TouchMyApps » Photography http://www.touchmyapps.com All Things iPhone and iPad for those who like to Touch. iOS App reviews, News, New Apps, Price Drops and App Gone Free Thu, 20 Nov 2014 21:22:51 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.7.5 Snapheal for Mac ($14.99) now free for a week http://www.touchmyapps.com/2013/08/27/snapheal-for-mac-14-99-now-free-for-a-week/ http://www.touchmyapps.com/2013/08/27/snapheal-for-mac-14-99-now-free-for-a-week/#comments Tue, 27 Aug 2013 15:55:18 +0000 http://www.touchmyapps.com/?p=73036 Macphun’s Snapheal, an extremely easy to use photo editing software for Mac and highlighted by Apple as “Best of 2012″ in the photography section, is now Free until September 3rd. Normally priced at $14.99, Snapheal lets users remove objects, blemishes, text and other unwanted distractions from photos - as well as perform general image enhancements - with Holiday Week Sale - Save Over 40% on Snapheal and Other Great Macphun Apps!

"Inexpensive alternative to Photoshop" - Mashable.
Snapheal magically removes unwanted objects & people from your photos, fixes skin imperfections, restores old photos & much more. This is the most advanced image healing software to help you achieve great results even from the most hopeless shots.

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Macphun’s Snapheal, an extremely easy to use photo editing software for Mac and highlighted by Apple as “Best of 2012″ in the photography section, is now Free until September 3rd. Normally priced at $14.99, Snapheal lets users remove objects, blemishes, text and other unwanted distractions from photos - as well as perform general image enhancements - with just a few clicks. It’s certainly not as feature laden or powerful as Photoshop, but for what it does, it does it well and fast. To score your free copy, head over to Snapheal’s giveaway page and enter your name and email. Then share it either on Twitter, Facebook or Google+ and the download link and activation code will be sent to your inbox. Check out more info and the app in action after the break.

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Holiday Week Sale - Save Over 40% on Snapheal and Other Great Macphun Apps!

"Inexpensive alternative to Photoshop" - Mashable.
Snapheal magically removes unwanted objects & people from your photos, fixes skin imperfections, restores old photos & much more. This is the most advanced image healing software to help you achieve great results even from the most hopeless shots.

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6 Must Have Photography Apps for the iPhone http://www.touchmyapps.com/2013/05/09/6-must-have-photography-apps-for-the-iphone/ http://www.touchmyapps.com/2013/05/09/6-must-have-photography-apps-for-the-iphone/#comments Thu, 09 May 2013 17:23:03 +0000 http://www.touchmyapps.com/?p=72584 By Summer Delaney, Grovo Guest Blogger It’s no secret that photo apps and platforms are the next big social media movement.  With Facebook’s acquiring of Instagram last month for $1 billion, more and more photo services are continuing to be developed to meet the demanding needs of new consumers ranging from all ages, demographics and … Read more]]>

By Summer Delaney, Grovo Guest Blogger

It’s no secret that photo apps and platforms are the next big social media movement.  With Facebook’s acquiring of Instagram last month for $1 billion, more and more photo services are continuing to be developed to meet the demanding needs of new consumers ranging from all ages, demographics and occupations.  Here are six applications that can be useful to anyone regardless of profession or hobbies that can either be used with existing apps like Instagram or independently.

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PowerCam

One of the best features of PowerCam™ ($0.99) is that it allows users to add real-time effects to their photos and videos. This means that while you are taking pictures, you can switch between more than 60 different effects, including Tilt-Shift which makes your subject look miniature and the more traditional “vintage” look, besides using all of the standard post-photo editing tools. It is also the only app that lets users add visual effects to video as you film. For post-photo editing, PowerCam™ provides users with many other features, including the ability to highlight one color in an otherwise black and white photo (a previously popular feature in Canon cameras) or to choose from backgrounds and layouts to drop  existing photos into. Once users are done editing, they can upload videos of any size to any social sharing site, not just 15-second clips.

Best for instantly editing and sharing photos and videos

PowerCam™ Wondershare Software, PowerCam™ - $0.99

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PicsArt Photo Studio 

PicsArt is among the best photo editing apps for iPhone as well as Android devices: the effects available on Instagram pale in comparison.  Similar to Instagram, PicsArt is it’s own social media community where users can comment and ‘like’ their friends photos while also discovering pictures uploaded by the app’s featured artists or other categories through tags.  The application’s site and YouTube page has tutorials that teach people new skills such as blending or removing red eye.  Additionally, while with Instagram users must use external apps like Pic Stitch to create collages, PicsArt has available templates within the app.  The company will also never sell your images. Ever.

Best for adding effects to your pictures

PicsArt Photo Studio PicsArt, PicsArt Photo Studio - Free

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SeeMail

SeeMail’s basic premise is that while a picture says a thousand words, sound can “bring your photos to life.”  That’s why the app’s main feature is adding audio recordings to the photo experience.  Users can either take a photo or select one from their camera roll, Facebook, etc. and then record an AudioT.ag™ that can either be a narration or sound, like a wedding “I Do” or baby’s first words.  Users can also add captions to their photos, as well as share their location through the app’s partnership with FourSquare.  The finished product can either be sent privately to your SeeMail friends, or can be shared on other social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter.  SeeMail is perfect for moments that cannot be summed up in just one snapshot but rather need more multimedia elements to capture the memory.

