Life in LoFi: iPhoneography http://lifeinlofi.com iPhone Photo / Mobile Photography News, Showcases, Reviews Wed, 12 Mar 2014 17:51:10 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 Apple ramping up hiring for in-house camera hardware and software teams http://lifeinlofi.com/2014/03/12/apple-ramping-hiring-house-camera-hardware-software-teams/ http://lifeinlofi.com/2014/03/12/apple-ramping-hiring-house-camera-hardware-software-teams/#comments Wed, 12 Mar 2014 17:21:03 +0000 http://lifeinlofi.com/?p=26283 AppleInsider is reporting that Apple has opened up at least 24 new positions for their in-house camera hardware and software engineering teams. This further illustrates that Apple takes iPhoneography seriously and how the iPhone and other mobile devices have changed photography.

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AppleInsider is reporting that Apple has opened up at least 24 new positions for their in-house camera hardware and software engineering teams. This further illustrates that Apple takes iPhoneography seriously and how the iPhone and other mobile devices have changed photography. This also indicates the weight Apple gives to how we capture images and further illustrates their commitment to stay on the leading edge of mobile phone photography.

Apple does not manufacture the camera sensor units itself. Recent iOS camera sensors have have been manufactured by Sony, LG Innotek, and Omnivision. But Apple works with the manufacturers as the sensors for iOS devices are developed, helping to customize the modules for the unique characteristics of iOS devices and the Apple user experience.

Many of the other iPhone camera features were developed by Apple, including the the native Camera app (of course) and the unique 5-lens optics in the iPhone 5 series.

Apple has been quietly (and sometimes not-so-quietly been acquiring mobile camera-related companies and technologies. A recent acquisition was SnappyLabs, the developer of SnappyCam which had the fastest refresh rate of any full-res burst mode camera in the App Store. Even on a speedy iPhone 5S, the refresh rate of SnappyCam was about half the time of the native Camera’s Burst Mode. Another company and technology recently acquired by Apple is the 3D imaging company PrimeSense, a company that creates sensors, specialized silicon and middle-ware for motion sensing and 3D scanning applications.

In addition, Apple has quietly applied for patents ranging from new, more efficient camera sensor technology, interchangeable lenses for a mobile device, refocusable light-field modules similar to Lytro’s light field technology.

Overall, Apple has quite a collection of cool, camera-related technologies and patents from which to build.

Many of these patents and acquisitions may never be realized. There’s just not a lot of space inside an iPhone and future models will most likely get flatter and sleeker. These new positions are telling in that Apple is not content to merely coast on the the art from it practically invented and is seriously exploring new technologies to change not only what we shoot with our iPhones, but how we shoot it and what the end result could be — all from a camera that’s less than 10mm thick.

The expansions of the camera hardware and software engineering teams may yield few short-term goodies, but in the long term, this is excellent news for iPhonegraphers and has great potential to yield some pretty cool new features down the road. While not possible yet with current hardware, the idea of shooting and sharing a 3D image with the ability to adjust a true focal point sounds pretty cool.

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Photo App Review: Fragment http://lifeinlofi.com/2014/01/06/photo-app-review-fragment/ http://lifeinlofi.com/2014/01/06/photo-app-review-fragment/#comments Tue, 07 Jan 2014 00:53:59 +0000 http://lifeinlofi.com/?p=26214 Fragment is the latest app from Pixite Apps, makers of Tangent and LoryStripes. It’s the perfect app for adding shapes and geometric patterns to your photos.

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Fragment-App-IconFragment ($0.99) is the latest app from Pixite Apps, makers of Tangent and LoryStripes. It’s the perfect app for adding shapes and geometric patterns to your photos by cutting up the photo itself and giving you control over the fragments. From the moment I saw users on Instagram beta testing this app, I could not wait to get my hands on it to review it.

Using Fragment

When you first open Fragment, you are greeted with three main options: Photo, Camera, or Inspiration. From here you can open a photo from your camera roll, take a new photo with the camera, or view a curated feed of other users’ creations with Fragment for inspiration. You can also press the little circle in the corner to view links and info about the app as well as a basic guide to using Fragment.

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Choosing the camera option brings up a very basic version of the native iOS 7 camera to take a new photo. After taking a photo, you can choose to either retake or use the photo. The photos you take with the in-app camera don’t automatically save to the iOS camera roll like in some other apps. Choosing the photo option lets you import a photo from your camera roll. You can either leave the photo how it is or crop it using seven predefined aspect ratios (1:1, 5:4, 3:2, 16:9, and their inverse for vertical orientations).

Fragmenting

After importing the photo, you can begin fragmenting. The interface takes a few minutes to get used to, especially switching back and forth between editing the fragment and editing the photo (the circle button at the top of the screen), but it’s very simple to use once you get the hang of it.

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There are a total of 46 fragments – varying from simple squares, triangles, and circles to more complex, multi-dimensional figures. Below the photo are three preset controls for the position, angle, and scale of the fragment/photo. The presets include top/right/bottom/left/center (position), 45°/90°/135°/180°/225°/270°/360° (angle), and 50%/100%/200% (scale). However, you are not limited to these presets as you can move the position of the fragment/photo using one finger and adjust the angle and scale using two fingers at any time. Next to the presets is an option to randomize the fragment and effects which is great for inspiration and discovering a new perspective.

Effects

After fragmenting, you can press on the triangle at the bottom or swipe up to reveal the effect controls. Here you can choose between brightness, contrast, additive, blur, invert, and desaturate. There are also controls to reset the effects or randomize both the fragment and the effects. Underneath each effect is a number dial and a color dial. Moving the the number dial to negative numbers applies the effect to the fragment, while moving the dial to positive numbers applies the effect to the photo. The color dial allows you to choose a specific color to apply the effect to. For example, you can increase the brightness of a red or invert the color of a blue. Some effects like the blur are not affected by the color dial.

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Saving & Sharing

When you’re all done you can save it to your camera roll, refragment it, share it on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter, or open it in another app. There are also dedicated icons to open it in Tangent or LoryStripes. Since there is no undo button, I recommend saving it to your camera roll before you refragment it, otherwise you may have to start from the beginning.

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Conclusions

Fragment is a well-designed app with a clean interface and a nice selection of shapes and tools to make awesome creations. It’s clear the developers took their time designing Fragment’s interface and making sure it’s easy to use and bug-free. Fragment is one of those apps that’s good enough to be used by itself, but can also be used in combination with other apps in your design workflow to create some awesome results. It’s a great addition to any iPhone.

Some features I’d like to see in future versions are more effects, additional effect controls, and more fragments.

