Paper Camera app running on iPhone 6 Plus. Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac
Oakland skyline with Con Tours filter. Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac
Lap dog with Andy Pop filter. Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac
Geetar with Neon Cola filter. Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac
Mac Pro with Con Tours filter. Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac
Fruit with Acquarello filter. Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac
Sleeping dog with Sketch UP filter. Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac
Paper Camera is just plain fun. Plenty of photo apps let you apply filters after the fact, but this one performs its manipulative magic inside your camera, transforming your images in real-time before your dazzled eyes.
The filters are robust, offering a nice variety of cartoon- and painting-style choices to help make even the most uninteresting photographic situations colorful, graphic or both. And Paper Camera supports the same wacky filter set for videos you shoot.
We love the fact that the app saves both the original file and the filtered version to our library so we can do what we want with the original.
I have a personal Instagram filter that protects my eyes from all the cute pet pictures. But now and then, a dog or cat slips through. One pretty pooch in particular — an Alaskan husky with arresting, ice-blue eyes — has me looking forward to her daily adventures in rural New Hampshire.
Stare into the eyes of Bella, and you’ll get a glimpse into the heart of her owner, photojournalist Cheryl Senter.
“There is total love in every image that I take of her,” Senter told Cult of Mac.
Twitter has unveiled Instagram-like photo filters for its official mobile apps on Android and iOS. It’s been rumored that Twitter would roll out this feature by the end of the year, and the time has come.
You can choose from 8 basic filters and crop/enhance your pics before sharing them in the Twitter app. This addition comes after Instagram recently shut off photo previews for links shared in Twitter.