iOS 5 now has a nifty new feature that lets even the most amateur of photo editors turn their mediocre shots into photographic masterpieces. You can now touch up your photos on-the-go, right from the Photos application, and shoot, edit, and share your photos with ease, all without the use of other apps. (Unless, of course, you want to turn your photos into hipster-ific vintage photos. iOS can't really help you with that.)
Well, it was bound to happen eventually, but it’s surprising to see an app like Final Cut Pro X aimed at professional users get lampooned. But that’s exactly what talk show host Conan O’Brien did on his TBS show Thursday night, less than three days after the software was released to the Mac App Store.
If you frequently use PDF documents and an iPad in your daily life, you’ve likely discovered Readdle’s popular PDF Expert, which recently added the ability to edit PDF forms to its many tricks. This week, a new update extends the app’s power even further.
People are among the most important and enjoyable subjects to photograph, but portraiture can also be very demanding. People get anxious about having their pictures taken and downright upset if those pictures aren’t flattering. A little Photoshop magic can alleviate a lot of that stress.
Before you even begin editing the original, you should save a new copy (File > Save As in any application). Why not just create a duplicate of the original layer, leave it untouched, and keep everything in one file? Because there are dozens of actions you can take that’ll inadvertently affect both layers—cropping, for example, crops all layers. Remember, when it comes to photo editing, irreversibility is the devil, so work with plenty of copies.
iMovie is a great piece of movie editing software for beginning to intermediate videographers, but did you know it can handle some advanced features like picture-in-picture? This simple trick can improve the professional look and feel of any iMovie project and we’ll show you how you can put a custom logo as a lower third in any of your videos.
While we’re all busy hightailing it into the digital age, photographers everywhere are also rediscovering the charming aesthetics of the analog days gone by.
Lomography--or casual, snapshot photography using Lomo cameras made in Russia--is getting hot (yes really--check out lomography.com for more). But having to purchase a separate camera for the sole purpose of taking slightly out-of-focus, high-contrast photos seems a little drastic. So if you already own either an affordable point-and-shoot or a fancy DSLR and have access to Photoshop, why not just apply a few simple filters to give that trendy look to your digital photos?
There are already plenty of PDF readers for the iPad, ranging from excellent to mediocre. But how many of them can actually perform advanced functions such as filling forms or applying signatures? That’s where PDF Expert comes in.
While there are plenty of good iOS apps that can already get the job done, Google is now flipping the switch on being able to edit Google Docs documents on the go from mobile devices including the iPad.
When it comes to reading PDF files on the iPad, you have many choices -- including Apple’s own iBooks, which doesn’t cost a dime. But if you frequently need to annotate documents, highlight text or make notes with your PDFs, the choices were quite limited, until now.
Apple’s iMovie and Final Cut give Mac users intuitive tools for editing their home movies from dry, amateurish “Wave to the camera, kids” productions into something that’s actually worth watching. But if you start with cruddy footage, there’s only so much you can do in post-production to improve it. Two of the biggest problems that can’t really be fixed later on are poor sound quality and a jittery camera. So when you’re ready to take your backyard epics to the next level, we offer the following improvements to your movie-making setup. They won’t break the bank, but they’ll definitely improve your work. Next stop, Sundance?