Life in LoFi: iPhoneography » App Sales http://lifeinlofi.com iPhone Photo / Mobile Photography News, Showcases, Reviews Tue, 09 Dec 2014 19:12:22 +0000 en-US hourly 1 HarrisCamera, LightLeaker, ZebraFilm, SubtleColor, and more all FREE right now! http://lifeinlofi.com/2013/10/12/harriscamera-lightleaker-zebrafilm-subtlecolor-free-right-now/ http://lifeinlofi.com/2013/10/12/harriscamera-lightleaker-zebrafilm-subtlecolor-free-right-now/#comments Sat, 12 Oct 2013 18:11:45 +0000 http://lifeinlofi.com/?p=26161 HarrisCamera, LightLeaker, ZebraFilm, SubtleColor, and more – all of Shota Nakagami's excellent iPhoneography apps – are FREE right now for a very limited time.

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Here is an awesome app giveaway in the app store right now. HarrisCamera, LightLeaker, ZebraFilm, SubtleColor, and more – all of Shota Nakagami‘s excellent iPhoneography apps – are FREE right now for a very limited time. All totaled, you can save up to $7 on this deal.

Keep reading after the jump for more info and App Store links.

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ZebraFilm sample, Sabre filter

Shota Nakagami is one of the more creative photo app developers in the App Store right now. He creates quality photo apps. Many times, they add effects that have been largely ignored by other photo apps in the app store.

I love the effects HarrisCamera creates. It was one of the first apps (if not the first photo app) in the App Store to create the Harris shutter effect – a modern, pop art style three filter color effect. The app has been updated and improved many times since its original release and read my review of the original release of HarrisCamera here.

LightLeaker let you add potentially thousands of light leak combinations to your pics. For great lo-fi photography, you can’t beat a good light leak to add a finishing touch to an image and this is one of the best light leak photo apps available in the App Store. I’ve compared a couple of the best light leak photo apps here. See how LightLeaker stacks up.

ZebraFilm is an excellent, easy to use black-and-white photo app.

SubtleColor let you apply up to 60 color effects on your photos.

Roundography, MosaicTouch, and TextArt HD round out the other photo apps available in this giveaway.

I’ve already gladly paid a dollar each for most of these apps. They are definitely worth a buck each. This is a no-brainer download for free. Grab these now. These will only be discounted for about another day or so.

App Store links for all seven apps can be found on Life In LoFi’s Photo App Sale page here.

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Hat tip to the eagle eye of Steve Thomas and Jackson Mah who first posted this deal on Life In LoFi’s Facebook page today.

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Over Two Dozen Great Photo App Sales and Freebies Today http://lifeinlofi.com/2013/10/05/two-dozen-great-photo-app-sale-freebies-today/ http://lifeinlofi.com/2013/10/05/two-dozen-great-photo-app-sale-freebies-today/#comments Sat, 05 Oct 2013 20:07:03 +0000 http://lifeinlofi.com/?p=26125 What's better than a good iPhoneography app? An iPhone photo app on sale. There are a ton of great photo app deals in the App Store right now -- more than usual. Check them all out here on Life In LoFi's Photo App Deals page.

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What’s better than a good iPhoneography app? An iPhone photo app on sale.

There are a ton of great photo app deals in the App Store right now — more than usual. Check them all out here on Life In LoFi’s Photo App Deals page.

Tangent, Effexy, Vintagio, SnappyCam Pro and a lot more. Check out the deals right now and save a bunch o’bucks.

At any given time, there are maybe a dozen good photo app sales and freebies in the App Store. Usually we don’t announce price drops on the blog, but there are so many this weekend, I had to share — over 30 of them. Is there some special iPhone holiday this weekend that I didn’t know about?

Life In LoFi keeps track of all the great photo app sales and freebies in the App Store. I’ve got and tested nearly every photo app you’d want to have. I know which ones are cool, which ones are clunkers, and which ones may not be worth dropping cash for but are worth the time and bandwidth to download for free or on sale.

There are no crap apps in our list and you can check out the photo app deals any time.

Right now, there are a higher than usual number of killer app deals in the App Store, including several apps that are almost never discounted.

The excellent Tangent by Ben Guerrette is FREE right now for the next day or so. It’s one of the best photo apps to easily add geometric and patterned overlays to your images.

SnappyCam Pro advertises that it takes a ton of full-res images per second. It’s the real deal and is a highly recommended app. It really captures up to a staggering 20 full-res images per second on an iPhone 5 and newer and an impressive 12 full-res captures per second on an iPhone 4S. It’s on sale for $0.99 and it’s a dollar well-spent.

XnRetro, XnSketch and XnShape are all free right now. These are very good, often overlooked photo apps.

ProCam, a great camera replacement app is FREE right now.

There are a ton more, including Effexy – Photo Effects, Vintagio, PhotoCopier and many more. These prices could change at any time, so grab them now.

Life In LoFi’s Photo App Deals page is open 24 hours a day and is updated often. You should bookmark it and check back daily. These deals usually go fast.

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tadaa 3D Released. Everyone Gets One Free Today! http://lifeinlofi.com/2013/08/30/tadaa-3d-released-free-today/ http://lifeinlofi.com/2013/08/30/tadaa-3d-released-free-today/#comments Fri, 30 Aug 2013 07:35:13 +0000 http://lifeinlofi.com/?p=25323 Tadaa 3D has just been released. It's not really a LoFi iPhoneography app, but it's a really fun iPhone photo app that adds a very cool 3D effect to any flat 2D photo!

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We haven’t covered tadaa here on the blog. Along with its own social network that you may be seeing pop up on your iPhones, it’s a free, full-featured camera app that’s one of the best free photo apps available. Its blur feature is excellent and alone worth the download.

The same developers have just released tadaa 3D. It’s not really a LoFi iPhoneography app, but I had the chance to help beta test it and it’s a really fun iPhone photo app that adds a very cool 3D effect to any flat 2D photo! Plus, tadaa 3D is FREE today only for it’s launch.

I’ve even got video for this one! Keep reading for more info!

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tadaa 3D lets you create 3D illusions from any photo. This isn’t a hackneyed version of a stereoscopic Viewmaster trick. You don’t need to steal a pair of cinema 3D glassed to view the effect. tadaa 3D lets you mask out and create a foreground layer that floats above the background and moves relative to the iPhone’s motion. It’s prestidigitation, but it’s cool iPhone photo trickery that they’ve created here.

Still preview photos don’t do the effect justice. See my sample video below.

You can shoot an image in app or load any photo from your camera roll. What makes Tadaa 3D work so well is the same excellent smart mask that’s in tadaa HD, their 2D camera app. Simply paint a rough mask around your subject. tadaa 3D’s smart mask automatically detects edges. The mask tool is intelligent yet conservative in that you may have to paint over an edge a few times before it masks it completely. I prefer this approach over the sloppy masks of some other photo apps as this greatly reduces the time you’ll spend erasing unwanted parts from the mask.

The Smart Mask can be easily toggled off and on, so you can go in and clean up mask edges. With a good, high contrast edge, the mask should require minimal cleanup. The tool is that good.