Best for sharing audio and video together

SeeMail SEEMAIL, LLC, SeeMail - Free

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1 Second Everyday

This app is the perfect way to remember everything from a semester abroad to your average, mundane day.  1 Second Everyday makes a scrapbook of life by allowing users to film countless video clips and then compile it into a calendar every day of the year.  The app sends reminders to your phone on the time of day you want to record.  From then, users can record for as long as they want and then edit down the video to one second “snippits” to save on their app’s calendar.  After a selected period of time, you can create an album and watch all of your one second clips come together to tell a story of your life in an unique, compelling and memorable way.

Best for recording your life story

1 Second Everyday Cesar Kuriyama, 1 Second Everyday - $0.99

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PIP Camera

PIP Camera truly makes your photos look like a work of art.  While the application does offer a variety of effects, it’s main feature is creating a photo-in-photo look that allows pictures to seem both professional and very realistic despite being snapped on an iPhone camera as can be seen through screenshots on the app’s iTunes page.  You can also add fun borders and extra features in the photograph to enhance the visual aesthetic appeal as well.

Best for artistic photography 

PIP Camera Fotoable, Inc., PIP Camera - Free

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CamCard

Gone are the days where professionals need to carry business card holders.  CamCard is a must-have application for anyone in the corporate world, as it stores all business card and contact information into one app.  To start, users must take a photo of a business card that the app reads and process within seconds.  From there, the software auto-detects text orientation and stores basic information like the signature, addresses and phone numbers; users can also scan multiple business cards at once which will all be arranged separately.  After the original scan, users can also go back and edit information as well as group cards together by organization or category and export and sync them to existing contact books or other sources.  Additionally, users have the luxury to place calls, send SMS texts or emails directly from the app without having to worry about information getting lost.

Best for digitizing your business card collection

CamCard - Business card scanner & Business card reader & scan card IntSig Information, CamCard - $2.99
CamCard HD - The Professional Business Card Reader IntSig Information, CamCard HD - $7.99

Still want to learn more iPhone Tips & Tricks, check out the free video tutorials on Grovo, the Internet’s productivity and training platform, at www.grovo.com.

About the Blogger

Summer Delaney is a blogger at Grovo.com, an online training platform for everything from Google Analytics training to Facebook Timeline help. She has interned for ABC News and the Atlantic Media Company and has had her work published online for ABC News and USA Today.  She is studying journalism at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.  (@Summer_Delaney)

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A history of photography: from the first photo to Instagram [Infographic] http://www.touchmyapps.com/2012/11/20/a-history-of-photography-from-the-first-photo-to-instagram-infographic/ http://www.touchmyapps.com/2012/11/20/a-history-of-photography-from-the-first-photo-to-instagram-infographic/#comments Tue, 20 Nov 2012 13:43:41 +0000 http://www.touchmyapps.com/?p=70933 Photography sure has come a long way. From the first photo ever taken (which required an eight hour exposure) to the explosion of mobile photography, more and more users are relying on their cellphones to snap their pictures. The team behind Overgram (an app that lets its users add an assortment of text to their Instagram pics), … Read more]]>

Photography sure has come a long way. From the first photo ever taken (which required an eight hour exposure) to the explosion of mobile photography, more and more users are relying on their cellphones to snap their pictures. The team behind Overgram (an app that lets its users add an assortment of text to their Instagram pics), have drummed up an infographic detailing its evolution. Some of the stats include: more than 3.5 trillion photos have been taken since the first photo, 300 million photos are uploaded to Facebook everyday and photos make up 42% of all posts on Tumblr. Check out the full breakdown filled with stats, fancy charts and the like after the break.

Mobile Photography [Infographic]

Courtesy of Overgram

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Camera+ updated to support iPhone 5′s new and improved low light mode http://www.touchmyapps.com/2012/10/04/camera-updated-to-support-iphone-5s-new-and-improved-low-light-mode/ http://www.touchmyapps.com/2012/10/04/camera-updated-to-support-iphone-5s-new-and-improved-low-light-mode/#comments Thu, 04 Oct 2012 16:21:03 +0000 http://www.touchmyapps.com/?p=70154 Camera+, one of the most popular and feature-laden third party camera apps for the iPhone, has just become the first app to support the iPhone 5′s dynamic low light mode. As explained on stage during the official unveiling, the iPhone 5′s camera provides up to 2 f-stops greater low light performance, meaning it can go … Read more]]>

Camera+, one of the most popular and feature-laden third party camera apps for the iPhone, has just become the first app to support the iPhone 5′s dynamic low light mode. As explained on stage during the official unveiling, the iPhone 5′s camera provides up to 2 f-stops greater low light performance, meaning it can go all the way up to 3200 ISO when needed (vs 800 previously). As explained by Scott Meinzer of TapTapTap:

Apple has added the ability for the sensor in the iPhone 5 to take pictures at 4 times the sensitivity. If you’re a camera buff this means the ISO can go from a limit of 800 before, up to 3200 now!

