Posts Tagged ‘apps’

Android L 5.0 Brings RAW Support, Manual Controls and More to Mobile Shooters

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Earlier this week, Google showed off its Android L mobile operating system. The fifth major iteration of the mobile OS, Google has included a number of new APIs in Android L that are going to make mobile photographers very happy. Read more…

Get 900 Free Amazon Coins for Grabbing These 9 Free Android Photo Apps

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Today only, Amazon is giving away 900 free Amazon Coins (worth $9) for downloading 9 free photography Android apps. Ranging from camera apps to editing apps, the free bundle comes in at $17 worth of Android applications for nothing, plus Amazon Coins that are good for future downloads!
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Cinemagraph App Flixel Finds an Investor and Fan in Tyra Banks

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In yet another triumph for the “Look, it moves!” school of photography, supermodel Tyra Banks has signed on as a supporter of cinemagraph maker Flixel Photos.
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Unplugged and Crowdsourced: The New Age of Wedding Photography

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I’m photographing a wedding in a couple of weeks. During one of our meetings, I asked the bride whether she and her fiancĂ© had made a decision regarding their guests being allowed to photograph during the ceremony and reception. She started shaking her head, saying that it hadn’t even occurred to her.

I could tell she was getting a little agitated thinking about whether they would offend their guests if they told them they couldn’t take pictures. So we talked about the pros and cons of it. They haven’t made their decision yet.
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5 Essential Photo Apps for Your Phone

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The smartphone has not only revolutionized the way we live but also completely altered the landscape of modern photography. If you have any doubts just go to a concert and try to see past the ocean of glowing screens snapping shots or filming their own shaky and out of focus rendition of the show.

Yes, pretty much everybody on the street has a camera on them at all times thanks to their phone. But accessibility is just the surface. If you truly want to see how phones are changing the world of photography you have to look at the apps.
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Helmut Turns Your Smartphone Into the World’s Fastest Film Scanner

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Photographer and software developer Kostas Rutkauskas has launched a new mobile app called Helmut. Designed for Android, it’s a film scanning app that lets you digitize your old film strips quickly and on the cheap.
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FocusTwist Launches Refocusable-Photo App for the iPhone and iPad

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FocusTwist is a new app for iOS devices that lets you shoot Lytro-style refocusable photographs using your phone or tablet. Photographs shot using the app are interactive and dynamic in their focusing: click (or press) any area of the scene to see that area of the photograph come into sharp focus.
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Google+ Mobile App Gets Retro Filters Thanks to Snapseed Acquisition

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Retro filters are still doing their steady march toward becoming ubiquitous across camera and photo-sharing mobile apps. Today, Google announced a new update to its iPhone and Android Google+ apps that adds these filters for people who want to make their photographs look “retro.”
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HP Live Photo App Lets You View Photos as Augmented Reality Videos

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Still photographs are easy to print and share, but how would you go about sharing a video with someone physically, without having to pass them some kind of tablet computer? HP has a solution: it’s called Live Photo, and is an app that uses augmented reality to view videos “embedded” in printed photographs.
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Adobe Photoshop Touch Now Available for iOS and Android Phones

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In February 2012, Adobe launched a photo editing app for Android and iOS tablets called Photoshop Touch. The software price priced at $10, and offers many of Photoshop’s core features in a touch-based interface.

Now, one year later, Adobe is expanding the reach of PS Touch even more: the company announced today that the app is now available for Android and iOS smartphones (and the iPod touch).
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