Pixelmator for Mac has long played rival to Photoshop. With support for layers and comprehensive collage and drawing tools, it’s a far cheaper, but almost equally capable, editing tool. The same is now true on the iPad, where it’s challenging Photoshop Touch.
It’s Presidents’ Day here in the U.S., and for many, that means an extra day off work. But we’re not slacking off on this three-day weekend — instead, we’ve put together a list of eight great apps worthy of this presidential occasion! This week’s New App Recap puts 40 years of Saturday Night Live in the palm of your hand, and includes makeovers for major apps such as Pinterest and ESPN. Whether or not you’ve got the day off, you’ll find something here to make the holiday more fun!
As we draw ever closer to the release of Apple Watch, news continues to swirl around the long-awaited device, including reports on its associated operating system and how it will impact the Apple Store experience. In addition, the Steve Jobs movie has a release date, new details have emerged on the hotly anticipated Photos app, and Apple apparently has something in store involving automobiles. All that and more in this week's hottest Apple news!
Digital photography — particularly on your iPhone, iPod, or iPad — has many advantages over traditional film, but unfortunately, security isn’t really one of them. Unlike prints or negatives, digital images can be lost forever in a catastrophic hard drive failure, or even accidentally deleted with a few clicks of the mouse. Here are a few ways for Apple users to make sure those digital memories don’t vanish before their eyes.
Tonality looks a lot like Intensify Pro but, in keeping with the monochrome tone, the entire interface is black and white, save for yellow highlights for selected tools and active banks of sliders. Like Intensify, it’ll happily edit JPEG and raw files with a 16-bit processing engine. Unlike its stablemate, however, the presets and sliders are geared towards one purpose. Open an image and it’s immediately rendered in black and white, the presets along the bottom of the interface showing thumbnails of the effects.
There are nearly as many ways to save photos to the cloud as there are camera apps in the App Store, but which one is right for you? Figuring it out can be a pain, but don't worry; we're here to break down the core features of eight of the top cloud-storage photo services (and warn you of any caveats to be aware of) including Adobe Revel, Shutter, Flickr, and more — and then decide which one is the best.
[UPDATED!] One name dominates digital photo editing, and that’s Adobe. Its flagship Photoshop software is the industry standard — it’s used to help make this very website — but unfortunately now requires a cumbersome monthly or annual subscription to "own." Happily, there are alternative applications that won’t break the bank and that can do everything the photography enthusiast could ever need. The following is an overview of your top options for Mac and iOS, including a few that won't cost you a dime.
With SmartMask’s powerful photo-editing tools, you can make perfect selections and intricate masks without damaging your original image. Whether you're using “Auto” mode (which lets you pick areas to keep or remove by marking them out with colored brushes) or “Manual” mode (which features two main tools: Quick Selection and Magic Brush), the program's versatile selection tools can get great results.
Photoshop CC caused a storm when it was launched in 2013. From that point on, you couldn’t buy Photoshop with a perpetual licence, you had to rent it via an Adobe Creative Cloud subscription. This still causes dismay amongst some users, but there are upsides — free updates and an increasing range of Creative Cloud services. And since its rocky launch, Adobe has dropped the price and increased the value.
They say time flies when you're having fun, and that means it's already time for another great batch of apps! This week's edition of the New App Recap features some slick updates to favorites like Aviary, Opera Mini, VUDU Player, and VSCO Cam as well as a way to restore T9 typing on your iOS device, manage all those holiday gift cards, or even keep tabs on what's new with the Ebola outbreak. (Yikes!) Check out your weekly gallery of what's new, right here!