I love the ease of use of the camera on my Samsung Galaxy S2. It’s in my pocket wherever I go. It takes perfectly good photos with its 8mp sensor. And it’s a snap to upload and share the images. That’s a principal reason why I’m shooting my latest 365 project with the Samsung.
Another plus point of a camera phone are the apps you can download and use to take shots and then manipulate them with a huge variety of filters. Two apps that have been missing is the iPhone only Hipstamatic and Instagram. But the latter is shortly to debut on the Android platform, and there are alternatives. Although I’ve never been convinced that these Android alternatives are quite as good.
But then I found Pixlr O Matic. It’s fun, it’s good a huge variety of filter combos and it’s put into a snappy package that makes it quick and easy to use. It’s quickly become my favourite photo app. Although….there are so many combos that it’s easy to quickly go a bit OTT with the filters you’re applying. Such is life. I’m going to start building a set on Flickr – click here to see the first few shots.