The app then extracts the foreground object and blurs the background. As you move your iPhone, the subject adjusts position onscreen. Your 3D image is also uploaded to the Tadaa 3D network, where it can also be shared to Facebook and Twitter. On a desktop, the 3D effect can be moved using a cursor or trackpad. It’s a pretty slick novelty!

It doesn’t add a true, multidimensional 3D effect. And its 3D images are not saved to your camera roll. You can’t make stereoscopic 3D prints. Some users may object to having another social photo network to keep up with. To get the full effect, images are best viewed onscreen on an iOS device. Despite these limitations, I still think that tadaa 3D is a really fun photo app to play with and to share unique 3D style photos.

tadaa 3D is FREE today only. It normally runs $3.99 in the App Store. I definitely recommend grabbing it now while it’s free. I’ve had a blast with it.

Requirements: Compatible with iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation), iPad 2 Wi-Fi, iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G, iPad (3rd generation), iPad Wi-Fi + 4G, iPad (4th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (4th generation), iPad mini and iPad mini Wi-Fi + Cellular. Requires iOS 6.0 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.



App Store link: tadaa 3D

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US Readers: Fast Camera is FREE This Week At Starbucks http://lifeinlofi.com/2013/08/04/us-readers-fast-camera-is-free-this-week-at-starbucks/ http://lifeinlofi.com/2013/08/04/us-readers-fast-camera-is-free-this-week-at-starbucks/#comments Sun, 04 Aug 2013 17:51:32 +0000 http://lifeinlofi.com/?p=24567 Featured as a Starbucks Pick of the Week, iPhone Photo App Fast Camera is FREE right now. This week, most U.S. Starbucks Coffee Stores should have the promo cards with the single-use code that you can use to download the app for free.

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Featured as a Starbucks Pick of the Week, iPhone Photo App Fast Camera is FREE right now. This week, most U.S. Starbucks Coffee Stores should have the promo cards with the single-use code that you can use to download the app for free. To get one, just visit your local Starbucks and grab a card while supplies last. Don’t forget to tip your barista.

I love Starbucks and I love iPhoneography. This promotion combines two of my favorite things in life. Bliss.

Keep reading for more on Fast Camera. >>>

Fast Camera for iPhone and iPad

It’s actually a pretty good burst mode iPhone photo app. We’ve previously reviewed Fast Camera here.

Fast Camera starts up fast, shoots fast, and then lets you select the best captures after. It’s basic and it’s that easy.

Fast Camera captures up to 800 images a minute in low-res mode and I got over 200 images per minute in full native resolution mode on an iPhone 5. You can limit how many exposures the app will store for review, up to 1000. Images are temporarily stored in the app’s own lightbox for review, letting you select which ones go to your camera roll. Along with the excellent SnappyCam Pro, both are great and are among the top dedicated burst mode apps available in the App Store. If you can grab Fast Camera for free, that’s a steal.

Unfortunately, this promo is only for U.S. Starbucks stores and the codes only work with a U.S. iTunes account. Our global readers will be unable to take advantage of this promotion.

Fast Camera is $1.99. It’s a Universal app that is designed for both iPhone and iPad. Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.3 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

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AppAlchemy, iObsessed Companion, Mobile Masters iBooks On Sale Now for A Dollar Each! http://lifeinlofi.com/2013/06/21/appalchemy-iobsessed-companion-mobile-masters-ibooks-on-sale/ http://lifeinlofi.com/2013/06/21/appalchemy-iobsessed-companion-mobile-masters-ibooks-on-sale/#comments Fri, 21 Jun 2013 09:52:33 +0000 http://lifeinlofi.com/?p=23224 For the next two days, Dan Marcolina's excellent "AppAlchemy", "AppAlchemy Pocket", "Mobile Masters", and the "iObsessed Companion" are only $0.99 each. This deal is for a limited time only, so grab them now.

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Happy First Day of Summer! To celebrate, author and iPhoneographer Dan Marcolina has dropped the price of his excellent series of iPhoneography iBooks and apps.

For the next two days, his excellent “AppAlchemy“, “AppAlchemy Pocket“, “Mobile Masters“, and the “iObsessed Companion” are only $0.99 each. This deal is for a limited time only, so grab them now.

Links and more info after the jump. >>>

You will learn from one of the most experienced and recognized digital artists in iPhoneography today, Dan Marcolina. Cut through the clutter of over 8000 photography apps and be personally introduced to Marcolina’s essential apps and techniques.

If you want to quickly and easily learn more about iPhoneography, photographic and artistic guidelines and app production techniques, you should have at least one of the third-party books in your collection. Dan Marcolina’s are among the best available.

Most photo apps don’t come with a manual. Dan Marcolina’s iPhoneObsessed series not only shows you around the apps, but shares advanced concepts and techniques that might take months for you to discover on your own. They are text and multi-media-rich interactive books that guide you through the techniques. For a nominal investment, you can improve your iPhoneography skills exponentially.

Want to learn more? Head over to Dan Marcolina’s iPhone Obsessed website for a lot more details on what’s in each book.

This is a great sale. Grab a few of these while they’re discounted. This sale is good through June 23, 2013.

AppAlchemy iPad

Dan Marcolina’s interactive iPad book, “App Alchemy” is pure magic — a brilliant iPhoneography classroom-in-an-app that is fun as well as a highly valuable learning tool, blurring the distinction between ebooks and media-rich interactive app.

AppAlchemy features overviews of Marcolina’s 28 essential apps and 7 image formulas with detailed step by step video tutorials. Over 3 hours of video instruction altogether. It also includes many, many resource links.

AppAlchemy Pocket

This pocket edition is a condensed edition of the iPad eBook AppAlchemy which contains more detail and interactive information and more reviews. If you don’t have an iPad this is the way to go!

Mobile Masters for iPad

Over 50 of the worlds most notable iPhoneographers reveal their techniques, passion and vision in a compelling interactive format. This iPad eBook is a companion to the Mobile Masters Sessions held at the 2013 Macworld expo. It contains the work and views of most all the speakers and many more leaders in the mobile photography movement.

iObsessed Companion for iPad

Cut through the thousands of photo apps and quickly learn how to master the very best available for the iPhone. iObsessed Companion Edition One expands on the print edition of the book and shows many new image concoctions including detailed formulas for some of the unexplained images in the book.

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Perfectly Clear On Sale Now! http://lifeinlofi.com/2013/05/10/perfectly-clear-on-sale-now/ http://lifeinlofi.com/2013/05/10/perfectly-clear-on-sale-now/#comments Fri, 10 May 2013 05:34:01 +0000 http://lifeinlofi.com/?p=22875 Perfectly Clear is on sale now for only $0.99 – that’s a big savings of $2 off. This discount is for a limited time only, so grab it now.

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“Purple Haze” reduction in Perfectly Clear

Athentech Perfectly Clear for iPhoneOne of my go-to utilities since my original iPhone 2G days is Perfectly Clear by Athentech. It’s a Dynamic Range Correction (DRC) app that automatically performs lab-quality corrections that help improve the contrast, exposure and vibrance of an image. It’s also the best software fix currently available for the iPhone 5 “purple haze” problem.

