By Christian Zibreg on May 20, 2015
Joining its existing range of various lens attachments and special cases for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, Olloclip on Wednesday announced a new Active Lens accessory that combines a telephoto lens with an ultra wide-angle lens.
The pocket-sized accessory requires no extra parts, can be snapped on both front and rear-facing cameras and ships with three wearable pendants to keep your lens safe and within arm’s reach. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on May 18, 2015
Google researchers teamed up with scientists from the University of Washington on a unique project which taps into a rich poll of public photos on Yahoo’s Flickr, as well as on its own Picasa and Google+ services and other places, to automate the creation of amazing time-lapse videos of popular tourists landmarks, Engadget reported Monday.
Leveraging sophisticated algorithms, the project clusters a whopping 86 million photos and stitches them together into landmarks and popular viewpoints. Read More
By Lory Gil on May 18, 2015
Since Apple Watch can be used as a remote control for the iPhone’s camera, you can bet that wide-shot personal pictures will become the new trend, especially since you don’t have to use one of those silly “selfie sticks” to get a shot of yourself in front of the Eiffel Tower.
The Case Star Octopus tripod will make wide shots even easier because you can wrap the legs of this mini stand around just about anything and get the best possible shot. Read More
By Lory Gil on May 16, 2015
If you fancy yourself an iPhone photographer and are looking for some accessories to make your hobby more interesting, lenses work great for creating a wider variety of looks.
The Olloclip 4-in-1 Photo Lens kit provides a fisheye, wide-angle, and two different macro lenses that attach to your iPhone 6, giving you a multitude of picture taking options. Read More
By Lory Gil on May 12, 2015
I don’t know about you, but when I’m taking pictures, I always snap at least three shots. You never know when someone is going to blink or if a smile is going to get bigger. I like to grab a bunch of shots, weed out the perfect one, and get rid of the rest.
Duplicate Photos Fixer is perfect for the last two activities I mentioned above. Take a series of pictures. Then, let this app group up like photos so you can pick the best one and toss the rest in a few seconds. Read More
By Lory Gil on May 7, 2015
There are dozens of camera apps out there that promise SLR quality results, but I’ve realized that many of them don’t offer a whole lot more than what the iPhone’s stock camera app can do.
Fusion – HDR Camera actually provides something special that gives your pictures an additional boost of depth without you needing to do much of anything at all. Today, we’ve got an app review of Fusion – HDR Camera for your reading pleasure. Read More
By Lory Gil on May 4, 2015
You know you’ve done it. We all have. No matter how much we hate the word, and want to deny our narcissistic tendencies, we have all taken a selfie. Since the creation of the front-facing camera, selfies have become so common that even the president of the United States has been known to participate in the culture.
Unfortunately, the iPhone’s front-facing camera is always abysmal in comparison to the specs of the back-facing one. SelfieX is an app that will solve the poor picture quality problem of the front-facing camera. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Apr 14, 2015
In a bid to potentially boost its mobile imaging prowess, Apple has purchased an Israeli camera technology company called LinX Imaging for a reported $20 million, according to a Dow Jones report cited in a tweet by CNBC and later confirmed by Apple.
LinX, which builds miniature multi-aperture cameras designed for mobile devices, could help improve imaging features of future iPhones.
And because its technology is also used in tablets and so-called ultrabooks (ultra-thin notebooks akin to Apple’s MacBook Air), there’s a reasonable likelihood that we may see significantly improved cameras come to Apple’s Mac computers and iPad tablet lineup. Read More
By Lory Gil on Apr 13, 2015
Say it’s Thursday, and you are frantically looking for some hilarious high school picture of yourself to share with the world on Facebook or Twitter. Once you’ve found the pic, you can’t seem to get a good angle to take a picture of it with your iPhone in order to turn it into a JPEG to post online. Too much glare. It looks blurry. It’s too dark.