Fragment is available in the App Store for $0.99. Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

App Store link: Fragment – Pixite LLC

Fragment ($0.99) is the latest app from Pixite Apps, makers of Tangent and LoryStripes. It's the perfect app for adding shapes and geometric patterns to your photos by cutting up the photo itself and giving you control over the fragments. From the moment I saw users on Instagram beta testing this app, I could not wait to get my hands on it to review it. Using Fragment When you first open Fragment, you are greeted with three main options: Photo, Camera, or Inspiration. From here you can open a photo from your camera roll, take a new photo with the camera, or view a curated feed of other users' creations with Fragment for inspiration. You can also press the little circle in the corner to view links and info about the app as well as a basic guide to using Fragment. Choosing the camera option brings up a very basic version of the native iOS 7 camera to take a new photo. After taking a photo, you can choose to either retake or use the photo. The photos you take with the in-app camera don’t automatically save to the iOS camera roll like in some other apps. Choosing the photo option lets you import a photo from your camera roll. You can either leave the photo how it is or crop it using seven predefined aspect ratios (1:1, 5:4, 3:2, 16:9, and their inverse for vertical orientations). Fragmenting After importing the photo, you can begin fragmenting. The interface takes a few minutes to get used to, especially switching back and forth between editing the fragment and editing the photo (the circle button at the top of the screen), but it's very simple to use once you get the hang of it. There are a total of 46 fragments - varying from simple squares, triangles, and circles to more complex, multi-dimensional figures. Below the photo are three preset controls for the position, angle, and scale of the fragment/photo. The presets include top/right/bottom/left/center (position), 45°/90°/135°/180°/225°/270°/360° (angle), and 50%/100%/200% (scale). However, you are not limited to these presets as you can move the position of the fragment/photo using one finger and adjust the angle and scale using two fingers at any time. Next to the presets is an option to randomize the fragment and effects which is great for inspiration and discovering a new perspective. Effects After fragmenting, you can press on the triangle at the bottom or swipe up to reveal the effect controls. Here you can choose between brightness, contrast, additive, blur, invert, and desaturate. There are also controls to reset the effects or randomize both the fragment and the effects. Underneath each effect is a number dial and a color dial. Moving the the number dial to negative numbers applies the effect to the fragment, while moving the dial to positive numbers applies the effect to the photo. The color dial allows you to choose a specific color to apply the effect to. For example, you can increase the brightness of…

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Clean interface, easy to use, and a great selection of fragments. Nearly endless possibilities. A great addition to any iPhone.

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SnappyCam Gone from App Store. SnappyLabs Bought by Apple. http://lifeinlofi.com/2014/01/04/snappycam-gone-app-store-snappylabs-bought-apple/ http://lifeinlofi.com/2014/01/04/snappycam-gone-app-store-snappylabs-bought-apple/#comments Sat, 04 Jan 2014 21:53:44 +0000 http://lifeinlofi.com/?p=26229 SnappyLabs has been purchased by Apple. SnappyLabs is the developer of SnappyCam, the fastest full-quality burst mode camera available in the App Store. The app has since been removed for sale.

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TechCrunch and other outlets are reporting today that SnappyLabs has been purchased by Apple. SnappyLabs is the one-person developer of SnappyCam which was far and away the fastest full-quality burst mode camera available in the App Store. I just checked and SnappyCam is no longer available for sale in the App Store and the website is down without a word from the developer.

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Josh Constine’s excellent TechCrunch post on the matter says “The startup was founded and run solely by John Papandriopoulos, an electrical engineering PhD from the University Of Melbourne who invented a way to make the iPhone’s camera take full-resolution photos at 20 to 30 frames per second — significantly faster than Apple’s native iPhone camera.”

Essentially, Mr. Papandriopoulos re-engineered the JPEG algorithm to reduce bottlenecks and increase efficiency when compressing the images.

Although burst mode (or rapid-fire mode) in iOS 7 on one of the iPhone 5 series devices is impressive in itself — up to 10 full resolution frames per second on an iPhone 5S, the latest versions of SnappyCam offered up to 20 8MP images per second without noticeable image degradation. That’s almost video shooting speeds with big camera resolution.

Although I hadn’t fully reviewed the app here on LoFi, I thought it was a very good app and was very impressed with the latest versions. I often used the app to get multiple captures of difficult squirmy subjects, like my cat or my Dad.

Presumably, John Papandriopoulos (and his custom algoriths) will join Apple to help improve the iPhone’s Camera app even further.

Although it’s now unavailable for sale, if you already own SnappyCam, you should still be able to reinstall the app on any iDevice that’s tied to your iTunes store account.

You can read more about SnappyCam and it performed its magic here.

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2014: Happy New Year! http://lifeinlofi.com/2014/01/01/2014-happy-new-year/ http://lifeinlofi.com/2014/01/01/2014-happy-new-year/#comments Wed, 01 Jan 2014 21:20:00 +0000 http://lifeinlofi.com/?p=26200 2014 is here and Life In LoFi wishes you and yours a very Happy and successful New Year! iPhoneographically, may you get your shot, may your light be perfect, and may your auto-focus always lock!

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2014 is here and Life In LoFi wishes you and yours a very Happy and successful New Year! iPhoneographically, may you get your shot, may your light be perfect, and may your auto-focus always lock!

As time moves forward, we always hope that this year is better than the last and we certainly hope your 2014 is even better than your 2013.

As we take a look back at iPhoneography in 2013, it was another breakthrough year for the art.

2013 did not give us the iPhone 6. Instead, Apple released the iPhone 5S, an incremental upgrade to the iPhone 5 series. Under the hood, the iPhone 5S is actually a huge improvement over previous devices with its new CPU and 64-bit architecture. The camera did not get the bump in megapixels many iPhoneographers were hoping for, but got a new slightly faster lens, increased pixel size on the image sensor, and other subtle improvements. 8MP image size is really plenty for most personal digital camera uses and I’m glad Apple went the quality over quantity route with the camera for this iteration of the device.

2013 also saw the introduction of the iPhone 5C — basically a colorful repackaging of Apple’s excellent original iPhone 5.

iPhoneography Makes More Inroads

I’m glad to see more outlets using the word “iPhoneography” to describe what we do. We really do have our own unique place beneath the larger Photography umbrella and I think what we do is worthy of its own label.

iPhoneography and mobile photography continued to make inroads into the mainstream. No longer a collection of passionate artists working from the lo-fi fringes of photography, moreso than at any other time in the art form’s brief history, iPhoneography is an accepted and ever-present form of visual communication across the media. Where an iPhone photograph used in a high profile slot was not too long ago news in itself, images shot with a mobile phone have quickly become yet another tool in helping media to communicate with more immediacy. For better or worse, this year, some major media outlets are even supplanting dedicated photography departments in favor of iPhone photography and videography.

One of the coolest news developments in 2013 was that Patrick O’Neill, who invented the popular olloclip iPhone lenses, was named Entrepreneur Magazine’s “Entrepreneur of 2013.”

“I thought, wouldn’t it be cool to put camera lenses on the phone like we do with our big cameras? The problem was,” he recalls, “how do you elegantly mount it?”

His solution: attach lenses on either side of a small plastic sleeve that could be slipped over the iPhone’s camera lens. “I felt more strongly about this than anything I’ve ever done in my life,” O’Neill says. “I put everything into it. I put my whole house on the line.”

New killer photo apps? I’m not sure there were many apps that “delighted” me as much as discovering the original CameraBag app years ago, but there have been several excellent photo apps released this year.

I think three of the standout iPhone photo apps for me this year are Handy Photo, Perspective Correct, and Adobe Photoshop Touch. Each app is not without its flaws or omissions, but these are among the standout photo apps for me in 2013.

Handy Photo is a very powerful photo editor that just seems to do everything it does very well. The tools are among the best of their kind on iPhone and although the interface may take a little getting used to, it never really takes you out of the workspace.

