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PRISMA

PRISMA, an app by Prisma labs, inc. transforms your photos into works of art using the styles of famous artists in addition to famous ornaments and patterns. A unique combination of neural networks and artificial intelligence helps you turn memorable moments into timeless art pieces and going by the images modified using the app popping up on various social media, the app seems to have caught the fancy of many iOS and Android users.

Prism allows you to either click  pic through the app or select an existing photograph in your camera library. The picture is then cropped to a 1:1 ratio and the user is given the options of the numerous filters (from the 20 that come with the app) to modify the image.

The app offers:

  1. Modern art / photo filters (more than 30 styles)!
  2. Stunning photo effects
  3. Fast sharing

The one thing we did not like was the time taken. When you select an image and apply a filter , it takes in the neighborhood of 20 seconds for the image to be rendered for you with the filter to take effect, and if you want to explore another filter, keeping adding. it can get pretty annoying.

Another tip: if you want to remove the annoying PRISMA watermark on the lower right side, go into settings and uncheck “Add Watermark option”.

The app is free for now so go ahead and explore it, however do be careful of the fake copies.

For iOS, it needs iOS 8 or later and for Android 4.1 and above.

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Microsoft Pix

Pix, a new app by Microsoft brings artificial intelligence (AI) to your mobile camera app.  The USP of the app, released for iPhone and iPad, is minimal setting options, as it largly takes away the ability for you to play with your settings in the app, with minimal remaining to shoot photos and videos, use of editing tools, filters, gallery view, and sharing.  The app wants you to point and shoot to capture the moment while enjoying being a part of it and the app manipulates the photo for you to render beautifuly all on its own, allowing some minor modifications.

When you click a photograph, the app automatically captures 10 frames, analyses them and selects the best with additions from the other frames to get the best in noise reduction, ISO, exposure, brightness and more. The app recognizes faces in the photographs and prioritizes the photograph rendition on the same and with the auto sync feature you do not need to worry about loosing your photographs. A toggle button allows you to compare between the image you capture and the image the app suggests after making relevant changes. Microsoft Pix uses multiple technologies to provide true, accurate color for skin tones, food, and foliage, as well as accurate exposure and detail in both the shadow and the highlight areas of the photo.

Pix allows you to capture “Live Images”, which are similar to the Apple’s Live Photos. The app however does not allow for this feature to be turned off, and is activated when the app senses relevant movement behind the subject, like people dancing, movement of plants, flowing water stream. So, when the Microsoft Pix detects interesting motion in your shot, it will automatically stitch the burst frames into a short looping video which are the “live Images”.

When you shift to the videos, you have image stabilization and one can use Microsoft’s Hyperlapse technology for creating looping time lapse videos. You can upload on Vimeo and Instagram amongst others using iOS sharing, so you can seamlessly share to the apps already installed on your phone.

Summary of the Top 10 Coolest Features:
• Smart settings – Automatically checks scene and lighting between each shutter tap, and updates settings between each shot.
• Face recognition – When it detects a face in the shot, it automatically optimizes settings to help people look their best.
• Moment capture – Captures a burst of frames every time you tap the shutter button, including frames before and after your tap, so you won’t miss the right moment.
• Best Image – Automatically selects up to 3 of the best and most unique shots from the burst, and immediately deletes the rest, so you don’t waste your phone’s memory or your time comparing and storing similar frames.
• Image quality – Uses discarded burst frames to enhance each Best Image, improving exposure and color, and reducing noise and blur.
• Live Image – Automatically creates a short, looping video, by stitching together the frames from the burst into a Live Image, but ONLY when it senses motion in your shot, so it won’t waste a ton of your phone’s memory.
• Hyperlapse – Videos shot with Microsoft Pix are automatically stabilized for smoother playback, and can be time lapsed and saved at many different speeds.
• Auto-sync – Seamlessly syncs to your camera roll, so you don’t have to individually import or save your photos and videos to your camera roll.
• Easy sharing – Uses iOS sharing, so you can seamlessly share to the apps already installed on your phone.