We’re excited to announce that Camera+ 3.5.1 supports extended low-light shooting on the iPhone 5! To show you exactly what this means we’ve taken a comparison photo with Camera+ on the iPhone 4, iPhone 5, and iPhone 5 with new low-light mode. It adds some additional noise, as you can see in the 100% zoom, but it also enables you to take photos you wouldn’t have been able to take otherwise.

Here’s a comparison shot of photos taken in low light between the iPhone 4S and iPhone 5:

It goes without saying that when the ISO is bumped up on the iPhone 5 – in this case to ISO 2000 – the resulting image quality is one that is quite respectable. Whereas with ISO 800, the images are dark, lack detail and likely won’t make its way into your photo album. It should be noted (as pointed out by John Gruber) that the iPhone 5′s built-in camera can go up to ISO 3200. But current 3rd party camera apps (aside from Camera+ for time being) won’t be able to reach that limit unless they update their apps with several low light boost mode properties enabled. Otherwise, they can only shoot up to ISO 800.

The Camera+ update (v3.5.1) also adds higher quality photos when sharing to Facebook, and general fixes found in iOS 6. If you have an iPhone 5 and need a camera app that not only supports the new dynamic low light mode, but also want some features like Touch Exposure & Focus and dozens of effects (to name just a few), Camera+ is a great choice – and a cheap one too at only $0.99.

Camera+ tap tap tap, Camera+ (TMA Review) – $0.99

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Photoshop Touch for iPad updated with Retina Display support and more http://www.touchmyapps.com/2012/09/05/photoshop-touch-for-ipad-updated-with-retina-display-support-and-more/ http://www.touchmyapps.com/2012/09/05/photoshop-touch-for-ipad-updated-with-retina-display-support-and-more/#comments Wed, 05 Sep 2012 16:33:06 +0000 http://www.touchmyapps.com/?p=69693 Adobe Photoshop Touch, the robust image editing app especially designed for the iPad (2nd and 3rd gen) has just been updated to version 1.3, with support for the Retina display being added. This means that all your photographs and images will look even more spectacular on the new iPad. More importantly, especially for photographers and … Read more]]>

Adobe Photoshop Touch, the robust image editing app especially designed for the iPad (2nd and 3rd gen) has just been updated to version 1.3, with support for the Retina display being added. This means that all your photographs and images will look even more spectacular on the new iPad. More importantly, especially for photographers and those serious about their work, Photoshop Touch now supports images up to 12 megapixels. The previous size limitation was a huge downer for those who wished to work with high-resolution images. Also new with the update are 2 new effects (shred and colorize), support for Apple Photo Stream and a new three-finger tap gesture tap to toggle 100% view. Check out the complete list of what’s new after the break, along with 2 intro videos to the Photoshop Touch app.

Adobe Photoshop Touch Adobe, Adobe Photoshop Touch - $9.99

What’s New in Version 1.3

• Retina Display Support: See your images like never before with the Retina display on the new iPad (third generation).
• Higher resolution capabilities: Work on high-resolution images while maintaining the highest image quality. Supports images up to 12 megapixels.
• Two new languages: Russian and Brazilian Portuguese.
• Two new Effects: Shred and Colorize
• Smoother animation and scrolling in the organizer, tutorial browser, and file picker
• New gesture to toggle 100% view and fit screen (three-finger tap)
• New pixel nudging mode for precise movements
• Support for Apple Photo Stream
• Various bug fixes

Description

Transform your images with core Adobe® Photoshop® features in an app designed for tablets.

Combine images, apply professional effects, share results with friends and family through Facebook – all from the convenience of your iPad.

• Use popular Photoshop features designed for the tablet such as layers, selection tools, adjustments, and filters to create mind-blowing images.
• Use your iPad camera to fill an area on a layer with the unique camera fill feature.
• Select part of an image to extract by scribbling with the Scribble Selection tool. With Refine Edge, use your fingertip to capture even hard-to-select image elements, like hair, with ease.
• Work on high-resolution images while maintaining the highest image quality. Supports images up to 12 megapixels.
• Follow step-by-step tutorials to easily learn techniques the pros use for great-looking results.
• Search and acquire images with the integrated Google Image Search.
• Share images on Facebook and view comments right within the app.
• Browse an inspirational gallery for the styles and results you’d like to achieve.
• Use AirPrint for wireless printing of Photoshop Touch projects.
• Sync projects to Adobe Creative Cloud* and open layered files from Adobe Photoshop Touch in Photoshop CS6 or Photoshop CS5.1.
• Free membership to Creative Cloud gives you 2GB of cloud storage plus the ability to sync between tablet and desktop, access files from the web, and easily share with others.

Note:
• Requires iPad 2 or later and iOS 5. Not available for iPad (first generation).