Perfectly Clear is on sale now for only $0.99 – that’s a big savings of $2 off. This discount is for a limited time only, so grab it now. App Store link is after the jump. >>>

Why I Recommend Perfectly Clear

Perfectly Clear has been in My Camera Bag post since I bought it years ago and will still be there when the post gets updated soon. Even with the great camera in the iPhone 5, I still use Perfectly Clear often to clean up photos and get them ready for any other processing I may do.

Not to cannibalize Athentech’s sales, but this is the same image processing engine behind their Photoshop plugin, which costs a heluva lot more than a buck or three.

Even an iPhone 5 or 4S will occasionally take pictures that need help. With one click, it corrects color balance, punches up the vibrance, sharpens images, and helps enhance and balance shadow areas. The built-in Noise Reduction is among the best I’ve found on the iOS platform. Perfectly Clear also reduces — often dramatically — or fixes “Purple Haze,” the purple tint effect found sometimes with the iPhone 5 camera.

With newer iPhones, you may not always see noticeable results, but many times the results are better overall balance and more visually pleasing color. Perfectly Clear is a quick and easy fix to add punch to flat images and get photos looking like you expect them to.

It’s now got a maximum image size for iPhone5 and iPad3 of 24.5 MP — that’s about a 4948×4948 px image.

I still recommend Perfectly Clear to owners of new iPhones. For older iPhones, it’s a highly recommended, even essential, purchase.

Perfectly Clear is normally $2.99 in the App Store. It’s a Universal app that’s designed to run great on both iPhone and iPad. Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 5.0 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

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Adobe Ideas is FREE Right Now! http://lifeinlofi.com/2013/05/08/adobe-ideas-is-free-right-now/ http://lifeinlofi.com/2013/05/08/adobe-ideas-is-free-right-now/#comments Wed, 08 May 2013 16:37:30 +0000 http://lifeinlofi.com/?p=22830 Adobe Ideas is FREE right now for a very limited time. That's a HUGE savings of $9.99. Grab this one quickly before this discount goes away.

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Adobe Ideas, Illustrator for iPhone, iPadAdobe® Ideas lets you create freeform vector illustrations wherever you are with your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch. With a Creative Cloud membership, easily sync Adobe Ideas projects to Creative Cloud and open them for refinement in Illustrator CS6 for Desktop.

The app is FREE right now for a very limited time. That’s a HUGE savings of $9.99. Grab this one quickly before this discount goes away. App Store link after the jump. >>>

The app brings another component of sorts from Creative Suite to iOS. Adobe Ideas is like a “Lite” version of Adobe Illustrator. With more users opting for iPads instead of laptops to untether themselves, these ports make sense.

Ideas has many of the tools you are likely to use in a vector-based app. The standard drawing tools — pens, brushes, etc. — are included. There’s an eyedropper tool for easy color picking. There are more advanced features, such as Kuler color palette integration and layers. The app has an in-app purchase which lets you save, work, and transfer over Adobe’s Cloud-based services.

Now all we need is an InDesign-lite app for iOS and I can leave my MacBook home….

Adobe Ideas is normally $9.99 in the App Store. This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad. Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 5.1 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

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Process App Updated and On Sale! http://lifeinlofi.com/2013/05/07/process-app-updated-and-on-sale/ http://lifeinlofi.com/2013/05/07/process-app-updated-and-on-sale/#comments Tue, 07 May 2013 23:30:18 +0000 http://lifeinlofi.com/?p=22821 Process 4.0 has just been released. The app is on sale now for only $2.99 for a limited time. That's a HUGE savings of $12.

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process-icnThe past few months have seen some incremental feature-added updates for image processing app Process. There’s a lot that I like about the app, including its modular workflow and precision toolset.

Process 4.0 has just been released. The app is on sale now for only $2.99 for a limited time. That’s a HUGE savings of $12.

Keep reading for what’s in the updates. Plus, I’ve got some promo codes to give away. >>>

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Among the features that make Process a unique image processing app is its modular approach to image editing. It’s similar to Photoshop’s History panel, except that it’s a lot easier to remove or change one single edit from the entire editing process.

Also, the app features dial-based controls for most of its tools, allowing you to perform edits with much greater precision than other photo apps.

The new 4.0 update features new incredibly sharp and accurate effect previews, blend modes, and performance and stability improvements. Previous recent updates also added new Zoom and Motion Blur adjustments, Posterize, and the ability to create your own custom sets.

Its normal price of $14.99 is steep, but not unprecedented for a high-end iPad image editor with these features — think Adobe Photoshop Touch. The app is a Universal build, so Process also works on iPhone as well. At $2.99, this update is a steal. Grab it now before the price goes up.

Requirements: Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation) and iPad. Requires iOS 6.0 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

Process Giveaway

I have a few promo codes for Process to give away. They are below and are available on a first-grabbed basis. When these are gone, they’re gone.

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ProCamera 4.1 Update With new Exposure Boost and full-screen editing control http://lifeinlofi.com/2013/04/23/procamera-4-1-update-with-new-exposure-boost-and-full-screen-editing-control/ http://lifeinlofi.com/2013/04/23/procamera-4-1-update-with-new-exposure-boost-and-full-screen-editing-control/#comments Tue, 23 Apr 2013 06:47:57 +0000 http://lifeinlofi.com/?p=22778 The ProCamera 4.1 update has just been released with two new features to give photographers even more creative possibilities when shooting with the iPhone.
New Exposure Boost!
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The ProCamera 4.1 update has just been released with two new features to give photographers even more creative possibilities when shooting with the iPhone.

New Exposure Boost!

The first feature is a two-step Exposure Boost that allows you to take high-quality shots at night.  To turn on the Exposure Boost first go into the Control Panel (bottom-right button) and press on the Histogram button (top row, second from the left).  This activates the Histogram, Shutter Speed and ISO displays.

There are two ways to use the Exposure Boost:

  1. Tapping on the Shutter Speed display activates Hand-Held Mode which gives you exposure times of up to 1/7th of a second.  This is perfect for boosting exposure while still being able to get sharp photos when holding the iPhone.  It’s recommended that the anti-shake function is activated when using this mode to add further stability when shooting.
  2. A long press on the Shutter Speed display activates the Tripod Mode which gives you exposure times up to 1 second.  Perfect for night-time cityscapes and light trails.  Using this mode can also help reduce ISO levels and associated noise in night photographs.  As the name suggests, this mode works best with a tripod if you want to capture clear photos.  Otherwise, you can use the mode for interesting slow-shutter and blur effects.

Here is a table that shows how the two modes appear on the iPhone 4 and 5.

Mode

iPhone 4/4S

iPhone 5

Hand-held
Tripod

Note: The Shutter Speed button is located on the bottom-left on iPhone 4/4S and bottom-right on iPhone 5.

Full-screen editing control with new ProLab sliders

With the new ProLab sliders you can swipe anywhere on screen to fine-tune your image adjustments.  When selected, a left/right swipe controls the intensity of the sliders.  When de-selected a left/right swipe toggles between the adjusted and original photograph.

Here is an example of the new Contrast slider.

