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.
Now, I’m not saying all teenagers lack focus … but most do; I was one and you probably were also. Michael Sayman, however, is focused. With over 2 million downloads under his belt, and an iOS developer title at the ripe age of 12, this kid is one to watch. To that end, his latest endeavor is 4 Snaps, an app that brings together the best things of youth: friends, games and twerking.
Want to see what the cool kids are into these days? Sure you do. (more…)
It’s difficult to deny that the iPhone, and smartphones in general, have changed the world of photography. Gone are the days of needing to own a point-and-shoot camera to be able to take decent pictures whilst out and about, because most of us have a great camera built into our phone. Furthermore, the App Store is now home to hundreds, if not thousands of apps dedicated to helping you get the most out of your smartphone camera, giving you quick and easy ways to edit, improve and share your photos.
Our featured sponsor this week is AnyShape — Photo Editor, a powerful and versatile tool for editing your photos on your iPhone.
One great thing about the iPhone is the ability to take amazing photos wherever you are, but what about when it comes time to edit those pictures? Sure, you can add fancy effects with lots of different apps, but I’m talking about real, Photoshop-style editing. What app does that?
AnyShape — Photo Editor lets you edit your photos in extremely detailed ways. You can use a selection tool the cut an image out from its background, or change the selected area. Want to apply effects? Sure, you can do that too, including pixelate, greyscale and more. Or you can just cut out a portion of the photo and make the background transparent. Seriously, there’s a lot of tools at your disposal with this app, and it all works with your fingers.
In fact, let’s get specific. You’ve got your Bezier selection tool, a finger smudging tool, selective filtering and coloring, shape cropping — this thing is jam packed. Plus, it can process any image up to 10MP or 25MB. Through that in with a ton of filters and professional enhancement tools, and that’s a pretty solid package for under a buck.
Ultimately, AnyShape — PhotoEditor gives you freedom. You don’t have to hop onto your Mac to edit your photos anymore, you can do them right away from the comfort of your couch or while riding to work on the train. No matter where you are, you have all the same tools on hand as you would with your Mac, but they’re in your pocket. That’s pretty impressive.
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I love toying around with photos and manipulating different settings. When you walk around with an iPhone in your pocket at all times, you tend to rack up a decent collection of photos. And so it seems like the best companion for a large photo library is a large collection of iOS apps centered around image editing.
Popsicolor is brand new to the App Store having been first published in June 2012. Their branding is fantastic and they’ve already made it into the “What’s Hot” section of the App Store. Let’s find out why after the jump.
Last week, Apple dropped a few big products our direction. We saw a new AppleTV, 1080P video for true HD content, a new iPad and even more. And then there was iPhoto, the latest and greatest piece of software for the iPad that allows you to edit your pics right there on the device. Oh, and it’s a universal app too, so it’s on the iPhone! Yay!
But how would an app that’s built to perform well on the expansive screen of the iPad work with the iPhone? Let’s file down those fingertips and find out. (more…)
Don’t you hate it that you have to connect your phone to your computer to transfer a photo? Doesn’t it seem like this sort of action should be performed over Wifi?
Today’s app, Wifi Photo Transfer, does that very thing. It’s a simple, no-fluff application that allows you to access your phone’s photo libraries right from any web browser on any computer.