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Yovo Photo Sharing App Uses Slatted Fence Optical Trick to Prevent Screenshots

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In the ongoing app battle to keep private photos safe and sound from unintended recipients (and the general public), a new app called Yovo – You Only View Once – brings an interesting technology to the table.

It’s called D-fence, and is based around the idea that your eyes can see what’s behind a slatted fence as you’re driving by at a high speed.
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Microsoft Xim is an App That Helps You Share Your Photos Without Sharing Your Phone

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If you ever hand your phone over to family and friends with hesitance, afraid they might swipe over one photo too far when you’re trying to show them a few photos, Microsoft Research’s new app Xim might just save you from a few nerve-wracking moments.

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Tip: Four Finger Taps Unlock a Secret Settings Menu in Instagram’s Hyperlapse App

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Instagram’s Hyperlapse app is a simple way to create smooth hyper lapse videos. But beyond its basic functionality is a hidden set of features that cranks up its capabilities. It may be secret, but it’s quite easy to get to.
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Adobe Video Imagines an Impressive Future for Touchscreen Photo Editing

During the Max conference, as he was preparing to demonstrate some of the touch functionality baked into Photoshop CC on the Microsoft Surface Pro 3, Adobe’s Josh Ulm said, “when we started to explore touch, we knew that we would have to radically shift the user interface.”

What we didn’t know at the time is just what he meant by “radically,” but the ad above gives us a sneak peek at just how touch-capable Photoshop, Illustrator and other Adobe applications will eventually be. Read more…

Video: A Full Portrait Retouch Done Completely in Capture One Pro 8

There are a seemingly infinite number of videos that walk you through retouching a portrait from beginning to end; however, most of them are based in Photoshop, Lightroom and — once upon a time — Aperture. This leaves the less-used but robust Capture One Pro out of the game.

Well, not anymore! Giving Capture One Pro 8 some love is photographer and retoucher Michael Woloszynowicz, who decided to take it for a test drive and see how close he could get to his Photoshop results using Capture One Pro 8 instead.

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Livestream iOS App Now Lets You Broadcast GoPro Footage Live, Straight from Your iPhone

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Just in time for the updated GoPro hardware, Livestream has released an update to their iOS app that now allows you to share your GoPro video feed LIVE without getting a computer involved. Read more…

Adobe Unveils New and Updated Apps, Forms ‘Deep Connections’ Between Desktop and Mobile

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As Adobe prepares to give the keynote presentation of its Adobe MAX conference in just a couple of hours, one thing is becoming clear: the theme of this year’s Adobe MAX is all mobile, all the time.

Some exciting new apps, updates to both the mobile and desktop apps we know and love, and the official release of the Creative SDK public beta are all on the docket. Read on to find out what to expect. Read more…

3 Hyperlapse Alternatives for Android Users Feeling Left Out by Instagram

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Instagram’s Hyperlapse app has taken the iOS world by storm, making it incredibly easy for anybody to start creating smooth motion time-lapse sequences using nothing more than their smartphone. There’s just one problem: not everybody has an iOS device.

A large swath of the population prefers to do their smartphoning on Android, but since “the requisite APIs” aren’t available, Instagram has left them out in the cold. So, until Google makes those APIs available to Instagram, here are three alternatives that will hold you over. Read more…

Trash or Keep: Flic Uses Tinder Swipe Interface to Help You Organize Your iOS Photos

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Sorting through the hundreds (if not thousands) of photos on your smartphone can be a daunting task, but a new iOS called Flic is out to make the task seem much more manageable. How much more manageable? About as manageable as swiping through ‘matches’ on the ‘dating’ app Tinder.
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piccure+ Software Promises to Give Your $300 Lens the Magic of a $3,000 Lens

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What’s the difference between the results of a $300 consumer lens and a $3,000 top-of-the-line lens? If piccure is to be believed, one answer is “post-processing.”

Today, the German computational photography company is releasing a new version of its software called piccure+ that can effortlessly correct the flaws of cheap glass, allowing photographers to obtain high image quality without having to spend a fortune on gear.
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