Nokia's latest high-end smartphone – the Lumia 1020 – is already on sale in some parts of the world. Powered by Windows Phone 8, it is equipped with one of the most advanced cameras ever seen on a handset, backed up by very capable camera software pre-loaded out of the box.
This, however, isn't the only software a Lumia owner should limit themselves to. As a matter of fact, the Windows Phone marketplace has lots of great photo and camera apps to offer, made to run not only on the Nokia Lumia 1020, but on any Windows Phone 8 handset on the market, like the Nokia Lumia 920, no matter the brand or what camera is outfitted on it.
In this post we've put together a selection of 10 Windows Phone camera apps you should give a try – apps that can enhance your photo with filters, edit and organize them in a number of ways, blend several of them together, even create amazing panoramic images, the kind of which you might not have captured yet. Go check them out and let us know down in the comments which one you like the most!
If you're tired of seeing the same old photo filters over and over again, give SuperPhoto a try. It offers hundreds of awesome effects to pick from, including texture and frame packs, bokeh, and patterns. The app itself is free to download, but in-app purchases of even more features are available as well.
Phototastic is all about creating awesome collages of photos you've taken. After you're done with arranging the images, a number of pretty effects can be applied. Frames made especially for creating Facebook cover photos are available as well.
With Photosynth you can take impressive 360-degree panoramic photos. Images are stitched together, creating an amazing photo sphere that can be panned up and down, left and right. These photos can then be uploaded online for the world to see.
Fantasia Painter is one of the best and most complete image manipulation apps for Windows Phone. It can be used to not only modify photos, but also paint using the 32 unique brushes that adapt to the user's painting style. Effects are included as well, such as a clone brush and a face-swapping tool.
Photo Editor by Aviary
Photo Editor by Aviary is another very capable image editing app with cropping tools, efects, image enhancements, stickers, text, and more.
Apict is made for quick and easy photo editing and sharing. It lets you crop images, apply effects to them, add text and frame, and then post it on your favorite social network.
Fotor aims to be your one-stop solution for all photo-editing needs. It comes with not only basic tools, such as cropping, rotation, and brightness adjustment, but also has 1-tap enhancement features, borders, and special effects.
As the name implies, this Sketch application will turn your photos into pencil drawings. There are 27 different sketch styles to pick from to achieve best results.
Comic FX is an app that can turn your photos into cartoon-like images. It enhances object borders and achieves the desired effect by tweaking the hue and saturation of the colors. Your masterpieces can then be shared on your favorite social network.
Sense the Color
With Sense the Color, you could get selective coloring abilities to create impressive images in just a few steps. Make your object stand out by taking away the colors from the background. Feel free to edit the settings manually to achieve even better results.