Posts Tagged ‘photoapp’

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…

Pressgram is a Self-Hosted Alternative to Instagram

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When it comes to Instagram, there’s been some serious controversy over ownership rights and Terms of Service. You can take the photos with the app, edit them in the app, host them on the app’s servers, and ultimately sign over certain rights to the app. Not everybody likes this arrangement.

Pressgram is creator John Saddington’s solution to the problem. It’s an Instagram alternative that allows you to host your images using WordPress (either .org or .com) and retain 100 percent ownership rights. Read more…

ThrowBack Aims to Bring Some Nostalgia to the World of Smartphone Photography

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Most smartphone photography apps are all about three things: taking, editing and sharing. ThrowBack, however, isn’t about any of them. Instead of focusing on taking your photos and enjoying them now, the ThrowBack app wants you to “forget your memories so they can be remembered again.” Read more…

Shutterfly Sues Kodak Over “My Kodak Moments” App

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According to Reuters, Shutterfly has officially filed court documents in an attempt to shut down Kodak’s My Kodak Moments app. Shutterfly — who purchased the Kodak Gallery from the bankrupt company for $23.8M last year — is claiming that the app is in violation of the terms of that sale, and demanding that it be taken down. Read more…

Order Polaroid-Style Prints Straight from Your iPhone for $1 with Printic

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Printic is a new service that mixes two popular cultural movements. The first is that nostalgic pull back towards the days when we actually got to hold our pictures in hand; the second, the square crop, retro, lo-fi movement.

So what do you get when you combine these two? You get a service that lets you select and crop photos directly from your phone, and send Polaroid-style high-quality prints to whomever for just $1 a piece.
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Rando: The Antisocial Photo-Sharing App

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Photo-sharing apps run the gamut between the hyper-social (ala Instagram: like, comment and share to your heart’s content) and the secretive (ala Snapchat: this photo will self-destruct in 3 … 2 … ). Ustwo’s new app Rando falls somewhere in that latter category, because while you can share photos with Rando, you have no idea who you’re sharing them with, or who is sharing them with you — and forget about likes, comments and favorites. Read more…

The First Instagram Photo Uploaded Exactly Two Years Ago

Exactly two years ago today, Instagram testers uploaded the very first image to an app called Codename: a simple photograph of a sandaled foot and a dog. Three months later, Codename launched to the public as Instagram, the $1 billion photo app that boasts 50 million users who have shared 1 billion photographs.

(via Instagram)

What The Photo: A Guessing Game App For Photogs and Their Friends

Most everybody’s heard of “Draw Something,” the app where you are given a word and you have to draw something that will get the person on the other end to guess that word. But we’re photographers and photo enthusiasts! We don’t draw, we capture moments! Well, now we’re also in luck, because app developer Rumpus has just announced a guessing game for the photographically inclined (or just about anyone who likes snapping and sharing pictures) called What The Photo. Read more…

OpenPhoto Brings Open Source Photo Sharing to the Mobile World

Photo sharing apps for smartphones are a dime-a-dozen. Ever since Instagram achieved worldwide success — and was rewarded with a $1 billion dollar buyout by Facebook — many developers have tried to follow in their footsteps. That being said, finding a photo sharing app that stands out is rare, which is why the OpenPhoto app release this week struck a chord with us.
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New Photo Sharing App Color Raises a Whopping $41 Million in Funding

The mobile photo sharing space is hot right now, with services like Instagram, Picplz, and Path growing like weeds. A new contender called Color is causing some buzz after successfully raising a whopping $41 million… before even launching. The company has seven notable founders who have either started successful companies in the past (e.g. Lala and BillShrink) or have held executive positions at them (LinkedIn). Among the investors is Sequoia Capital, one of the most influential and successful firms in Silicon Valley and the firm that funded Google. They gave Color more than they gave Google.
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