B612 is a good photography app that offers a comprehensive and easy-to-use interface. In short, an excellent app for anyone who wants to take a good selfie using filters, effects, and anything else you might want
Tokyo, Japan – March 15, 2016 – LINE Corporation announced today that its selfie camera app B612, available for free on iPhone, Android, and Windows Phone platforms, topped 150 million downloads worldwide as of March 3.
B612 is a dedicated selfie camera app which allows users to customize their photos with a wide variety of filters and effects. The selfie-optimized app boasts a host of features not found in more general-purpose camera apps, including the option to automatically switch to the user’s front-facing camera upon start-up, as well as the ability to easily switch between 92 types of filters simply by swiping the screen.
B612 launched in August of 2014 in time to ride the growing wave of popularity of “selfie culture,” earning it many users across Asia, Central and South America, and Eastern Europe. Subsequently, in August of 2015, camera B612 was awarded top global design award Red Dot’s highest honor, “Best of the Best” in the Communication Design 2015 category. Additionally, the app has taken the number one spot in Google Play’s photography category in 29 countries, and 38 countries in the App Store.
The original 60 filters launched with the app have grown to 92, while regular updates have expanded the wide range of photo and video decoration features available to users. As a result of this continued support, B612 has accrued over 150 million downloads worldwide as of March 3, 2016, 19 months since the app’s launch.
B612 will endeavor to add new filters and selfie-optimized features in order to provide the best selfie experience for its users, as well as to enhance communication between them.
Naver Japan, the company behind the popular Japanese messaging app Line, has just released another iOS app dedicated to the subtle art of taking selfies. Apparently, the new selfie app seeks to highlight “what is essential,” which, as pointed out in Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s “The Little Prince,” is “invisible to the eye.” Small wonder then, at least to those who’ve read the classic allegorical novella, that the app is named B612, after the asteroid home of the book’s title character.
B612 Subtitled “Selfie with the heart,” B612 offers the following key features:
43 filters : 43 filters for you to apply, designed to evoke the time the little prince gazed at 43 sunsets in one day.
Random filter : Sometimes it feels like it can take an eternity before you find just the filter you’re looking for. Just tap the random button!
Vignette : Both a light touch and vivid expression have their places. Use vignettes to give your photos just the right amount of flavor.
Tilt-shift : Blur the lines of focus for a gentle touch that will bring out the true you even more.
Silent shutter : Sssh! Take a picture silently so as not to awaken the sheep sleeping soundly in his box.
Collage shot : Show everyone a glimpse of your universe by putting your smiles together into one photo.
Share : Post your pics and share easily to Facebook, Twitter, and even Instagram. (Only installed apps are displayed)
LINE has already a camera app cum photo editor in store called LINE Camera. The new messenger app is a standalone Selfie app from LINE. B612 only uses the front facing camera of your phone that makes it simple to take some exceptional Selfies.
I hate selfies. Perhaps it stems from a history of awkward photo presence, or that I simply don’t photograph well, and I am very, very conscious of it. I’m generally horrible at selfies, and unless I’m holding something to hide part of my face, or there’s someone I can take a photo with (#jelfie), a decent selfie is usually out of reach.
So when I was told to try B612, I was justifiably skeptical. I didn’t expect myself to actually like the app. But after a few tries, it was pretty inevitable.
A bit of background: camera b612 is a selfie app made by Korean social messaging app LINE. And yes, the name is strange for a selfie app. The justification given by LINE was that it is named after a planet from popular novella “The Little Prince”. But as much as I love the Little Prince, it’s still a pretty crappy name.
Using Line B612 Selfie app to capture photos and saving them in your device:
This one is the first process. Line download camera b612 Selfie app is designed to take amazing portrait photos. Here it means the app is going to use your front camera to take the photo. It does not work with the back camera.
Install Line B612 Selfie app in your android Smartphone.
The next thing you have to do is tap on the screen to take photos. You will hear the click sound.
The app works with the front facing camera and there is very less settings.
Once you take photos it will save them automatically when you select one. For example you had captured around 4 photos. It will save only one that you want and others will be removed.
