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Consumer Reports: Getting great photos with a smartphone

Americans take almost 10 billion photos each month, according to one survey -- and 6 billion of them are captured with a smartphone, according to Consumer Reports. They don't have to be just selfies and thoughtless snapshots. With today's technology, you can use a smartphone to create beautiful, high-impact images. Where mobile devices surpass standalone cameras is in software. Powerful built-in apps let you apply filters and do basic editing. For instance, you can quickly turn a color photo into a nostalgic sepia-toned picture. You can correct an image obscured in shadow, or use a cropping tool to turn a middling photo into a provocative image. And unlike cameras, phones are...

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