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This article was published on January 7, 2013

PIP Camera: A simple iOS camera app dedicated to photo-in-photo effects

PIP Camera: A simple iOS camera app dedicated to photo-in-photo effects Image by: Dan Driedger
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There’s no shortage of mobile apps geared towards helping amateur snappers shoot and share the world around them. There’s PowerSketch for starters, which we covered last year, transforming your iOS snaps and videos into artwork.

Another one that’s hit our radar is PIP Camera for iOS, which serves up a pretty extensive selection of effects to help you create a photo-in-photo look, that’s really quite realistic.

How it works

You can take a snap with either your front or rear-facing camera, and superimpose a bubble, bottle, magnifying glass…you name it, onto the image. You can also download more effects to your library for free.

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The final effect could look a little something like this…indeed, self-shots are a core underlying selling point of this app:

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But it could equally be applied to any of your holiday snaps too.

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PIP Camera is the handiwork of China-based Fotoable, the same company behind FotoRus – another popular photo app. Indeed, PIP Camera is actually a spin-off from FotoRus, which features a ‘Pic-in-Pic’ mode. With PIP, however, there are a slew of new effects, plus you can export your creation at 960px x 960px.

The app has been proving a minor hit so far across Asia and other regions, and as its library of effects is constantly updated with new materials, its popularity can only grow.

PIP Camera is available to download for free now.

PIP Camera | iOS

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