In this app. the shutter sound is not available that does not draws anyone attention when you are taking photos.
Line B612 Selfie app has a very smart feature of enabling soft focus on your images. Soft focus means the app will automatically fade the background. It does not matter who is behind you. It will make the image to appear sharper
Line B612 Selfie app Collage tool:-
Line B612 Selfie app also comes loaded with a very easy to use Collage feature. That means you can make a smart collage of your images and share that with your friends on your favourite social networking website. It is very easy to use and has impressive features. It is fast and effective tool to decorate your images as per your need.
TOKYO, June 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — LINE Corporation, owner and operator of the free call and messaging app LINE, announced today that its selfie camera app B612, available for free on both iPhone and Android platforms, has topped 50 million downloads worldwide.
B612 is a dedicated selfie camera app which allows users to customize their photos with a wide variety of filters and effects. With selfie optimized features such as the app automatically switching to the user’s front-facing camera upon launching, the ability to switch filters simply by sliding a finger across the screen, six second video capture, and collage functionality receiving universal acclaim from users, B612 has experienced explosive growth, topping 20 million downloads worldwide on February 6, 2015.
Since then, with the app’s continual addition of more filters and expanded collage features, B612 has broadened its user base from East Asia to Indonesia, Thailand, and Malaysia in Asia, as well as Mexico, Columbia, Ecuador, and Argentina in Latin America. With this worldwide popularity, B612 has reached over 50 million downloads worldwide as of May 23, 2015.
Additionally, the app boasts 30 million monthly active users worldwide (60% of total worldwide downloads), cementing its role as an app used regularly in users’ lives. Along with the app’s imminent Windows Phone release, features sought out by users worldwide are being continually added.
B612 will continue to grow in the future and provide users a fun way to communicate using selfies, enriching their smartphone experiences.
App Overview App name: B612 (download camera b612) Supported devices: Android, iPhone Supported languages: Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), English, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Portuguese, Spanish, Thai, Turkish, and Vietnamese Supported regions: Global Service began: Android: October 9, 2014, iPhone: August 13, 2014 App Store: itunes.apple.com/jp/app/b612-selfie-with-the-heart/id904209370?l=en&mt=8 Google Play: play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.linecorp.b612.android
About LINE Corporation LINE Corporation is based in Japan and develops and operates the LINE app for smartphones. Since launching in June 2011, the LINE app has grown into a global service used in 230 countries, ranking first in the free app category in 60 countries. LINE offers free one-to-one and group messaging, as well as free domestic and international voice and video calls. LINE also includes a wide array of social elements such as fun and expressive stickers, a personal Home, a Timeline, and numerous LINE family apps, including LINE games and LINE camera
Taking B612 a selfie with the iPhone camera is pretty straightforward, but there several third-party iOS apps for capturing more creative self-portraits.
Reviewed several quickdraw iOS camera apps that are also useful for taking selfies, but there’s also a whole sub-category of apps that can take your selfie-obsession to the next level.
1. B612 Selfie (free) Camera B612 is similar to Camera X in that it too provides a preview of a selected filters before you snap the selfie. The advantage of this app is that it allows you to activate the shutter by tapping anywhere on the screen, or long press to shoot a short video. A collage template can also be selected to capture a series of selfie shots.
The big drawback to this and Camera X is that applied filters, as well as the vignette filter, cannot be adjusted before or after shooting the photo. You can however quickly delete unwanted images so they’re not all automatically saved to your photo library.
2. Selfiest (free) Selfiest feeds the desire of those who want to share their selfies and possibly get their egos stroked. Like Instagram, Selfiest lets you curate your selfies and share them with other Selfiest members across the world, as well as to your other social networks.
Other members can like your images and follow you, photos you post to your account can be removed at any time.
The app provides a slew of editing and photo enhancement tools, including Instagram-style filters, and a text and drawing tools. Unfortunately, once a tool has been applied and saved to a photo, that photo can’t be edited.
For creative inspiration, Selfiest includes photo challenges, such Street Selfie, Smiling Selfie, Morning Selfie, and Selfie with Sunglasses. For more inspiration, you can check out selfies from other users nearby, in the same country, or across the world.
