As much as I enjoy my Fuji and Nikon camera systems, I also appreciate the simple convenience of capturing scenes with my iPhone, such as this lovely sunset. No traveling was involved for this capture. I took it less than 10 feet from my front door! I am constantly amazed at how easy it is to take beautiful pictures from a mobile phone these days. Built-in cameras keep getting better and better!
I'm an unashamed editing junky, so I can’t resist some post-processing play. People frequently ask me to recommend mobile phone apps. I have about 100 various photography-related apps on my iPhone. (Yes, I like to collect them!) But my favorite go-to app for editing is Snapseed. Hands down. No contest. It is based on the technology of the popular Nik plug-in software for Photoshop (another personal favorite). Except for applying my standard brush stamp, I used only Snapseed to edit the photo. But I could have readily used the new text feature that was added in the latest update!
Snapseed is available for both iOS and Android devices. Editing is quick, intuitive, and comprehensive. It even has a spot removal tool. And guess what? The app is free! If you download it and think it is too complicated, you will be happy to know that there are many excellent tutorials on the Internet. Simply do a search. In my opinion, the best tutorial is provided by www.mobiography.net.
Google currently owns Snapseed, and they appear to be serious about maintaining it. Many significant software improvements have been rolled out this year. If you have never heard of it or tried it, I hope you will test it out. It might become your personal favorite too!