A fun app for smartphone snapshot artists, Paper Camera converts your quick pics into ink and paper works of art.

Like Instragram, the app gives you a few filters to alter your photos but makes them look hand-drawn or hand-painted instead. Users can also adjust the contrast, line thickness and brightness of the filter, depending on their tastes.

Paper Camera allows users to share photos to social networks and other services, including Twitter, Facebook and e-mail. It will also convert photos already in your phone.

There aren’t many filters to choose from, which is a downside, but the app is great if you like the effect. $1.99 for Android; 99 cents for iOS.

— Hayley Tsukayama

Screenshot from the Paper Camera app.