Today’s cell phones with cameras are making digital cameras obsolete. The pictures are getting better and better.
Thanks to Ant Pruitt, a fellow writer at A New Domain, I’ve discovered a wonderful new app that lets you take spectacular photos with a cell phone. The App is called “HDR Camera” and it is available at the Google Play Store for free. There is also a paid version, but the results with the free version are so spectacular that you may not even need to upgrade.
If you are unfamiliar with HDR (High Dynamic Range) photography, it is simply images that are created by taking multiple pictures of the same subject. They are exposed for the highlights, mid-tones and shadows separately and then merged into a single image. The images that are created by this method are extremely vivid and lifelike.
The HDR camera App takes three images for you and merges them magically right in your cell phone to product outstanding results. Here is a picture of my back yard in North Carolina taken with my Droid X cell phone with the HDR camera app.
For more photos taken with cell phones and ideas on similar Apps for the iPhone, check out the A New Domain Cell Phone Shootout.