5 photo-editing apps to style your photos

Many camera apps out there to showcase the top five purikura-inspired services. You can use them as all-in-all shooting/editing/sharing apps, or simply to touch up photos that are already on your phone.

1. Cymera Android | iOS

Developed by South Korea’s SK Communications, Cymera is a complementary photo app for its Cyworld Service (Korea’s popular social network service). However, you can use the app without the need to log-in.

Cymera has most (if not all) of the functions you want in a camera app and is usually my go-to app, along with Naver Camera. The interface is uncluttered and easy to navigate. With seven camera lenses, photo correction, beauty touch-ups, collage function, handwriting / brushes, text input, decorative stickers – you name it, it has it.

2. Naver Camera Android | iOS

Yet another Korea-developed camera app, Naver Camera offers only 4 camera lenses, lesser than Cymera. However I prefer the collage function in Naver camera as it allows you to choose the collage pattern first and shoot accordingly, in addition to creating the collage with gallery photos.

Originally in the Korean language, the app has been partially localized into English but some functions curiously remain named in Korean. However, everything is intuitive and you should be able to navigate the app without any Korean knowledge.

3. Snapeee Android | iOS

Similar to Instagram, Snapeee is more of a photo sharing service than a photo editing app, but it comes with a better camera and more functions. Snapeee is a fashion app and the theme is apparent in its stickers, which are similar to those you will find in Japan’s fashion purikura machines. Filters and frames are all fashion-themed, which makes it a good app to capture all your #ootd (outfit of the day) shots.

4. Line Camera Android | iOS

For those who are less into decorative stickers but more into fonts, Line Camera offers a wide range of font types. My only complaint is that you have to download them one by one to get the whole collection. Compared to the other apps, Line Camera also has a larger number of frames. Line’s 230 million users will be happy to know that they can use their favorite Line character stamps as decorative stickers in the camera app.

5. Decopic Android | iOS

Purikura fans will delight in having an app that looks and works in similar ways to the photo booths. The app comes with a wide range of templates (pre-decorated frames) that will instantly beautify your photos with a single click.

For those who want to decorate their own photos, the app offers a good collection of filters, frames and stamps that resemble what you get in the photo booths. More decorations are available in Decopic’s shop and you can earn coins to purchase them by downloading free applications from advertising pages.

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Best Photo Apps For your Android Tablets

ipad - Best Photo Apps For your Android TabletsThe road to creating a captivating image doesn’t end once you press the shutter button. Exposure, contrast and color balance adjustments can go a long way towards communicating your photographic vision. And while smartphones are perfectly sized for taking photos on the go, the much larger screen area of tablets makes them a great choice for perfecting your images after the fact, whether they’ve been shot with a phone or a dedicated camera. All you need is the right app.Here’s a look at the best tablet photo editing apps for iOS and Android, offering features and controls that rival, and in some cases even exceed the capabilities of entry-level desktop software.

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