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Score a free copy of FX Photo Studio PRO for Mac ($40). [Update]: Offer Extended until April 9th http://www.touchmyapps.com/2012/03/30/score-a-free-copy-of-fx-photo-studio-pro-for-mac-40-this-weekend/ http://www.touchmyapps.com/2012/03/30/score-a-free-copy-of-fx-photo-studio-pro-for-mac-40-this-weekend/#comments Fri, 30 Mar 2012 21:16:25 +0000 http://www.touchmyapps.com/?p=67386 Macphun is giving away copies of their highly capable photo editing software on the Mac - FX Photo Studio Pro ($39.99) – this weekend and all it involves are a few simple steps, though owning the excellent FX Photo Studio (TMA Review) for the iPhone is a requirement (now on sale for $0.99). Here’s how you can snag yours … Read more]]>

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Macphun is giving away copies of their highly capable photo editing software on the Mac - FX Photo Studio Pro ($39.99) – this weekend and all it involves are a few simple steps, though owning the excellent FX Photo Studio (TMA Review) for the iPhone is a requirement (now on sale for $0.99). Here’s how you can snag yours on the Mac:

  • Have FX Photo Studio on iPhone
  • LIKE FX Photo Studio on Facebook
  • Snap a picture of their Facebook profile
  • Put any filter from FX Photo Studio on the pic
  • And email picture at gift@macphun.com

The giveaway is good until April 1st and there’s a limit to the number of Mac apps to be sent out, so don’t wait until the last minute if you’re hoping to make good on this freebie offer.

Update: Macphun has extended this giveaway until April 9th.

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Camera Awesome adds Instagram integration http://www.touchmyapps.com/2012/03/27/camera-awesome-adds-instagram-integration/ http://www.touchmyapps.com/2012/03/27/camera-awesome-adds-instagram-integration/#comments Tue, 27 Mar 2012 22:12:35 +0000 http://www.touchmyapps.com/?p=67325 Camera Awesome, one of the most popular camera apps for the iPhone (it saw 4 million users after 1 week of launch), has added Instagram integration with its newest update, along with these new additions: Instagram integration: Share your “Awesomized” photos directly from Camera Awesome to Instagram with one simple tap. Better bundling: $9.99 for all effects, forever and ever. If you’ve already bought a few effects, it’ll do the right thing and bill you the difference. Getting started guide: In-app help shows you how to post, edit and share. Pinch to zoom: Easier, intuitive zoom. The way Apple intended. White Balance lock: Stick to one white balance in tricky light. Smoother timer: Drag to set the self-timer. No more fat fingers. Great news for iPhoneographers who use both Camera Awesome and Instagram – … Read more]]>

Camera Awesome, one of the most popular camera apps for the iPhone (it saw 4 million users after 1 week of launch), has added Instagram integration with its newest update, along with these new additions:

  • Instagram integration: Share your “Awesomized” photos directly from Camera Awesome to Instagram with one simple tap.
  • Better bundling: $9.99 for all effects, forever and ever. If you’ve already bought a few effects, it’ll do the right thing and bill you the difference.
  • Getting started guide: In-app help shows you how to post, edit and share.
  • Pinch to zoom: Easier, intuitive zoom. The way Apple intended.
  • White Balance lock: Stick to one white balance in tricky light.
  • Smoother timer: Drag to set the self-timer. No more fat fingers.

Great news for iPhoneographers who use both Camera Awesome and Instagram – now all can be done within one app. If you’ve yet to try out SmugMug’s hit camera app, it’s free to download and yes, pretty darn awesome.

Camera Awesome SmugMug, Camera Awesome, – Free


Description

“… it is by far one of the most full-powered camera apps I’ve used, and it marks an exciting advance for smartphone cameras.” – The Wall Street Journal

“…makes the iPhone feel less like a cameraphone and more like a phonecamera” – TIME

“An iPhone app that Instagram and Apple could learn from” – ReadWriteWeb

★★★ More than 2 million downloads in less than a week! ★★★

★★★ #1 Photography App in 55 countries! ★★★

★★★ #1 Overall App in 10 countries ★★★

Awesomize Your Memories.

awe·some·ize | To trick your friends into thinking you’re a famous photographer.

Camera Awesome takes your photos to the next level by shooting faassst and taking sharper, better-exposed shots. Make your memories come alive with stunning professional effects. 0-Tap sharing on the sites you love.

★ 1-Tap and 0-Tap Sharing
Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, SmugMug, Picasa, Photobucket and Flickr.

★ 1-Tap Awesomize
Touch just once for perfect pictures.

★ Professionally designed special effects
From renowned photographer Kevin Kubota.

★ Beauty, Brains and Blistering Speed
Gorgeous design that gets out of your way.

★ Great Scott! Video Time Travel!
Precording starts before you hit record.

What’s New in Version 1.0.3

★ Instagram integration!
★ Much lower pricing for effects packages
★ In-app tutorials
★ Pinch-to-zoom
★ White balance lock
★ Improved sharing interface
★ Improved shot timer
★ Performance improvements
★ EXIF date improvements
★ Bug & crash fixes

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Cloud Photos syncs your photos to Dropbox http://www.touchmyapps.com/2012/03/15/cloud-photos-syncs-your-photos-to-dropbox/ http://www.touchmyapps.com/2012/03/15/cloud-photos-syncs-your-photos-to-dropbox/#comments Thu, 15 Mar 2012 16:13:17 +0000 http://www.touchmyapps.com/?p=67111 For those of you who enjoy taking pictures on your iPhone AND like the idea of having all those images synced automatically with your Dropbox account, Cloud Photos just might be the app for you. Created by the start-up dev team Syrp, Cloud Photos uses Dropbox to store all your photographs, so as you go off … Read more]]>

For those of you who enjoy taking pictures on your iPhone AND like the idea of having all those images synced automatically with your Dropbox account, Cloud Photos just might be the app for you. Created by the start-up dev team Syrp, Cloud Photos uses Dropbox to store all your photographs, so as you go off snapping pics with the built-in camera, those images are uploaded to Dropbox in the background. Speaking of which, the camera features several advanced settings like white balance, focus, exposure and grid. And to help save space on your iPhone, the app only saves a thumbnail of the actual photo taken onto the device, thus freeing up precious space for apps and other media (the original files can be downloaded from the cloud at anytime). Cloud Photos is available now on the App Store and currently on sale at $0.99. You can check out the rest of its features after the gap.

