Photo Booth Like App For Windows Phone 7

by mohit on November 29, 2011

There is no big deal if you might skip an awesome mobile app for your Smartphone in this over-crowded app-marketplace and cut-throat competition amongst various mobile Operating Systems. Here we are talking about one such app for the WP7 mobile devices – FunShot. It is there in the Samsung Zone of the marketplace for about two months now but escaped the people’s notice as it was reportedly available for download via search only. Anyhow, now we have tried the app and have concluded that  FunShot is to Samsung WP7 is what Photo Booth is to iPad.

FunShot App Description/Features :

  • it offers you two basic options – you can choose the effect you want to apply to the camera, and then there is the option to select the number and layout of frames you want your final image to have. If you choose single frame, the camera will just take one photo with an effect of your choice. With multiple frames, the app allows you to capture the selected number of photos and apply a different effect to each. The app then combines all captured shots into one final image, arranging them according to a layout of your choice.
  • The camera in the app shoots photos after a 3 second delay for better adjustment and results.
  • There are a total of 12 different effects available in the app, ranging from kaleidoscope to pinch and the likes.
  • When you choose an effect, the camera will automatically show you a realtime preview of the result. This means that you will be able to see what the effect will look like from within the camera’s viewfinder, before capturing the photo.
  • If you have one of the newer WP7 devices, you can shoot your own photo with FunShot as the app supports front-facing cameras.
  • The app saves all images shot with it to the Saved Images section of the Pictures hub. You can share captured images from there, or you can use the sharing options offered by FunShot which let you post your photos to Facebook, Picasa and PhotoBucket.


Being an official Samsung app, you can expect future updates to add even more effects to the mix. However, on thing is for sure – If you are the one who likes to put the mobile phone’s camera to good use, then this app is a delight for you.

You can grab FunShot if you have a Samsung Windows Phone by searching for it in the Marketplace, or simply browsing through Samsung Zone. It’s absolutely free.


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