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KeepSafe Vault

KeepSafe is a private picture locker that keeps all of your personal photos and videos hidden and protected behind multiple layers of security. Thus giving you full control of what pictures and videos people can view if they ever get their hands on your phone.

You can browse through your photo gallery, and choose exactly which pictures and videos you want protected. Once you upload them to the KeepSafe image locker, you can delete them from your regular photo gallery and still view them in KeepSafe.

Here are some of KeepSafe’s features:

  • Clean and simple design
  • Easy-to-use PIN pad access
  • You can “Unhide” any photos and videos in KeepSafe, so that they re-appear in your regular photo gallery
  • KeepSafe doesn’t show up on your recently used apps list

KeepSafe even lets you share your private photos with certain people. You can send a photo through email or with the special Safe Send feature. This feature lets you send a photo that disappears 20 seconds after it was received, kind of like SnapChat

 

Instagram

Instagram

Instagram is an focused on capturing and share moments socially, via your smartphone or tablet.

While Instagram seems to do just one thing – share photos, it actually does a whole lot more.

  • You can customize your photos and videos with one of several gorgeous and custom built filter effects
  • Transform everyday moments into works of art you’ll want to share with friends and family.
  • Being part of Facebook, sharing is huge on Instagram – share photos and videos selectively with friends and followers in a photo feed, or send posts directly to your friends. And of course, you can interact with friends via Likes and Comments
  • Share socially on Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Tumblr and Foursquare.
  • Follow Friends’ posts with the click of a single button.
    Every time you open up Instagram, you’ll see new photos and videos from your closest friends, and creative people from around the world.

Key photo taking & editing features of the app include:

  • Free custom designed filters
  • Video recording with breathtaking cinematic stabilization.
  • Linear and Radial Tilt-Shift blur effects for extra depth of field
  • Instant sharing to
  • Send photos and videos directly to friends
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Snapseed

Snapseed is great photo editing app. It’s highly recommended as it can transform practically any photograph into an extraordinary one, with a fun, high-quality photo experience right at your fingertips.

Anyone can enhance, transform, and share their photos with ease using incredibly advanced features from a leader in digital photography software. Built-in Google+ capabilities make it even more powerful to share your images with your friends and family.

Some prominent features of the app are:

  • Easily adjust your photos with a single tap using ‘Auto Correct’
  • Tweak your photo to perfection with ‘Tune Image’ functionality
  • Use ‘Selective Adjust’ to enhance specific objects or areas in your photos
  • Experiment with fun & innovative filters like Drama, Vintage, Grunge, and Tilt-Shift
  • Add ‘Image Borders’ for a finishing touch
  • Share your creations via Google+, email, and other social apps you have installed.

 

Jump cam

JumpCam

JumpCam is a video sharing network that is collaborative as well as social.

It is built around a feature that sets it apart from the likes of Instagram. Rather than just letting you share clips with folks, it lets you collaborate with them. Collaborators provide 10-second clips of their choice, to a group (topic) you create and invite contributions to. The app then stitches all/selected clips from the collaborators, into mini-movies.

Some of the other key features of this app include:

  • Front and rear camera compatibility
  • Add your music or choose from dozens of free soundtracks, like: Celebrate, Dub Drop, Bluegrass, Swagger, and more
  • Easily edit clip order, filters, and music in the app
  • Share your group video with the click of a button to Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and Email or SMS
  • Import multiple clips instantly from your existing Gallery
  • Full privacy control. Choose who can see and add to your videos: Everyone, Friends, or
  • Free exclusive JumpCam filters, including Vintage, Projector, and Black & White
  • Full-featured Web access at jumpcam.com

JumpCam is a one-of-it’s-kind app that really should be given a try, especially if you are already into video apps like Vine. If you feel 10 second clips are going to replace stills in the near future, then this is one app that needs to be on your phone!

Read up on our helpful How-To guide “Create Videos From Different Sources” to learn how to use JumpCam