Adobe Photoshop Touch is the promise of Photoshop and Creative Cloud realized for iPhone. It’s the first iteration of the classic powerhouse image editor that’s worthy of the moniker “Photoshop for iPhone.” Although it’s still missing some of the features that apps like Filterstorm and Leonardo have, it’s got a very powerful tool set, a fairly familiar interface, and integration with Adobe’s Creative Cloud, allowing photographers and artists to easily create and work an image on iPhone, iPad and desktop versions.

Perspective Correct is just a handy utility that quickly and easily solves the problem of unwanted angled perspective lines in an iPhone photo.

2013 saw iPhoneography take center stage at MacWorld, one of the Mac ecosystem’s biggest annual events. iPhoneography’s All-Stars took the stage for several days in San Francisco last February, including authors Dan Marcolina, Stephanie Calabrese-Roberts, photographer and iPhone evangelist Jack Hollingsworth, iPhoggy blogger Richard Gray, iPhoneographers Karen Divine, Alon Goldsmith, and many others. I was also honored to present and participate as well. It was the largest gathering of iPhoneography’s movers and shakers to date.

Last year was also the year that Glyn Evans, the Founder of The iPhoneography Blog and the person who is credited with coining the phrase “iPhoneography”, called it quits. After over four years of publishing the first blog dedicated to iPhoneography, Glyn has moved on. A placeholder now stands at the portal of iPhoneography.com.

Over the years, new iPhoneography blogs have sprung up and flourished over the past year or two, including Eric Rozen’s excellent resource Hipstography and Emil Pakarklis’ excellent iPhone Photography School. Despite our hiatuses (hiatii?), Life In LoFi will still continue to be a source of reviews and other resources in the coming year as we pick back up with a regular publishing schedule.

While on the subject of Hipstamatic, the long-awaited Ben Lowy lens was finally released. I honestly thought I’d never see that one outside of a beta copy of Hipstamatic. We even found Color Thief, a tool to help recreate the look and tonal qualities of the Lowy lens.

Looking ahead for 2014 for myself and Life In LoFi, I still love creating photographs and still plan on publishing the blog. Writing a blog like this can be a full-time job if you let it. Unfortunately, that also has to be sandwiched in between my real full-time job, my family, and my fiancé and often times life can find itself way out of balance. Although I’ve been focusing on Type A, my graphic design studio a lot for the past few months, I’m able to now get back to shooting, testing and writing — all things I love to do. There still may be times when the blog has to take a back seat to work and sleep, but I hope to strike a better balance in my life in 2014 in a lot of areas.

I’m looking forward to 2014! I look forward to the rumors of the Apple “hot stove league” to get started up for the next iPhone. That’s always fun to see the difference between “expert” speculation and reality.

Again, my personal wish for you for this new year, above all, is happiness and success in the new year and beyond. Find what gives you happiness and serenity and hold on to it, whatever that may be.

Have a safe, happy, and well-focused New Year!

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Marty Yawnick
Publisher, Life In LoFi: iPhoneography

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Faved: iPhone Photos of the Week, 10.12.13 http://lifeinlofi.com/2013/10/12/faved-iphone-photos-week-10-12-13/ http://lifeinlofi.com/2013/10/12/faved-iphone-photos-week-10-12-13/#comments Sun, 13 Oct 2013 03:44:49 +0000 http://lifeinlofi.com/?p=26179 Our weekly iPhoneography showcase for October 12 is out and features outstanding iPhoneography from Robin Robertis, Sarah Jarrett, Bob Weil, Karen Divine, Elodie Hunting, Wayman Stairs, Davide Capponi, Vivi Hanson Sacerdote, Sean Hayes, Em Kachouro and more.

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I would just like to start off by thanking Sarah Jarrett for filling in for me as guest curator last week! She has an amazing eye and her selections and her commentary were insightful and first rate. I hope she will agree to return as guest curator in the near future! Well done, Sarah!

My lede image this week is from a series entitled, “Red Shoe Diaries” by Robin Robertis. I asked her to share her thoughts behind this engaging series, and her words were like poetry, which I thought paired perfectly with these images:

“I bought these red shoes for $3 at my local thrift store… they were such a perfect color, in a Dorothy sort of a way. Those little red flats will go in my suitcase this year as I travel about Asia… I can see them in all sorts of places, as well as the pool… They are vinyl or some such material. Good to have a theme and a dress shoe just in case…”

I’m looking forward to following Robin (and her red shoes) as they travel together throughout Asia!

Another image that caught my eye this week was “Beam of Light” by Karen Divine. Her work is delightful and engaging on the surface, but beneath the playful shapes and colors lies a deeper meaning that is always present and always worth a closer look. Karen’s work is in a class by itself! Sarah Jarrett is another artist whose work stands out from the rest by her originality and consistent high-level of creativity. Her newest collection of images, of which “Musing” is a part, are reminiscent of Matisse’s paper cutouts. This and all of her work transcends the boundaries between painting and photography, and this series is quite exceptional in this regard.

I’ve only recently discovered the painterly work of Flavio Milani, and his “Pescatori Indiani” is a pastiche of Gauguin’s paintings of Tahiti and the South Pacific. Beautiful work, Flavio! Other painterly works that stood out this week was “Le terre dell’abbate” by Davide Capponi and “St. Paul’s from Inside One New Change” by Vivi Hanson Sacerdote. Both images transport us to the Italian Renaissance, and in each the processing matches the subject perfectly!

The allegorical “Fugitives on the Run” by Tuba Korhan is full of narrative and leaves me wanting to know more about these two little characters. The title draws me in and I am immediately lost in another universe. The reflections and processing make this a joy to look at. Very fine work, Tuba!

“Pet Shop Boys @ Beijing” by wish u were here is one of those perfect photographs that manage to tell an entire story while including very little in the frame. The ghosted figure on stage and the arms in the air (holding iPhones!) is all the information we need to know what’s happening here. Brilliant!

Francesco Morleo uses one of my favorite apps, Tangled, very skillfully here with his image, “Play.” As with most apps, using them alone is never very appealing, and Francesco works his magic on this to make a very arresting image. I love the high-contrast black and white and the near abstraction of forms. “Looking for the Four Leaf Clover 2” by oneday123 is another image that caught my eye because of the way it was thoughtfully processed. The toning adds a lovely ethereal quality to the image, and the frame adds an extra dimension and contrasts nicely with the delicate clover leaf.

There were many outstanding portraits this week, and two jumped out at me. “Prelude” by Elodie Hunting immediately put me in mind of The Mona Lisa with the golden tones and classic composition. I love the makeup and the way she is adorned. This portrait simply glows! By contrast, Susan Tuttle with “The Truth of the Matter” strips her subject bare of any embellishments. I was captivated by the play between the positive and negative space and, as a whole, this becomes more an assemblage of interesting shapes as opposed to a portrait. Beautiful!

Despite my slight revulsion to the subject matter, I found myself returning again and again to “The Butcher of Bruxelles” by Sean Hayes. His processing is absolutely superb, which keeps me looking even when I want to turn away! A very compelling image, Sean!

Two triptychs made this week’s showcase. Bob Weil’s “Losing through you what seemed myself” is – in a word – luscious, and made me think of Fellini. Alan Julliard ruminates on love and mortality after the loss of a friend in “Leaving.” Lovely work, gentlemen!

