If Foursquare is the king of Location Based Services (LBS) apps then Instagram can be considered the king of photo sharing fun app for iPhone. Instagram is a fun and quirky way to share your life through photos. Though an Android port is imminent we are not sure when it will be available on Android Marketplace. So for time being Instagram is an iPhone only app. That said there are few Instagram like apps for Android OS that lets you share photos by adding filters to it.
Here are some of the Android apps that can be an alternative to Instagram. We have included apps that can add filters/ effects to your photos and share them with friends on social networking websites. Check them out and start sharing your photos now.
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PicPlz app for Android is one app that can potentially compete with Instagram. This photo app includes many cool effects filters like vintage 70s, black & white, Trip to the Optometrist, Little Plastic Lens, and Kaleidoscope Eyes etc. After adding effects you can quickly share on Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Tumblr, Posterous & Foursquare.
FxCamera for Android lets you take pictures and add filters like ToyCam, Polandroid, Fisheye, SymmetriCam, Warhol etc. FxCamera is an Ad-supported app that requires SD card for saving pictures you take.
3. Adobe Photoshop Express
The Photoshop Express app for Android from Adobe is basically a photo editing tool with many other options like Touch to crop, rotate, adjust color, and artistic effects. After adding effects just like what you do on Instagram you can push images to Facebook, Twitter or upload it to free account on Photoshop.com.
4. Retro Camera
Retro camera is a free app for Android phones that lets you select between few retro style camera types. There are 5 cameras, 5 sets of vintage vignetting, film scratch, black and white & cross processing effects that can change the way your images looks. The Retro camera app allows sharing photos with friends on Facebook and Twitter. Also allows GPS position tagging on photos.
5. Vignette Free
With Vignette Free app available for Android phones you can add film and camera effects to your photos. Vignette app has 68 effects & 56 frames which includes Retro/vintage, LOMO/toy camera-style, Polaroid-style, cross-process, tilt-shift, photobooth and more. If you phone supports Flash you can switch it ON/OFF. Use the self-timer, zoom, geotagging, front camera on your phone for enhanced experience. Then share the pics with your friends online.
Aware of any other apps that supports filters and effects? Do share them with us in comments.