Windows Phones are designed to offer great photography, as the camera settings are amazing. It is even better than what the iPhone has to offer. A user has a choice to pick lenses while shooting and other such camera apps including white balance and ISO for enhancing shooting experience. However, if you are told that as a Windows Phone user you have a better option than Instagram for better pictures and numerous filter effects then you might be surprised. There is an app called Fhotoroom that is appropriate for you if you are using a Windows Phone. Let us find out details about this app and understand how it is better than other existing photo apps.
How to begin?
Initial phase of installation of Fhotoroom requires permissions that will allow to locate your phone, tap ‘yes’ to proceed further. The app would require 9 MB of storage space to sit on your Smartphone. Now next thing that you require is an account with the app before installation. You can use your Facebook ID for creating account or register from scratch including your picture.
User Interface (UI)
The welcome screen consists of handles that are similar to buy instagram views. When you tap any of these you will be directed to the page of a user where you will find Instagram-like collection of pictures. You will also have the option of following a user who is already there on Fhotoroom. One more interesting thing to look at is the ability to switch between three options including Interesting, Popular, and Recent when you start following people. The camera button is placed at the bottom of the app available for shooting.
The hassle-free part of using this app is the blue shutter button that helps you capture picture. As soon as you tap the button located at the bottom of the screen, picture will be captured. If you want to access options then tap the gear icon that will reveal Point EV that helps in setting exposure, overlay, timer, Scenic view, Macro and Portrait settings. The front and back buttons will help in choosing different angles for shooting; similarly, flash settings too will enhance your pictures. Fhotoroom offers you Lens app by the name of Fhotolens which is available for $1.49. This gives you the option of shooting with Fisheye and gives you the HDR mode. Just hold the camera firmly to make it work perfectly, as any amount of shaking will ruin the effect.
Fhotoroom gives you options like Frames, Styles and Editing for enhancing your pictures. Other tools include contrast, brightness, vibrancy sliders, sharpening and clarity. You can choose to make changes by setting b/w points, which helps in creating color balance within a picture containing bright and dark areas.
Basic options like tilt shift, bokeh effects, double exposure and light leak effects are provided. Using the feature of tilt shift, you can adjust any area where you are focusing. You can even utilize it for specific focus area. A circle, an oval or a rectangular focus can be chosen to highlight a specific area in a picture.
Other things include Styles in Filter effects that help in creating distinct look for your picture. You will get 26 filters to choose from as compared to Instagram that only gives you 19 filters. You are given the option of monochrome to cold look including Classic Pro look. You can easily adjust the strength through the slider functionality. For frames you have a huge variety of 24 frames to choose from that include, glass backgrounds, white borders, film sprockets, and much more.
Sharing options given in Fhotoroom are simple including Skydrive, Facebook and Flickr. You can comment, heart like and follow users. This does sounds similar to what Instagram is offering, however the unique part is that you will be able to have an HD zoom by tapping on a picture. There is a huge user community of this app already; when you join, you will be easily able to find many familiar faces there.
This app is available for free, so, it seems worth it. However, you will need to register to get this app and permit for sharing your phone location to install it.