The best photo apps for smartphones
Be it an iPhone, Android or BlackBerry, there are apps to turn your smartphone into a handy photographic studio
More than 13 million people are using Instagram, an app that helps you apply stylised filters to your photos before sharing them on Facebook, Twitter and other social sites. It's simple to use and the resulting shots are frequently beautiful.
360 Panorama iPhone/Android/iPad, £0.69
As its name implies, 360 Panorama is an app for taking panoramic shots, stitching the images together on your phone there and then. You spin around in a circle snapping and can then share images on Facebook, Twitter and via email.
FxCamera Android, free
FxCamera is a simple but hugely popular photography app for Android smartphones, which applies effects including toycam, fisheye, Warhol and "polandroid" to your photographs. It lacks the social features of some rivals, but is very easy to use.
Touchnote Postcards iPhone/Android/iPad, free
Touchnote is all about turning your digital photos into physical postcards: ideal for sending holiday snaps to luddites who aren't on email or mobile phones themselves. The cards cost £1.49 each and can be delivered anywhere.
Paper Camera iPhone/Android, £0.69
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