Cloud Photos Syrp Inc., Cloud Photos, – $0.99

App Description

✦✦✦ 50% OFF LAUNCH SALE, GET CLOUD PHOTOS TODAY! ✦✦✦

CAPTURE AND CONTROL YOUR PHOTOS IN THE CLOUD
Cloud Photos is a photography app for iPhone which gives you the power to capture, control and share your photos in the cloud. It uses Dropbox to sync and store your photos, liberating your mobile photos from your phone.

FEATURES:
✦ Capture photos to the cloud with syncing and backup:
Never worry about losing mobile photos again, new photos are automatically synced and uploaded to Dropbox. Photos synced with Dropbox appear in your Photos folder, so you have access to them from anywhere. You control if uploading of photos occurs over WiFi or 3G.

✦ Organize your photos with powerful album management:
Bring order to your mobile photos; create new albums, move, copy and delete photos between albums and have it all sync in real time with Dropbox. Copy your camera roll and locally stored photos to the cloud and never sync photos with iTunes again. Control where and how your photos are stored, keeping them organized and safe.

✦ Share your albums with friends and sync them automatically:
Sharing photos publicly is easier than ever with social networks. But what about photos you only want to share with a few people? Private Sharing makes it easy, all photos in a shared album are synced between your friends. You can immediately see when someone has added a new photo to the album.

✦ Send photos with your favorite apps and social networks:
Send your photos easily and simply with Cloud Photos. Built in Mail and Twitter supports lets you choose to send the whole file, a thumbnail or a link. Copy to Clipboard and “Open In…” allow you to export your photo to apps and social networks you use. For a more tactile form of sending, print out your photos using AirPrint!

✦ Professional camera gives you total control:
Capture photos quickly and securely with the Cloud Photos professional camera. Customize the camera settings to capture the perfect photo; rotate the camera, set your flash, or explore the advanced settings (white balance, focus, exposure and grid). Choose the correct album to save it in on the go.

✦ Save storage on your iPhone:
Cloud Photos only saves a thumbnail version of photos on the iPhone, saving you 40X the space of the original photos. This gives you more space for apps and media, while making your photo library available online or offline. The original files are available to be downloaded at anytime to share.

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Cloud Photos is from Syrp Inc., two brothers in a basement making sticky sweet applications.

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SmugMug releases free Camera Awesome app http://www.touchmyapps.com/2012/02/29/smugmug-releases-free-camera-awesome-app/ http://www.touchmyapps.com/2012/02/29/smugmug-releases-free-camera-awesome-app/#comments Wed, 29 Feb 2012 23:56:31 +0000 http://www.touchmyapps.com/?p=66859 SmugMug, a premium online photo sharing service, has released Camera Awesome, an impressive (and free) camera app that could put even some of the paid camera apps for the iPhone to shame. Designed with a gorgeous interface, Camera Awesome comes loaded with features, including advanced ones like a level for the horizon, or the ability to focus in … Read more]]>

SmugMug, a premium online photo sharing service, has released Camera Awesome, an impressive (and free) camera app that could put even some of the paid camera apps for the iPhone to shame. Designed with a gorgeous interface, Camera Awesome comes loaded with features, including advanced ones like a level for the horizon, or the ability to focus in one spot on your shot and set exposure in another with just a touch. A one-tap “Awesomize” button provides automatic photo enhancements, and sharing images and videos can be done with another tap, or no taps at all – simply turn on auto sharing and continue shooting while they’re sent in the background. And special effects and filters have been designed by renowned photographer Kevin Kubota, which can be purchased separately from within the app ($0.99 per preset). Camera Awesome requires iOS 4.3 or higher and you can download it now for free on the App Store. Given it’s price and feature set, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t check out the (awesome) camera app for yourself. Video trailer and PR after the break.

Camera Awesome SmugMug, Camera Awesome, – Free


Description

Awesomize Your Memories.

awe·some·ize | To trick your friends into thinking you’re a famous photographer.

Camera Awesome takes your photos to the next level by shooting faassst and taking sharper, better-exposed shots. Make your memories come alive with stunning professional effects. 0-Tap sharing on the sites you love.

★ 1-Tap and 0-Tap Sharing
Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, SmugMug, Picasa, Photobucket and Flickr.

★ 1-Tap Awesomize
Touch just once for perfect pictures.

★ Professionally designed special effects
From renowned photographer Kevin Kubota.

★ Beauty, Brains and Blistering Speed
Gorgeous design that gets out of your way.

★ Great Scott! Video Time Travel!
Precording starts before you hit record.

Press Release

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Feb. 29, 2012 – Camera Awesome captures special memories with the camera you actually own, not the dSLR you’d sell your soul for. It takes your photos to the next level by shooting faster and taking sharper, better-exposed shots. Make your memories come alive with gorgeous effects — and share them on all the sites you love.