Time was in short supply for me this week, so perhaps that is why “Portals” by Chad Rankin and “Time Continuum by Wayman Stairs resonated with me. Brilliant surrealist achievements by both artists!

The closing image this week is by Em Kachouro. “The Present” is a modern-day version of the ancient art of “Ukiyo-e,” a genre of Japanese woodblock prints depicting landscapes and other motifs of Japanese life. Ukiyo-e literally means “pictures of the floating world.” (Thank you Wikipedia!) I can’t think of a better way to end the week than floating away with a sense of peace and calm, which I am filled with whenever I look at this image. A truly sublime work of art!

Congratulations to the 18 iPhoneographers and iPhone artists selected this week! And don’t forget, images selected each week are eligible for inclusion in upcoming “brick-and-mortar” exhibitions, so please continue to submit your best work and stay tuned for next week’s showcase!

Until then, happy shooting!

Cindy

FAVED: IPHONE PHOTOS OF THE WEEK, 10.12.13

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IMG_1002 by Robin Robertis

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Beam of light-7 by kdivineboulder / Karen Divine

Musing

Musing by Sarah Jarrett

Pescatori indiani

Pescatori indiani by Flavio Milani

Le terre dell'abbate

Le terre dell'abbate by Rubicorno / Davide Capponi

St Paul's from inside One New Change

St Paul's from inside One New Change by Veevs3 / Vivi Hanson Sacerdote

Fugitives on the run.

Fugitives on the run. by Tuba Korhan

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Pet Shop Boys@Beijing DSC07294 by wish u were there

Play

Play by framorleo / Francesco Morleo

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looking for the four leaf clover2 by oneday123

Prelude

Prelude by Elodie Hunting

The Truth of the Matter

The Truth of the Matter by Susan Tuttle

The Butcher of Bruxelles. #brussels #iphoneography #mobilephotography

The Butcher of Bruxelles. by shonski32 / Sean Hayes

Losing through you what seemed myself

Losing through you what seemed myself by egraphic2011 (Bob Weil)

Leaving

Leaving by atjulliard / Alan Julliard

Portals

Portals by Chad Rankin / @sirreal

Time Continuum

Time Continuum by Wayman Stairs

The Present

The Present by Em Kachouro

 

Submitting Your Photos

We are partnering with galleries and photo exhibits around the world. Images that are selected for the Faved weekly showcase are now eligible for consideration for brick-and-mortar shows that we’ve partnered with.

Submissions are welcome for any photos shot and processed with iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad only. No desktop or Android processed images, please. To have your works considered, just post or share your images to Life In LoFi’s Flickr group. Images must be shot and processed using only an iDevice. Each week, we’ll feature a brand new showcase of more great iPhoneography.

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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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HarrisCamera sample

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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Photo App Review: AfterLight 2.0 http://lifeinlofi.com/2013/10/11/photo-app-review-afterlight-2-0/ http://lifeinlofi.com/2013/10/11/photo-app-review-afterlight-2-0/#comments Fri, 11 Oct 2013 12:45:08 +0000 http://lifeinlofi.com/?p=25938 David Bird reviews Afterlight, a great photo editing app for both beginners and experts with image editing tools, filters, and a great selection of light leaks.

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AfterLight app iconThe latest update to AfterLight, released September 19th, adds a number of great features to an already great photo editor. The 2.0 update adds a new in-app purchase pack, a free filter pack of 16 new filters, separate focus and exposure control to the in-app camera, low light boost support for the iPhone 5, and a few adjustments and bug fixes.

AfterLight’s Camera

AfterLight in-app cameraAfterLight’s in-app camera is very similar to the iPhone’s camera app from iOS 6. Along the top of the screen are the options to change the flash settings (on/auto/off), turn the grid overlay on/off, and switch between the front and back camera. Along the bottom is the cancel button which takes you back to the main menu, the shutter button which takes a photo, and the timer button which allows you to set a timer (3, 7 , or 10 seconds) before the shutter automatically takes a photo.

Touching the screen with one finger sets both the focus and exposure to that spot in the scene, while touching the screen with two fingers brings up a focus box and exposure ring which can both be dragged around. Neither can be locked, so moving your device will change the focus and exposure to the spots of your new scene. When you take a photo, it automatically gets saved to the iDevices’s camera roll, so you can take multiple photos before editing them.

AfterLight’s Editing Tools

AfterLight’s simple, intuitive interface and its wide array of tools make it a great photo editor for both simple, quick edits or precise, lengthy photo editing. In AfterLight, when you select a photo from your camera roll, it gives you a fullscreen preview of the photo rather than jumping right into editing it. From this preview screen you have the option of either using the photo or going back and selecting another photo. This is a great feature for making sure you choose the exact photo you want from a collection of similar images the first time, rather than going back again and again until you get the right one. Once you have confirmed a photo to use, you can begin editing with AfterLight’s large selection of tools. At any point in the editing process you can tap and hold the photo to view the original. There is also an undo button which removes the most recent change to a photo and a revert button which removes all changes to a photo.

The adjustment tools, in order, are as follows: clarify, brightness, contrast, saturation, exposure, highlights, shadows, fade, highlight tone, mid tone, shadow tone, temperature, vignette, grain, and sharpening (which also does blurring). Each tool has a horizontal slider that can be adjusted positively or negatively to preview the changes. The changes are shown in real-time, which means the adjustments are applied to your photo as you drag the slider. It’s not a drag-and-wait guessing game. The sliders are sort of “weak” in how much they apply an adjustment to a photo. For example, cranking up the exposure tool as high as it will go will not make the photo completely white, nor will cranking it down make it completely black. For this reason, you may have to use the same tool more than once to get your desired outcome. Most of the adjustment tools are standard to all photo editors and function the same way. AfterLight’s more advanced tools are the highlight/mid/shadow tone tools. These tools allow you to add a color tint to the highlight, mid,or shadow tones by either increasing or decreasing the red, blue, or green values in the photo. Another more unique tool is the clarify tool, which gives your photo an adjustable “pop” of depth, contrast, and sharpness without overdoing it.

AfterLight-ToolsAfterLight-sliderAfterLight-highlight-toneAfterLight-clarify

AfterLight also comes with 27 original filters and 30 guest filters. They appear to have all been created from scratch using AfterLight’s own adjustment tools previously mentioned, so they aren’t your typical, overdone cross process/lomo/instant/sepia filters found in most photo editing apps. Just like the adjustment tools, you can adjust the strength of a filter with a slider, and the changes are applied in real-time. These filters are great for applying a quick edit to a photo while still having control over how strong it is.

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The composition tools, in order, are as follows: crop, rotate, flip (horizontally), flip (vertically), and straighten. The cropping tool offers free cropping as well as aspect ratios of the original photo, 1:1, 9:16, 1:1,618 (golden), 4:6, 5:7, 3:4, 8:10, and reverse of all of them as well. The dimensions of the image are also shown as you adjust the cropping selection. The rotate and flip tools are pretty straight forward, and the straighten tool allows you to turn the image to the left or right by 15 degrees.