ProCamera is available from the AppStore for $3.99.

Requirements:Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 5.0 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

 

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Deco Sketch is FREE This Weekend! Very Cool! http://lifeinlofi.com/2013/03/28/deco-sketch-is-free-this-weekend-very-cool/ http://lifeinlofi.com/2013/03/28/deco-sketch-is-free-this-weekend-very-cool/#comments Fri, 29 Mar 2013 04:53:57 +0000 http://lifeinlofi.com/?p=22733 Deco Sketch is a great app for painting geometric elements onto your images. It's FREE for the next couple of days -- a savings of $2.99.

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Deco Sketch is a great app for painting geometric elements onto your images. It’s FREE for the next couple of days — a savings of $2.99. This is for the full version of the app and not a feature-limited Lite version. This is a great app and an awesome freebie. Grab it now!

More about the app and an App Store link after the jump. >>>

deco sketch for iphonographyYou can read my original review for Deco Sketch Pro here. It’s a great, modern-style app that creates effects that no other photo app does. Choose from a selection of eight overall styles, including lines, circles, hexagons and other patterns. It adds everything from a delicate web of geometric shapes to bold, colorful, modern patterns to an image. The results are amazing works of iPhone art that you can get using no other photo app.

There’s a steeper learning curve than many other effects app, but the results are often worth the effort.

Deco Sketch is normally $2.99 in the App Store. It’s a Universal app that’s designed for both iPhone and iPad. It should really be nice on the larger screen of an iPad. Requirements: Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation) and iPad. Requires iOS 4.3 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

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lo-mob is FREE today only! http://lifeinlofi.com/2013/03/17/lo-mob-is-free-today-only/ http://lifeinlofi.com/2013/03/17/lo-mob-is-free-today-only/#comments Sun, 17 Mar 2013 19:49:21 +0000 http://lifeinlofi.com/?p=22301 lo-mob is FREE today only in the App Store. I would recommend this great iPhone lo-fi app at its regular price of $1.99. For free, this is an essential download.

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lo-mob is FREE today only in the App Store. I would recommend this great iPhone lo-fi app at its regular price of $1.99. For free, this is an especially awesome download.

lo-mob-icnlo-mob is one of iPhoneography’s earliest lo-fi retro photo apps and it’s still a great one. Created by retro camera aficionados, lo-mob’s well-rendered selection of old analog camera effects are still among the best and most accurately recreated available. It has over three dozen vintage, retro, and experimental photographic filters — all tweakable for endless variations. The app breaks down the styles in to several categories: Classic Vintage, 35mm Film, TtV, Emulsions, Instant Photography, and Contact Mask Photocards.

lo-mob is FREE again today, Sunday, March 17, 2013, in the App Store. This giveaway has a few hours left in it so grab this great iPhone photo app now.

Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.3 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

In case you haven’t already found it, our Photo App Sales page has all the latest and best photo app discounts and freebies all the time.

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KitCam: Updated and On Sale http://lifeinlofi.com/2013/03/15/kitcam-updated-and-on-sale/ http://lifeinlofi.com/2013/03/15/kitcam-updated-and-on-sale/#comments Fri, 15 Mar 2013 12:55:39 +0000 http://lifeinlofi.com/?p=22236 KitCam just got another update today. Among the new features, it now features the same low-light mode found on many other high-end camera apps. The base model is also on sale now for only $0.99 for a limited time.

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kitcamIt’s been a while since we wrote about KitCam. Since our first glowing review, this great all-in-one camera app has gotten several updates and its already great toolset has grown.

KitCam just got another update today. It now features the same low-light mode found on many other high-end camera apps. The base model is also on sale now for only $0.99 for a limited time. Keep reading for more info on this update and an App Store link.

The new Night Snap for KitCam mode is similar to the long exposure modes found in 645PRO, PureShot, NightCap and other camera apps equipped with long exposure. This opens up some great low-light photography to older devices. Basically, what it does is keeps the app in low-ISO mode and lets you force the shutter to stay open longer. A longer exposure means you need to keep your iPhone completely steady, but combined with the low-ISO speeds, it yields much clearer and brighter low light images with less noise, even on devices with Apple’s High ISO mode like the iPhone 5. Check out the sample shots below for comparison.

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Other new features in this update include Front-facing Flash to help improve monkey-paw selfies, 10 New geometric shape frames, Uncompressed TIFF support, and extended time lapse parameters. You can now adjust the compression of JPG saves for swapping file size with image quality. And the histogram now shows the current exposure time (shutter speed) and ISO.

It’s a good update that adds a lot of power features to this already well-equipped all-in-one. These features definitely leapfrog KitCam over Camera+ as far as power and versatility.

KitCam On Sale

If you don’t already have the app, the base model of KitCam is on sale now for $0.99, that’s a savings of $1.00. Grab it now. This discount is good for a limited time.

Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 5.1 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

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A Bunch of Great Photo App Sales Right Now! http://lifeinlofi.com/2013/03/08/a-bunch-of-great-photo-app-sales-right-now/ http://lifeinlofi.com/2013/03/08/a-bunch-of-great-photo-app-sales-right-now/#comments Fri, 08 Mar 2013 18:13:25 +0000 http://lifeinlofi.com/?p=22012 iSupr8, ProCam XL, Aquarella - there are some great photo app sales and freebies right now in the App Store. All of these are also on our Photo App Sales page. I thought I'd highlight some of the better ones here.

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There are some great photo app sales and freebies right now in the App Store. All of these are on our Photo App Sales page, but since there are so many great deals today — iSupr8, Aquarella, ProCam XL for iPad and more — I thought I’d highlight some of the better ones here.

Right now, these are some of the highlights on sale or FREE for a limited time. Grab these while you can!

iSupr8 recreates the look and texture of Super 8 film. It does a great job of adding the aberrations of this small-format movie film and applies it to your videos. Definitely one of the best retro video apps available. FREE for a limited time, down from $1.99.  |

ProCam XL is the iPad-only version of popular camera replacement ProCam. It provides many more tools and options than the iPad’s basic Camera app, giving you more control over the picture taking process and helping you to get better photos in camera. It’s FREE for a limited time, a savings of $0.99.  |

Big Photo is on sale right now for a short time. Not only can you use this app to resample and resize images both smaller and larger (which is worth the price of the app alone), Big Photo is an excellent photo viewing tool that lets you view and zoom into your images down to the pixel for extremely precise viewing.  |

Aquarella for iPhone and Aquarella HD for iPad are both on sale for $0.99 each — a savings of $2 for each app. The Aquarella apps are the great watercolor-style apps from JixiPix, who’ve developed an excellent portfolio of vintage and natural media iOS apps. The Aquarella apps create great-looking watercolor effects and have an expansive toolset to help fine tune and get the results you want. The iPad version also makes much better use of the larger screen of the the iPad. iPhone version: | iPad version:

There are plenty of other great photo app deals right now in the App Store. They’re all on our Photo Apps Sales page, which is checked and updated at least daily.

