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  • SkyLab for iOS makes sky replacement easy

    May 25, 2016 1
    When my non-photographer friends see a clear day they often tell me it’s a great day for taking pictures. Of course photographers know that clouds are good, not bad. They add interest to landscape photos, and overcasts skies are often best for portraits. Clear skies are usually not so great. Of course on any photo outing you can’t control the skies you get, so Skylab ($2.99) for iOS lets you decide what skies you will have. The app contains a first class collection of skies under varying conditions that you can add to either your photos with a boring clear [Read more]
  • Lumy makes it easy to find the best times to take photos

    May 17, 2016 4
    There are quite a few nice apps for figuring out ‘magic hour’ or ‘golden time’ for iOS. As our readers know, ‘golden time” is that sliver of time around sunset and sunrise where the colors are warm and your photos will have a satisfying glow. Professional movie makers know this well, and most movies today have key scenes shot around those times of favorable illumination. Lumy, ($3.99) does a nice job of doing the calculations for you, and adds some nice features like weather forecasts for where you are shooting, notifications, and Apple Watch support. I gave the app a [Read more]
  • Adobe updates PHOTOSHOP MIX and FIX for iOS

    May 4, 2016 1

    This week’s updates to Adobe Photoshop Fix and Photoshop Mix will please people running 16 GB iPhones. Both apps smartly manage the space your projects use. [Read more]

  • Shooting a lot of food? Foodie is the app for you.

    April 26, 2016 0
    Come on. Admit it. If you are like me you can’t resist sharing your meal digitally with friends and families, especially if it’s nicely served and extra photogenic. Foodie is a free app that will help you shoot that casserole or pizza or fruit plate giving you a vibrant photo you’ll be glad to share. So what is it in this app that makes it good for shooting food? Well, first off, it’s designed to know when it is directly over your dish. When the app senses you are in the best position, the shutter button turns bright yellow. Of [Read more]
  • FotoMagico 5 debuts, and it’s a stunner for slide show creation

    April 12, 2016 1

    We review FotoMagico 5. There are lots of versions of slideshow creators on iOS, but none can compare to what this app offers. [Read more]

  • ProShot will please feature-hungry iPhoneographers

    April 7, 2016 7
    ProShot ($3.99, but it’s a free app of the week if you have the U.S. version of the Starbucks app) is a full featured camera control center that goes way beyond the Apple provided app and has a unique UI that takes a bit of getting used to but turns out to be very easy to use once you get past the brief learning curve. Features The app features are similar to what you’d get on a DSLR, like auto, program and manual modes. The app also features two custom modes so you can easily to get to settings you’ve [Read more]
  • STELLER is a beautiful and easy way to share your photos and videos

    April 1, 2016 0

    Steller is a well thought out story telling app which creates tasteful collections of photos or photos mixed with your videos. [Read more]

  • Google’s NIK Collection now free for Mac and PC. It used to be $150.00

    March 25, 2016 0
    Google has just given a nice gift to the photographic community. The NIK Collection, a $150 bundle of processing tools and filters is now a freebie. Google made the announcement in a blog post yesterday. “Starting March 24, 2016, the latest Nik Collection will be freely available to download: Analog Efex Pro, Color Efex Pro, Silver Efex Pro, Viveza, HDR Efex Pro, Sharpener Pro and Dfine. If you purchased the Nik Collection in 2016, you will receive a full refund, which we’ll automatically issue back to you in the coming days. We’re excited to bring the powerful photo editing tools [Read more]
  • Apple adds a 12 MP camera to its new, small iPhone SE

    March 21, 2016 2

    Apple has announced a new 12 MP camera to it’s latest iPhone, the 4 inch iPhone SE. The new iPhone features Focus Pixel technology for fast focusing, an Apple-designed image signal processor, advanced noise reduction, third-generation local tone mapping and better face detection [Read more]

  • GLAZE is still a standout ‘photo to painting’ app

    March 18, 2016 1

    Although it was last updated in 2014, Glaze is still among the best photo to painting apps around for iPhone and iPad. [Read more]

  • Lens Distortions is a slick effects editor

    March 11, 2016 0
    I have to say the name, Lens Distortions, may lead an interested buyer in another direction, but the app does an excellent job of adding optical effects and fog to any image, giving you a great deal of control of how your image will turn out. The app is free, but there are a variety of add-in purchases that will give you more options. Unlike a lot of apps that give you computer generated effects, the effects in Lens Distortions have been created with optically captured elements, including real sunlight and haze. As a result, your edited images look quite [Read more]
  • POST: Adobe updates its Social Photo App

    March 10, 2016 0
    We took a look at Adobe Post (free with in-app purchases) late last year. It was an intriguing piece of software for creating graphics based on photos. It has nice tools for fitting text over photos, and allows you to create some pretty stunning visuals. Now, Adobe has addressed some of the weak spots in Post, and they have finally eliminated dependance on square formatted (Instagram) photos. The app now supports posting to Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest, as well as letting you choose the aspect ratio from many options. There is also a clever auto re-size function, that lets you [Read more]

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