Smartphone Photographer


Love snapping shots with your smartphone? We’ve rounded up 10 of the best photo apps on the market to help you capture your horses and western lifestyle in unique and creative ways.

Facetune – $8.49
Improve your selfie shots with the tools in Facetune, from whitening teeth, improving skin, brightening dark circles and even reshaping noses and intensifying lips.


Hipstamatic – $3.99
Get vintage looking photographs by choosing between different films and flash settings. When you’re done, share your prints with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Flickr and Tumblr, with a few simple clicks. There’s even an option to order hard copies of your favourite photographs.

Instagram – Free
The online mobile, photo-sharing, video-sharing and social networking device that has taken the world by storm. Enables users to take pictures and videos and share them privately or publicly on the app, as well as through a variety of other platforms. Follow Western Horse Review on Instagram @westernhorsereview


Mobile Monet – $2.79
Give your photos an artistic touch and convert a photo to a beautiful artistic rendering employing a creative interactive process.


Over – Free
Arguably the classiest app for adding text or artwork on top of your photos. A full set of unique fonts and artwork to use and when you’re done Over lets you easily share your creation via email, text message, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, or you can also send it as a postcard.


Pic Stitch – Free
Quickly combine multiple photos into one beautifully framed picture. Use Pic Stitch to create a before-and-after sequence, combine great photos of your horses, or produce a photographic series.

SketchGuru – Free
SketchGuru is a professional app to make you an artist by creating pencil sketch of your photos.

 Pick a picture from your gallery or capture one from your camera to generate the sketch.


Snapseed – Free
A great app for enhancing and transforming photos, including an Auto Correct and Selective Adjust and Tune controls. Try one of the filters which offer up Drama, Grunge, and Retrolux, Vintage Film, Tilt-Shift miniaturization effect and HDR for landscape shots.

Vapp – Free
Taking a selfie with your favorite equine and need a hands-free approach? With Vapp, all you have to do is make a sound, and the app will take a picture for you. Of course, your iPad or iPhone will have to be sitting in the right position to begin with.


Vintage Deco – Free
The neat app is designed to give your images a retro scrapbook feel. Great fun to be had by importing a picture just to play around with the nostalgic stamps and borders.


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