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InstaCam

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Square, retro photos are very popular on the iPhone right now and InstaCam deserves to be regarded as one of the leaders among iPhone apps that create square retro photos. InstaCam offers a bunch of different effects to select from — some of which are quite good.

The ability to create the effects right in the camera, rather than just on images in your library, is also good.

Using InstaCam

  • Take new photo or select photo from photo library
  • Apply effects to new photos with live filters preview
  • Tap to Focus
  • Switch between front and back cameras
  • Flash: on, off, auto
  • Save to photo library or share with email, Facebook, Twitter
  • Send image to other apps like Instagram

InstaCam Effects

Here's a list of the effects available in the version of InstaCam reviewed here:

  • LOMO
  • Vintage
  • Old Camera
  • Kolaroid
  • Film
  • Color Splash
  • Red SP
  • Green SP
  • Blue SP
  • Yellow SP
  • Noir
  • Sepia
  • Smurfs
  • Inverse
  • Negative
  • Brownie
  • Kinaflex
  • Royce Reflex
  • Minolta

Most of these filters are pretty good, but I find myself picking Kolaroid most of all, with Brownie, Kinaflex, Minolta, and Lomo coming close behind. Those are the effects that seem to be most different from what you can find in other iPhone photography apps.

The Good...

  • Full resolution output
  • InstaCam applies effects very quickly
  • Live effects previewed in-camera

The Bad...

  • Nothing, though a little more originality in the filters would make this app better

InstaCam Bottom Line

Some tout InstaCam as a possible supplement to InstaGram; if you're an InstaGram fan you'll definitely find ways to use InstaCam. There are plenty of effects here that you won't find in InstaGram but InstaCam will produce images you can quickly and easily use with InstaGram.

Otherwise, if you just generally like the retro styling of square photos with retro effects, then you'll probably use InstaCam regularly.

Here's a list of the images in the gallery along with the InstaCam filters used on each one:

  • Lenin - Kolaroid
  • Car - Brownie
  • Flower - Sepia
  • Cross - Red SP
  • Church - Lomo
  • Church Tower - Kolaroid
  • Mary - Minolta
  • Falls - Kinaflex
  • Ship - Film
  • Martinis - Old Camera
  • Rhino - Vintage
  • Clouds - Noir
  • US Falls - Smurfs
  • Street - Blue SP
  • Church - Yellow SP

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Editor reviews

 
Overall rating 
 
7.8
Interface 
 
8.0
Functionality 
 
7.5
Features 
 
7.5
Output Quality 
 
8.0
Value 
 
8.0
Reviewed by Austin    November 15, 2012
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InstaCam Review

Not all of the filters are of equal quality, but all are decent and some stand out as being really excellent.

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