In addition to adjustment tools, filters, and composition tools, AfterLight also includes an impressive 44 textures and 70 frames. The included textures are a variety of high-resolution dust scratches and light leaks. AfterLight began as one of the first apps to let you add light leaks to a photo when it was first released in November 2012, and it still remains arguably the best in the App Store with the quality of its textures and its tools to adjust them.  You can adjust a texture’s opacity with a slider, rotate them (in increments of 90 degrees), flip them, and in some cases, adjust pre-set hues (for light leaks) or invert the black and whites. The included frames are a variety of shapes as well as A-Z, 0-9, and a few symbols. One of the frames turns a portrait or landscape photo into a square photo by putting bars on both sides. This is a great feature because it eliminates the need to have an app on your iDevice solely for making a square photo for Instagram while maintaining the aspect ratio of the photo. The frame’s scale and opacity can both be adjusted using sliders and the frame’s color can be inverted from white to black. There is an Instant Film pack available for $0.99 which includes an additional 22 textures and 7 frames, and a Wallpapaer pack available for $0.99 which includes 15 hand-drawn patterns that are applied to a frame.

AfterLight-texturesAfterLight-framesAfterLight-save

When you are done editing a photo, you can choose the resolution (small, medium, maximum) – which have different pixel dimensions depending on the size of the original photo – and where you would like to save or share to which includes your camera roll, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Flickr, e-mail, postcard (via Sincerely), or other apps installed on your iDevice.

AfterLight’s Settings

While AfterLight only has a few settings, they are very convenient to access and adjust quickly since they are located on the main menu. The settings are as follows:

  1. Start the app in Camera Mode – By default this is disabled. When enabled, this opens AfterLight to the in-app camera. This is a great feature if you would like to use AfterLight as a replacement to your iDevice’s camera app.
  2. Save the EXIF and location data – When enabled, AfterLight embeds EXIF and location data when taking photos with the in-app camera (provided you granted it access to use your location in your iDevices’s Settings > Privacy > Location Services. If not, then it just saves EXIF data) and preserves EXIF and location data of existing photos in your camera roll when saving/exporting. When disabled, EXIF and location data is not embedded when taking photos with the in-app camera and is not preserved when saving/exporting.
  3. Use full resolution image – When enabled, the maximum resolution when saving/exporting is 4096×4096. When disabled, the maximum resolution when saving/exporting is 2048×2048.
  4. Auto finalize filters & textures – I honestly don’t know what this does.
  5. Low light boost – Enables low light boost on the iPhone 5 and greater.

Conclusions

AfterLight is a great photo editing app for both beginners and experts. It’s easy to quickly straighten or make simple edits to a photo before uploading it to a Facebook or Twitter, as well as great for editing a beautiful photo for Instagram or Flickr. With the 2.0 update, the developers of AfterLight continue to  prove why AfterLight has remained on the top charts in the App Store.

Some features I’d like to see in a future update would be a noise reduction tool, an in-app library, and non-destructive editing so that you could go back to edited photos and see the adjustments you’ve made and make changes.

AfterLight is available in the App Store for $0.99. Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

App Store link: Afterlight – Simon Filip

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The latest update to AfterLight, released September 19th, adds a number of great features to an already great photo editor. The 2.0 update adds a new in-app purchase pack, a free filter pack of 16 new filters, separate focus and exposure control to the in-app camera, low light boost support for the iPhone 5, and a few adjustments and bug fixes. AfterLight's Camera AfterLight's in-app camera is very similar to the iPhone's camera app from iOS 6. Along the top of the screen are the options to change the flash settings (on/auto/off), turn the grid overlay on/off, and switch between the front and back camera. Along the bottom is the cancel button which takes you back to the main menu, the shutter button which takes a photo, and the timer button which allows you to set a timer (3, 7 , or 10 seconds) before the shutter automatically takes a photo. Touching the screen with one finger sets both the focus and exposure to that spot in the scene, while touching the screen with two fingers brings up a focus box and exposure ring which can both be dragged around. Neither can be locked, so moving your device will change the focus and exposure to the spots of your new scene. When you take a photo, it automatically gets saved to the iDevices's camera roll, so you can take multiple photos before editing them. AfterLight's Editing Tools AfterLight's simple, intuitive interface and its wide array of tools make it a great photo editor for both simple, quick edits or precise, lengthy photo editing. In AfterLight, when you select a photo from your camera roll, it gives you a fullscreen preview of the photo rather than jumping right into editing it. From this preview screen you have the option of either using the photo or going back and selecting another photo. This is a great feature for making sure you choose the exact photo you want from a collection of similar images the first time, rather than going back again and again until you get the right one. Once you have confirmed a photo to use, you can begin editing with AfterLight's large selection of tools. At any point in the editing process you can tap and hold the photo to view the original. There is also an undo button which removes the most recent change to a photo and a revert button which removes all changes to a photo. The adjustment tools, in order, are as follows: clarify, brightness, contrast, saturation, exposure, highlights, shadows, fade, highlight tone, mid tone, shadow tone, temperature, vignette, grain, and sharpening (which also does blurring). Each tool has a horizontal slider that can be adjusted positively or negatively to preview the changes. The changes are shown in real-time, which means the adjustments are applied to your photo as you drag the slider. It's not a drag-and-wait guessing game. The sliders are sort of "weak" in how much they apply an adjustment to a photo. For example, cranking up…

AfterLight 2.0

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User Interface
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Excellent

A simple and intuitive interface combined a wide array of editing tools, filters, textures, and frames, AfterLight is a must-have app for photo editing.

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Faved: iPhone Photos of the Week, 10.05.13 http://lifeinlofi.com/2013/10/05/faved-iphone-photos-week-10-05-13/ http://lifeinlofi.com/2013/10/05/faved-iphone-photos-week-10-05-13/#comments Sat, 05 Oct 2013 23:14:01 +0000 http://lifeinlofi.com/?p=26104 Our weekly iPhoneography showcase for October 5 is out and is guest curated by iPhone artist Sarah Jarrett this week. We've got some outstanding iPhoneography and iPhone art from Caroline Macmoran, Nicki Fitz-Gerald, Lea Zimany, Scott Woodward, Vivi Hanson Sacerdote, Wayman Stairs, Maddy McCoy, Gianluca Ricoveri, Liz Traynor, Alain Goldfarb and more.

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Guest Curator: Sarah Jarrett

What a treat to be asked by Cindy to guest curate ‘Faved’. I was looking throughout the week for images that really jumped out and had something special and unique to say. I love the exotic mixture of images in the Life in Lofi pool ranging from the surreal manipulators to masterful dream works to the chance moment in an incredible landscape.

My lede image is ‘Shadow Room’ by Caroline Macmoran, I was drawn immediately to the title and the way in which Caroline had constructed and manipulated the image. A wonderfully surreal, dark image full of narrative. Fantastic work !

So many great portraits it was tricky to choose just a few. I just loved Nicki Fitz-Gerald’s sharp digital collage ‘Frost bite’, the soft painterly colour tones of Vanessa Vox’s ‘I came back with the Spring’, the really striking monochrome composition of Erika Brother’s ‘Garden of my Mind’, the soft, subtle, delicate romance of ‘Shadow’ by the Real McCoy, the acid bright beauty of colour in ‘Some Red’ by Kajalschlampen and the delicious scribbly vagueness of ‘Profile’ by Pr Tenorsoul. These all really stood out for me.

