And we're back! It's not as exciting as A Dinosaur's Story from 1993, but it does involve free apps. And who doesn't love free stuff?
What's on the agenda for this week? For you Instagram addicts, which has apparently become the new Flickr for iPhone users, InstaPad is an Instagram gallery for the iPad. Currently, there's no convenient way to really go through an Instagram gallery on your Apple tablet, but Instapad lets you browse through popular photos and snapshots from your friends, as well as follow new people and favorite or comment on photos.
Addicted to Instagram? Yeah, join the club. Whether we're hiking giant mountains or watching television in bed, you can bet that something is being photographed into a Hipsterific photo. Like the ocean. Or that curtain. Or the cat at our feet. But how do we get our fix when our iPhones aren't around? We use it on our Macs, of course.
With iOS 5, iPhone users finally have native photo editing. But Apple kept things simple, so all you get is rotate, crop, red eye removal, and auto-enhance doing its thing. Prior to this small selection there was nothing, so the App Store is packed full of alternate cameras and photo editing apps for your shutterbug delights.
Camera apps are plentiful on the App Store, but one that consistently rises above the din of the crowd is Instagram, one of many free options for making your pictures look retro (dare we say “hipster”?) with the touch of a button -- and now, thanks to a new version pushed out on Tuesday, you can now filter your photos before you even take them.
We all use our iOS devices for a little more than keeping in contact with friends and surfing the web. Photo editing is one feature that has become ubiquitous among iPad and iPhone users. In today's Free App Friday, here are three apps for iOS that let you edit your mobile photos with flair. Plus, a Google Chrome app that enables you to transform your photos into vintage masterpieces without having to go through Instagram.
Summer time is almost to an end, and you've probably got a ton of photos to sift through and upload to the web. Our suggestion is that you start with the incriminating blackmail photos first to get that over with, and then work your way up to the all-smiles group pictures. To get those photos to the web from your phone, here are four free apps that work in conjunction with your favorite social networks. Because it's Free App Friday and no one should have to pay for an app on a day like today.
If you’re sitting there waiting for your favorite iPhone app to get a universal update (or even a separate “HD” version for the iPad), you’re probably not alone -- here’s a lineup of 10 apps guilty of depriving us of some big-screen iPad love.
Tilt-shift photography, normally done with an actual tilt-shift lens, alters the depth of field of what you're capturing, allowing you to emphasize certain objects in the photo. This effect can easily be imitated using Photoshop, or more easily with an app like Instagram. It isn't true tilt-shifting (some call it tilt-shift faking), but it's very similar to it. The resulting effect blurs the setting around your chosen subject, making the subject look small and toy-like. Pretty simple, right? Simple, but you don't want to tilt-shift just any photo. So, we're going to show you how to produce beautiful tilt-shift images!
If you love Instagram, the hit photo-sharing app-slash-social-network for your iOS devices, you're going to love the heck out of Instagrid, a new site that turns your Instagram feeds and turns them into an easily browsable web gallery.
For many of us on the Mac|Life staff, Instagram is our go-to iOS app in the event that the good times start rolling in our presence. It seems that a lot of other folks feel the same as we do about the photo capturing-and-share platform, as close to 300,000 photos are uploaded to Instagram's servers every day. It could be that those already lofty numbers might swell in the days to come as Instagram is now offering their application's API to developers.