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4 awesome iPhone camera apps you really need to try

4 Awesome iPhone Camera Apps

Your iPhone is a pretty formidable camera on its own, but there are plenty of affordable ways to make it even better without attaching any additional hardware. Forbes contributor Amadou Diallo has concocted a list of the four best camera apps for the iPhone, all of which you can download for less than $10 to make your photos look better than ever.

The first app Diallo chose, Camera+, is an App Store mainstay which has been around in various incarnations for years. It’s kept up with the times as well, receiving a major visual overhaul alongside the release of iOS 7 last year. With Camera+ you can independently control the focus and exposure of a shot, lock in white balance, change the aspect ratio and even set a self-timer for when you really want to get in the picture. Updates are sure to continue once iOS 8 launches later this year too. Tap Tap Tap’s Camera+ is available for $1.99 on the App Store.

Another one of Diallo’s picks is a bit of a specialty app. Pro HDR “captures an image exposed for the highlights and another exposed for the shadows, [then] aligns and merges the images, giving you a gorgeous HDR image at native resolution.” It’s a one-trick pony, but it does that trick very well — better than dozens of other apps which claim to do the same. You can purchase Pro HDR on the App Store for $1.99 as well.

Head over to Forbes (linked in the source below) to check out the full list and read more detailed impressions of each app.

Jacob Siegal is Associate Editor at BGR, having joined the news team in 2013. He has over a decade of professional writing and editing experience, and helps to lead our technology and entertainment product launch and movie release coverage.