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CameraBag2 HD for iPad is FREE Right Now! http://lifeinlofi.com/2013/03/02/camerabag2-hd-for-ipad-is-free-right-now/ http://lifeinlofi.com/2013/03/02/camerabag2-hd-for-ipad-is-free-right-now/#comments Sat, 02 Mar 2013 15:02:35 +0000 http://lifeinlofi.com/?p=21859 CameraBag2 HD, the iPad version is FREE right now in the App Store — a savings of 2 bucks. Keep reading for more and an App Store link.

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CameraBag 2 is the current version of the original, premium iPhoneography app. It was the first photo app with a full set of filters that replicated several different camera, film and paper styles.

The iPad version is FREE right now in the App Store — a savings of 2 bucks.

Bottom Line: Highly recommended. One of the best “free” apps available.

Read Life In LoFi’s App Review of the iPhone version here.

CameraBag2 HD for iPad is normally $1.99. It’s free for a limited time. Requirements: Compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 5.0 or later.

Looks like CameraBag2 HD is off special now. Check out our Photo App Sales page regularly to stay on top of the day’s best photo app freebies and discounts.

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EXIF-fi is FREE Right Now in the App Store http://lifeinlofi.com/2013/03/01/exif-fi-is-free-right-now-in-the-app-store/ http://lifeinlofi.com/2013/03/01/exif-fi-is-free-right-now-in-the-app-store/#comments Fri, 01 Mar 2013 06:17:12 +0000 http://lifeinlofi.com/?p=21791 EXIF-fi is a great iPhone utility that lets you view, edit or add EXIF data that may be incorrect or missing. The app used to be free, but now runs a mere $0.99. Even for a buck, I recommend this handy utility for fixing, changing or adding EXIF data.

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edit exif data with exif-fi for iphone

EXIF-fi is a great iPhone utility that lets you view, edit or add EXIF data that may be incorrect or missing. The app used to be free, but now runs a mere $0.99. Even for a buck, I recommend this handy utility for fixing, changing or adding EXIF data.

EXIF-fi is discounted to FREE right now in the App Store for a limited time. >>>

EXIF-fi has a lean, easy to use interface that allows you to add or edit date, photographer and copyright information to your photos. Most photo apps don’t save this info in the image and this adds another layer of copyright protection to your photographs. This is different than adding a visible watermark to your image as this info is stored as part of your photo’s metadata. You can also add or edit app information, including app used and filters in case you want to keep that recipe a secret.

EXIF-fi can also add or change missing or incorrect location data in an image. To add or change location data, simply tap on the map and drop a pin onto the correct location. There is no need to enter clunky geo-coordinates. You can do this to either add or move a Geotag.

You can check Life In LoFi’s Photo App Resolution page for apps that save EXIF data. There’s a surprising number that don’t.

Says reader Bart McLeroy, “It’s allowed me to make some wild check-ins on Facebook.?” Hehehe….

EXIF-fi (Photo GPS/EXIF viewer and editor) is normally $0.99. It is not a Universal app, but will work on an iPad in compatibility mode. Requirements: Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation) and iPad. Requires iOS 4.3 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

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Veensta Camera: Free Right Now, But… http://lifeinlofi.com/2013/03/01/veensta-camera-free-right-now-but/ http://lifeinlofi.com/2013/03/01/veensta-camera-free-right-now-but/#comments Fri, 01 Mar 2013 06:06:56 +0000 http://lifeinlofi.com/?p=21784 Veensta Camera – which bills itself as the "best instant camera" – is free right now. The app features effects, frames, and unfortunately saves at a disappointing 1272 x 1272.

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veensta camera, polaroid app for iPhoneVeensta Camera – which bills itself as the “best instant camera” – is free right now. It’s both a camera and it also lets you import images from your photo library.

The app features effects, frames, and unfortunately saves at a disappointing 1272 x 1272. This is version 1.1, so you would think that higher resolution would have been on the to-do list. The version update fixed a bug for 3GS cameras and claims to fully support the 4 and 4S, so the new iPhone also missed out.

It’s square format, but lacks the classic Polaroid frames.

Veensta Camera is free for a limited time. It’s normally $0.99. Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.2 or later. This will run on any iPhone from a 3G on up.

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Photo App Focus: Big Lens http://lifeinlofi.com/2013/02/12/photo-app-focus-big-lens/ http://lifeinlofi.com/2013/02/12/photo-app-focus-big-lens/#comments Tue, 12 Feb 2013 06:56:30 +0000 http://lifeinlofi.com/?p=21389 Big Lens is FREE for a limited time. It's normally $0.99 and well worth a dollar. It's more than another fake focus or tiltshift app. It's an excellent faux depth of field app. The end result is a more precise, more versatile, more realistic focus.

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Big Lens for iPhone

big lens, iphone, ipadBig Lens has been out for a while, but until now I haven’t shared a look at it here, despite the fact that I use the app regularly.

Big Lens is FREE for a limited time.
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More than Instagram’s tiltshift blur, Big Lens more precisely and accurately recreates the look of a more focused, even narrow depth of field. It creates this by adding a slective gradient blur to parts of the image. The end result is a more precise, more versatile, more realistic faux depth of field than Instagram’s simple tiltshift effect can create.

Big Lens has two modes, Basic and advanced. The Basic mode is similar to the popular tiltshift effect in many apps. There are two blur tools — a circle and a bar. Pinching and moving resizes and places the blur effect as it behaves in other apps.

That’s where the similarities end and where Big Lens earns its keep. Big Lens has an excellent set of camera-style tools that give you much more control over the blur. Simulating the effects of a DSLR lens, the Aperture tool lets you adjust the intensity of the blur and amount of the gradient. There is a Lens tool — more like an aperture shape tool — that also effects the look of the blur.

Advanced mode has all of these tools except the area of focus is painted and erased onto the image, giving more precise control of the effect and allowing the artist to paint in an accurate depth of field focus effect. There is also an intelligent Lasso tool to help quickly select and isolate high-contrast objects.

All of the tools work well and are very responsive. Nothing felt laggy or inaccurate to me. Even switching between a one finger paint and a two finger pinch and move gesture was solid and worked well.

Unlike many focus apps, the edges of the focus are soft and have a natural fade. By experimenting with the Aperture and Lens tools, you can really fine-tune the gradient and roll-off of the blur to create very natural-looking focus effects.

Big Lens has 18 filters, many of them recreating the looks of various LOMO cameras. The filters add contrast and color tweaks, as well as other aberrations and effects to the image. They’re well done, easy, one-click looks for your photos, but they’re not the primary use of Big Lens. Creating great focus effects is and Big Lens does an outstanding job.

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I’ve used many of the good focus effects apps available, including TiltShift, FocalLab and BlurFX. Nothing comes close to the ease of use of this app along with the detail and natural looks of the effects Big Lens creates.

Big Lens supports full 8MP native resolution of the latest iPhones and it preserves EXIF including Geotags.

Big Lens is FREE for a limited time. That’s an essential download. Even for a buck, I still highly recommend it.

Grab it now. I have no idea how long this discount will last.

