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CamWow: Free photo booth effects live on camera! for iOS

By Jolly Dream Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Oct 18, 2012

CamWow is a photo effects app for iOS devices. It takes the input from the camera (front or back) and applies distortion effects with the resultant images saved or passed on to other apps. The CamWow app installs quickly.

The CamWow interface is simple to use. When launched, the screen shows the image from your camera in one of four panes, plus effects applied in the three other panes. You can swipe to the next or previous page of effects, always seeing your original in one pane. There's quite the variety of effects, from somewhat subtle to over-the-top, but playing around with the effects is quite a bit of fun. CamWow makes it easy to manipulate images with its simple interface, and a few of the effects will likely become favorites. We tested CamWow on both an iPad and an iPhone, and both worked well. We had a glitch transferring images under iOS 6, but we're betting this is fixed by the time you read this.

CamWow is a totally free app with no paid upgrade for more features. Compared to some costly effects apps, CamWow still stands out for what it is. Try it on your iPhone or iPad and we suspect you'll keep using it.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 2.8

- Support for iOS 6.0- Support for iPhone 5- Performance enhancements- Minor bug fixes

General

Release September 27, 2012
Date Added September 27, 2012
Version 2.8

Operating Systems

Operating Systems iOS
Additional Requirements Compatible with iPhone 3Gs, iPhone 4. iTunes account required.

Popularity

Total Downloads 65,830
Downloads Last Week 4
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Developer's Description

Distort, fatten, pinch, and stylize your camera with real-time filters just like Photo Booth!See effects applied LIVE before you take your photo!"Me and my kids use it all the time!""Best camera app. EVER!!!""I luv it! And it's free!""This is the best app I downloaded""Best camera fx app!" User Reviews Features Real-time effects applied directly to your camera! Perfectly tuned filters for effortless fun! Share pictures with friends through Facebook Share pictures by e-mail Front & back facing camera support And more! Filters in current version Normal Sketch X-Ray Bulge Stretch Squeeze Thermal Sepia Mirror Grayscale Valentine Light Tunnel Newspaper Crosshatch Pop Art Twirl Night Vision Coral Pixellation App Store Achievements Top 100 Overall App in 46 countries! Including United Kingdom, Israel, Australia, Canada, and Saudi Arabia! Top 100 Entertainment App in 87 countries! Including: United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, Saudi Arabia, Costa Rica, Kuwait, Sweden, Taiwan, Israel, and Thailand!Thanks for all the support!Remember to follow us on twitter or Facebook for updates and new apps from Jolly Dream Studios!http://twitter.com/camwowapphttp://www.facebook.com/camwowapp