I’m back from vacation but not really “back” yet, if you know what I mean. All I want to do is leave the unpacking and laundry for later and go through all my photos. So today I thought I’d share a couple of fun photo apps, under the guise of imparting some useful information while simultaneously foisting my vacation pics on you. Thoughtful of me, right?
My friend Angie told me about PicTapGo and I was instantly hooked. While I am usually a free app kind of girl, this one is worth the $1.99, if only for the “Lights On” filter. One of dozens of filters the app offers, it’s like using a flash after the picture is taken. I also like the “Shadows” filter, which similarly brightens up photos, and “Sweet Tooth,” which gives photos candy-colored hues. Unlike Instagram, PicTapGo doesn’t make you share your photos on social media (though you can). You can simply save them to your phone’s camera roll or email them to friends.
Here are some before-and-afters of my dad enjoying an ice cream cone, Riley riding a bike (the training wheels came off the day after!), and the beach at sunset with the colors of the sky enhanced:
Another friend told me about a (free!) app called Pic Stitch that lets you make and share photo collages. It’s quick, easy, and fun. Check it out:
UPDATE O’ THE DAY: For the rest of the summer, I’m aiming for 1-2 blog posts a week. When school’s out, readership goes down and so does my writing time. As it should — why spend time on blogs when you could be at the beach or eating ice cream?! Rainbow sprinkles optional.