Android Shutterbugs Rejoice, VSCO Cam Has Arrived!


When it comes to photo apps, VSCO Cam is one that stands out from the myriad other options out there. But, up until now, only iOS users could enjoy the app that calls itself “the standard of mobile photography.” All of that changes today with the release of VSCO Cam for Android.

In case you’re not familiar with VSCO Cam, the app has been a favorite among more professional users thanks to its high quality filters and editing features that allow you to add everything from film grain to vignetting, as well as change settings like contrast, color temperate, exposure and more.

Here’s a quick intro that shows off some of what the app can do:

The app will work the same on Android as it does on iOS: the initial app is free, with 15 editing tools and ten presets built in. Once you’ve exhausted those, you can purchase more many presents in the in-app store, where first adopters will find a special 50% off launch discount that’ll get you all 38 presents for only $6.

And, just like on the iOS app, you’ll also have access to VSCO Grid: a ‘gallery’ of sorts where you can share your work with other VSCO users social network style.

If you’d like to learn more about VSCO Cam for Android, head over to the official announcement page. Alternatively, if you’re already convinced and you’re an Android user running 4.0 or above (“most” devices are supported), go ahead and pick up VSCO Cam for yourself over on the Google Play Store.

(via Android Community)

  • Sir Stewart Wallace

    Yay. Though, I suppose I’d just been using Photoshop for Android, and aside from filters, I cannot imagine I’m missing much. Then again, I’ve since switched to a Lumia 928 and Nokia’s default apps are pretty awesome. Especially “Nokia Camera.”

  • BigTallGates

    How much better than Snapseed is it?

  • Leif Sikorski

    I would say it’s “different”. Snapseed or the new Editor in the 4.4 Kitkat gallery is already very powerful and if you’re fine with that I don’t see a reason that you would have to switch. They all do their jobs pretty well. The only downside I see in Snapseed is that they have a pretty weird downscaling algorithm, especially if your phone has ~13 Megapixel you’ll get pretty small files.

  • TSY87

    The filters are nice, but the camera works much better than the stock note 3 camera… samsung software, outside of the spen apps are TERRIBLE

  • Brian Lovelace

    I’ve been beta testing this for around two months now and I believe that, while it is a great photo editing app, it wasn’t quite ready for release. There are still a few bugs and crash issues, even on newer devices. Overall it’s worth the free download and trying out. People complain about layout, but I think it’s generally pretty easy to get a grasp of. The amount of control you have over the editing of photographs is awesome in itself though. Give it a couple more months and I’m sure it will be quite stable and definitely the best photo editing app on the Android platform.

  • pireze

    I’ve tried it out (Xperia Z1) and we get the usual teething problems with slow launch speeds, crashes, etc.

    There’s always gonna be inherent problems with trying to get an app to function optimally across so many devices but the camera part of the app could have benefited from more controls like exposure compensation etc.
    But great potential for this app, looking forward to updates resolving some of those issues and adding more functionality.

  • DafOwen

    Hmm – bit late to the game.

    Poor video though – not obvious what’s happening in half of it.