To be transported by a picture is a powerful thing and I was by ‘Legends of the Fall’ by W- Stairs to a Dali inspired world saturated in the most glorious colour. Brilliantly executed ! In Veevs3’s ‘Photographing St Pauls’ the beautiful soft painterly colours and the strong composition seems real but also dream like and ethereal. So well done. Veronica Hassell’s image ‘A Song I wrote to You’ is just beautiful. Reminiscent of Victorian photography and the Pre-Raphelites she masterfully creates moments from another time, another world. ‘Aquamarine’ by Scott.A. Woodward in contrast is vivid, exotic in its beauty and full of silent wonder. Alfremusical’s image throws our gaze back into sharp reality and captures the moment wonderfully with striking faces that draw you in and makes you want to know more.

Many wonderful landscapes but ‘Clowbridge Sunrise’ by Astronomer Adam stood out for me. The tactile, dripping beauty of grasses along a river in the early morning captured the moment brilliantly as did Gianluca Ricoveri’s beautiful Italian landscape, a small road winding through stubble fields reminded me of summer’s end perfectly. Lea Zimany’s sun rise too is beautifully and perfectly composed. Such a strong sense of atmosphere and feeling emanates from this picture. ‘Spreading Wings’ by Eeslinger captures the fleeting moment so well and transports us skyward into the blue.

‘Beauty Is Youth, Youth Is Beauty’ by Ferguscat1 is a fantastic image. The processing works so well here. I loved the backs of all the people turned away from the camera and was eager to catch a glimpse of what it was that so drew their attention.

My closing image is ‘Taking Ego Out of the Equation by Bongwater Joe’, masterfully surreal, dark and nightmarish with its equally dark palette.

Congratulations to all the iPhoneographers and iPhone artists selected this week! And don’t forget, images selected each week are eligible for inclusion in upcoming “brick-and-mortar” exhibitions, so please continue to submit your best work and stay tuned for next week’s showcase!

Until then, as Cindy says ‘ happy shooting!’

Cindy Patrick is on vacation this week and she’s lined up iPhone artist Sarah Jarrett as guest curator. Sarah’s unique images have graced this gallery many times throughout the years. Her works have been featured in brick and mortar galleries globally. She is a knowledgeable and vocal evangelist for iPhone art and iPhoneography. Sarah is definitely one of iPhoneography’s “rock stars.” I’m very glad she agreed to curate this week and she’s selected some outstanding works — no easy task given the number of excellent pieces submitted each week to our Flickr group. Many thanks to Sarah for filling in this week. =M=

FAVED: IPHONE PHOTOS OF THE WEEK, 10.05.13

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Shadow Room

Shadow Room by caroline macmoran

I come back with the spring

I come back with the spring by Vanessa Vox

Legends of the Fall

Legends of the Fall by Wayman Stairs

Frost Bite

Frost Bite by Nicki Fitz-Gerald

Photographing St Paul's

Photographing St Paul's by Veevs3 / Vivi Hanson Sacerdote

IMG_1829.JPG

IMG_1829.JPG by Gianluca Ricoveri

Untitled

Untitled by Lea Zimany

Garden of my mind

Garden of my mind by Erika Brothers

A song I wrote to you ∮

A song I wrote to you ∮ by Veronica Hassell

Some Red

Some Red by Kajalschlampen / Susanne

Shadow [Series]

Shadow [Series] by The_Real_McCoy / Maddy McCoy

Untitled

Untitled by alfremusical

Clowbridge Sunrise

Clowbridge Sunrise by Astronomer Adam / Adam Whittaker

Spread your wings.

Spread your wings. by eeslinger

Aquamarine.

Aquamarine. by Scott A Woodward

Beauty is Youth, Youth is Beauty

Beauty is Youth, Youth is Beauty by Ferguscat1 / Liz Traynor

Profile

Profile by PrTenorsoul / alain goldfarb

Taking ego out of the equation

Taking ego out of the equation by Bongwaterjoe

 

Submitting Your Photos

We are partnering with galleries and photo exhibits around the world. Images that are selected for the Faved weekly showcase are now eligible for consideration for brick-and-mortar shows that we’ve partnered with.

Submissions are welcome for any photos shot and processed with iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad only. No desktop or Android processed images, please. To have your works considered, just post or share your images to Life In LoFi’s Flickr group. Images must be shot and processed using only an iDevice. Each week, we’ll feature a brand new showcase of more great iPhoneography.

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The 3rd Annual Mobile Photo Awards (The MPAs) is Open For Entries Now http://lifeinlofi.com/2013/10/05/3rd-annual-mobile-photo-awards-mpas-open-entries-now/ http://lifeinlofi.com/2013/10/05/3rd-annual-mobile-photo-awards-mpas-open-entries-now/#comments Sat, 05 Oct 2013 22:17:27 +0000 http://lifeinlofi.com/?p=26094 The third annual MPAs -- The Mobile Photo Awards -- is accepting submissions now through December 3, 2013. The MPAs are one of the largest and most high-profile brick-and-mortar exhibitions of its kind.

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The third annual MPAs — The Mobile Photo Awards — is accepting submissions now through December 3, 2013. The MPAs are one of the largest and most high-profile brick-and-mortar exhibitions of its kind.

Keep reading for more info and for a link to enter your images.

There are some new categories in this year’s MPAs. All told, there are 20 categories this year including Architecture & Design, Digital Fine Art/Illustration, Landscapes, Macro/Details by Olloclip, Photo Journalism, and Black and White.

There’s an impressive panel of jurists this year, including iPhoneographer/MPA Founder Daniel Berman, photojornalist Ed Kashi, Bob Weil, Nicki FitzGerald, Melissa Vincent, Sarah Jarrett, Star Rush, Dan Marcolina, Nathanial Park, Andy Royston, Robert-Paul Jansen, myself, and many other high-profile artists, photographers, and journalists.

To enter or for more information, visit The MPAs website.

Here’s the short presser from the MPAs, announcing this year’s call for entries:

It is with great anticipation and excitement that we announce the opening of the submission period for the 3rd annual Mobile Photography Awards. The MPA is an international open call for photographs and images created on mobile devices (phone and tablet). The Mobile Photography Awards are open for entry to photographers and artists worldwide.

The MPA offers artists opportunities for exhibits, open gallery calls, fine art sales, and annual cash and prizes of more than $15,000. Grand Prize winners receive $3000. Over the course of three years, the Mobile Photography Awards has become the world’s largest annual event & competition of it’s kind.

“With the MPA…phone photos reach fine art proportions”
San Francisco Guardian

For each of the 20 photo categories in the MPA we encourage entries from all genres and styles of mobile photography: from straight photography to the more painterly and illustrative.

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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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Giveaway: Photogene4 for iOS http://lifeinlofi.com/2013/09/30/giveaway-photogene4-ios/ http://lifeinlofi.com/2013/09/30/giveaway-photogene4-ios/#comments Mon, 30 Sep 2013 17:04:34 +0000 http://lifeinlofi.com/?p=26075 Life In LoFi turns 4 today. As part of Life In LoFi's birthday gifts to our readers, I've got some Photogene4 promo codes to give away today. Keep reading to find out how you can snag one of these.

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I recently talked about the new Photogene4, the Universal update of this classic image editor. One version is now built for both iPhone and iPad.

