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  • 31 Jan 2015

Top Five Smartphone Apps for Real Estate Photography

Your smartphone can produce beautiful real estate photos that you can use to advertise a house for sale. We’ve already talked about the best smartphone photography techniques and this time, we’ll take a look at some apps that can make the results even more eye-catching.

Smartphones under both iOS and Android platforms provide dozens of possibilities for better and smarter photo creation. Still, it’s important to choose the right apps and to never overdo it, when it comes to image editing.

The following list will acquaint you with five of the best smartphone photo apps that you can use on your real estate pictures.

Snapseed

Snapseed is a photo editing option that can be used right on your smartphone. You don’t need to purchase expensive image editing software, especially if you don’t have prior experience with such programs.

The Snapseed interface is very simple to get used to and the app gives access to a vast array of editing options. You can rotate, crop and tune the images. In addition, you’ll get access to a couple of filters that you can use to turn your photos black and white, vintage or grunge. Try these settings to figure out which filters and adjustments make your pictures more attractive.

360Panorama

This app is a favourite for anyone trying to enhance real estate photos. 360Panorama provides a wonderful and easy to use creative opportunity that will take the images to the next level.

This app can be used to create panoramic photographs, capturing more in a single shot. A panoramic shot is particularly suitable for capturing the exterior and demonstrating the curb appeal. Such apps usually come with an introduction wizard that will guide you through the process of capturing a wider shot and making it look professional

iPhone users will not need this app since iPhones do come with a built-in panoramic feature. Everybody else, however, will achieve great results with the 360Panorama.

Diptic

Diptic is an app for the creation of professional photo collages. If you want to make the presentation a bit more intriguing and unorthodox, you should certainly consider downloading this one.

Want to create a before and after sequence for your presentation? No problem! Diptic is suitable for this purpose, as well.

The app comes with nearly 180 layouts that you can choose for arranging your pictures. You simply need to select the particular layout that you like the most and add photographs to it. The app will process the images and give you a finalised product that’s ready to use in your property for sale presentation.

Camera+

This iPhone and iPad app comes with a number of advanced features that a smartphone’s camera isn’t equipped with. At the same time, Camera+ is easy to use and suitable for beginners in the world of real estate photography.

The app will enable you to set the exposure separately from the focus, to select the most appropriate shooting mode, brighten pictures, use a composition grid and get up to 6x digital zoom. 

In addition Camera+ will give you access to a functional lightbox that will simplify the task of getting your pictures organised and selecting which ones to use in your house for sale marketing campaign.

LightTrac

This is a great app that every amateur photographer should have. LightTrac provides detailed information about the sun’s position and whether the time is right to start taking those house pictures.

LightTrac is particularly beneficial for planning outdoor photo sessions but you can also use the data to figure out whether the day is a right one for an indoor shoot. You’ll simply need to enter information about your location and the app will do light and sun position calculations on the basis of where you are. 

The app will also inform you about sunrise, sunset and moonrise. Finally, it will give you access to an elevation chart that may also come in handy.

You can simplify the task of capturing the perfect smartphone real estate photographs by downloading a couple of apps. You should, however, remember to use your creativity and trust your instincts. Don’t be overly-dependent on the apps – you may end up with disappointing or excessively processed images. Using the apps to do a bit of fine tuning and to add a creative touch at the end will deliver the best results.

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