Once in a while, an app comes along that’s so cool and does what it does so well that John Gruber writes about it on Daring Fireball. Usually, he knows what’s good. One of his more recent picks was Photolettering. The iPhone-exclusive app is really simple: Take a picture or use one of the shots in your library and touch it up with some great typography and a couple simple filters.
I’ve heard of apps like this before, but Photolettering is supposedly the simplest one in the business. What makes this app work so well? How easy is it to use? Read on to find 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…)
Although I’ve been known to take a picture or two myself, I find that often the most used camera in my arsenal is my iPhone. It’s not that it’s the best camera I own, or even that it’s the most convenient. It’s just that when something happens, I usually have my iPhone handy before anything else.
What about you? Is your iPhone your primary camera or do you use something else? Let us know in the poll to the right!
The level to which people are willing to go to get their photos touched up never ceases to amaze me. Even before Instagram, it wasn’t like there was any dearth of image touch-up apps.
Mashing up multiple images without drastically changing the moment captured for posterity is something that most people love to do. Instead of just clicking through a folder full of pictures, it is so much fun to look at collages or mashups instead. After the break, let’s take Diptic for a spin and see if it can add some spice to our images. (more…)
With social media and compact cameras both integrated into most mobile devices, users have gained regular exposure to a flurry of photographs courtesy of social networks, text messages and email.
But how does your pic stand out among the crowded social scrapbook? Instagram made its mark with photo-editing flare that jazzed up ordinary pics. Looking to capitalize on the popularity of those techniques — with a twist — is the newbie, Etchings. Get a snapshot of what it has to offer after the jump. (more…)
Muzy is an intuitive image editing app that allows you to make collages with your own photos or ones from the web, plus you can can edit, crop, enhance with special effects add captions, and custom-frame your work.
But what good is the perfect photo arrangement if you can’t share it with everyone you know, right? Muzy lets you post your images directly to Facebook, so that others can marvel at your cool photos (and image editing genius).
Hit the jump and I’ll show you just what this app can (and can’t) do. (more…)
In the past 5 years or so, text messaging has really started to take off; more and more people are starting to use it and see its advantages. Heck, even my mom, started texting this year — never thought I would ever see that happen! With the advent of the iPhone, texting has become so much more than just typing someone a short message. But the big question is, can we make it even better than what it is today?
Take for example, an app called Pair, which takes text messaging to another level by simplifying the experience. I don’t know if this has ever happened to you, but sometimes, I am texting with so many different people, that I accidentally type a message to the wrong person. That can be quite embarrassing, especially if it is a message that was personal and not really meant to be shared outside of you and the person you meant to share it with. Well, Pair, makes sure this doesn’t happen and makes the texting experience more intimate in the process. (more…)