By Christian Zibreg on Jul 15, 2014
The popular ephemeral messaging app Snapchat today introduced Geofilters, basically custom filters that only work on photos taken in specific geographic locations.
Geofilters are available by swiping to the right from the Preview screen after taking a photo. This will produce custom-designed text or graphic stickers that can be overlaid on your image to make it more attractive.
As the name suggests, Snapchat Geofilters are location dependent and available for locations in Los Angeles and New York City… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Jul 1, 2014
Apple’s surprise announcement that it will cease development of its Aperture app in favor of Photos for OS X Yosemite has left watchers scratching their head. There’s also the problem of prosumers and iPhone photography enthusiasts, many of whom have grown dependent on Aperture workflows.
The problem is even more pronounced given concerns that any feature-parity between Photos on iOS 8 and the upcoming Photos for OS X Yosemite Macs would inevitably lead to significant dumbing down compared to Aperture’s feature set.
Case in point: the iWork for iCloud effect.
Anyway, Apple has now official confirmed via a written statement that Photos for Mac will include certain pro-grade features such as photo editing, image search and third-party effects and plugins… Read More
By Joe Rossignol on Jun 27, 2014
Apple has confirmed that it will no longer be developing its professional photo editing software Aperture when OS X Yosemite is released later this year. The company is shifting focus to the new Photos app that it previewed at the WWDC keynote, which effectively replaces both iPhoto and Aperture on previous versions of OS X. The app is set to launch early next year… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Jun 18, 2014
Camera+ is still my favorite go-to photo editing software on both the iPhone and iPad so you could imagine me jumping with joy learning that Taptaptap, the Camera+ developer, has just released a brand new photography software.
Framed as a bold, new experience in iPhone photography, MagiCam is focused on snapping photos and transforming them into gorgeous, eye-catching shots with little or no effort on your part.
You can grab it for just 99 cents in the App Store and I have a video of it in action right after the break… Read More
By Cody Lee on Jun 12, 2014
Yahoo’s Flickr has updated its iOS client this morning, bringing the app to version 3.1. The update brings about a handful of useful additions, including new options for sharing, tagging and describing your photo albums.
As for the new sharing options, users can now send their albums to Tumblr, Facebook and Twitter, as well as Mail and SMS. They can also now add and edit both tags and descriptions for their photos from within the app… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Jun 5, 2014
Camera Fx8 by Apalon Limited is great if you want to liven up your photos by adding creative borders and apply fun effects. Having gone temporarily free a week ago, the iPhone and iPad download is now a paid download again, setting you back 99 cents for the iPhone and iPod touch app.
But as fine folks at Apalon Limited want everyone to experience Camera Fx8, they’ve decided to release a free version in the App Store so everyone can now check it out before buying the full edition… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Jun 5, 2014
In addition to headline new features, we continue to discover tons of minor but welcomed changes in iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite that you’ll no doubt love when these operating system upgrades launch for public consumption this Fall.
One of such gems is the ability to hide images from the Photos app. The stock Photos app in iOS 7 introduced a fresh design and brought new photo grouping layouts.
Now, though iOS generally makes it easy to create on-device albums and add photos to an album, up until now there was no way of hiding photos from the main view… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Jun 2, 2014
Apple has updated the Photos app in iOS 8 with some great changes. Most importantly, Photos now sync with iCloud—a feature called iCloud Photo Library—so that users can access all of their photos from all devices at any time. In fact, iCloud can store more photos on the cloud that your physical device can hold, meaning you can get to all of your photos and any time courtesy of the cloud.
Even the edits that you make on your devices go up live to the iCloud Photo Library, and sync with all devices, including the Mac. Apple is working on a new build from the ground up photos solution on the Mac, which will be shipping later next year.
You can even upload videos, and save the original and full resolution versions of both photos and videos. This is all possible via a new tiered pricing plan, which is detailed inside. Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on May 30, 2014
MinimalCamera is a new jailbreak tweak that allows you to remove the UI elements from the stock Camera app’s viewfinder. It works in all modes, including photo mode and video modes.
This tweak provides users with a simple and distraction free canvas for composing new shots. Have a look at our video walkthrough after the break to catch a glimpse of MinimalCamera in action. Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on May 29, 2014
AlbumSnapper—the awesome new jailbreak tweak that allows you to create and assign photos to albums on the fly—is now available for download on Cydia. The tweak, which is available for $0.99, was reviewed a few weeks ago and was met with a positive response.
