Beauty, they say, is in the eyes of the beholder. And while obviously every photo you snap with your camera phone probably won’t be a picture worth a thousand words, or something worthy of even refrigerator art, the fact that almost everyone walks around with a camera these days is something that is itself a beautiful notion.
Whether it is just for snapping a picture of a sunset, a funny mishap on the street, or proving that you really did see a guy dressed up as Elvis jogging on the Hudson River, mobile handsets have made capturing that moment in time so much easier. Of course, sharing that information is still tricky. Fortunately there are some new mobile phone apps that make taking, altering and using those photos in ways that just weren’t previously possible.
Photobucket for T-Mobile – T-Mobile users will have to kick the Photobucket if they want to share photos. This week the photo-sharing service announced that it has signed a deal with T-Mobile to become the exclusive provider of mobile photos, and this will allow users to send photos directly from their mobile phones to their Photobucket album, PC hard drive or to any address. The app is available for the Blackberry Curve, Pearl or any Windows Mobile device. The downloadable app offers a free 21-day trial version, while a full version is available for a one-time fee of $19.99. Photobucket is also available for the iPhone and for Sprint users.
iStage Takes Center Stage – Move over face recognition, this fun app can create 3-D models based on photos taken with an iPhone. Users can snap a photo with their iPhone, and upload the image where the Big Stage Entertainment servers will create a 3-D photorealistic @ctor, which can then be interested into personalized clips and images for viewing. This media can even be e-mailed to friends or posted on social networking sites. It is fun stuff that offers a new way for users to take center stage. Available from the Apple App Store
Seadragon Mobile – This app, which was actually the first release from Microsoft Live Labs for the iPhone, allows users to browse large quantities of high-resolution images, including gigapixel images, and even lets users add their own photos to those already available on Photosynth.com. Think of this free app as a viewer to the world.
back next Friday for news on the latest mobile apps