To see its awesomeness in action, check out the product video here: http://youtu.be/jz2nrcsTpWg?hd=1
“The iPhone is revolutionizing photography by empowering us to invent the camera you never knew you always wanted. It only takes a few minutes to realize you’re holding the future of photography in your hands. The world will be a better place when everyone has an app worthy of the iPhone camera,” said Don MacAskill, CEO & Chief Geek of SmugMug.

Three Simple Steps

  1. Shoot: Camera Awesome is faaasst, and so simple anyone can use it. And yet, it has high-end features even expensive cameras lack, such as a level for the horizon and the ability to focus on one spot and set exposure on another.
  2. Awesomize: One tap makes your photos come alive with vibrant color.   Hundreds of professional effects, filters and borders transform your memories from forgettable camera phone snappies to gorgeous works of art.
  3. Flaunt: Share on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, SmugMug, Flickr, Picasa, Photobucket, SMS and email with one simple tap.

At a concert?  Camera Awesome can automatically apply your favorite effect and share as you shoot so your friends who can’t wait won’t have to.

Camera Awesome’s breathtaking collection of filters, textures and frames includes exclusive filters created by Kevin Kubota. Named a Top 10 Wedding Photographer by American Photo, Kubota created the industry’s most popular post-processing actions for Photoshop and Lightroom.

“I was thrilled to create filters for Camera Awesome because of the power it places in the hands of iPhone photographers,” said Kubota. “Kubota filters are the standard for pro photographers around the world who use programs like Photoshop®, and now they are available to everyone via Camera Awesome.”

Camera Awesome is free and available on the App Store.  Learn more at http://www.awesomize.com/ or http://youtu.be/jz2nrcsTpWg?hd=1.

About SmugMug
What’s missing from online photo/video hosting and sharing? Passion. Meet SmugMug, with billions of happy photos and millions of passionate customers. A photo sharing service with unmatched security, unlimited uploads, originals archiving, customizable privacy controls and heroic support. We’re committed to providing a fun, safe and simple experience for as little as $5/month or $40/year. Archive, share and print the photos you love with SmugMug. Learn more at www.smugmug.com.

About Kevin Kubota and Kubota Image Tools
Kevin Kubota is one of the Top 10 Wedding Photographers in the world and the genius  behind Kubota Image Tools, source of the industry’s most popular post-processing Actions for Photoshop and Lightroom. Kevin’s work has been featured in publications such as Studio Photography and Design, Rangefinder, Shutterbug, Professional Photographer, American Photo, Popular Photography & Imaging and Nikon advertorials.

About Perfectly Clear by Athentech Imaging
“Awesomize” correction from the “Awesomize” button in the Edit UI is powered by Perfectly Clear technology, the world’s most advanced automatic image correction (www.athentech.com). Perfectly Clear’s award winning and patented technology analyzes your photo and applies over 10 different corrections automatically, saving you the time and hassle, making your photos look awesome. Perfectly Clear, and the Perfectly Clear logo, are the Trade-marks of Athentech Imaging, Inc. used under license by SmugMug.

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Snapseed in Review – Moving mountains for online photographers http://www.touchmyapps.com/2012/01/17/snapseed-in-review-moving-mountains-for-online-photographers/ http://www.touchmyapps.com/2012/01/17/snapseed-in-review-moving-mountains-for-online-photographers/#comments Tue, 17 Jan 2012 15:06:52 +0000 http://www.touchmyapps.com/?p=64283 If you needed better encouragement to buy Snapseed than an enthusiastic TouchMyApps review, I can think of no better endorsement than Apple’s own knighting of Nik Software’s Snapseed as iPad app of the year 2011. But if you need a second opinion – and after a long time with Snapseed, I feel that my opinion is … Read more]]>

If you needed better encouragement to buy Snapseed than an enthusiastic TouchMyApps review, I can think of no better endorsement than Apple’s own knighting of Nik Software’s Snapseed as iPad app of the year 2011.

But if you need a second opinion – and after a long time with Snapseed, I feel that my opinion is valid – mine is simple. Buy it. That’s it. Snapseed is the perfect companion app for frequent Facebook and frantic Flickr photographers. The reason for this isn’t the very decent uploading interface, but its ergonomic input system.

With the exception of the loupe, Snapseed’s interface is contained fully in swiping, sliding, and tapping. To adjust a parameter up, swipe to the right anywhere on the screen; swiping to the left adjusts the parameter down. To select between different parameters such as contrast, brightness, or filter strength, swipe up or down. It’s simple. It’s foolproof, and it’s not too sensitive. Some apps make it near impossible to return values to null. One of them is another favourite of mine, Photogene for iPad. Why? The sliders are too small and don’t allow manual, aka numerical input. Snapseed, too, lacks numerical input, but its sliders are massive, and thankfully, invisible. Returning a parameter to null just means chomping down on your tongue for few seconds, and swiping carefully.

There are dozens of app-like adjustments on the main screen, all adjusted in the same way. If you want to adjust typical parameters, go into tune image. My most frequently used adjustments are: tune image, auto correct, crop, straighten and rotate, vintage film, black and white, details, and if I’m feeling quirky, centre focus, which imitates somewhat well, free-lensing, if not tilt-shift.

