Picture of a tree in a park near my home that has been heavily enhanced with an app.

When cameras were initially added to mobile phones, they usually produced horrendous results. These cameras seemed to be almost an afterthought and were generally good enough to take pictures that only looked good on the phone’s tiny screen.

Today’s smartphones are a different breed altogether, with some like the Samsung Galaxy S2 featuring 8-megapixel cameras that are capable of producing incredible results. Throw in some photo editing apps and you can do pretty interesting things to your pictures.

Two old men enjoying a hookah on a winter's afternoon. Enhanced with an app.

The boy on the right has become a favourite with me and my wife because he always has a smile and a warm greeting whenever he runs into us at the market.

The open road. Black and white picture enhanced with an app.