I’ve never heard anyone criticize cheese for not tasting like shrimp, or condemn a car for not being capable of flying like an airplane (although it’s 2010, and I still want to know when we’re going to get our flying cars).
Adobe Ideas, a nifty digital sketchbook app from Adobe, isn’t a full-featured sketching application in the vein of SketchBook Pro or Brushes . . . but it’s not trying to be. Instead, Adobe Ideas encourages you to doodle, brainstorm, sketch, and toy with concepts. In this regard, Adobe Ideas really shines.
Have you ever been in that place- probably the living room sofa- where you’re just in the mood for some creative appetizers but all you’ve got is an iPad and some Doritos? If only there were a way to browse through some of the latest project samples from literally thousands of creatives from across the globe.
Well, you’re in luck! Dribbbits (yes, there really are 3 b’s) is an application designed for the iPad to provide a clean, easy, and fast way to do just that. Utilizing the online Dribbble community, Dribbbits brings “120,000 pixels or less” snapshots of designer’s work directly to you with style. Note: If you’re not already familiar with Dribbbles, head on over to their “about” page for more information.
All designers among us have most likely been in this situation: you’re on the road, but you don’t carry a paper and pen with you when an idea strikes. Or a customer needs a basic layout mailed, but you can’t get that piece of paper into his virtual inbox.
With iMockups for the iPad, moments like these are a thing of the past. Now you can create incredible mockups quickly and easily – and in the next release even post process and share them with other iMockups users!
When recently scouring the App Store for a full-featured Flickr app, I came across FlickStackr. It comes with a grand claim: “FlickStackr allows you to browse photos in the Flickr universe, upload your images, and easily edit metadata.”
Packing so much functionality into one iPad application is no simple feat, and all too often this type of grand aim results in a fiddly, difficult-to-understand app. If you’re a Flickr user, FlickrStackr offers a promising solution for interacting with photos on-the-go. Let’s take a look and see whether it can pull off all that it claims to!
It’s not easy to bring a real photo editor to the iPad, but that’s what GhostBird has tried to do with Photoforge for iPad. In addition to standard photo-editing features like smudge, crop, and filter, it offers basic painting features that make it very useful for editing and annotating photos and screenshots.
Photoforge isn’t Photoshop for iPad; that kind of app isn’t likely to be available on iOS for a while, and it wouldn’t be fair to make the comparison. It makes much more sense to compare Photoforge to Preview or even Pixelmator on the Mac, so that’s what I’ll do.
The iPad has been out for a few months now, and one of the most admired features has been it’s large screen, which displays videos and photos just magnificently.
One of the first apps out to allow you to edit your images on the device has been Photogene, which we will look at in detail in the course of this review. We will also touch on the subjects of competitors and how to get your images on the iPad.
One common complaint about the iPad is that it is good for consumption—watching movies, listening to music, reading books and so forth—but not capable of much in the way of production. Apple has challenged that idea with its iPad versions of the iWork applications, but relatively few other developers have stepped forward with apps for creating content. One of those developers is Übermind.
Übermind bills Masque as “powerful photo editing at your fingertips”. In more direct terms, it’s a layer and effect-based image-editing program that allows you to import photos from, and share photos to, Flickr and Facebook, as well as your iPad’s photo library.
Have you ever dreamt about having your very own darkroom but ruled out the possibility as mere fantasy? Perhaps Swankolab has the solution!
The new app from the makers of Hipstamatic gives you your own personal darkroom without requiring the extensive redecoration of your office! It comes with a wide selection of chemicals that, with time and loving care, allow you to turn your standard looking photos into retro misprinted classics…
I have always been attracted to “old school” analog cameras. The type that have to be loaded with celluloid film rolls, have a removable lens, and a flash as big as the camera itself. The way they looked and the sounds they made were part of their charm.
Sadly, by the time I grew up, analog cameras have long gone out of fashion. It’s also pretty pointless to buy a high maintenance gadget with low quality output just to satisfy an itch from the past!
For those of us who love analog cameras, Hipstamatic lets us get a hang of it right from our iPhones. Let’s go check it out.
There’s certainly no shortage of drawing applications available on the app store. However, most of the apps available are pretty basic and focus more on being silly and fun than fully-featured and customizable enough for professionals.