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.
Most people use the camera on their iPhone or iPod touch for taking snapshots. But when you're ready to get artistic, Magic Shutter can help you do more. This $3 app lets you control the lens’s shutter and leave it on for longer than the usual split second, thereby creating interesting visual effects.
Ah, the eternal questions: are we alone in the universe, just who did let the dogs out, and will that free TV on the curb fit through my doorway? You’re on your own with the first two, but CaMeasure can help with the last one. It’s an app that lets you measure objects just by taking their pictures and then putting in a fair amount of work on your touchscreen. It’s not magic, but it gets the job done.
It may be hard to believe, but July is here and summer is finally in full swing. Most Americans have a three-day weekend to enjoy the Fourth of July holiday on Monday, and the majority of us will wrap up the long weekend by taking in a fireworks show that night -- so here are some tips for getting the best photos of the event, regardless of what kind of camera you’re using.
Apple's built-in Camera app leaves a lot to be desired -- hence the glut of third-party apps aiming to provide more features. QuickPix lets you shoot both video and stills, but its primary focus is taking pictures, with some nifty features that might quickly become indispensable.
If you want to share your photos but find services like Instagram or yfrog too limiting, why don't you just make your own photo website -- right from your phone? Zapd is easy to use and lets you roll your own site in seconds...for free.
It's Friday, it's summer, it's almost time for WWDC, and everyone's in a great mood. Saving money on fun iOS games -- or getting helpful non-game apps for free -- is just the icing on the cupcake. This weekend's price drops have something for everyone.
Shooting video with your iPhone or iPod touch can be a lot of fun, but the built-in Camera app doesn’t do much beside recording the scene. If you want to play with fancy effects that are fun and easy to use, take a look at Silent Film Director. This app comes in two flavors -- a basic version and a more full-featured option unlocked via an in-app purchase.