Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Tools, Gadgets, and Widgets: Marble Cam

I'm not a huge shutterbug. Half the time, I forget to take a picture of the interesting or mundane things going on around me. I do like playing with the photos that I take. Usually, I manipulate things in Paint Shop Pro, a poor man's version of Photoshop.

Last week, I found a fun app for iPhone called Marble Cam. Marble Cam makes it looks as if you've take your photograph through a glass marble. You can use the app to alter photographs in your albums or photo stream or use the camera function to capture an image.
While in the sun room last week, I was mesmerized by the sun light through the trees. Grabbed the iPhone and snapped the picture. Not a great shot especially since I shot it through the sun room screen. The translation was lost in the exposure. Marble Cam took my lack lustre photo and made it look awesome. Just as the app promised the photo looks as if it was shot through a glass marble or one of those Victorian gazing globes.

The app is also available for Android phones as MarbleDroid.

Do you have a great app to share?

Oh, and Jan over at Creative Instigation has featured my Alphabet Sunday series as a jump start for getting your creativity running. Go take a look.


  1. Gasp! So now the small fortune I have spent on huge lenses to get photos of images through raindrops is now replaced by a phone app....WOW! I am so thrilled to live in this new techno world :)
    My handy app contribution is to make sure never to go out without your phone!

  2. Well, what could we say but thanks to the new technology about it. I feel for you there, Lesley. In my widget, some app like this do exist there too. Click Here To Buy Blue Widgets to read more about it online.