Posts Tagged ‘cameraapp’

Google Brings 360-Degree Panoramas to Android with Photo Sphere

Apple may have launched a neat panorama feature with iOS 6, but Google is one-upping the Cupertino-based company today with its new Jelly Bean flavor: Android 4.2. The OS now comes with an official 360-degree panorama app called Photo Sphere.
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Quirky New iOS Camera App Gives Your Photos Witty Captions

Frank Said What? is an amazing new iOS camera app that can accurately describe any photo you show it. It’s not just smart, it’s witty too: “Frank” will usually give your photographs humorous captions. Some will make you smile, while others will make you laugh out loud.
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Manga-Camera is Like Instagram Filters for Japanese Comic Lovers

There’s an iPhone camera app generating quite a bit of buzz, and it’s not Instagram or Camera+. The new rising star is Manga-Camera, a fun app that’s been downloaded like hotcakes in recent days (okay, we made up that expression). It has been downloaded over a million times in just the past week, and is currently the number one most popular app in the Japanese App Store.

The app is similar to Instagram filters, except instead of making your photos look like they were taken with a retro or toy camera, it makes them look like they were drawn by a Japanese manga artist.
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Snap, Geotag and Share Your Smile With Yoko Ono’s New #smilesfilm App

Back in 1967 Yoko Ono said that it was her ultimate goal “to make a film which includes a smiling face snap of every single human being in the world.” And now that the 21st century has arrived she’s one technological step closer to achieving that goal. Her new app, #smilesfilm, compiles all of the pictures of people’s smiles taken and uploaded to either Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #smilesfilm into one easy-to-browse place. Read more…

Casio Camera App Uses Light To Send Secret Messages

The camera in your smartphone is good for a lot of things, and we’re not just talking about Instagram and causing the sad yet inevitable demise of the point-and-shoot; now it can also be used to send and receive secret messages using light. A new Casio camera app called Picapicamera encodes messages or graphics using a sequence of red, green and yellow flashing lights, which another user of the app can then point their camera at to decode. Read more…

Nokia Already Putting Scalado Acquisition to Work in Camera Extras App

It looks like Nokia wasted no time putting the folks at Scalado to work for them. As we reported a week ago, Nokia is acquiring Scalado’s developers, technologies and IP portfolio, and we’re already seeing Scalado’s well-known “rewind” technology make its way into Nokia’s new Camera Extras app.

Besides allowing you to rewind faces for group shots, the Camera Extras app also offers burst shooting, advanced panorama, timers and more. The app, which will remain a Nokia exclusive, launches in the US and China tomorrow. So if you’ve got a Lumia phone and you wanna take advantage of some cool new features, head over to the Windows Phone Marketplace tomorrow, or check out Nokia Conversations for more details.

(via The Verge)

MIOPS: Smartphone Controllable High Speed Camera Trigger

MIOPS is a new smartphone-controlled camera trigger that combines all of the features photographers want in a high-speed camera trigger into one convenient device.

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Camera+ Turns Two, Comments on the Many Acquisition Offers It’s Turned Down

While celebrating its second birthday yesterday, the extremely popular camera app Camera+ revealed that it has sold over 8 million copies since its inception. The question that followed this announcement, naturally, is why hasn’t the app gone the way of Instagram and been bought out for massive amounts of money yet. After all, unlike Instagram, Camera+ is a paid app that has made a profit; wouldn’t that make it even more appealing to the big guys? Well it has, but Camera+’s determination to remain “fiercely independent” has had the higher-ups shutting down even those companies with deep enough pockets to make a tempting offer. Read more…

Stilla: An Amazing 3D Camera App that Lets You Capture All the Angles

A new iOS app from design studio Maybe It’s the Lightening, simply titled Stilla, works with one simple premise: every photo has a second photo — or third or fourth — that your camera missed. For every picture of your friend on the boat, there’s a beautiful sky and a glorious reflection of that sky in the water that you missed. Stilla seeks to remedy that. Read more…

Instagram Competitor PicPlz Taps Out of the Photo Sharing Ring

After losing the battle over photo taking, filtering and sharing supremacy to Instagram last year, the app and website PicPlz is finally throwing in the towel and calling it quits on July 3rd. Read more…

A Giant Viewfinder For Your Phone

Here’s an interesting idea by Oregon-based engineering consultant Paul Anderson called The Daylight Viewfinder. The patent pending invention, which is in the process of raising $44,000 on Kickstarter, is a suction mountable, sun blocking viewfinder/app combo that allows you to take great pictures with your phone (currently iOS only) even in bright daylight. Read more…