Foodie: The App That Takes the Best Photo of Your Food

Food plated nicely on table
Brad Puet

One great thing about smartphones being the number one reason why people take pictures is the fact that food is in the top three most photogenic subjects. It's almost a guarantee that anyone and everyone with a smartphone has taken a picture of their meal to send to social media, to their friends or family, or just to save so they can attempt that delicious recipe.

Not all food is photogenic but also not all food has been given its due justice to become photogenic. We all fall prey to this as we want to take the photo quick and get to eating!

The hardest part about taking a photo of any food is truly doing it justice and capturing just how delicious it looks in person. Most of us have sent pictures to our family and have sworn to high heaven that the food that we sent is one of the best ever! But the response we get is, "Maybe -- but that photo isn't good at all!"

Enter the Foodie App!

Foodie is the app that helps you shoot that dish to truly represent and have your taste buds match your visual stimulations.

The app is designed to know how it is located over your dish. When you are directly over your dish, it lets you know. When the app decides that you are in the right position to take the best photo, the shutter button turns yellow. This does not determine that you absolutely have to take the picture in this position, but it helps you figure out the best lighting situation to capture that dish. The app even blurs the edges of your picture to give you a nice depth of field effect.

This in itself helps us already take a good picture. Throw in the additional filters to help you accentuate your food and that great dish but bland photo begins the envy of the people you have sent the picture to. There is a total of 24 filters to help you match your food with the colors of the types of food you are eating. From "Meats" to "Cakes," these filters are catered to accentuate the colors to match the food type.

According to the developers, the LINE Corporation, the app utilizes the same idea behind taking selfies. Makes sense. Much like selfie apps and accessories, the idea is to take the best selfie of yourself. Now you can do that with Foodie, but with your food!

Foodie is a free app available in the Apple iOS App Store or the Google Play App Store.

App Features

  • 24 Filters: As discussed above, each filter is catered to the specific food type.
  • Best Angles: This is specific to when you are above your food. LINE hasn't made it clear about the technology but it's assumed that it uses the colors and lighting to help decide to turn that shutter button a bright yellow.
  • Blurring feature for Pro-style imaging: The developers say that this feature is to help you shoot similar to an SLR as the app helps you recognize the food and blur out other parts of the picture - mostly just the edges.
  • Brightness and Flashlight feature: This helps when you are eating in low light situations.

Final Thoughts

If you've ever taken a picture of your food (and don't lie, you have) it's definitely recommended that you add this app into your camera bag just for the sole use of how much you will use it once you have it.