Let’s face it. There is an epidemic of Camera apps these days. Whether it is Android or iOS, the moment you search for a camera app, you will be bombarded with a hundred different apps. But amongst them all, there is one that leads the charge. The VSCO app.
The VSCO is hands down the best camera application available in the market today. It is a free application for both Android and iPhone users and gives all the pictures you take a beautiful and vivid final look.
Not so easy
This app is slightly complicated. It is a professional application and is meant for use by people who have some basic knowledge of photo editing. For a complete newbie it might be a little difficult. Unlike other amateur apps, this app will require you to do more than just swipe the photos to get filters.
You need to get used to the app by keeping different subjects and practicing with the editing. Choose what you want to highlight and focus, then change the subject in the same frame so that you can understand what all this app can do for you.
Once you install this app every time you open the camera it will open through the VSCO camera only. If you want to change the settings and open your simple camera, you can do it by changing the settings in your phone.
Using the App in the camera mode
Although this app does allow you post click editing, the best outcomes are really when you use it in camera mode. It allows you to take exceptional pictures quickly and easily. There is a toolbar that appears at the top of the screen that lets you:
The cam offers 15 different tools to edit your images. You can change and regulate
Like we’ve already mentioned ahead, the app does have many post picture editing filters. They are quite similar to instagram. Swipe to get the filter on your picture. For the most part, the app is free to use, but it does have many paid in app features. If you want to use them on your pictures then you will have to make a purchase.
One problem with the app is that the filters don’t really have a name. When you look at it its nomenclature is pretty much alphanumeric for example, C1, G3 etc. Once you click on them, you can see they do have hidden names like Classic ad Mellow.
Using the VSOC app gives you a whole separate camera roll as well. This means that not all pictures in your picture gallery will be added to the app’s camera roll. You can keep them together if you wish to, or you can also choose to keep them together. You will also have the option of importing the pictures as you like it for editing.
The app also has the feature of sharing. However, not on every platform. You can share these images on Instagram, Twitter or even Facebook but it also insists that you share the images on its own gallery known as the GRID. Now, this grid is curated, so it means it is much less secure than you want it to be.
This means, people vet the pictures that you take and upload. You don’t know who these people are. If you want to get your pictures to the public, you will have to wait for a “team” to vet your pictures. But if your objective is just to share these images with your friends, you can share the URL with them so they can come and watch them on your GRID.
Although it does sound very complicated, once you start getting the hang of it, this app is quite lovely and manageable. It does take a little getting used to, but if you are a photo enthusiast, you will find your way around it quickly.
Frances Harper is a technical writer for Mobile industry since 5 year.