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Pixelmater for iPad Offers Up Fast, Streamlined Photo Editing On-The-Go

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Pixelmator has long been around on the desktop, finding its niche as a much more affordable (albeit less-polished) version of Adobe Photoshop. But starting this week, its life as a desktop-only app is over. Now, Pixelmator has officially arrived on the iPad as well.

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This Free App Uses Your Smartphone’s Camera to Do Your Math Homework for You

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Your smartphone’s camera might fall short of the typical DSLR in just about every respect, but there is one thing it now do that not even your ultra-portable mirrorless camera can handle: your math homework.

No, we’re not talking about shutting down the camera and opening your calculator app, what we’re talking about is PhotoMath, a new app from MicroBLINK that uses your smartphone camera to solve equations for you. Read more…

Flickr Responds to XKCD Challenge with Site that Tells You if Your Picture Has a Park or Bird in It

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It might not be the most useful website ever designed, but Flickr’s new Park or Bird microsite serves a purpose: namely, it’s the Flickr Vision team’s response to a challenge by the popular webcomic XKCD. Read more…

This Free App Turns Your Android Phone into a Universal IR DSLR Remote

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If you’ve been considering buying an IR remote for your DSLR and you own an Android phone, you might want to hold off and try this free app first. Called ShutterBOT, it turns many of the most popular IR-equipped Android phones into DSLR IR remotes that will work with most of the DSLRs out there. Read more…

The Flickr iPad App Has Officially Arrived

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In its quest to continue resuscitating Flickr, Yahoo! has finally responded to popular demands and released its first official Flickr for iPad app — a release that coincides very well with Apple’s decision to make the iPad a more capable (if still embarrassing to use) camera. Read more…

Red Giant Software Unveils Offload: A Dead-Simple Application for Transferring and Backing Up Footage

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Red Giant Software has unveiled their latest piece of programming built for videographers of all kinds. It’s called Offload, and it offers a dead simple way to securely and simultaneously transfer and backup your footage from your camera to your computer.

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Apple iOS 8.1 to Bring Back Camera Roll and Add iCloud Photo Library, Debuts Monday

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In case you didn’t know, there’s an Apple event going on right now, and although hardware (new iPads and such) is the focus, it began with some iOS 8.1 news that’s relevant to iPhone photographers. Read more…

Adobe Just Released a Simple and Free Aperture to Lightroom Migration Plugin

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If you’ve been looking to migrate your Aperture library over to Lightroom ever since the official announcement of Aperture’s demise, you’ve had to be content with manually doing it or using one of the unofficial tools that had already been released. But that is no longer the case.

Earlier today, Adobe officially released its own tool: a free Lightroom plugin that will allow you to import your entire Aperture (or iPhoto) library, metadata and all, quickly and easily. Read more…

Grids Lets You Beautifully Browse Instagram In a Native OS X App

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Instagram is a social network that was designed from the ground up with mobile in mind. And while we now have the online presence of Instagram through the browser, there are those who are still looking for a well-designed and intuitive native application for their computer that will let them browse their Instagram feed.

In an attempt to fill that niche better than those before it, Think Time Creations has created Grids, a new Instagram client that hit the Mac App Store today.

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MultiCam App for iOS Lets You Shoot First, Pick Focus and Exposure Later

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Ever since iOS 8 was released, most major camera apps have released updates allowing you to control things like exposure, focus, ISO and more thanks to the unprecedented access to iOS camera settings the new release allowed.

The MultiCam app also lets you adjust focus and exposure on iOS 8… but it handles things a bit differently. It lets you do it AFTER you’ve taken the shot, and it uses a creative approach to doing it. Read more…