To use AlbumSnapper, just tap the Album button that appears next to the front facing camera button inside of the stock Camera app. Doing so will invoke a sheet that allows you to select a designated album for the photos that you snap. Have a look at our full video walkthrough of the tweak after the jump. Read More
By Cody Lee on May 27, 2014
Adobe updated its Revel client for iOS today, bringing the app to version 2.3. The update brings about a few design tweaks, which make the app easier to use, and a handful of bug fixes, but the big news here is the bump in free storage.
Free accounts for Adobe’s cloud-based Revel service now get 2GB of storage space, or enough for around 1000 photos. That’s quite the change from the previous model, where non-paying Revel users were limited to just 50 uploads/month… Read More
By Cody Lee on May 20, 2014
Amazon updated its Cloud Drive Photos iOS client this afternoon, bringing the app to version 3.1. The update brings about a new album view, as well as a new sorting feature, upload status indicator and various other improvements.
The new album view will allow Cloud Drive users to quickly scroll through their albums with large cover photos. And the new sorting feature brings the ability for users to sort their photos by either oldest to newest, or newest to oldest… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on May 20, 2014
Google today announced new photography and video features for its Google+ social thing.
Available later this week on Android and the web and coming soon to iOS, Google+ Stories and Google+ Movies offer digital travelogues and movies created automatically from your Google+ photos and videos and location data.
The feature is basically on auto-pilot.
Google is constantly analyzing the photos and videos you upload to Google+, along with the places you’ve visited. It then automatically uses your best and most popular media to create full-screen presentations… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on May 17, 2014
Have you ever faced the need to create an album or filter photos to a specific album right from the Camera app? If you’re a frequent photo taker, or a frequent traveller, you’ve likely faced such a need.
Wouldn’t it be nice if you could designate a photo for a specific album before you even take the photo? Wouldn’t it be cool if you could create a new album on the fly, right from the comforts of the Camera app?
A new upcoming jailbreak tweak from developer Brandon Sachs allows you to do just that. AlbumSnapper is a wonderful addition to the stock Camera app, and frankly, I don’t see why this isn’t a native Camera app feature to begin with. Check inside for the full walkthrough. Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Apr 22, 2014
LivePhotos is a tweak that allows you to add a slideshow of the current photos in your Photos app to the Photos app icon. A $0.99 release on Cydia’s BigBoss repo, LivePhotos spices up your Home screen with a live Photo icon that’s similar in some respects to the live tiles present in the Windows Phone OS.
We’ve taken a look at LivePhotos and have created a video review that captures our thoughts and experiences with the tweak. Is it worth your time? Check inside for more details. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Apr 9, 2014
Cloud storage startup Dropbox today hosted a press event to update the press on its business, announce a few new initiatives and show off its new product: a dedicated photo and video management app called Carousel.
Though Dropbox has had basic photo management features in place in the web interface for some time now, these very very basic: you can browse photo thumbnails, rename individual snaps, move them between folders and more.
Unfortunately, Dropbox never adopted the concept of albums and events, which is how most people organize their snaps. Enter Carousel, a brand new iPhone application that lets you store and manage all your photos and videos… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Mar 13, 2014
I have to be honest with you and state that for whatever reason, I’ve never been a big fan of PhotoAlbums+. I’ve never been big on taking photos with my iPhone, and I certainly don’t take photos that I care about hiding from others. That being said, PhotoAlbums+ contains features that jailbreakers should definitely be aware of—features that may help your workflow when it comes to photo management on iOS.
The iOS 7 compatible version of PhotoAlbums+ just recently touched down for both the iPhone and the iPad. Check past the break as we go hands-on in our video walkthrough… Read More
By Sébastien Page on Feb 28, 2014
I hadn’t even started typing the title of this post that I could already imagine the comments from witty readers. Of course you know how to delete photos from your iPhone. We all do. It’s so basic even my mom can do it without having to ask for directions.
Yet, deleting pictures directly from your iPhone can be a tedious task if your ultimate goal is to batch remove hundreds, maybe even thousands of photos. In this post, we will show you how to delete photos from the iPhone photo library. We will explore the various options we have for not only deleting photos one by one, but also for deleting all pictures from an iPhone at once.
All this information applies to the iPad too. The process is exactly the same no matter if you want to delete photos from iPad or iPhone. If you want to delete photos from your iPad, just follow the instructions below and you’ll be all set.
If you think you already know it all, I encourage you to take a peek at this post because you might still learn a thing or two… Read More