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Android L 5.0 Brings RAW Support, Manual Controls and More to Mobile Shooters

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Earlier this week, Google showed off its Android L mobile operating system. The fifth major iteration of the mobile OS, Google has included a number of new APIs in Android L that are going to make mobile photographers very happy. Read more…

Adobe Photoshop Express Finally Makes Its Windows Phone Debut

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Earlier today, Adobe quietly announced the release of Photoshop Mobile for Windows Phone. No longer do iOS and Android users get to have all the fun, Windows Phone has officially been brought into the Adobe fold. Read more…

Breaking: Apple Officially Kills Off Aperture

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The day has come. We all felt it in our bones, but today it has been confirmed by the guys in Cupertino: Apple has stopped development of Aperture, its professional-level photo organization and editing software. Read more…

Canon Dramatically Retooling Digital Photo Professional, Adds 64-Bit Support & More

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Earlier this week Canon announced the fourth major iteration of its Digital Photo Professional software. Said to be the largest update since the software was launched, news of the update is turning quite a few heads in the industry. Read more…

Paparazzi: A Multiplayer PC Game that Pits a Scampering Celebrity Against Your Lens

If you miss the days of arcade-style gaming, Pringo Dingo Games might have just what you’re looking for… complete with a photographic twist. The three-man game studio’s latest creation is a game called Paprazzi, and it pits your reflexes against a scampering 8-bit celebrity. Read more…

Lenka: A Minimalist B&W iOS Camera App that Won’t Even Let You Take Selfies

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Characterizing a black and white camera app as ‘minimal’ feels a bit like characterizing an elephant as ‘big’… or a coffee shop in Williamsburg as ‘hipster.’ Of course it’s minimal, it only shoots black and white! But one look at the new iOS app Lenka and you’ll realize why we used that term. Read more…

Video: Demo of the New Features Built Into the iOS 8 Camera App

Many of the exciting features coming to camera apps on iOS 8 will come through third party developers who take advantage of the new API we learned a bit more about yesterday. But Apple’s not letting them have all the fun.

The Cupertino company has added a few new features into the stock app as well, and Bill Savage of the Bill Savage Tech YouTube channel demonstrates these new features in the quick video above. Read more…

Sony Updates Action Cam Firmware, Adds Live Streaming & New ‘Motion Shot Mode’

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Sony rolled out an impressive firmware update for owners of its Sony Action Cams today. Owners of the higher-end AS100V get the better end of the deal, but Sony’s not leaving AS30V owners out either. Read more…

Free, Beautifully Designed App Notifies You when Golden Hour is About to Start

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The team behind the photo narrative platform Exposure just released a brilliant little app called Golden Hour.

Bringing their philosophy of doing one thing well to iOS, Golden Hour is an extremely minimal, beautifully designed app that alerts photographers when the most sought-after time of day is upon them. Read more…

Detailed Explanation of the Manual Camera Controls Coming in iOS 8

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One of the biggest photography-related additions to iOS 8 is the opening of Camera APIs to developers. Access to these APIs means third party developers are now given complete access to the camera in your iOS device. Most notably, this includes the addition of full manual control of camera settings, something that hasn’t been discussed in too much detail… until now.

Joshua Ho over at AnandTech has written up a solid piece properly going through the minute details of what it is developers have been given access to and how it may affect photo apps available after iOS 8′s pending debut. Read more…