Big Lens is normally $0.99. Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.3 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

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TitleFX, HarrisCamera, LightLeaker, Instaflash – All FREE Right Now! http://lifeinlofi.com/2013/02/01/titlefx-harriscamera-lightleaker-instaflash-all-free-right-now/ http://lifeinlofi.com/2013/02/01/titlefx-harriscamera-lightleaker-instaflash-all-free-right-now/#comments Fri, 01 Feb 2013 17:47:19 +0000 http://lifeinlofi.com/?p=21073 There are some excellent photo app discounts in the App Store right now. TitleFX, HarrisCamera, LightLeaker, and Instaflash are all FREE right now for a very limited time.

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There are some excellent photo app discounts and freebies in the App Store right now. TitleFX, HarrisCamera, LightLeaker, and Instaflash (formerly ACDSee Camera Flash) are all FREE right now for a very limited time, along with over a dozen other great free and discounted photo apps. Check out Life In LoFi’s Photo App Sales page to see all the apps that are currently discounted or free.

I’ve reviewed Polamatic here before. It’s simply one of the best instant camera apps available. Because it’s licensed by Polaroid, I’m not even sure we can call it a “fauxlaroid.” Swipe is a great new app for adding text to images. A ton of great fonts and a slick interface.

I’ve reviewed HarrisCamera and LightLeaker here on the blog and really like both apps. TitleFX is a great way to add text to an image and Instaflash is the other Dynamic Range Correction app I keep handy along with Perfectly Clear. These are some excellent apps and all four freebies combined are a savings of $5.

We created Life In LoFi’s Photo App Sales page to keep track of the best photo app sales and freebies in the App Store. All the apps in the list have been vetted and tested by one of Life In LoFi’s writers to weed out the low res and “crap” apps.

The list is updated daily, usually more often. The photo app obsessed Steve Thomas also posts these app store deals and others on Life In LoFi’s Facebook page.

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Photo App Focus: Wood Camera http://lifeinlofi.com/2013/01/19/photo-app-focus-wood-camera/ http://lifeinlofi.com/2013/01/19/photo-app-focus-wood-camera/#comments Sun, 20 Jan 2013 01:49:17 +0000 http://lifeinlofi.com/?p=20883 I recommend Wood Camera for users who are looking to grow from Instagram's limited set of one-click filters, but who still want an app that's fast and easy to use. For users who've been shooting iPhoneography for a while, Wood Camera offers a good set of vintage, grimy, scratchy filters and textures that's just different enough than other similar apps.

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Wood Camera for iPhone

Wood Camera is currently on sale for 50% off. How does it stack up?

Wood Camera, for iPhoneWood Camera is a very popular vintage/retro/grunge photo app. It’s fast, easy to use, and has received glowing reviews from other, non-iPhoneography websites. While not as powerful as other iPhone photo apps, overall it balances a lot well.

It’s been in my review queue for a while. I thought the recent 2.0 update is a good opportunity to have a look here at this high-charting photo app. Is it worth the hype? >>>

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As I write this, Wood Camera is the number one paid app in the App Store. Not just the Photo & Video category, but the entire App Store. Going back a couple of years, I’m unable to find another photo app that’s topped the overall charts. Camera+ by tap tap tap and Vintique by GMY Studio topped out at #2 overall. This is quite an impressive feat.

Fortunately, Wood Camera is not an emulation of a classic camera that’s made of wood, nor is it an app that adds natural, wood grain effects to your images. Wood Camera is an easy to use camera and effects app. The app adds retro and vintage effects, mostly through color overlays. In addition to a very basic tool set, you can also add textures, tiltshift blur, vignette and frames.

Wood Camera starts you off with a very helpful overview of the app’s features — a great touch for users stepping up from more basic photo apps like Instagram. Like Instagram, filters are one-touch. There’s just a lot more of them and there are a few more easy adjustment options.

Wood Camera mostly delivers. In each filter category, there are plenty of choices and the bulk of them look good and are very usable for this style of app. The selection of color filters add everything from retro toy camera looks to more surreal color combinations. Unlike many apps in this class, the combinations overall look pretty good. Like Instagram’s one-click filters, users will find their favorites in Wood Camera’s selections. I seemed to land on Paris and Devonshire a lot.

I’m not usually a fan of textured overlays, but the selection here again is well done and I found nearly all of them to be usable for appropriate images. There’s very little fluff here. The overlays are static. I wish there were a way to rotate them in the app to be able to give the appearance of more randomized finished effects.

The intensity of each effect can be individually adjusted back for a more subtle look. Or you can toggle any of them off.

Wood Camera has an easy to use basic tool set which lets you easily select from freestyle or preset crops as well as adjust brightness, contrast and hue.

Wood Camera’s Frames are the app’s weakest feature, in my opinion. Although the app lets you crop to any aspect ratio, most of the frames here are optimized for a square format photo. Many of the frames looked irritatingly distorted on standard, uncropped 4:3 images. Many of the frames also look a little soft to my eye when enlarged and viewed closely. For most purposes, this shouldn’t be a problem. I found myself using only a handful of the frames in my test images. In particular, the instant print frames looked badly distorted and the faux-Hassy frames, while not as bad, still looked unnatural to me. I found trying to use the frames on a portrait or landscape image to be frustrating and irritating and it really took me out of an otherwise pleasant experience using this app.

Wood Camera uses a Lightbox workflow. This may use up more space on your device, but as long as an image is still in the app’s lightbox, you can change any edit in the image, including crops. That’s a great feature for users who like to experiment with different looks. From the lightbox, photos can easily be saved or shared over the usual photo sharing networks.

Wood Camera has a lot of filters and features and more are added through regular updates. It’s essentially several easy one-click workflows. Users who are stepping up from more basic photo apps will appreciate that. Wood Camera is also very fast. Saving to the camera roll was almost instant. It was so quick, I double checked to make sure it was saving full resolution images. Not only does Wood Camera save full res 8MP images, but it also saves an image’s EXIF data including all Geotag info.

So, how does Wood Camera stack up? For people new to iPhone photography, I usually recommend Camera+ hands down. Not only does it have a great camera, but it’s got a great set of easy to use effects as well. I would also recommend Wood Camera for users who are looking to grow from Instagram’s limited set of one-click filters, but who still want an app that’s fast and easy to use.

For users who’ve been shooting iPhoneography for a while, for a buck or two, Wood Camera offers a good set of vintage, grimy, scratchy filters and textures that’s just different enough than other similar apps, such as 100 Cameras and Distressed FX. If you like this style of app, Wood Camera is worth looking into for a buck or two.

Wood Camera is normally $1.99 in the App Store. It’s on sale for a limited time for $0.99. Requirements: Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation) and iPad. Requires iOS 5.0 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

Have you got Wood Camera? Share what you think about it in the comments below.

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Alt Photo – a Cool Photo App – is FREE Right now! http://lifeinlofi.com/2013/01/15/alt-photo-free-01-14-13/ http://lifeinlofi.com/2013/01/15/alt-photo-free-01-14-13/#comments Tue, 15 Jan 2013 06:04:49 +0000 http://lifeinlofi.com/?p=20778 Alt Photo by Alien Skin Software is FREE right now for a limited time. This freebie may only save you a buck, but it'll also get you a very cool photo app for free.

