Two photo iOS photo apps gained top honors as Apple’s annual App Store Rewind 2011. Instagram, an photo editing and sharing app, was named iPhone App of the Year, and Snapseed, a photo enhancement app, was selected as iPad App of the Year.
Both are featured in the iTunes homepage among other category winners for Music, TV Shows, Movies, Books and Podcasts. If you’re an iPhone camera shutterbug, you probably already make use of Instagram as one of your top camera apps. If not, you’ve been missing out.
A reported 14 to 15 million copies of Instagram have been already been downloaded, and that’s because the app is not only easy to use, but it can make some awesome enhancements to your iPhone camera shots with a simple tap of one 18 different retro processing filters. Instagram is also a social networking app in which you can either select a photo from your iPhone’s Camera Roll or snap one inside Instagram itself, apply a filter, and then post it to your Instagram photo stream, as well as share it on your Twitter and Facebook timeline. In the most recent update of Instagram, users can now simply tap on photos posted by their contacts to favor them.
Instagram is totally free, and it has a growing number of supporting websites for printing your photos and enhancing your Instagram experience. The other honored photo editing and enhancement app, Snapseed ($4.99) also has a growing following, and it too allows you to apply beautiful enhancement filters to your images and share them on your social networking sites.