Some people can take some phenomenal pictures using their smartphone cameras, but many mere mortals often find that their pictures look best with a healthy coating of filters and exaggerated graininess to mask the graininess that's already there. Paper Camera has made its way around Android circles due to its uncanny ability to skip the whole editing step and take instant hand-drawn depictions of whatever a camera is facing. Paper Artist is a photo editor from the same developers that gives users a broader set of tools for turning their pre-existing photos into art.


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The more talented among us will be able to turn their photos into some truly impressive works of art. The rest of us will settle for filters that, at the very least, make us feel like we're tapping into the artistic portions of our brains. Paper Artist was previously exclusively preloaded on Samsung devices, but now it's open to all of us in the Play Store. That said, it's not free. Us non-Samsung Galaxy device owners will have to fork over $2.99 for the experience.

Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. He now lives in the City of Bridges, adjusting to the presence of actual snow. His phone of choice is the HTC One.

  • Diego Pretelin

    This app is outdated in the stock Galaxy ROMs... so I, personally, purchased it anyway.

  • K77brklynyc

    I have this on my note 2 but will the app in the play store be updated more frequently?

  • Kevin Kdoe

    I really miss the original photo editing app that came on ice cream sandwich don't like paper artist maybe for the kids