Add wow factor to your photos on Android with Magic Hour

In just a few steps, you can give a photo an antique look, a more professional feel, or maybe something more artsy for your blog. Magic Hour offers a free filter market, and you can even make your own and share it with others.

Taking pictures with your smartphone can be a fun and easy way to share moments with friends and family. With Magic Hour for Android you can improve or make variations on your photos with the app's easy-to-use features. In just a few steps, you can give a photo an antique look, a more professional feel, or maybe something more artsy for your blog. Magic Hour offers a free filter market, and you can even make your own and share it with others. Here's how to get started:

Step 1: Download Magic Hour from the Android Market. There's a free version with more limited usage, and a full version for $1.99.

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Step 2: Open the app and choose to take a photo or open an existing one. Existing photos can be selected from the SD card or your Gallery.

Screenshot by Nicole Cozma

Step 3: Move and scale the picture you want to filter. If the picture is larger than app supports, you will need to move it to fit within the scaling box.

Screenshot, photo by Nicole Cozma

Step 4: Pick a filter! After picking one, you can slide left and right through the other filters. The app will show you how each filter will look on your photo, and offers a small button to let you quickly flip back and forth from filtered to unfiltered.

Screenshot by Nicole Cozma

Screenshot, photo by Nicole Cozma

Step 5: Now you can adjust the filter on the photo, share the one you already applied, or save the photo for later.

Screenshot, photo by Nicole Cozma

Creating your own filters can be time-consuming, but you can build off a filter that you have already applied to the photo. After you're done making the necessary adjustments (like brightness, frame style, and texture) you can save the filter, share the photo, or just save it.

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About the author

Nicole Cozma has an affinity for Android apps and devices, but loves technology in general. Based out of the Tampa Bay Area, she enjoys being a spectator to both sunsets and lightning storms.

 

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