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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…

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…