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HOLIDAY If 2013 was the networks Facebook, Twit-
PHOTO year of the “selfie”, ter, Instagram, Pinterest
APP then 2014 must and more.
be the year of the
REVIEWS mobile photo app. PIXELWAKKER (+)PROS: Snapseed is neat,
Contributing cyberpunk As our smartphone FREE powerful and fun, changes
shares insider image secrets cameras continues Available for: are visible immediately and
for the holidays to evolve, we are iOS there are tons of additional
relying more and AT A GLANCE: settings within each catego-
more on our mobile If you’re a bit of a ry – just slide your finger to
cameras to capture retro-artist and a fan of adjust, correct or enhance.
holiday memories. pointillism you will enjoy (-)CON: There is no zoom
Luckily, you don’t this funky little number. feature which is a bit
have to be a pro- PixelWakker breaks down annoying at times. It’s a
fessional photogra- your images into pixels and powerful tool with lots of
pher to make your that’s where the fun begins. features, so it may take
special holiday mo- You can apply one of four some time to get familiar
ments more memo- great effects - pixel image, with all of the possibilities.
rable and shareable dots, line, or colour rain.
than ever before Watch as dot art unfolds VSCO CAM
with some simple on your screen FREE
tweaks in the apps (+)PROS: It is a good im- Available for:
PixelWakker, Snap- age browser with excellent iOS & Android
seed and VSCO. results, and it’s free! AT A GLANCE:
(-)CON: It is limited with VSCO Cam is a beautiful
its specific functions and app with loads of fun
tends to have dead space features for photography,
around the screen and is editing and sharing. The
for iOS only. in-app camera has great
settings like square framing
for Instagram, the editing
tools are easy to use and
the pre-set filters are stylish
and effective. Sharing to
social networks is a breeze.

SNAPSEED (+)PROS: The camera it-
FREE self is pretty awesome and
Available for: the free filters are elegant
iOS & Android and clean and should be
AT A GLANCE: more than sufficient for
There is very little that most users, but there are
this nifty little app can’t options to buy additional
do – everything from fun filters in-app.
and funky grunge and retro (-)CONS: The app loads
filters, adding drama or a bit slowly, but it is well
HDR to fine tuning specific worth the wait. If you’re
parts or the entire image. looking for over-the-top
Sharing is easy to social saturation and gaudy
filters, you won’t find them
in VSCO.

Photos from Pixelwakker, Snapseed and VSCO Cam

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