This is a guest post written by Andrew Dean, a member of HTC elevate, which is our VIP community for HTC’s top fans from around the world.
So you’ve got your HTC One and you’ve taken some brilliant pictures with the outstanding UltraPixel camera, but what apps should you use to edit those photos and upload them whilst on the move? Here’s my roundup of my favourite photography apps for the HTC One!
Snapseed is a great free photo editing app by Google that gives you a wealth of editing options behind a great UI.
Snapseed allows you to quickly adjust the brightness, contrast, white balance and more. You can also crop and straighten images with it.
You can choose from lots of different photo filters and edit all of those filters to fine-tune the look of your photo to just how you want it. The app also saves the photo in its original resolution.
Now you can’t talk about photography apps for Android without mentioning Instagram!
Love it or hate it, Instagram is a quick and easy photo editing app that allows you to apply some very nice, vintage-looking filters to photos and then share those photos with everyone on Instagram. If you tag photos that you’ve taken with your HTC One series phone with #HTCOne or whatever one series phone you have and @HTC, your photo might get shared on HTC’s Instagram feed!
Flickr is a brilliant photo sharing community that allows you to share your photos that you’ve taken with your One with a whole community of avid photographers and then they can comment on your work (I’m on there too!).
The Flickr app for Android is brilliant and free! Not only does it allow you to upload up to 1TB of photos for free, but they’ve also incorporated the Aviary image editor for Android in to the app, so you can do some quick retouching before you upload your photo.
With Flickr and your HTC One, you can store approximately 873,813 full resolution photos that you’ve shot with your One, and you can select the privacy settings of the photos before you upload them, so you can choose who views your photos!
While you’re there, don’t forget to join the HTC One Users Group on Flickr and see the world through other HTC One photographers.
Photoshop Touch is the touch-screen and optimized-for-phone version of Adobe Photoshop. Its editing powers go far beyond those found in Snapseed, but it takes longer to edit photos in Photoshop Touch than it does Snapseed.
You can change everything from the brightness and contrast of your shot to using the heal tool to get rid of any unwanted things in a photo, like a power pylon or a sign. Photoshop Touch also allows you to work on multiple layers, so you can have greater creative control over your mobile photo editing!
Now unlike the other apps that I have featured, sadly Photoshop Touch isn’t free, it’s £2.99 ($4.99), but it’s definitely worth the money!
Google Drive for Photo Backup
Backing your photos up through Google Drive is a great app that comes with your HTC One, One mini, and One max and what it does is backup every photo you take. The backup is accessible via your Google+ and it uses your Google Drive storage. (Hat tip: you get an extra 25GB storage on Google Drive with the One and 50GB with the One max. Here’s how to activate the storage on the HTC One max and all the details on the Google Drive offer for HTC devices.)
This service is particularly good for those of you who constantly change ROM’s but don’t want to lose your photos, as when you sign in with the Google account that the backup is associated with, you’ll be able to access all you previously backed up photos and will be able to backup any further photos you take.
This app is free, but if it fills up all of your free Google Drive space, you’ll have to start paying for extra storage.
These are my favourite photography apps that I use on my HTC One. What are your favourite photography apps?
All photos in this post are taken on the HTC One.