round sticky circle on the other side so you can just stick the filter over your camera lens on your phone. The sticky material is re-usable and does not leave any marks on your phone.

As of this writing they have 14 different filters you can buy (I bought them all!). The best part? They are only $5 each! And for that 5 bucks you actually get a pretty damn good result. In some cases it actually improves the quality of an image you would get with just your camera phone.

Available Filters:1. Wide Angle2. Stretch3. 6 Image Mirage4. 3 Image Mirage5. Heart Frame6. Blue Filter7. Star Frame8. Sepia Filter9. Polarizer10. Close Up11. Soft Lens12. Starburst13. Vignette14. Spark

Short Youtube how-to from @alcedine:

Check out some of these photos taken with the macro filter. (I use a Palm Pre Plus) :)[photos courtesy of @alcedine and myself)


My New Digital SLR Camera

Well I finally bought a DSLR camera. To be more specific I bought a Nikon D40. This is my entry into the world of SLR photography. I still have my Nikon point and shoot, but its a lot more fun taking pictures with the SLR, since you get to control every aspect of the picture. So far it has been a great camera, and it was a great value as well. I purchased 2 lenses with it. I am by all means a beginner at this, but I think I am getting the hang of it quickly. I will add a new section on the page somewhere to show off any of the pictures I take.[rating:4.5]