Life In LoFi turns 4 today. As part of Life In LoFi’s birthday gifts to our readers, I’ve got some Photogene4 promo codes to give away today. Keep reading to find out how you can snag one of these.

photogene4, iphone, ipadPhotogene is one of the first iPhone photo apps ever available in the App Store and is still among the top image editors for iPhone. Both versions feature a powerful tool set with many advanced tools, including a clarity slider to adjust midtone contrast, sharpen, denoise, a great Shadows and Highlights tool and much more. It has an easy-to-use effects masking brush. There is a vignette tool that I like a lot. Although more of an image editor than a one-click app, there are also numerous filter presets. Among the new features of the update are enhanced RAW support for importing and editing high-quality source images.

Photogene4 is normally $2.99 in the App Store. Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5. This is a Universal app.



App Store Link: Photogene 4 – Omer Shoor

Photogene4 Giveaway

Today, I’ve got a few promo codes for Photogene4 for iPhone and iPad to give away. To be eligible to win a copy, simply enter using the giveaway widget below. If you follow us on Facebook and Twitter, you’ll have additional chances for a free copy.

Cut-off time to enter is 11:59 PM Eastern Time, Wednesday, October 2, 2013. Winners will be determined by Random.org. One code per reader, please.

Winners will be notified by email, Facebook message or Twitter direct message — be sure to check your spam filter. If you enter, be sure your email info is correct or your code will go to someone else. Your email address is used for contest entry and for contacting the winning entrants only. We will not use or sell your email address for any other purpose.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

(If you’re having trouble viewing the giveaway widget on a mobile device, try viewing this page in landscape mode on your iPhone.)

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Big thanks to Omer Shoor from Mobile-Pond for supplying the promo codes for this giveaway.

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Life In LoFi Turns 4 Today http://lifeinlofi.com/2013/09/30/life-lofi-turns-4-today/ http://lifeinlofi.com/2013/09/30/life-lofi-turns-4-today/#comments Mon, 30 Sep 2013 16:35:10 +0000 http://lifeinlofi.com/?p=26068 September 30th is Life In LoFi's 4th Anniversary online -- our 4th birthday. Whether you stop by occasionally, daily, or if this is your first visit to the blog, you have my sincere thanks for letting us share our thoughts and opinions with you. Thank you for all of your feedback and discussion in the comments here, on Twitter, and on LoFi's Facebook page. You help make Life In LoFi more than a website -- you help make it a conversation.

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September 30th is Life In LoFi’s 4th Anniversary online — our 4th birthday, if you will. Four years is a lifetime in blog years and it’s been quite an exciting ride for me so far. What started as a spinoff of another blog I was writing at the time, over the years has grown into something much larger than I ever thought it would.

We start the day at 1,805 posts shared throughout the years. And I say we because of the outstanding contributions Life In LoFi has also had from other authoritative voices, such as Cindy Patrick, Steven Thomas, David Bird, Tina Rice, as well as Sid Peña, Nox Dineen, Dimitris Karathanos, Simon Ellington and many others who have graced these pages over the years. Even The iPhoneography Blog’s Glyn Evans contributed in the blog’s early days.

iPhoneography Over The Years

The original purpose of Life In LoFi was to celebrate the original iPhone cameras. The iPhone 2G and 3G cameras were good, especially for their time. They were convenient because you almost always have your mobile phone with you. They were invisible, because in the early days no one took serious photography with a camera phone except a few of us on the fringe. Throughout the years, I’ve never tried to stray from Life In LoFi’s original mission — iPhoneography and getting the best picture in-camera before you you app it up.

Just by virtue of being here, we’ve covered a lot of iPhoneography over the years to the point where we are now a considerable repository of a history of iPhoneography.

iPhoneography started with a few basic photo apps — CameraBag and Best Camera, a couple of fake Polaroid apps, PhotoForge and PhotoGene image editors, Camera Genius and ProCamera camera app replacements. There are now thousands of photo apps available in the App Store. Most of them now claim some ties to Instagram….

In four years, iPhoneography has grown from being dismissed by photographers and galleries into a serious art form. Some of the bigger stories we’ve seen and covered in our tenure here:

  • Among the first big stories we covered was “Pixels at an Exhibition” at the Giorgi Gallery in Berkeley, California — the first major brick and mortar show of iPhone photography
  • We covered the release of Hipstamatic
  • Back in January of 2011, we dropped the ball on a little, low-res, photo social networking app named Instagram. At the time, I thought is was more of a social network with photos rather than something that would change the way we shoot and share photography. My bad. We still cover Instagram. Just the juicy bits, though.
  • iPhoneography taking center stage at the 2013 MacWorld event.

A Look Behind the Scenes

What started as a way for me to share photography and my thoughts about the iPhone photo apps I was using throughout the course of my graphic design studio has ended up being a full-time job on its own and there are days when, much to the consternation of my fiancé Stacy and to my clients, LoFi’s needs sometimes eclipse the paying job.

Even a quick post here takes a minimum of 30-60 minutes of writing, massaging, tweaking, self-editing. Graphics need to be acquired or created then processed. Text needs to be formatted. As a graphic designer, I’m pretty much a stickler for format styles and style sheets. And the blog’s styles have evolved over the years.

Reviews and other posts take hours or even days, living the with the app, contacting developers, working with an app, using the app and trying to push it to its limits.

If an app passes muster, a review gets written. Paid apps get priority over free apps most of the time, mainly because the cost of a free app is time and bandwidth. But if even a few thousand people download a crappy $1 app, that’s rewarding a developer with a couple thousand bucks for an app that is taking up chart space and promotion from a more worthy photo app.

I feel like I’ve accomplished something if I can turn you on to a great photo app you may have missed — an “overlooked gem” as I call them. Or, if I can save you a buck or three by avoiding one of the crap apps. There are days when I feel like I’m really fighting a battle with some developers.

Life In LoFi is a full-time job in addition to my full-time job. It’s a passion. It’s an obsession at times. It’s me giving back back to a community that gives so much to me.

Like most of you, I have made many good friends in the community in the four years since starting this blog, both online and in real life. This is one of the true gifts that iPhoneography has given me.

Looking Forward

So, now Life In LoFi is a precocious four-year old. As we start our fifth year, changes and improvements are slowly being made to the blog. New voices, new features. More to come.

Whether you stop by occasionally, daily, or if this is your first visit to the blog, you have my sincere thanks for letting us share our thoughts and opinions with you. Thank you for all of your feedback and discussion in the comments here, on Twitter/@LifeInLoFiBlog, and on LoFi’s Facebook page. You help make Life In LoFi more than a website — you help make it a conversation.

Most important, thank you for spending some of your time here.

Here’s to another year of digital lo-fi. So, let’s hunker down and get back to work. There are exhibitions to be viewed. Apps to review. New iPhones on the horizon to begin speculating about.

=M=

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Faved: iPhone Photos of the Week, 09.28.13 http://lifeinlofi.com/2013/09/28/faved-iphone-photos-week-09-28-13/ http://lifeinlofi.com/2013/09/28/faved-iphone-photos-week-09-28-13/#comments Sat, 28 Sep 2013 18:23:19 +0000 http://lifeinlofi.com/?p=26050 Our weekly iPhoneography showcase for September 28 is out and features outstanding iPhoneography from Jack Webb, Janine Graf, Fabio D'Andrea, Damian De Souza, Johnny Ecko, Giancarlo Beltrame, Andy Chapman, Mark Kinrade, Michal Koralewski, Julie Nagel, Em Kachouro and more.

