Amazon.com has promised to make a paid app free every day in the Amazon Appstore, and today’s app is Paper Camera.
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Paper Camera is priced at $1.99 in the Android Market, and is normally priced at $1.99 in the Amazon Appstore. As we noted previously, prices sometimes differ between the two stores.
Paper camera offers a camera filter that transforms your reality into more than just a photo. Using your camera video feed, view the world just the way an artist would recreate it–all in real time. Like what you see? Take a picture; it lasts longer.Paper Camera is described as follows:
What You See Isn’t What You Get
Upon launching Paper Camera, immediately see what’s in front of you through the video feed, but expect it to look like a cartoon world, artist’s sketch, or unique digital creation. Scroll through the many lens filters and experience your reality like you’ve never seen it before.
Life as Art
Watch the world as you know it transform. Choose from unique camera filters not typical in a camera app such as, Granny’s Paper, Pastel Perfect, Comic Boom, Sketch Up, Acquarello, Old Printer, Neon Cola, Con Tours, Bleaching, and Gotham Noir.
Through a Paper Frame
The camera options are displayed along the wrinkled edge of your Paper Camera screen. Use the sketched arrows to move through your many filter options, and watch as each alters your reality in real time. Use the sliding scales to adjust the contrast, brightness, and lines to create the exact look you prefer.
Capture and Share a New World
Take multiple photos in as many filters as you like by tapping the red camera sketch in the lower right-hand corner. Each shot is automatically saved to your device’s photo gallery after a brief display on the screen. Choose the small share icon in the upper right-hand corner to share the last photo taken. Enjoy your creative quest through the lens of a paper camera.
Paper Camera has a 4.5-star rating in the Android Market, and a 4.0-star rating in the Amazon Appstore.
Think of it as being similar to Instragram, but with filters that make your images look hand-drawn or hand-painted.
As you might expect, you can share with your favorite social networking site.
Those who are considering “buying” a Free Amazon Appstore app might want to consider what it means to developers.
Amazon.com opened up the Appstore despite a lawsuit by Apple, which has previously trademarked the term “App Store.” Microsoft has filed an appeal against that trademark, saying the term is too generic. Amazon.com has responded to the lawsuit in the same manner.