iPhone owners are shooting more photos and video than ever, creating an insatiable demand for some way to back up all of that media. Unfortunately, most cloud services are handicapped by artificial storage limitations, a dilemma the creators of StreamNation attempt to solve with their latest app.
Adobe Photoshop Touch is a wonderfully creative tool for the iPad, but let’s face it: Even the iPad Air’s powerful processor can’t fully replicate some of the more powerful features found in the Mac or PC version of Photoshop — until the release of Photoshop Mix.
If you ever take photographs, there’s a good chance you’ll have hundreds of pictures on your Mac that need editing and tweaking at some point (if you don't already). But if iPhoto and Preview don't seem to be up to the daunting job, and you can't splurge on Photoshop, give the free GNU Image Manipulation Program (or GIMP, for short) a try. Here's a guide to get you started with this surprisingly robust program.
When photographing some subjects, such as wildlife, it can be a challenge to position the elements in the most aesthetically pleasing parts of the frame. Fortunately, with Photoshop Elements, there are effective post-production solutions to creating a more balanced composition and countering this sort of problem — including Photoshop Elements 12’s new, intelligent Content-Aware Move tool (which is also available to users of Adobe Photoshop CC).
We're back with another round of apps ready for iOS 8, including several new entries as well as updated titles that have been improved to make the most of Apple's new mobile operating system. This time includes a couple of camera extensions, a more robust alternative to Google Authenticator, a pair of iCloud Drive-friendly Readdle updates, and lots of manual camera tweaks made possible by iOS 8. Eight (technically nine!) of the best and brightest are just a click away!
Akvis Retoucher is a great way to remove dust, scratches, and watermarks from old photos. You can select and mask large areas to correct, or make finer corrections using features such as the Clone Stamp and Chameleon Tool, the latter of which is similar to Photoshop’s Pattern Stamp. Finding the perfect parameters can be hit and miss, but the results are good.
Cross-processing was originally a technique used in traditional dingy darkrooms, and involved developing print film using chemicals designed for use with slide film or vice versa. The results of the technique could sometimes be a bit hit-and-miss, but when it worked, boy, it really worked. Now you can get the same results using Adobe Photoshop Elements, which gives you the ability to tweak individual color channels to replicate almost any cross-processing chemical combination you might desire — without the mess!
iOS 8 is finally here, and with it comes an avalanche of new and updated apps! While we can't list them all here, we've whittle last week's arrivals down to eight of our favorites. Here you'll find veteran apps such as 1Password and TextExpander finally given the freedom to breathe, widgets that make Notification Center more usable, and even a photo app that can now share its filters with Apple's own Photos.