3. Camera X (free) Unlike other camera apps, Camera X allows you to swipe and select a photo filter (and get a preview) before you take a photo. Likewise, you can pre-select from over a dozen different template collage frames, and snap selfies to fit your chosen layout. And like the default iOS camera, this selfie tool also includes a self-timer and optional photo composition guide.
Camera X is really for shooters who don’t want to do post editing of images. In fact, it doesn’t allow you to. By default the app doesn’t automatically save your images, but there is an option in the app’s setting to autosave your selfies. The goal of Camera X is to shoot and share to Facebook, another supporting iOS app, Messages, or directly to your Photos Library.
4. Selfie X (free) Most selfies on the iPhone are taken with the front-facing camera, which has a lower resolution (1.2 megapixels) than the rear camera (8 megapixels on the iPhone 6). If you want the higher quality selfie you will need to get someone else to take the shot (which technically means it’s not a selfie?), or you might try using Selfie X.
This app uses face and voice recognition to snap a photo of you using the rear-facing camera. You won’t be able to view yourself, so the app tells you if you need to adjust the phone to capture your face. When properly framed, the app tells you to, “Say Cheese.”
I tried the app a few times, and it worked, but saying “cheese” doesn’t always deliver up the the kind of smile you want. And in my tests, the app never worked while holding the phone in landscape position. Selfie X is a free app, so you might want to download it and see what you can capture.
5. Ghost Lens+Selfie (free) When it comes to creative selfies, the Ghost Lens+Selfie app may be what you’re looking for. It can easily layer an image on top of another image (or video), like in Photoshop, for various types of effects. Images can be faded in and out, with one or more photo filters applied. And as with other camera apps, photos can be exported to social networks, and saved to the Photos Library.
6. PhotoMirror (free) For an easier, more direct photo effect, PhotoMirror creates an instant duplicate of a selfie shot, or an imported photo. It includes preset crops, 2D and 3D layer masks, creative picture frames, and other elements that might be useful for sprucing up selfies. Photos can also be saved or exported to other iOS camera apps or to social networks.
7. Apple Watch Remote And lastly, the new Apple Watch provides a remote trigger for the camera app on your iPhone. You can actually see your camera’s viewfinder watch what the phone camera sees in its lens. This is convenient for both selfies and group shots. You can prop your phone up against something or use a tripod, open the remote app on your watch, and tap the shutter button or timer on your phone. Naturally, remember to look at the lens on your camera phone rather than the watch when snapping a photo.
User Numbers Growing in East and Southeast Asia, Central and South America, and Eastern Europe
Over 50 Million Monthly Active Users
Tokyo, Japan – October 19, 2015 – LINE Corporation announced today that its selfie camera app B612, available for free on iPhone, Android, and Windows Phone platforms, topped 100 million downloads worldwide on October 9.
B612 is a dedicated selfie camera app which allows users to customize their photos with a wide variety of filters and effects. The selfie-optimized app boasts a host of features not found in more general-purpose camera apps, including the option to automatically switch to the user’s front-facing camera upon start-up, as well as the ability to easily switch between 89 types of filters simply by swiping the screen. B612 has experienced explosive growth with the advent of “selfie culture” worldwide, topping 50 million downloads worldwide on May 23, 2015.
Subsequently, in August of this year, B612 was awarded top global design award Red Dot’s highest honor, “Best of the Best” in the Communication Design 2015 category. Additionally, the app has taken the number one spot in Google Play’s photography category in 21 countries, and 35 countries in the App store.
The app continues to introduce new innovations, such as the “selfie party in a box” feature, which allows friends in different locations to make a collage of their video selfies together, as well as the option to edit photos not taken with the download b612 app. These enhancements have led to significant user growth in countries in Eastern Europe, including Belarus, Romania, and Ukraine, culminating with the service topping 100 million users on October 9, 2015, and also reaching 50 million monthly active users worldwide.
B612 will endeavor to add new filters and selfie-optimized features in order to provide the best selfie experience for its users, as well as to enhance communication between its users.