Posts Tagged ‘apple’

Apple Patents Fascinating ‘Artificial Muscle’ Tech for Controlling a Camera Lens

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According to a newly-published patent from Apple, the tech giant is looking to flex its muscles in the world of smartphone camera technology… quite literally. Read more…

Free, Beautifully Designed App Notifies You when Golden Hour is About to Start

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The team behind the photo narrative platform Exposure just released a brilliant little app called Golden Hour.

Bringing their philosophy of doing one thing well to iOS, Golden Hour is an extremely minimal, beautifully designed app that alerts photographers when the most sought-after time of day is upon them. Read more…

Detailed Explanation of the Manual Camera Controls Coming in iOS 8

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One of the biggest photography-related additions to iOS 8 is the opening of Camera APIs to developers. Access to these APIs means third party developers are now given complete access to the camera in your iOS device. Most notably, this includes the addition of full manual control of camera settings, something that hasn’t been discussed in too much detail… until now.

Joshua Ho over at AnandTech has written up a solid piece properly going through the minute details of what it is developers have been given access to and how it may affect photo apps available after iOS 8′s pending debut. Read more…

OKDOTHIS Leaps Into 2.0 With Updated UI, Better Discovery Features and More

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Last November, photographer Jeremy Cowart revealed OKDOTHIS, a two-and-a-half year collaboration between himself and the development team at Aloompa to create an app that inspired creatives to be… well… more creative.

And now, in the name of continuing to keep the creative community on their toes, OKDOTHIS has announced a 2.0 revamp of what is essentially its entire platform. The app, website and overall structure of the platform is much more streamlined now, featuring a more unified and easy-to-use design across the board. Read more…

Fun 1-Hour Photo App Makes You Wait for Your iPhone Snaps to ‘Develop’

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Does waiting for your photos to develop make the experience of picture taking more enjoyable? More importantly, does it make you more deliberate about the photos you do take? Nevercenter Labs‘ answer to both of those questions is a resounding “yes,” which is why they created a neat new smartphone photography app called 1-Hour Photo. Read more…

iOS 8′s Time-Lapse Mode Demonstrated

In our post “3 Awesome Camera Features Apple Didn’t Mention During Yesterday’s Keynote,” we told you about the new time-lapse mode that you can look forward to taking advantage of when Apple’s iOS 8 officially arrives. There aren’t many details about how exactly it works, but thanks to YouTube user iTwe4kz, we DO now have a demonstration of how the footage turns out. Read more…

3 Awesome Camera Features Apple Didn’t Mention During Yesterday’s Keynote

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Is it too much to ask that Apple spend their entire WWDC Keynote talking about photography-related things? Okay, yes… maybe it is. But that doesn’t mean you should be left out of the loop, so here are the three major photo-related updates that Apple didn’t have time to talk about during yesterday’s keynote. Read more…

The Updated iCloud Stores & Syncs Every Photo You Take Across All Your Devices

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The final installment of photo-related news out of Apple’s annual WWDC Keynote comes out of the clouds… or rather cloud. Tying together photo management across the entire Apple ecosystem is the introduction of iCloud Photo Library. Read more…

Apple Adds Better Editing, OSX Integration and More Into Overhauled Photos app

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Along with the updates to iOS at the developer level, Apple has taken new strides in its own photo applications. As presumed by many, the iOS version of the Photos app received quite an update while Apple also showed off a new ‘Photos’ app for OSX, which may very well take the place of what has long been known as iPhoto.

Following in the footsteps of our first WWDC-related announcement, we’ll start off by walking you through the changes to the stock iOS Photos app. After that, we’ll hit on the dramatic change to Photos in the all-new OSX Yosemite, which has been built from the ground up to work seamlessly with the iOS app. Read more…

Apple Opens Up Manual Camera Controls & Cross-App Photo Editing in iOS 8

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While many exciting things were anticipated to come from Apple’s WWDC Keynote today, there were a number of photography-related announcements that went above and beyond what we were hoping for. Apple has really opened the door for developers to go crazy when it comes to creating and improving camera apps. Read more…