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Everyone enjoys taking pictures, as taking a photo is how many choose to capture a moment or memory in digital form. The iPhone — and, by extension, iOS as a platform — has quickly become one of the most popular ways to take these photos. Apple has included industry-leading optics in their devices since the iPhone 4. More importantly, Apple has focused on the software side of their solution, making a solution where tech specs take a back seat to the processing techniques in iOS. Let’s take a look back at the year through the lens (pun intended) of photography. (more…)

Camera apps are among the most popular on the App Store. From social networks based upon photos to simple apps that make collages, all types of activities that are based on photos are active pieces of the market.

Most of these apps rely upon Apple’s own Camera app for the photo itself. This isn’t surprising — the native Camera app is utterly fantastic in almost any condition, as Apple has taken its time to optimize in every possible way. Camera Plus — note the word “Plus,” not the symbol — takes on Apple’s solution, as well as all other competitors. (more…)

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…)

My business doesn’t just include writing, but also photography. And one of the things I love about my iPhone is that it’s a great opportunity to practice taking photos. It eliminates the need to worry about things such as aperture, soft focus and lots of other technical gibberish. My iPhone tears down the technical walls and helps me focus on taking photos with great composition.

But is there a place for an iPhone app designed to completely replicate the experience of an authentic digital SLR? While I’m a big fan of apps like Analog Camera and Instagram, I can definitely see the market and desire for an app that offers me more control over the technicalities of my photos. In that regard, 645 PRO Mk II wants to be your go-to app. Its tagline states that 645 PRO “feels like a pro camera. Because it is one.” Read on to find out whether or not it lives up to that claim. (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…)

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…)

For the past few days I have been able to play around with Clinch, which is somewhat similar to another app I just reviewed, Qwiki, but it does things a little different. If you read my review on Qwiki, you’ll see how much I raved about it and how simple and easy it was to use. Well, I didn’t think I would say this, but I think I may have found one that is even simpler. On top of that, Clinch adds some features that I think are pretty neat.

Let me show you more about what I am talking about after the jump. (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!

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