Posts Tagged ‘filters’

Glassagram Introduces Google Glass to the World of Retro Filters

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As Google Glass ramps up to the point where it’s eventually available to the general public, app developers are looking to get in on the ground floor and start developing for the platform early on. Naturally, several of those apps will seek to provide an Instagram-like service for Glass users, and the first to jump on this bandwagon is an app called Glassagram. Read more…

Mount July DSLR Lens Filters Will Be Like Instagram Filters for Your Camera

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What would it look like if the retro filters found in smartphone camera apps were turned into a real filter you could slap onto the front of your lens? A couple of Stanford product design students think they have an answer.

Olivia Vagelos and Martin Bush have started a new camera filter brand called Mount July, which features the world’s first multi-color, radially graduated filters.
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Glitché App Intentionally Distorts Photos Into ‘Works of Digital Art’

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Aberrations, distortions, corrupt images; all of these are things we typically try to avoid in the world of digital photography. But the Glitché app does the exact opposite. Instead of trying to remove digital imperfections from your photos, the app piles specific distortions on, and in the process turns your pristine pics into “works of digital art” … at least that’s what they’re calling them. Read more…

Hoya’s New HD2 Lens Filters Can Survive Being Whacked by a Pipe

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At CES 2013 earlier this year, Hoya showed off a new series of lens filters called the HD2. The main feature of the filter set is its strength: each filter uses hardened glass that can take a serious beating without getting damaged or shattering.
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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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Ambermatic App Applies a Filter to Your Photos Using a Real Pair of Shades

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Last year we shared a clever “real world Instagram filter” concept called InstaCRT, which took submitted photos and rephotographed them on a real CRT monitor to capture a CRT look. Seeing the success of that project, Ray-Ban has decided to use the same idea in a clever bit of marketing to promote its Ambermatic sunglasses.

To show people what the world looks like through sunglasses fitted with Ambermatic lenses, the company launched an iOS camera app called Ray-Ban Ambermatic. It can apply a yellow tint to your photos using a real pair of Ambermatic glasses.
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Filter My Life: A Humorous Short About Instagram, Its Rise, and Its Debacle

If you’ve been closely following the story of Instagram and its role in the world of casual photography, you might enjoy this humorous short film by photographer Grant McGuire. It’s titled “Filter My Life.”
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Cokin Unveils Pure Harmonie, the World’s Skinniest Lens Filters

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French optical filter company Cokin has launched a new line of lens filters under the brand name Pure Harmonie. The new filters are unique in that they’re the thinnest and lightest in the world — the UV filter in the set measures only 3.3mm (~0.13in) thick!
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EyeEm App Sees Popularity Surge, Pulls Ahead of Instagram on Free App Charts

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When you think “Instagram competitor,” the first app that comes to mind is Flickr’s new offering. Having released just in time for Instagram to royally annoy its users with the proposed ToS changes, disgruntled Instagrammers flocked to Flickr in droves.

But there’s a new kid gaining popularity on the lo-fi block that does exactly what Instagram does, only more… German. It’s the EyeEm app, and it’s been climbing the charts so fiercely that it has established itself as a legitimate Instagram competitor in little more than a week. Read more…

Instagram Version One Filters Recreated as Lightroom Presets

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We’ve featured Instagram-inspired presets for Lightroom in the past, and today a new challenger has emerged. The folks over at Really Nice Images has released a couple of preset packs that are designed to faithfully imitate the look of Instagram’s popular filters. What’s unique about this new offering is that the presets aren’t limited to the latest version of the mobile app’s filters — there’s also a pack containing the classic filters that were replaced after Instagram Version 2 came out.
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