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…)
I love photo apps, but it’s no secret that most of my pictures are of cats. Cats don’t feel shame, and if they look a little tubby or a little tired in a shot, well, let’s face it, they’re always tubby and tired. Cats couldn’t care less what they look like. People do care, though, and if you’re not naturally photogenic, you may have developed a recent photo-phobia following the growing omnipresence of cameras.
If you can never seem to get just the right shot of yourself, Facetune may be able to help. More than a collection of filters, this photo app actually allows you to edit out those little things about yourself that no one else really notices but you can’t help but hate in photographs. Can a tiny app really make that much of a difference, though? We’ll try it out! (more…)
I’m going to go out on a limb here and guess that you probably don’t spend a lot of time putting handlebar mustaches, Elizabethan ruffs and anime sparkles on pictures of your friends. Once you try Mr. Chiizu, though, you may not be able to stop yourself from giving that picture of your cat a completely different set of cat ears. Mr. Chiizu is an app that lets you do all that and more, or you can do completely different stuff with Mr. Chiizu if you think that other stuff from before is weird. Equal parts fun and bizarre, we’ll take a look at how Mr. Chiizu can spruce up even your most boring photos. (more…)
There was a bit of a ruckus in December when Instagram changed its Terms of Service and then changed them back. At the same time, Yahoo released an all-new Flickr app for iPhone that was clearly an Instagram competitor, but word on the street quickly grew and word was good: Flickr was a good competitor. I wasn’t attached to Instagram and decided to give it a shot over the holidays to see if I would prefer it, and I’m glad I did.
Flickr has been around since 2004 in many different iterations, with this app being their most recent stab at remaining relevant. Flickr is more professional than Instagram — I’d argue in a whole other league (not unlike 500px, reviewed here), but its embracing of filters makes it real competition for that other app. Flickr isn’t perfect (we’ll get into that), but as an app, I like it more than I like Instagram. (more…)
Flickr used to be the king of photo sharing on the Internet. Lately, however, it’s been declining as services such as 1x, 500px and SmugMug have come into play. Google+ has also become a very popular place to find good photographs thanks to well-known lensmen like Trey Ratcliff. Everyone has their own cup of tea, and 500px has always been mine because the community is superior to that of Flickr. Matthew Guay of Mac.AppStorm calls it the “Dribbble of photography.”
At the beginning of the year, I reviewed 500px’s iPad app, calling it “the best photography on your tablet.” The professional photo sharing service just updated its app to accommodate the iPhone, with beautiful photos that are optimized for the Retina display and many other creations that can be found on the website. Whether you enjoy browsing photographs or post some of your own and check up on the comments, 500px for the iPhone looks to be perfect for the job. But is it though? (more…)