KIDCAM MAKES IT FUN FOR KIDS TO TAKE PHOTOS


My kids love to take pictures, so they are often fascinated by my phone’s camera. Because that camera is meant for adult users, it’s a little more difficult for them to use — even the challenge of holding the phone and pressing the shutter button on the screen can cause frustration.

KidCam is a camera app that is squarely targeted at young, would-be photographers. KidCam has a number of features that make it easier for children to use, and also for parents to manage. For example, one of the challenges can be regulating storage space. Pictures and video can eat up the available storage on your phone, so KidCam approaches this by limiting the number of photos and videos that you kids can take with a number that you set. When that limit is reached, the oldest photo or video is deleted to make room for new items.

Along these lines, KidCam uses its own camera roll so the pictures taken using the app are separate from your default camera roll. To help with the finger accuracy to use the shutter button, KidCam has an option to allow tapping anywhere on the screen to take the picture or video. To jazz the pictures up, KidCam has monster face templates that can be laid on top of photos.

Since we’re a big picture-taking family here, I downloaded KidCam and my kids (ages 3 and 5) immediately found it entertaining and easy to take lots of photos. Many of them with them as silly monster faces. I found KidCam to be intuitive for young children and a fun option for them to take their own photos.

KidCam costs $2.99 and is available on the Apple App Store.

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