There’s also an option to purchase an additional "camera pack", which costs £2.39 and includes a noise-reduction filter, self-timer and preview option. I have to say that I wasn’t wildly impressed by the camera pack, but the free app has found itself a spot on the ‘fun apps’ screen on my iPad.
Plenty of effects filters are included
The iPad’s touch-sensitive screen feels far more natural than using a mouse to perform simple editing tasks – and you can put your feet up on the sofa while you work too. ®
Edit snaps straight from the camera (left) but you'll have to pay extra for timed shots (right)
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Adobe Photoshop Express 2.0
...to see a clanger!!
Re: You didn't get the memo?
>I mean, no Excel.
What, too good for Numbers are you?
... for Android.
I also make extensive use of Iris Photo Suite for comprehensive general editing plus effects, textures, layers, etc. It's a fantastic app. I use Photoshop Express occasionally but it's not all that great in comparison to these other options.
Well, it's by a big name, so it's got to be the best, right?
Personally, I would have gone for Camera+ - not free, but at 59p, it's hardly going to break the bank.
This allows users to take photos, edit them and them share them. I won’t go through the list of the camera functionality, but features like exposure control, stabilizer and a grid for lining up shots is very handy… plus a self-timer, which Adobe is charging extra for. I haven’t used this latest version of PS Express, but with the last one, Camera+ won hands down in terms of taking pictures.
In terms of editing, Camera+ allows you to crop, rotate, straighten, plus apply a very decent number of effects and filters (much more than here). Normally, the end result is good and there’s no need to fiddle around with contrast, saturation etc. However, if I’ve found that there was a need to, then the best tool is Mill Colour – free and seriously good stuff… now things might have changed in this version of PS Express, but the previous one as a tool was substantially inferior to MC.
Although not free (but very cheap), Photogene and Photoforge have always been considered to offer rather more functionality as a photo editor than PS Express and it might be interesting to compare these apps sometime.