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Alt Photo for iPhone, Alien Skin

Alt Photo for iPhone by alien skinThere have been some great App Store photo app sales and freebies lately, but this one is one of the cooler ones and has made to the front page of the blog.

Alt Photo by Alien Skin Software is FREE right now for a limited time. This freebie may only save you a buck, but it’ll also get you a very cool photo app for free. Keep reading for more info and a link. >>>

Alt Photo adds the look of several classic, retro and vintage film styles to your images — from Kodachrome style to Tin type style. Shoot photos in-app or import from your photo library. All of the app’s filters included in this version. No in-app purchases! There is a convenient built in tool set which allows you to make basic moves as well as crop your image to several popular aspect ratios. Alt Photo supports the full 8MP native resolution of the iPhone 5 and 4S.

It’s made by Alien Skin Software. If the name sounds familiar, it’s because they are the same developers who have been making cool Photoshop plugins for Mac for years.

Alt Photo is normally $0.99. You can grab it free for a limited time. It’s definitely worth the dollar, but grabbing it free is pretty sweet! Requirements: Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation) and iPad. Requires iOS 5.0 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

Life In LoFi also has a page dedicated to all the best current photo app sales and freebies. You should also check out our Photo App Sales page regularly.

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Huge Photo App Sales for New Year’s! http://lifeinlofi.com/2012/12/31/huge-photo-app-sales-for-new-years/ http://lifeinlofi.com/2012/12/31/huge-photo-app-sales-for-new-years/#comments Mon, 31 Dec 2012 06:49:42 +0000 http://lifeinlofi.com/?p=20336 It's the new year and there are some GREAT photo apps FREE or on sale in the App Store,! Hueless, Etchings, Big Photo, Simply B&W - we've got the best ones here.

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It’s almost the new year and there are some GREAT photo apps FREE or on sale in the App Store, with more to come.

Hueless, Etchings, Big Photo, Simply B&W… these are just a few of the photo apps FREE or on sale now. This is shaping up to be a great time for photo app discounts. Life In LoFi will stay on top of these (until it’s time for us to head out for our own New year’s Eve festivities). Keep reading for more info….

Recently, Life In LoFi added a new Photo Apps Sales page to the blog. It’s where we keep track of the best photo apps on sale, hopefully giving you the heads up on an app or two you’ve had your eye on, helping you to discover an app you might have otherwise overlooked, or saving you the trouble of wasting your time and money downloading scammy or low-res “crap apps.” The page is updated regularly and we’ll keep track of all the good New year’s iPhone photo app deals there.

Here are some of today’s highlights:

Hueless is the outstanding black & white camera app with a slick user interface and powerful tools to help you take great black & white photos. It’s been one of my favorites for a while. Hueless almost never goes on sale. In fact, this is the first time it’s been discounted since its introduction. If you’ve been on the fence about Hueless, this is a great chance to grab it for half price — $0.99. This discount is good only through New Year’s Day.

Etchings is a truly unique photo app which adds the look of the classic artisan etching style to your photos. It was recently updated and I took a look at the new version here. The app has even more etchings styles and now supports more than the full resolution on an iPhone 4S and 5. it’s FREE for a limited time.

Just in time for New Year’s eve, NightCap is FREE for a limited time only. It’s a camera replacement built for high performance around the clock. It’s one of very few apps available that does real slow shutter photography, not a fake software effect some other apps use. In low light it performs better than any other app thanks to its unique extended exposure range, producing brighter and more detailed images with less grain. It’s one of few apps that I recently recommended for shooting better photos of New Year’s Eve fireworks.

Big Photo is a great utility. It allows you to view pictures of any size with unlimited zoom in/out with highest quality — right down to the pixel. It’s great for viewing images on your iPhone or iPad and making sure they’re razor sharp. More importantly, it’s one of very few apps that let you upsample an image — resize it up. I’ve had a couple of looks at this great utility, most recently in this post here. It’s on sale for only $0.99 for a limited time.

TtV Photo Studio has been around a while. It’s a very good app that applies a number of authentic-looking through the viewfinder effects to your photos. It has great looking effects with dust, grain, color shifts, gridlines, frames and imperfections. They’re very similar to the gorgeous effects of their low-res TtV Camera app, except now in high resolution. It’s FREE for a limited time.

These are just some of the highlights of the apps on sale or FREE right now.

Click here for these and all of the best photo app sales and freebies here on our new Photo App Sales page, which also includes App Store links.

 

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There are some great deals in the App Store for the New Year holiday. Please share this post on Facebook and Twitter so your friends can get these great deals, too!

Life In LoFi’s Steve Thomas and reader Jackson Mah helped us to stay on top of these specials. A big thank you! =M=

 

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ProCamera and ProCamera HD One Day Price Drop! http://lifeinlofi.com/2012/12/11/procamera-and-procamera-hd-one-day-price-drop/ http://lifeinlofi.com/2012/12/11/procamera-and-procamera-hd-one-day-price-drop/#comments Wed, 12 Dec 2012 03:08:02 +0000 http://lifeinlofi.com/?p=19789 Both ProCamera and ProCamera HD are on sale now for one day only for just $0.99 each -- that's a savings of $2 to $4 dollars!

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ProCamera HD screenshots, for iPad

ProCamera HD for iPad

 

ProCamera, for iPhone and iPadProCamera is a well-balanced 5-in-1 app for photography, videography, photo editing, social sharing, and code scanning. This powerful camera app sets the standard for professional camera replacement apps with its high-end features and intuitive, easy to use design. It’s the camera replacement app of choice for myself and other prominent iPhoneographers.

To celebrate the release of the first official ProCamera Tutorial, both ProCamera and ProCamera HD are on sale now for one day only for just $0.99 each — that’s a savings of up to $4 each! Check it out! More on this discount and App Store links after the jump. >>>

The app’s one million users are taking over one million photos EVERYDAY. To help users get more from the app, Cocologics is publishing the first official tutorial in the ProCamera newsletter. The tutorials will be the first in a series of five tutorials covering all aspects of the app, including photo, video, editing and sharing functions.

Chief editor of the ProCamera blog, Misho Baranovic said, “The tutorial will help users take great photos with ProCamera. Through in-depth photo and video examples users will learn how to take control of the shooting experience in order to create beautiful photographs. At the same time, users will discover many hidden features of the app as well.”

Users can sign up for the official ProCamera newsletter to keep up to date with news, features and tips about the app.

The app will also get two huge updates for this holiday season with over 10 new features added, including a whole new way to edit photos!

The $0.99 price-drop will be on December 12 Wednesday for one day only –  Don’t miss out on this great discount!

ProCamera for iPhone is well worth its regular price of $2.99.

ProCamera - Jens Daemgen

ProCamera HD for iPad is normally $4.99.

ProCamera HD - Cocologics

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Pixlr Express PLUS is On Sale Right Now! http://lifeinlofi.com/2012/11/30/pixlr-express-plus-is-on-sale-right-now/ http://lifeinlofi.com/2012/11/30/pixlr-express-plus-is-on-sale-right-now/#comments Sat, 01 Dec 2012 05:44:39 +0000 http://lifeinlofi.com/?p=19578 Pixlr Express PLUS is a photo editor that lets you quickly crop, re-size, and fix any picture, remove red-eye, whiten teeth and more. It's on sale now for only $0.99 -- that's $2.00 off the regular price.

