Snapheal arrives on Mac App Store

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

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Freebie Alert: Perfect Photo for iPhone Free for the weekend

In celebration of the launch of the International iPhoneography Show, MacPhun, makers of the fantastic FX Photo Studio (TMA Review), is offering Perfect Photo as a free download for the weekend. Perfect Photo is a highly capable and easy to use image editor for the iPhone/iPod Touch that’s been getting rave reviews from all around (current version has 4 1/2 stars from 540 ratings). The app features 28 essential tools that includes spot healing, saturation, colour balance and levels balance controls, as well as effects like vintage, pencil paint and posterize. While iOS 5 now allows you to do some basic photo editing, Perfect Photo will give you much more control for manipulating that image just the way you want it. If you make use of that i-camera even in the slightest, be sure to grab it before the week’s over.

Perfect Photo MacPhun, Perfect Photo, – Free

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How does the iPhone 4S camera stack up to the Samsung Galaxy II and other smartphones?

One of the iPhone 4S’ selling features is the improved 8MP camera, which was recently confirmed to be made by Sony. But how much better is it than that of the iPhone 4? According to PC World, about 7 points out of a 100 (81 vs 74.6). Using the very capable Nikon Coolpix p300 as a control subject, and the likes of the Galaxy S II and MyTouch Slide 4G, the iPhone 4S performed very well, though it wasn’t quite top dog when it came to overall still-image quality scores.

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Freebie Alert: Snapseed now free until Sept 23rd

Snapseed, a former iTunes app of the week (last month) and one of the best photo editors on iOS, is now free for the next several days. Not only does the app make photo manipulation easy and intuitive, it also provides plenty of features to help transform your photographs just the way you want it.

• Easily browse and adjust your photos with a single tap using Auto Correct
• Tweak your photo to perfection with Tune Image
• Use Selective Adjust to enhance specific objects or areas in your photos
• Experiment with fun and innovative features like Drama, Vintage, Grunge, and Center Focus
• Add Borders for incredible finishing touches
• Email your creations or share them on Facebook and Flickr

Previously  priced at $4.99, this is one excellent price drop you don’t want to miss out on. And the fact that it’s a universal app (it’ll work natively on both the iPhone and iPad) is just icing on the cake. Now go forth and have fun editing your images till your heart’s content (though not before checking out some of Snapseed’s demo videos after the gap).

Snapseed Nik Software, Snapseed, 15.0 MB – Free

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Album Manager + Photo Diary HD Promo Code Giveaway

TouchMyApps is giving away 15 copies of Album Manager + Photo Diary HD, a universal app for all your photo managing needs. Chosen as a “Staff Favorites” selection by the Korean App Store in May, the app is a versatile photo manager that will sort and display all your images (and videos) with ease. Aside from being able add text and voice recordings to your precious memories, Album Manager also supports passcode protection, search, AirPrint, slideshows, social networking and much more. So if you have need for an album app to use on your iPhone and/or iPad, you’ve come to the right place. Lots of copies to give away and contest entry is a cinch. More on that after the break…

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Review: Transfer Pictures & Photos Wirelessly between iDevices – Redux

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A few months ago I reviewed three nice universal apps that streamline the transfer of photos between iDevices and your desktop (see TMA review). Since then I’ve kept my eyes open and found a few more which are also noteworthy. These are quite different apps from each other with unique features that you might find appealing.

Photo Sender – Similar to the previously reviewed Photo Transfer app. What makes it stand out is its ability to add some simple effects plus do in-app down-sizing for quicker transfers.

MediaTransfer – Perfect for the person who takes lots of snapshots and just wants to periodically dump new ones to a folder his or her computer without any fuss — and it’s FAST!

PhotoSync – Lots of options and a very nice user interface. The best transfer app I’ve seen for sending and receiving photos and videos between devices and other services.

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iCamera HDR: All-in-One in Review – The wonders of modern photography…

For the longest time, even considering the iPhone camera to be a viable solution for taking everyday photos was out of the question for me. But that all changed with the release of the iPhone 4. The larger sensor, advocated by Steve Jobs, does indeed make a difference, and despite its somewhat slow focus, the latest iPhone has essentially replaced my point-and-shoot camera for most occasions. After all, they say the best camera is the one that is always with you! That said, its performance is not quite perfect (in spite of the touted built-in HDR photography feature) and if you really want to get the most out of your i-photos, the optimal solution involves dedicated photography apps like iCamera HDR: All-in-One.

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Review: Transferring Pictures Wirelessly between iDevices

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We all know that you can transfer a picture or video between a Mac or PC with an iPhone or iPad by just plugging the device into iTunes and syncing. Other options are to do so using e-mail or even MMS. Oh… but that’s so 2007! Surely there’s an app for that?

In fact there are several. Photo Transfer, Pic Transfer and WiFi Photo are great examples and can come in really handy when you want the flexibility to select and transfer multiple items at once. Let’s take a look and see why they’re so useful.

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