I like Snapseed so much that it has all but replaced Photogene for editing tasks. Why? The vignettes better simulate real lenses, and fade to black better. The interface is cleaner, and fast. The built-in textures are good, and applying them to decent effect is easy.

There are a few things not to like, however. One of them is the jpeg export engine. It is fast, yay, but not as detailed as the one in Photogene. It also doesn’t export full res on the iPad 1 like Photogene does, and if you are into printing your jpegs, you may notice unnatural colour shifts on heavily edite files. (Yes, yes, I’m on an iPad 1 and I haven’t qualms (or cash) enough to change it out.) And, when exporting, even though you can tag and send easily enough, re sampling to lower resolutions isn’t possible.

The only other thing I would love is a Snapseed version of Photogene’s library, where instead of browsing photo by photo, you can browse all photos at once and see which have been Snapseeded and which haven’t. For now, I simply edit in Snapseed, and export through Photogene.

And if you are unsure of whether or not the iPad is a worthy photographers tool, don’t. It does its job of transportation well. It is small and displays photos well for clients or just for uploading onto the Internet. The surprise for me was that several well-known and mostly respected landscape stock agencies approached me for my photographs. Of the recent requests, Snapseed-edited photos represented the bulk. Whoopee.

So, with the few quibbles mentioned above, I’m ready to endorse Snapseed. It is funner than Photogene, has some great effects, and if you don’t go overboard, can make pleasing files even for stock agencies. For Internet uploading, it is a no-brainer.

Here is my Snapseed-dedicated Flickr thread.

Kiss It Rating - 5/5

App Summary
Title: Snapseed Developer: Nik Software, Inc.
Reviewed Ver: Min OS Req: 4.2
Price: $4.99 App Size:
  • Simple, touch-friendly interface
  • Fast editing
  • Rock solid stability
  • Very easy to apply artistic or vintage effects
  • Universal app
  • Jpeg output only
  • Jpeg output quality trails that of other leading photo apps
  • Unlike Photogene, no Lightroom-like non-destructive edits and restores.

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Snapheal arrives on Mac App Store http://www.touchmyapps.com/2011/12/13/snapheal-arrives-on-mac-app-store/ http://www.touchmyapps.com/2011/12/13/snapheal-arrives-on-mac-app-store/#comments Wed, 14 Dec 2011 03:14:13 +0000 http://www.touchmyapps.com/?p=62426 Snapheal for the Mac was released on the Mac App Store earlier this morning. Brought to you by MacPhun, makers of the excellent iOS photo editing app FX Photo Studio (TMA Review), Snapheal lets you perform object removals and other complex touch ups without any prior knowledge of photoshop. It’s a matter of choosing areas you want to … Read more]]>

Snapheal for the Mac was released on the Mac App Store earlier this morning. Brought to you by MacPhun, makers of the excellent iOS photo editing app FX Photo Studio (TMA Review), Snapheal lets you perform object removals and other complex touch ups without any prior knowledge of photoshop. It’s a matter of choosing areas you want to remove/touch up, hitting a button, and Snapheal’s algorithm does the rest. Here’s what it do:

  • Remove unwanted objects from the image
  • Make skin imperfections vanish
  • Erase unwanted text (watermarks, etc)
  • Dramatically enhance photos with clone & stamp tool
  • Lighten dark areas
  • Sharpen images
  • Add blur
  • Import pictures from Aperture and iPhoto
  • Adjust saturation, gamma, light levels, shadows and much more

Judging from the demo video, Snapheal does work “magic” and it truly makes removing objects from photos a painless process. Best of all, you won’t have to spend a whole lot for this promising photo app. Normally at $19.99, Snapheal is now on sale for only $9.99. Check out the videos and full app description after the break.

iTunes MacPhun, Snapheal - $9.99

App Description

Here is what you can do:
• Remove unwanted objects from the image
• Make skin imperfections vanish
• Erase unwanted text (watermarks, etc)
• Dramatically enhance photos with clone & stamp tool
• Lighten dark areas
• Sharpen images
• Add blur
• Adjust saturation, gamma, light levels, shadows and much more

★ ERASE TOOL ★

Mark the areas you want to enhance with a brush, choose one of the processing algorithms and click erase – Snapheal will do the rest. Erase objects, which look unnecessary; remove skin imperfections; delete unwanted text and more.

Snapheal uses unique patent technology and three different algorithms for erasing big objects, small objects, skin healing, text removal and for erasing objects on the gradient background, so you can be sure to get best results possible.

★ CLONE & STAMP ★

The tool that every photographer needs. Clone & Stamp lets you dramatically enhance image by painting one part of the image over another. You can duplicate objects or fix imperfections on the photo. If you need help, check the built-in video tutorials. Snapheal gives you video tips on how to use each and every tool.

★ RETOUCH STUDIO ★

A set of handy tools to enhance specific parts of the image. You can adjust contrast and saturation, sharpen specific area, lighten dark images or fix the pictures with too much light on them. All is done in seconds: you pick the adjustment, set the brush size and paint over the area that needs improvements. Snapheal lets you preview the result live.

