Posts Tagged ‘ios’

External Flash: An iOS App that Lets You Fire Up to 16 iPhone Flashes Together

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The flash built into your iOS device isn’t anything to write home about. If you want something more capable, the general approach is to attach something more powerful, like a Kick Light or Manfrotto’s KLYP flash. But there is another way to do it.

What if you could slave other phone’s flashes? Something like it turned up in an Apple patent a while back, but a developer beat Apple to the punch by designing a camera app that does just that. Read more…

iOS 7 Lets Developers Detect Blinking and Smiling in Photos

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When a beta version of Apple’s iOS software is released, you can bet developers are sifting through the code like mad to see if any new features have been added to the mobile operating system.

It would appear as if hidden in the code for iOS 7 beta 2 are camera-oriented features for use by developers. One feature apparently detects smiling in photos, the other detects blinking. These detectors may hint at features coming to the iPhone, iPod, and iPad cameras in the future.
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Lytro Activates Camera’s Dormant Wi-Fi Chip, Releases iOS App

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Lytro has today taken their light field camera to the next step with the release of a new application for iOS, eliminating the need for users to connect the device to a PC or Mac computer to sync and manipulate photos.
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Facetune Brings Nifty Portrait Retouching Features to the iPhone

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Let’s face it: sometimes when you take a picture of someone, they look downright unflattering. Maybe it’s that monster pimple on their cheek. Or perhaps the cat got angry again and left some scratches to the forehead.

Lightricks Ltd. — based out of Israel — released the application earlier this year called Facetune, and it promises to help with retouching images taken on your mobile phone while you’re on-the-go.
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Tintype App Brings the Magic and History of Tintype Photography to iOS

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A few days ago, we told you about an app called Koloid that allowed iOS users to capture some of the look and feel of wet collodion photography using their iPhone. The $1 app let you not only take photos, but ‘develop’ them as well by tilting your phone to run chemicals over them.

The new app Tintype doesn’t go quite that far, but when it comes to authenticity, creator Michael Newton has made sure that his app brought the most accurate looking tintype processing possible to the iOS world. Read more…

Koloid Brings the Look and Feel of Wet Plate Collodion Photography to iOS

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With the rise of digital photography, good old-fashioned film processing has, for the most part, become a thing of the past for many of us. But with a new app called Koloid, photography enthusiasts can play around with the look and feel of wet plate collodion photography while creating digital images with their iPhones and iOS devices.
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Visual Supply Co Officially Releases the New VSCO Cam and VSCO Grid

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Visual Supply Co has been teasing the release of its new VSCO Cam and Grid apps for a couple of weeks now, and the wait is finally over. Released yesterday as an entirely new (and entirely free) app, VSCO claims that the new iOS camera app yields images more “elegant” and “stunning” than have ever been possible out of a mobile platform before.
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Flickr Expected to be Deeply Integrated in Apple’s Upcoming iOS 7

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We are at about that point in the year when Apple holds its ever-popular WWDC (Worldwide Developer’s Conference) in California. The company’s keynote is expected to include the unveiling of iOS 7, and the word on the grapevine indicates the next iteration of the mobile operating system could include deep integration with social networks outside of Twitter and Facebook.

Citing unnamed sources, 9to5Mac reports both Flickr and Vimeo will be “integrated deeply” into the operating system.
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Apple Patent Shows iOS Devices Being Used as External Slave Flashes

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A rather interesting submission by Apple to the United States Patent and Trademark office shows potential plans for a synchronized flash system by connecting iOS devices, which will allow a primary camera to snap an image of a subject whilst being lit by another iPhone, as an example.
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PhotoExif Helps You Record EXIF Data for Film Photos On the Go

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One of the advantages of digital photography is having information about how each photo was shot embedded within the photograph’s file itself. This EXIF data is something photographers commonly jot down in notebooks as they walk around and shoot with their analog cameras.

Photographer Oriol Garcia wanted a better solution than manually writing down shot times and details. Since most people have smartphones now, why not make an extremely easy to use app that can document the info of every photograph taken? He ended up creating an app called PhotoExif that can do just that.
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