100points

Camera MX

70points

Pixlr Express

72points

VSCO Cam

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Pixlr Express
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35 facts in comparison

Camera MX vs Pixlr Express vs VSCO Cam

Camera MX
Pixlr Express
VSCO Cam
Camera MX
Pixlr Express
VSCO Cam
100
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70
points
72
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Why is Camera MX better than Pixlr Express & VSCO Cam?

  • Has HDR adjustment
  • Has tilt shift
  • Has mirror effect
  • Tablet-optimised
  • Is a social network
  • Has live filters
  • Has privacy options
  • Has a self-timer

Why is Pixlr Express better than Camera MX & VSCO Cam?

  • smaller app size (iOS app)
    13MBvs29.3,20.3MB
  • smaller application size (Android app)
    6.9MBvs13,14MB
  • Captioning
  • Has brushes
  • Can create collages

Why is VSCO Cam better than Camera MX & Pixlr Express?

  • Has geotagging
  • Focus and expose separately
  • Has in-app purchases
  • Has manual focus
  • Has manual ISO
  • Has manual shutter speed

Key features and highlights

General info

1.Ad-free
Camera MX
Pixlr Express
VSCO Cam

Adverts can be distracting and obtrusive. Apps and blogs without ads are more aesthetically pleasing, nicer to use, and make the content stand out.

2.Higher rating on the App Store

4.5

4

4

The app has a higher rating on Apple’s App Store (rating from all versions), showing the overall quality of the app and user satisfaction. The lowest score is 1, with 5 being the highest.

Best

Text Camera

5

3.Free application
Camera MX
Pixlr Express
VSCO Cam

You can download the app for free, from platforms such as Google Play or the App Store.

4.Higher rating on Google Play

4.2

4.5

4.3

The app has a higher rating on Google Play, showing the overall quality of the app and user satisfaction. The lowest score is 1, with 5 being the highest.

Best

PicSay Pro

4.7

5. smaller app size (iOS app)

29.3MB

13MB

20.3MB

A smaller size means that the app will take up less space on your Apple device. This leaves more space for other apps, as well as other data such as photos and music.

Best

Fhotoroom

6.1MB

6.Is compatible with Android
Camera MX
Pixlr Express
VSCO Cam

It is compatible with a range of Android devices such as smartphones and tablets.

Photography

1.Can rotate the image
Camera MX
Pixlr Express
VSCO Cam

This can be used to rotate the image for an interesting effect, or more commonly to correct the image if it is at a slight angle.

2.Can adjust contrast
Camera MX
Pixlr Express
VSCO Cam

Adjusting the contrast affects the difference between light and dark areas of the image. You can fine tune it to meet your needs, such as increasing the contrast to make your subject stand out more.

3.Can adjust brightness
Camera MX
Pixlr Express
VSCO Cam

If your photo is too bright or dark, you can adjust the brightness in order to get a well-balanced image.

4.Can adjust saturation
Camera MX
Pixlr Express
VSCO Cam

Saturation refers to the intensity of colors. It is measured on a scale ranging from 0% (black and white) to 100% (pure colors) at a constant level of brightness. Images with high levels of saturation have vivid colors, while unsaturated images appear greyish.

5.Can capture photos
Camera MX
Pixlr Express
VSCO Cam

You can take photos within the app. This allows you to do everything from capturing the image to editing all within one app, instead of having to import an image taken with another camera application.

6.has manual white balance
Camera MX
Pixlr Express
VSCO Cam

With manual white balance you can choose the most accurate setting and avoid the green, blue or red hue which can occur in auto mode. You can also change the setting for artistic effect.

Effects

1.Has HDR adjustment
Camera MX
Pixlr Express
VSCO Cam

You can add an HDR-style effect to the image, whereby the darker areas appear brighter and the bright areas appear darker - giving your image more dynamic range. This gives you an image which looks more akin to how the human eye sees it, rather than a camera.

2.Has tilt shift
Camera MX
Pixlr Express
VSCO Cam

Tilt shift is a technique which can be used to achieve the “diorama” effect, whereby you can make normal images look as if they were taken of small models. It works by applying a blur to parts of the image which simulates a shallower depth of field, even on objects far away.

3.Has mirror effect
Camera MX
Pixlr Express
VSCO Cam

You can apply a mirror effect to the image, allowing you to experiment with creating symmetrical images.

4.Captioning
Camera MX
Pixlr Express
VSCO Cam

You can add captions and titles to your photos.

5.Has sharpening tool
Camera MX
Pixlr Express
VSCO Cam

Image sharpening tools emphasize the edges within an image. This can be applied to a blurred image to make it appear sharper and more detailed.

6.Has live filters
Camera MX
Pixlr Express
VSCO Cam

When taking a picture with the app, you can preview your next photo with the filter already applied. This means you can choose a filter that compliments the scene before you capture the image, rather than applying it later.

Social features

1.Integrates with social networks
Camera MX
Pixlr Express
VSCO Cam

It allows you to share information to popular social networks.

2.Is a social network
Camera MX
Pixlr Express
VSCO Cam

It is a social network, which has features such as commenting and tagging. This means you can share content quickly and easily and engage with a community.

3.Includes publishing platform
Camera MX
Pixlr Express
VSCO Cam

It includes a publishing platform so that you can publish your photos to a website as a portfolio, or to a private web address to share with friends and family.

4.Has privacy options
Camera MX
Pixlr Express
VSCO Cam

You can change your privacy settings so that not all content is available for public viewing.

Features

1.Has geotagging
Camera MX
Pixlr Express
VSCO Cam

You can tag your photos/videos at the specific location where you took them. This gives you another way to organise them, and also makes them more discoverable by other people.

2.Can create collages
Camera MX
Pixlr Express
VSCO Cam

You can create collages using lots of your images, usually with custom frames and shapes.

Miscellaneous

1.has manual focus
Camera MX
Pixlr Express
VSCO Cam

This allows to manually set the focus.

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