That is where Memories – Instant Photo Scanner comes in. You can quickly take digital pictures of old film photographs for sharing and preserving. We’ve got an app review of Memories – Instant Photo Scanner for you today. Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Apr 9, 2015
Now that OS X Yosemite has been officially released, it’s time to think about migrating your old iPhoto library to the new Photos app. Migrating over is extremely easy, as there are multiple ways to do so. In this post, we highlight one of the easiest and most straightforward ways to migrate an iPhoto Library over to a new Photos app install. Read More
By Cody Lee on Apr 7, 2015
Instagram on Tuesday announced that it would be adding two new options to the suite of tools in its photo editing app. Those tools are ‘Fade’ and ‘Color,’ and they will allow users to further tweak the appearance of their photos before sharing them on the social network.
More specifically, Color will bring about the ability to tint the highlights or shadows within photos with choices of yellow, orange, red, pink, purple, blue, cyan and green. Fade, on the other hand, will enable users to bring a quiet tone to their photos by softening colors. Read More
By Oliver Haslam on Mar 25, 2015
Filter apps are a dime a dozen on the App Store, but few are as well polished as Filters. Newly released today and available to download for just $0.99 with no in-app purchases to worry about, the new app from developer Mike Rundle is quite the breath of fresh air. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Mar 23, 2015
Facebook-owned Instagram on Monday announced a brand new mobile application called Layout, dedicated to making interesting photo collages.
Layout from Instagram is rolling out today for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad devices. The app will be available as a free download in the App Store. Currently only available for iOS, Layout will be available for Android in the coming months. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Mar 3, 2015
Apple’s latest ‘Shot on iPhone 6’ advertising campaign featuring crowdsourced iPhone photography from around the world is bound to reach massive audiences as the Cupertino firm started showcasing users’ best photos found online out in the real world. Specifically, Apple is hanging billboards on skyscrapers around the world, plastering them on bus stops and train stations.
In addition, the company is using the photos in minimalistic ads run in major magazines and newspapers. All told, the ad campaign features 77 photographers in 70 cities across 24 countries around the world. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Mar 2, 2015
If you ever wanted a 3D printed selfie, there’ll soon be an app for that. Developer Dacuda has teamed up with Stockholm, Sweden based Volumental on the world’s first mobile application for easily creating printable 3D selfies.
The software works by capturing a video of one’s face on a tablet and is being shown off at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, CNBC reported last weekend. Read More
By Lory Gil on Feb 16, 2015
Fans of the low poly art movement will be happy to know that, there’s an app for that. Now, instead of building the geometric vector design from scratch, anyone can turn any image into something Piet Mondrian would be impressed with.
Trigraphy is a photography app that turns any picture into low poly geometric art. You can make a still life out of things you find in your kitchen and it will be good enough to frame. Read More
By Lory Gil on Feb 11, 2015
If you were smart enough to pick up Fragment when it was Apple’s Free App of the Week, you may have already noticed the new features in the recent update. Version 1.6 has a couple of inspiring new features, including 3-D rendering of images. Grab yourself a pair of blue and reds and create photographs that pop right out at you.
The latest update to Fragment includes three new effects, Glow, Outline, and 3D Glasses. Each new filter will add an extra blast of beauty to your geometric subject matter. Read More
By Sébastien Page on Feb 11, 2015
If your mobile photography is running out of inspiration, you might want to take a look at Mission: Pic, a half game, half social network iPhone app that adds a layer of fun to your iPhone photography, while fueling your creativity in the process.
Every day, a new “mission” or assignment is revealed inside the app. The goal is to take a photo with your iPhone based on that assignment and share it with your community of friends, then people vote on the best shots in a Tinder-like fashion, and the results are showed on a leaderboard. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Feb 11, 2015
New details continue to trickle out concerning Apple’s upcoming Photos for Mac software, as Jason Snell shared some previously unknown tidbits regarding how Photos handles iPhoto imports.
Rather than duplicate the photos during the import process, Photos creates Unix-style hard links to files, allowing for quite a few interesting features detailed further below. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Feb 11, 2015
Professional photographers who rely on Aperture to manage and touch up their photos might be interested to learn that the pro-grade application will no longer be available in the Mac App Store after Photos for Mac launches in Spring.
As first noted by French blog MacGeneration, Apple’s official Aperture webpage has been refreshed with a line confirming “when Photos for OS X is available this Spring, Aperture will no longer be available for purchase from the Mac App Store.” Read More