Review LINE camera
For collages, selfies, and silly photos
Author: Tariq Abdulla
Date: 14 Jul 2014, tested on HTC One S
Functions quickly, convenient interface, no ads
Some features don't work well
LINE Camera for Android brings all the fun and creativity of LINE stickers to your photos. There is a lot that you can do with LINE Camera, with some very fast and responsive controls. But it has three main functions: beautifying your selfies, adding stickers to photos to make them more fun, and creating collages of photos to share or print. Photos saved through LINE Camera will be lower resolution, and smaller in file size than your original photos, but they are perfectly fine for online purposes, and I would have no hesitation printing them as normal 4"x6" photos.
The interface of LINE Camera is very convenient. The frames you can select to put around your photos, as well as the stickers and captions, really help to liven them up. You can very quickly turn an ordinary photo into a bit of a funny story, as you can see from some of the pictures in this review. The collage feature works very well, as adding new photos automatically creates new frames, and you can drag all the edges around to obtain the desired shapes. New stickers are being released all the time, often with some kind of seasonal theme (e.g. haloween). While there are a lot of frames and stickers that are in-app purchases; there are plenty of free ones being released all the time to keep you busy making fun pictures.
Line Camera offers several options in terms of "beautification", for those who wish to touch up their selfies before sharing them online. You can use the interface to tell Line Camera where your eyes and the edges of your face are, and then you can use sliders to enlarge your eyes, or make your face slimmer. There is also a whole shedload of soft filters to choose from, and features for removing dark circles around your eyes and smoothing your skin. You can also use stickers to give yourself a blush, or a even different hairstyle.
Overall, Line Camera for Android is really one of the best apps out there for doing some really quick work with your photos to make a storyboard or "postcard". While it takes a little extra work, the end result is lot more meaningful than just posting all your photos. I did not find find that the "beautification" features helped make my skin look any better, and the smoothing feature just blurred the photo; although LINE Camera did succeed in making me look thinner. I also gave myself a pink blush and long blonde hair with a pink bow.