Posts Tagged ‘iphone’

Snap Fashion Lets Users Snap an Outfit to Find Out Where to Buy It

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Combining the impressive technological improvements humanity has made with regard to cameras and cleverly-written software has yielded some interesting products for consumers. Case in point: UK’s Snap Fashion, an application made for iPhone that lets users snap a photo of an outfit they see and get information on where to buy it. Read more…

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…

Pocket Tripod: A Versatile iPhone Stand that Fits in Your Wallet

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What kind of invention gets Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak excited? The simple kind. That’s what got Woz to not only notice the credit card-sized Pocket Tripod, but feel so strongly about it he took to the Internet to sing its praises. Read more…

Poppy Turns Your iPhone Into an Easy-to-Use 3D Camera and Display

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Remember the old ViewMaster toys? All you had to do was put in one of the special cartridges and you could go “sightseeing” in 3D. A new invention by entrepreneurs Ethan Lowry and Joe Heitzeberg harkens back to the old ViewMaster days, only instead of a cartridge, you have your iPhone — and instead of just viewing 3D content, now you can capture it as well! 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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New Canon Ad Campaign Takes a Swing at Smartphone Photography

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Smartphones have been stealing market share from the big camera manufacturers for years now, and it doesn’t seem like it’ll stop anytime soon. Naturally, that leads to a healthy fear from companies like Canon and Nikon who, unlike Sony or Samsung, don’t have players on both sides.

For its part, Canon has decided to start fighting back in the form of a new advertising campaign with the tagline: “don’t let a call interrupt your photo.” Read more…

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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Lumu: An Ultra-Portable, Highly-Accurate, Versatile Smartphone Light Meter

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Light meters are less common now than they used to be. Now that we can see our photos right after we’ve shot them and delete, adjust settings and re-shoot, some people just don’t see the merit in spending $300+ on a professional meter.

Of course, a light meter can be an amazing tool, and so the folks at Lumu Labs have designed one they’re calling “the light meter of the 21st century”: a tiny, iPhone attachable light meter that claims to perform far outside its price range. Read more…

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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A Closer Look at the Photography-Related Features Found in iOS 7

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The iOS 7 announcement was met with a standing ovation at Apple’s WWDC keynote. A couple-minute-long video followed by descriptions and demos by chief engineer Craig Federighi left little doubt that he, Jony Ive and their respective teams of engineers and designers have created something worth getting excited about — or, at least talking about.

But what specifically does the photo community have to get excited about? Now that the developers have their hands on the iOS 7 beta, we’re starting to get an idea.
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