SmugMug’s Camera Awesome App Released for Android

Camera Awesome Edit Screen

SmugMug has released its popular Camera Awesome app for Android. Camera Awesome has been downloaded over 20 million times on iOS. With this launch, SmugMug also built some new Android-specific features like high-speed burst shooting mode, facial recognition and tracking, and selective filtering (full list of new features below).

Additionally, Camera Awesome is pre-installed on NVIDIA’s Tegra Note, and is supported on NVIDIA Tegra 4 devices through a new partnership between SmugMug and NVIDIA.  New super-exclusive Tegra features include slow-mo video, ‘Always-On’ HDR, and editing precision from stylus support (later this year).

Camera Awesome App for Android

Camera Awesome is available for $2.99 here on the Google Play Store.

More details about the Android-specific features in the press release below.

Android Users, Meet Your New Favorite Photo App: Camera Awesome

SmugMug’s Popular Photo App is Now Available, with Unique-to-Android Awesomeness

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., November 12, 2013 – SmugMug’s wildly successful photo app, Camera Awesome, is now available on Android. Now, Android users can capture, “awesomize” and share photos just as 20 million iOS users already have, but with special Android add-ons.

Available today in the Google Play Store for $2.99, Camera Awesome for Android captures gorgeous mobile photos and videos, shooting faster and taking sharper, better-exposed shots. The app offers pro-grade creative editing features, including hundreds of special effects, presets, filters and frames. Users can also share photos straight from the app, sending them straight to social networks, or via email and text to family and friends.

“With 20 million+ Camera Awesome users on IOS, we received an overwhelming number of requests for an Android version” said Don MacAskill, CEO and Chief Geek of SmugMug. “We took advantage of Android-specific features–like greater access to camera controls–to help you capture great photos.”

Android-Specific Features:

Camera Awesome for Android supports the following new and exclusive features: *

  • Shooting modes: includes high-speed burst, panorama, and HDR
  • Anti-shake video mode: video image stabilization
  • Face recognition and tracking: automatically identifies and tracks multiple faces in the shot to keep subjects in perfect focus
  • ISO, White Balance, and Exposure: power users can choose among multiple white balance modes, exposure compensation values, and manually select ISO settings from 100 to 1600 to capture the perfect shot
  • Resolution settings: shoot both photos and video in multiple resolutions
  • Selective Editing: touch to add or erase which parts of the image have filter applied
  • Sharing: in addition to sharing on Facebook, Twitter, Sinaweibo, Google+, Instagram, Photobucket, Picasa, Tumblr, YouTube and Flickr, users can now share to any other services via supporting apps installed on device

NVIDIA Tegra 4 Devices Get Special Power

The new app will have additional functionality on supported NVIDIA® Tegra® 4 devices through a new partnership between SmugMug and NVIDIA. Camera Awesome is pre-installed on NVIDIA’s Tegra Note, the platform for tablets such as the EVGA Tegra Note 7 and the ADVENT Vega Tegra Note 7.

Special features available on Tegra Note and other supported Tegra devices include:

  • Always-On HDR (AOHDR): extends dynamic range by instantly capturing and combining high and low exposures – works with still, burst, panorama and HD video, so it can always be left on (Available with OTA update in December 2013.)
  • Tap-to-track object tracking: select an item in the viewfinder and the camera will track and keep it in focus as shots are composed
  • Slow-motion video: shoot great slow-motion video at up to 120 frames per second
  • Pressure-sensitive stylus support: gives pin-point precision in Selective Edit mode (Available with OTA update in December 2013.)

*Note: each feature is dependent on device support; check the SmugMug blog for the current supported devices list.

Camera Awesome is available for Android users (4.1 or newer) in the Google Play store, and for iPhone and iPad users in the App Store. Learn more at



  1. Dan Bahr says

    Be aware that this app only works on a limited number of android phones. For example, I have a Galaxy Note 3 and the app doesn’t support it.