For the most part I am pretty content with my BlackBerry. I like the way the size and shape are very comfortable for my child hands and I still really love having a physical keyboard over just a touchscreen. But I get serious iPhone envy when it comes to apps like Hipstamatic and Instagram which instantly add filters to your camera phone photos to give them a vintage, lomo-y, or artsy look. It's not that I am looking to become a hipster but moreso that apps like these are just plain practical when it comes to making an otherwise poor-looking photo from my not-so-great camera phone look a little more aesthetically interesting.
I finally discovered a similar app that does this for BlackBerry. The app is called PixTrix and it is free, with the usual banner ads running at the top. You don't use the app to take the actual photos but rather snap a photo first, and then open it up in PixTrix to apply a filter to it. Like most BlackBerry apps I've experienced, it is a little slow, but for on-the-go photo editing I think it's the best option for BlackBerry users right now. There aren't nearly as many filter options as there are on the iPhone alternatives and some of the filters seem completely useless to me, like "Fake 3D" and "Double Exposure", but there are a few decent ones I've had fun using to get that retro camera look.
Now that I've discovered PixTrix, I've been trying to actually use Twitter for its original purpose of microblogging. Sometimes I see something particularly nifty at the grocery store or I've assembled myself a nice-looking lunch—not really worth a whole blog post but still something fun to share. You can check out my mobile photos and mini-posts right here on my Twitter page.
| Photo Credit: Me, on my BlackBerry. |