I'm down in San Diego this week to do some reporting for a story you'll read in a future issue of Mac|Life, and there's so much to see here that I wanted to share it with you in gallery form. Every year, over 100,000 people flock to sometimes-sunny-but-always-muggy San Diego (I'm sorry, the weather here is a complete contrast to what I'm used to in San Francisco) to gawk at celebrities, spend hundreds and thousands of dollars on collectibles, and meet their inspirations. It's a gathering of the geeks--a mecca, if you will--and though your feet ache by the sixth hour of the second day, somehow it's always worth it.
iOS devices are great for showing off your photos to family members because of it’s ease of use and fluidity when perusing your photos. However, most of us don’t carry around our entire iPhoto library on our iPhone or iPad because of space limitations and Photo Stream's limited quanity. Fortunately, with the help of an application like Blinq, you can remotely access your entire iPhoto or Aperture library from home via your iOS device.
With iOS 5, Apple launched the ubiquitous Photo Stream and made photo sharing and syncing a cinch between Macs and iOS devices. However, the 1,000 photo limit may not be enough for your photography needs. Fortunately, iPhoto has included to option to share with external cloud services like Dropbox or Google Drive. Read on to find out how.
These days, it seems that we spend more time uploading and sharing photos to multiple websites than actually interacting with the people we're sharing with. That is, unless you get on board with an online service called Pixelpipe, which enables you to share content with multiple services.
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.
iOS 5 now has a nifty new feature that lets even the most amateur of photo editors turn their mediocre shots into photographic masterpieces. You can now touch up your photos on-the-go, right from the Photos application, and shoot, edit, and share your photos with ease, all without the use of other apps. (Unless, of course, you want to turn your photos into hipster-ific vintage photos. iOS can't really help you with that.)
The Image Capture application built into Mac OS X used to serve a single purpose, but over the years it’s become a Swiss Army knife for getting photos out of your camera, scanner or iOS device. Don’t believe us? Then read on!
Have you ever taken a photo with your iOS device, only to later find out that it is missing? Or perhaps you had to reset your iOS device before you could retrieve your photo? No problem! As long as you've synced your device, you can retrieve your photo from old iOS backups using a Mac application called Picturescue.
If you simply can’t get enough of social networking apps, you’ll be overjoyed with Mobli, which hit the App Store over the weekend. Billed as “a new real-time visual media platform,” its founders are calling it “what Twitter should have been.”
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.