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Here’s a fun thing for the holidays: Paper Camera.  It’s a camera app for mobile devices that photographs things through various artsy filters. You can very easily create a variety of images in different styles using your device’s camera and this low-cost app for iOS and Android.



We featured paper camera as part of our Griff Center/COLI Pop-up Tech series.  Here’s how it works:

In addition to having fun at holiday events, it has at least one practical use we can think of: generate attractive accent graphics for presentation, web pages, and other digital media.  Add a few pencil-sketch scenes of the campus to your web page.  Or maybe a neon-outline version of a campus sign to your presentation slides.

Paper Camera is a reminder that you needn’t limit yourself to the camera app that came pre-installed on your mobile device.  Different apps available for iOS and Android can do some pretty interesting things with your phone or tablet’s camera.  You can find Paper Camera in your phone or tablet’s app store, or by going to