Simple photo editing with goofy tweaks
Author: Jay Feldman
Date: 29 Jun 2014, tested on ASUS Nexus 7 (2013)
Lots of settings, interesting functionality, elaborated design
Ultimately pointless, lags a bit
Cymera - Camera & Photo editor for Android is part Photoshop part Kai’s SuperGoo. There are a host of photo edition tools as well as goofy transformations to make really odd and sometimes funny pics of yourself and your friends.
Cymera - Camera & Photo editor adds tons of new functionality to your camera and adds a host of easy to use photo editing tools and tweaks. Easily take photos and edit them to your liking, even add goofy tweaks, hairstyles and give yourself that airbrushed Photoshop look, just like the magazines; you too can look like a phony supermodel ...well, almost.
The coolest feature to me are the various camera lens effects. It’s all just digital processing that could be done manually by anyone, but this app makes it simple and convenient. You can split images into 2, sequences of 4, photo booth style strips, or even fish-eye them. Some of it is fun, but basically most of the tweaks are just redundant gimmicks.
I like all the fun and goofy stuff, but it kinda gets old quick. Special effects are really just window dressing; if you’re not shooting a captivating subject, then no amount of accessorizing will help make your photos more magnetic or interesting. The sharing features are cool, but require account sign up, and I think we all have enough redundant accounts we never use, so I resist the attempt at subjecting myself to more data mining.
Cymera - Camera & Photo editor is a fun app but remains a pointless gimmick in the end. If you want to take great pictures, this app will literally do nothing to help you with that. But if you’re looking for a basic photo editing app, this one is decent.