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Published September 26, 2013, 06:20 PM

Apps of the Week: Photo Editor by Aviary and Paper Artist

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - Smartphones have changed the way we take pictures and have given us endless options for taking them.

By: Kerstin Kealy, WDAY

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - Smartphones have changed the way we take pictures and have given us endless options for taking them.

Gone are the days of Grandma with the Polaroid camera because there are apps for that… And lots of them!

If you love to take pictures, you can take them to another level; and there are hundreds of options out there!

Here are a couple of my favorites.

Photo editor by Aviary is quick, easy and multi-functional.

With one tap, you can enhance your pictures, crop and rotate them, change the color, brightness, and contrast and add frames and fun stickers.

You can also change the focus and add text. It can give you that Instagram look. It can also help you fix redeye, remove blemishes and whiten teeth.

It's free in both the Apple and Google play markets.

Another favorite is Paper Artist. It can take any photo and turn it into a truly amazing work of art.

Here's the original and then take a look at how it can transform a picture. Click on water sketch, detail, cookie marker pen, felt pen and watch as your picture instantly changes; and those are just a few of the options.

Then there are effects you can add: The paint brush brings back or takes away color or the effect in certain areas. You can write on the picture or add a border.

And you can share them with friends or print them out and create cool posters. It's $2.99 in the Google play market and Apple markets.

You can share your transformed photos on Facebook, Twitter, e-mail and text.

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