★ IMAGE ADJUST TOOLBOX ★

10 most essential tools to make your photos look perfect. Use sliders to adjust brightness, contrast, exposure, color temperature, hue and saturation. You can also lighten shadows, darken highlights, sharpen image or reduce noise on the photo. Unlike in retouch studio, where you apply enhancements to a specific area of the image, tools in this panel help you fix the whole image at once.

★ MORE AWESOME FEATURES ★

Snapheal is your ultimate app to make pictures much better. In addition to the above features, you get:

• Crop, rotate and flip functions
• Support of practically all image formats, including RAW
• Support of resolution up to 32 megapixels
• Built-in video tutorials and tips
• Possibility to import pics from Aperture and iPhoto albums
• Possibility to export images to iPhoto or share via most popular social networks (Flickr, Facebook, Twitter, etc)

All this power is fit into amazingly intuitive and stylish user interface, which lets you preview the results, compare resulting image with original, switch between tool panels with a click and what is most important understand how to work with the app in no time.

Snapheal was created to help you make perfect photos easy. Put it to the test with any of your images that need fixes and you’ll be glad you’ve picked Snapheal.

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Oh Snap! TapTapTap’s Camera+ gets back VolumeSnap functionality http://www.touchmyapps.com/2011/11/17/oh-snap-taptaptaps-camera-gets-back-volumesnap-functionality/ http://www.touchmyapps.com/2011/11/17/oh-snap-taptaptaps-camera-gets-back-volumesnap-functionality/#comments Thu, 17 Nov 2011 22:57:41 +0000 http://www.touchmyapps.com/?p=60934 Fans of TapTapTap’s Camera+ (TMA Review) will undoubtedly recall when Apple rejected an update last year that allowed users to snap photos with the volume up button. The reason Apple provided the devs with was: Your application cannot be added to the App Store because it uses iPhone volume buttons in a non-standard way, potentially resulting in … Read more]]>

Fans of TapTapTap’s Camera+ (TMA Review) will undoubtedly recall when Apple rejected an update last year that allowed users to snap photos with the volume up button. The reason Apple provided the devs with was:

Your application cannot be added to the App Store because it uses iPhone volume buttons in a non-standard way, potentially resulting in user confusion. Changing the behavior of iPhone external hardware buttons is a violation of the iPhone Developer Program License Agreement.

Well now that iOS 5 itself features the very same functionality, it would only make sense that Camera+ gets its mojo back, right? Lo and behold, with a single addition to its most recent update, TapTapTap somehow sneaked in what’s probably the single greatest “What’s New in this Version” blurb ever:

VolumeSnap is back, beyotches!!

Update: It appears that VolumeSnap on Camera+ only works on iOS 5. So if you’re still on 4.3.3 (and earlier) and want the app mainly for this feature, you may want to hold off until you upgrade to the latest OS.

Camera+   tap tap tap, Camera+, – $0.99

App Description

It’s all about one thing… GREAT PHOTOS!

Whether you’re a seasoned photographer or someone who’s barely touched a camera, Camera+ will make you love taking photos.

Everybody has a creative side… Camera+ will help bring that creativity out in you, all with a fun, innovative, and beautiful design.

★ EXCLUSIVE Touch Exposure & Focus for the ultimate control…
Set exposure separately from focus for the ultimate control of your shots… simply touch with a 2nd finger while focusing to adjust exposure until your shot is perfect. [available on iPhone 4 and 3GS on iOS4 only]

★ EXCLUSIVE Photo Flashlight to brighten up your photos…
Use the iPhone 4 LED flash as a continuous fill light to improve photo quality, especially for portrait and macro shots.

★ No more blurry shots…
Use the stabilizer to steady your camera and get the sharpest pics you can.

★ Put an end to crooked pics…
Use the grid to line up your shots and eliminate unsightly angled photos.

★ Highest quality zoom…
Camera+ has a 6× digital zoom that simply blows away the competition in terms of quality.

★ Scene modes and flash…
Most modern digital cameras all have scene modes to help you get the best photos for your particular situation. And why shouldn’t your iPhone have this great feature? Well, with Camera+, you get to choose from several scene modes including Backlit, Sunset, Night, Portrait, Beach, and many more. And for the times when your photos came out too dark, we have a high quality digital flash to make them look great.

★ Crops let you frame your pics perfectly…
If you didn’t line up your shot perfectly when you took it, you can easily fix that with Camera+. And when you want to get a bit creative, we setup a bunch of popular crop sizes for you. With a single tap, you can make your pics square, 4×6, 8×10, etc.

★ Dozens of amazing effects…
We partnered with professional photographer, Lisa Bettany, to bring you a slew of stunningly beautiful effects. With a single tap, you can transform a soulless pic into a work of art. Make your photos shimmer with “HDR”… get down and dirty with “Grunge”… fill your pics with emotion and despair with “So Emo”. There are dozens of 1-touch effects for you to experiment with so that you can get the perfect result every time.

★ Wrap it all up with stylish borders…
With Camera+, you get several great border designs so that you can put the finishing touch on your photos.

★ Share your creations…
Whether you want to show your results to your friends and family or the whole world, Camera+ has got you covered. Share your pics on Facebook, Twitter, and Flickr. Or go the simple route and email them from right within the app.

What are you waiting for? Try Camera+ now and discover that you can truly love taking pics on your iPhone.

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