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pixlr express plus for iPhone, iPhoneographyPixlr Express PLUS is a photo editor that lets you quickly crop, re-size, and fix any picture, remove red-eye, and whiten teeth in a completely ads-free experience. Then choose from the huge variety of effects, overlays, and borders to personalize any image.

It’s on sale now for only $0.99 — that’s $2.00 off the regular price. This discount is for a limited time, so grab it quickly. This is for the full, ad-free version of the app, not the feature-limited, adware version. More on the app including an App Store link and what I think about it after the jump. >>>

Sorry for the stock images on this one, but it’s Friday night and I wanted to get this post up quickly. Actually, the App Store images are representative of what this app can do.

The app has only a few user ratings, but they’re mostly 5-star ratings. I may not go 5 stars, but this is a good, solid 4 star app.

It’s got a solid tool set for tweaking and finishing your images. including the standard tools as well as a blur effect, red-eye reducer, image whitener (good for teeth, I suppose), sharpen, built-in denoise and many others. You can use either the app’s built-in camera or import images from your photo library.

It’s got a very broad selection of filters, textures, and borders. Effects packs are downloaded from the cloud when needed the first time. All effects are unlocked and included in the price of the app. There are a broad range of filter styles, including a wide range of vintage and analog effect styles, “soft” and subtle effects, and a cool set of multi-grid, multi-shade “creative” effects that are worth a buck alone.

The UI can get cluttered, but everything is flyaway and is hidden yet easily accessible most of the time.

If you’ve already got a big image editor, Pixlr Express Plus offers a few image fix tools you may not already have depending on what’s already on your iPhone. There’s a broad range of filters, frames and textures — many of them very usable. The app may add to your camera bag.

Pixlr Express Plus supports the full 8MP resolution of an iPhone 5. It strips out most EXIF data including location info. Social sharing is almost non-existent and limited to the standard iOS options.

Pixlr Express Plus is an excellent choice for users wanting to step up from a more basic image editor. Grab the full version now while it’s on sale. It’s made by the same folks who gave us the underrated Pixlr-o-matic and Pixlr-o-matic PLUS which is another app you should have a look at.

Requirements: Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation) and iPad. Requires iOS 5.1 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

Pixlr Express PLUS - Autodesk Inc.

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iColorama S for iPhone is a Powerful Yet Overlooked Photo Editor http://lifeinlofi.com/2012/11/28/icolorama-s-for-iphone-free-today-only/ http://lifeinlofi.com/2012/11/28/icolorama-s-for-iphone-free-today-only/#comments Wed, 28 Nov 2012 07:53:56 +0000 http://lifeinlofi.com/?p=19446 iColorama S is a pretty versatile and robust photo effects app for iPhone. It's FREE today only -- a savings of $1.99. This is for the full iPhone version only, not the feature-limited "Lite" version

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iColorama S is a pretty versatile and robust photo effects app for iPhone. It’s FREE today only — a savings of $1.99. This is for the full iPhone version only, not the feature-limited “Lite” version. There’s an iPad version as well, iColorama, but it is not free today — it’s still $1.99.

This is a good app that you might like to have in your iPhone’s camera bag. Click past the jump for more info and an App Store link. >>>

iColorama S isn’t really a high profile app. I haven’t really heard much talk about it and I’ve had it for while. I took a closer look at it for this post. I was pleasantly surprised at the broad range of the filter set and how easy it is to work in the app.

The app has several categories of effects ranging from basic image adjustments to color and texture effects. There is little in this app that’s garish. I found most of the effects to be very usable. All effects are clearly labeled and easy to browse and apply. All effects can be applied and stacked. It has several effects that I like a lot, including a pretty cool Harris effect that can be applied to images.

It has several distortion effects, each with multiple options. You can layer and blend two images with not only the full complement of standard blending modes, but several uncommon ones as well.

The workspace is clean with many of the tools tucked away in flyaway menus. Many of the tools have a cool mask blur, a pretty unique feature. Imagine a tilt-shift blur that quickly masks the color effect rather than the image focus. It’s a pretty neat and powerful tool.

The selection of 31 textures is fairly subtle and very usable, unlike many of the dedicated texture apps.

iColorama S is fast, responsive for the most part (the Mask Blur felt a little sticky at times) and pretty stable. The app supports the full 8MP resolution of an iPhone 5. It strips out EXIF data including location info. Undo is a little clunky and I think it only works on the last operation performed until it’s locked into place by “Apply.” I don’t really have any other major issues with the app. It’s a very good, versatile effects app.

Overall, I’d say it’s worth its regular price of two bucks. It’s definitely a great free download. Grab it today while it’s free.

Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation), iPad 2 Wi-Fi, iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G, iPad (3rd generation), iPad Wi-Fi + 4G, iPad (4th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (4th generation), iPad mini and iPad mini Wi-Fi + Cellular. Requires iOS 5.1 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

iColorama S - talonsodev

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New photo goo app Elasticam is FREE right this minute! http://lifeinlofi.com/2012/11/27/new-photo-goo-app-elasticam-is-free-right-this-minute/ http://lifeinlofi.com/2012/11/27/new-photo-goo-app-elasticam-is-free-right-this-minute/#comments Tue, 27 Nov 2012 19:26:54 +0000 http://lifeinlofi.com/?p=19430 New photo goo app Elasticam is FREE right this minute - a savings of $1.99. This is for a limited time only, so grab it now! It's fast, responsive, and saves in full-res. For what it is, it's pretty fun!

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New photo goo app Elasticam is FREE right this minute – a savings of $1.99. This is for a limited time only, so grab it now!

I’ve been playing around with it this morning. It’s fast, responsive, and saves in full-res. For what it is, it’s pretty fun! More after the jump, including an App Store link. >>>

I often wax nostalgic about the old Kai’s Photo Goo plug-in for Photoshop. It visually defined the 1990’s for a summer. The eels’ “Beautiful Freak” CD cover wouldn’t have looked the same without the distorted, bugeyes created in Goo.

Elasticam is another “goo” app for iPhone which lets you distort and smear images in a fluid manner. I found it to be one of the most responsive and powerful apps of its type in the App Store.

Elasticam has several tools, including adjustable brush size and swirl to help you create some really gooey distortions like big jawlines and alien heads, all onscreen and all easy to figure out with some experimenting and play.

Elasticam renders onscreen in preview mode, which makes it fast to work in, but it saves in full iPhone 8MP resolution images. Images are rendered in nice detail.

The app’s undo is a bit clunky. I wish there were onscreen Undo and Reset features. In this first version, I only got the Undo and Reset buttons after saving the image to my camera roll… sometimes.

Elasticam is normally $1.99 in the App Store. It’s free for a few days, so grab it now. Requirements: Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation) and iPad. Requires iOS 4.3 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

Please share this post on Facebook and Twitter. In this season of giving, it’s nice to help your friends save a couple of bucks, too.

Elasticam - Smear Squeeze Share - Lucky Clan

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