There was a time when mobile phones had no camera. Then there appeared those VGA cameras, but people were reluctant to take pictures because they had the phone “just if someone calls me.” And once the photo was made it was expensive to send it via MMS, and it was cumbersome to get home and find the cable to connect your phone to your PC just for a blurry 20k photo.
Fortunately, we lost the fear and now we take pictures of our friends, our pets, funny posters, clouds and everything around us. We share our pics at the moment via any social media. Camera phones are almost as good as a lot of standard cameras. Years ago, it was unthinkable talking about built-in cameras with 5 Mp resolution. Nowadays, it has become commonplace. Oh, and video. Now you can record all those home videos of “baby playing with the dog” or “sis falling from the swing again” without having to fetch Dad’s video camera. As we record the cat jumping from the kitchen table we can also record a demonstration in Cairo, upload it to Youtube and start a revolution. Perhaps we have not yet taken responsibility of a society where everyone has a camera on. But let’s come back to our main subject.
The possibility of having a computer and a camera at the same time allows the ability to not only take high quality pictures, but edit them on the go. Therefore, in case anyone had not noticed, welcome to the Androidzoom Photography Week.
There are lots of editing applications. We talk about them throughout the week, but there is one that deserves to represent all others. Let me introduce Adobe Photoshop Express. It is the perfect example on how to adapt an established and reputable program to a mobile environment.
Smartphones tend to increasingly separate from his older brothers, home computers. They are becoming more and more independent. Having a photo editor gives you the freedom of not having to go home to crop, frame or fix a photo.
A final word: video editing may have to wait a bit, but be assured that it will also arrive. Give free rein to your vocation for photography and let matters to take its course.