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Get App-y: Crop, tint, colorize and share your life with these photo apps

More and more, people are using their mobile devices to document their lives with some fun effects.
by Lillie-Beth Brinkman Modified: December 7, 2010 at 7:26 am •  Published: December 7, 2010

Everywhere I go, people are enjoying the hundreds, if not thousands, of mobile photo applications, whether they're using them to take pictures or edit them, or both.

If you have an iPhone, Android-compatible phone, iPad or iPod Touch, there's probably an app for you to join the craze just in time to create your own Christmas card.

Here are some I like, and I'll share more in the coming weeks.

Crop for Free (free, Thinking Drone): This app does exactly what it says: It will crop your photo, and you can rotate it to get the image you want out of the one you took.

Photogene: ($1.99, Omer Shoor): I love this one. Sharpen, straighten, crop, blur, add borders, add conversation bubbles with text and more with this all-inclusive app.

Adobe Photoshop Express (free, Adobe Systems): Called PS Express for short, this app is a mobile photo-editing version from the people who have the gold standard photo-editing program, Photoshop. You can make basic edits, add a few additional techniques and share online.

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by Lillie-Beth Brinkman
Lillie-Beth Brinkman is a Content Marketing Manager for the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce. She was previously an assistant editor of The Oklahoman
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