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.
If you can’t quite imagine what it’d look like to leap from the tallest building in Malaysia or fly over the mouth of a volcano like Mount St. Helens, consider parting with $1.99 to give yourself perspective with the 360-degree, 3D video on im360, a universal app for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.
Adobe’s Photoshop Elements 10 has arrived, and whether you’re an experienced Elements user or someone who’s considering making the leap for the first time, the software boasts phenomenal, easy-to-use tools that’ll help amateur photographers take their images to another level. Here are a few new Elements 10 tips for old users followed by a couple old tricks for those who are completely new to the Elements platform.
Adobe announced its next iOS app today at Photoshop World, called Adobe Carousel. This cross-platform app allows users to access their whole photo libraries on an iPad, iPhone, and Mac, make edits that sync automatically, and share those photos with family and friends. We got a demo of the new app-slash-cloud service last week, with plenty of screenshots inside.
Nik Software offers some truly remarkable photo post-processing software for the Mac, but it's not cheap, ranging in price from $100 to $200. So I'll admit, when I first downloaded Snapseed -- Nik's $4.99 universal iOS app -- I wasn't expecting a lot. I just didn't figure Nik would cram that much into such an inexpensive package. I was very wrong.
One of the few advantages of Amazon’s recent Mac download store was the availability of titles such as Adobe Photoshop Elements, which was unavailable in the Mac App Store. That all ended this week as Adobe dipped its considerably large toe into Apple’s digital storefront at long last.
Sure, your DSLR takes awesome high-res photos. But those awesome high-res photos also take up tons of storage space. They’re great for making prints and other photo projects, but when you just need a lightweight, portable version of your snaps to show friends, family, or clients, exporting from iPhoto is a huge hassle. And if you’re toting around a MacBook Air, conserving space is a necessity. iSlimPhoto does exactly what its name implies. Tell the utility what device you want display your photos on, and it will create a custom library tailored to that specific resolution. You’ll maximize your display’s capabilities, and save a ton of space at the same time.
There’s something about late spring and summer that brings the cameras out: Memorial Day picnics, your nephew’s graduation, a day at the beach, the kids’ first trip to Disneyland. Capturing memories with your digital camera or camcorder has never been easier -- if you had told us a few years ago that we’d be snapping 5-megapixel stills and shooting 720p video with our iPhones, we would’ve bet a whole box of Drumsticks that you were mistaken.
I’m obsessed with collecting cameras from before my time. I’m by no means a pro photographer; I just like the look and feel of the photos from these nearly extinct shooters. It’s as if there’s more substance behind their faded colors than the picture-perfect, high-res digital images that my DSLR produces. But between film, processing, and the cameras themselves, shooting on vintage equipment can turn into quite an expensive hobby. Thankfully, desktop applications like Lo-Fi can at least emulate the look of these vintage cameras—though unsurprisingly, nothing is ever as good as the real thing.
The late, great Ansel Adams once said, “You don’t take a photograph, you make it.” With Filterstorm 2, universal for iPad and iPhone, you can “make” just about any photo your imagination conceives. It’s so good, in fact, that it may -- for everyone but a true professional -- obviate the need for desktop editing suites.