Release your inner iPhone 6 artist with Paper Camera app

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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

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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.

Epic husky photos will cure your cuteness overload

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Dog day afternoons

Bella is one dog you won't get tired of seeing in your Instagram feed. Photos: Cheryl Senter

Photo: Cheryl Senter

Photo: Cheryl Senter

Photo: Cheryl Senter

Photo: Cheryl Senter

Photo: Cheryl Senter

Photo: Cheryl Senter

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Photo: Cheryl Senter

Photo: Cheryl Senter

Photo: Cheryl Senter

Photo: Cheryl Senter

Photo: Cheryl Senter

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 Brings Instagram-Like Photo Filters To Official Mobile Apps

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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.

Wood Camera: Another Capable, Useful Camera App To Add To Your Collection [Review]

Live filters and more...
Live filters and more...

We’re spoilt for choice for camera apps these days, so any newcomers on the scene have to prove themselves somewhat. They face tough competition.

Bright Mango’s Wood Camera, despite its odd name, stands up to its rivals well. It’s a useful multi-function camera with live image filters and an understated, speedy interface.