Security is an important thing to consider when sharing your photos online. Although most smartphones do an excellent job of keeping your pictures safe, there are still a few ways people can access your photos without permission. For times when you need peace of mind, you can make use of an app called Reporter Camera. It’s not only one of the most secure ways to store your mobile photos but also a fully featured app that lets you edit your photos on the go.
The first thing you’ll notice about the app is its clean, minimalist design that looks like something that you would expect from a standard app on your iPhone. Once installed, the app guides you through a detailed tutorial that explains all the features. After the tutorial, you’re asked to set up a 4-digit passcode that will be used to lock your photos. Passwords can’t be changed or deleted after creation, so it’s extremely important to remember your password or write it down somewhere safe.
It doesn’t take a lot of time to get used to the app after the initial setup. Just tap on the button on the bottom of the app to take a photo and swipe up or down to toggle filters on your viewfinder. You can also change more advanced features such as white balance and exposure by taping on the respective icons. There’s even a neat horizon feature, which shows you the horizontal alignment of your camera so that you get a perfectly aligned shot every time. Best of all, you can add a personalized signature to all your photos by navigating to the options screen on the bottom left side of the screen.
To save a picture to your vault, tap on the lock icon next to the camera capture button and swipe right to view all the images in your vault. You need to enter your passcode every time you open the vault otherwise you won’t be able to view your photos. You can also add existing photos in your phone’s library to the vault by tapping on “gallery” followed by the lock button on the bottom part of the screen. There’s also an option to share photos stored in the vault to any of your social networks and delete them anytime you want.
Reporter Camera is available in the iTunes app store for $0.99.