Posts Tagged ‘ios’

iOS App Solves the Problem of ‘Overswiping’ When You Hand a Friend your Phone to Look at Photos

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Admittedly, it’s a VERY first world problem, but a problem it is nonetheless: you hand your friend your phone to look at certain photos you took, and they go on a swiping spree. Immediately your mind goes into overdrive as you try desperately to snag the phone out of their grasp without looking too much like you’re hiding something.

We’ll call it ‘overswiping,’ and it’s even got its own meme. But you can save your ulcers, because a new app is making sure that overswiping is a thing of the past. Read more…

Pepper Spray Camera Snaps and Sends a Photo of Attacker to Authorities

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What you see above is a strange conglomeration of technologies that surprisingly makes for a pretty useful end product.

Currently in its crowdfunding stage on IndieGoGo, The Defender is a self-defense tool that combines a camera with a bottle of pepper spray. As you probably already figured out, the idea is to capture a photo of the perpetrator while simultaneously defending yourself… but it doesn’t end there. Read more…

Anniversary Photo Sharing App Combines Nostalgia and the Element of Surprise

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An app called Anniversary is putting a new spin on remembering and reliving the visual moments we capture with our phones.

Rather than the usual method of instantly sharing an image or video on a social media network, Anniversary lets you share your memories with a friend on a future date of your choosing. The plan, of course, is to surprise the friend with a dose of nostalgia when they’re least expecting it. Read more…

Elephant Steady Aims to Bring Smooth and Stable Video to Your Smartphone

Besides the dreaded vertical video, the worst thing about capturing video on a smartphone is camera shake, which leaves your video looking rather jerky and chaotic at times. Most stabilization rigs are built with much larger cameras in mind, but ADPLUS Co. is looking to change that with their ‘ultra-small’ Elephant Steady stabilizer for the iPhone.

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Timera Allows Users to Create Then & Now Photographs with Ease on iOS and Android

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Timera 2 is the second iteration of a rather unique then-and-now compositing app that crowdsources photographs from around the globe and allows you to easily document the changes that have taken place in the world around you over the decades.

Through a massive user-generated database of historical images, appropriately geotagged to their location, Timera users can create unique then-and-now photos by overlaying the archive photo with a photo they just took. Read more…

Apple Confirms 3rd-Party Extensibility and Robust Editing Features in OS X Photos

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Although still far from its public debut, more and more information about the new Photos app for OS X is making its way to the public.

Meant to be the successor to both iPhoto and now Aperture, Photos is said to create a more seamless photography workflow across OS X and iOS devices. And the latest news indicates that the OS X version of Photos will offer some potentially exciting features. Read more…

New iOS App ‘Shutter’ Gives You Unlimited Cloud Photo Storage Completely Free

Last year we featured StreamNation: a cloud storage solution built with photographers in mind. Well, a few days ago, StreamNation released a new cloud storage tool to the photography world that builds upon their existing services.

Called Shutter, it’s a new iOS app that will woo you away from your stock camera app by offering automated and unlimited storage of your media (plus a bunch of other useful sharing features)… for free! Read more…

Breaking: Apple Officially Kills Off Aperture

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The day has come. We all felt it in our bones, but today it has been confirmed by the guys in Cupertino: Apple has stopped development of Aperture, its professional-level photo organization and editing software. 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…