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I’m a sucker for sticker apps. If you like it, then you should’ve put a stamp on it. That’s my motto. I can never really have enough photo apps, because my thirst for stickers will never be satiated.

That’s why I was happy to try out Moonfrye, with its tons of free stickers to download. There’s a lot more here than meets the eye, though, and I’ll take a look at this surprising little app. (more…)

The first version of Skitch brought along with it a different approach to image editing. It came with great tools that allowed you to take screenshots of any size and quickly annotate them, yet it could also handle any image you threw at it. Skitch has always been straightforward and effortless — an image tool for human beings. After its acquisition by Evernote, the company entered into a battle to contain the uproar caused by the drastic overhaul to ensure Skitch would fit into its service and yet still remain a simple image editor.

Skitch 3.0 is a fresh take on the controversial app, built from scratch with a brand-new interface based on iOS 7 guidelines, as well as boasting a gorgeous new icon. Did the Evernote team recover the early praise of Skitch with this update or will it just be another stain on the history of a once beloved application? Let’s find out.

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Camera+ has been one of the most popular camera apps for the iPhone ever since it debuted back in 2010, offering a dizzying array of features and advanced controls for composing shots. To say that Camera+ was groundbreaking would be an understatement and it set the benchmark for how a camera app should be. It even introduced new features, such as the rather controversial VolumeSnap: a feature that led to the app being pulled from the App Store, only to then see it become part of the built-in camera app.

With the iPhone now the go-to camera for almost every user, the market for camera apps on the App Store has become one of the largest and second only to games. Camera+ has had some fierce competition since our last review in 2011 but the developers, tap tap tap, have now launched their next major iteration: Camera+ 4.

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When you see all of those super sleek photos pop up on Instagram or Facebook, with the fancy text and bewitching graphic stickers, are you overcome with more than a little jealousy and maybe even a bit of self-loathing because you know you’ll never be able to create such a refined and eminently shareable image yourself? Yeah, that’s my whole life.

Studio Design may restore some of my self esteem. I’ll put its adorable overlays and oodles of fonts to the test. (more…)

It’s not a secret that I like to take pictures of my cats and send the resulting images to anyone who’ll accept them. I add filters, text and even fun little stamps, until my photos could give you a toothache. I rely on a lot of apps to get that job done, though, and it would be a lot easier if I could get all of the tools I need in one place.

Landcam seems to fit the bill, with all of that, plus some pretty great editing tools to boot. I’ll try out Landcam and see if it can finally replace my folder full of image-editing apps. (more…)

I’m a little late to the party, in that I only tried out Snapchat recently. I had trouble seeing how an app that destroyed images after only a few seconds was something I needed in my life. I finally decided to give it a go though, and realized I had been missing out on a great social photo app for a long time.

Snapchat works like pretty much any iOS camera app you’re used to using, except all the images you create and send with Snapchat delete themselves after they’ve been viewed. That’s actually — go with me on this — pretty neat. I’ll run through what makes Snapchat such a great find and what sets it apart from the herd. (more…)

Wacom has created some great tools for artists and made it easier to get hand-drawn illustrations into the digital world of vectors and pixels. When I stumbled across Bamboo Loop, I was excited to see what Wacom had to offer iOS.

With a range of templates included and to download and the ability to draw on your images, Bamboo Loop is creating a social sharing platform for photos and the feelings that accompany them. I’m going to take a look at this new image annotation app and see if it’s more tool or toy. (more…)

It’s been mentioned rather frequently how popular the iPhone’s camera is. On Flickr, it’s the first, second, and third most popular cameras. And so it’s no surprise there are myriads and myriads of camera apps available on the App Store. Today we’re going to take a look at one called Camera Noir, designed to deliver you the highest quality black and white photos in the simplest package. (more…)

Instagram recently released a major update, finally adding video to the popular photo sharing service. Coming months behind Twitter’s Vine app, Facebook’s Instagram is trying to gain some lost momentum.

There are some pretty striking differences between Instagram and Vine, though. Is it enough to claw back ground swallowed up by Vine? We’ll have a look after the jump. (more…)

Photoshop is a tool I use almost daily, and have since 2007. While I’m nowhere as good a lot of other professionals, I’m more than competent when at using Photoshop for photo editing and design work. So, when Adobe Photoshop Touch for Phone (the app’s actual name) was released in late February, my curiosity was instantly piqued.

With Photoshop being such a power desktop application, I asked myself if it was possible for Adobe to develop an adequate version for a phone. After spending time with Photoshop Touch, though, I came away with a definitive answer to my previous question. (more…)

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