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Welcome to the latest edition of “Faved: iPhone Photos of the Week,” featuring some of the excellent iPhoneography and iPhone Art shared in Life In LoFi’s Flickr group. These are just a few of the thousands of works submitted to the pool this week.

The lede image this week is an outstanding underwater photo by Jack Webb (j43webb). His untitled piece is simply gorgeous! From the velvety, high-contrast black & white tones to the stellar composition, this is a real show stopper! By contrast, Andy Chapman (Andy^C) whispers into the night to give us “The Fog,” a delicately beautiful photograph. The string of twinkling lights is captivating!

Once again this week, I was delighted to discover a few names that are new to me and whose work is notable. “La Gomera” by cyberfunks conjures Willian Eggleston, while “She” by g_e_mm_a (espacios-parentesis) is pure Elliott Erwitt. Nilesh Soni (nileshsoni21) creates a colorful abstract with his “Weekend Shopping” and, in a throw-back to last week, Michal Koralewski’s “Tiny Music from a Box” is strikingly reminiscent of Eugene Atget’s “Organ Grinder.” Mark Kinrade’s “Sunrise with the Others” is wonderfully evocative, and has me eager to learn more about the magical story unfolding in this image.

Several still lifes captured my attention this week, especially an untitled photograph by Julie Nagel (notabagel), which could easily be mistaken for a painting by a Dutch or Flemish master of the seventeenth century. Still life literally means, “Dead Nature,” so Clay 3′s “Dried Out Thingys” couldn’t be more classic in choice of subject matter, arrangement, and treatment. Marianne Rieter combines contrasting textures and forms with an classic composition, and Em Kachouro does a nice job of matching editing technique with subject in “Fames.” And, while not quite a still life, Moments for Zen’s “Bearded White Iris Flower” might just be one of the most exquisite flower images I have ever seen. He generously shares his editing technique for this photo as well, which is worth a look!

“Solo” by Janine Graf, is part of an ongoing series depicting children on a carnival ride. These images have been popping up in my various feeds lately, and I am always compelled to stop and look even though they give me an unsettled feeling. There is something menacing about these images, like all is not what it appears to be, and the toning, the blur, and the off-kilter angles add to this sense of foreboding. Fabio D’Andrea (fastcomet) achieves another masterful edit with “Remember to Breathe,” and Giancarlo Beltrame (Bobocinema) uses slow shutter to its fullest potential with “The Soul of Music,” which is also part of a larger, quite beautiful, series.

Rounding out this week’s showcase are three terrific portraits. “A Lover of Moths: Camouflage” is Damian De Souza at his creepy, surrealist best. “Where I End and Then Begin” by George Politis (_giorgopoliti_) and “Slow Ice” by Johnny Ecko (squarepixel) both had me scratching my head in wonder and saying, “How’d he do that?”

Congratulations to all the iPhoneographers and iPhone artists selected this week! And don’t forget, images selected each week are eligible for inclusion in upcoming “brick-and-mortar” exhibitions, so please continue to submit your best work and stay tuned for next week’s showcase!

Until then, happy shooting!

Cindy

FAVED: IPHONE PHOTOS OF THE WEEK, 09.28.13

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Untitled

Untitled by j43webb / Jack Webb

The fog

The fog by Andy^C / Andy Chapman

La Gomera

La Gomera by cyberfunks

she

she by g_e_mm_a (espacios-parentesis)

Weekend shopping

Weekend shopping by nileshsoni21/ Nilesh Soni

Tiny music from a box

Tiny music from a box by Michał Koralewski

Sunrise with the Others

Sunrise with the Others by mark kinrade

Untitled

Untitled by notabagel / Julie Nagel

Dried out thingys

Dried out thingys by CLAY 3

Untitled

Untitled by la_ma_rie

solo

solo by Janine Graf

Remember To Breathe

Remember To Breathe by Fastcomet - Fabio D'Andrea

The Soul of Music

The Soul of Music by Bobocinema / Giancarlo Beltrame

Fames

Fames by Em Kachouro

Bearded White Iris Flower - 20130916

Bearded White Iris Flower - 20130916 by MomentsForZen

A Lover of Moths: Camouflage

A Lover of Moths: Camouflage by Damian De Souza

where I end and then begin

where I end and then begin by _giorgopoliti_ / George Politis

"Slow ice" by squarepixel / Johnny Ecko

 

Submitting Your Photos

We are partnering with galleries and photo exhibits around the world. Images that are selected for the Faved weekly showcase are now eligible for consideration for brick-and-mortar shows that we’ve partnered with.

Submissions are welcome for any photos shot and processed with iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad only. No desktop or Android processed images, please. To have your works considered, just post or share your images to Life In LoFi’s Flickr group. Images must be shot and processed using only an iDevice. Each week, we’ll feature a brand new showcase of more great iPhoneography.

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Faved: iPhone Photos of the Week, 09.21.13 http://lifeinlofi.com/2013/09/24/faved-iphone-photos-week-09-21-13/ http://lifeinlofi.com/2013/09/24/faved-iphone-photos-week-09-21-13/#comments Tue, 24 Sep 2013 13:04:04 +0000 http://lifeinlofi.com/?p=26024 A little late, but our weekly iPhoneography showcase for September 21 is out and features outstanding iPhoneography from Lisa Waddell, Jaime Ferreyros, Sarah Jarrett, Michelle Robinson, Federica Corbelli, Kim Martino, Maddy McCoy, Karen Keating, Gianluca Ricoveri, Mariko and more.

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Welcome to the latest edition of “Faved: iPhone Photos of the Week,” featuring some of the excellent iPhoneography and iPhone Art shared in Life In LoFi’s Flickr group. These are just a few of the thousands of works submitted to the pool this week.

(My apologies to Cindy and all of the great iPhoneographers and iPhone artists featured this week. It’s my fault that Faved is late this week. I’ve been out of town since Friday and haven’t had either time or the bandwidth to get this posted on time. =M=)

The lede image this week is “Comb-Over” by Lisa Waddell (lisamjw.) I chose this as the lead image for many reasons, not the least of which is that it made me laugh out loud! First and foremost, it is a sublime image, as are all of Lisa’s florals. Whether she’s pointing her iPhone at a flower or a weed (and who’s to say which is which?) she has an artful way of capturing its essence. Secondly, I am a firm believer in the power of a good title. A good title can add to the emotion of a photograph and to the viewer’s experience of that photograph. Lisa’s title here is pure genius! Well done, Lisa!

The next image that really caught my eye this week is “Channeling Atget” by Michelle Robinson (michmutters.) I have long admired the work of Eugene Atget, and Michelle’s photo set the tone for the first part of this week’s selections. Her inspiration for this image and her larger series (which I encourage you to take a look at) was Atget’s photographs of Old Paris in the late nineteenth century. While Parisian street scenes were his predominant focus (old houses, churches, streets, courtyards, doors, stairs, etc.) he also focused on more personal subjects such as mantelpieces and other decorative motifs inside those houses. David DeNagel’s “Waiting” is particularly striking in this regard. It was in that frame of mind that I selected his and the next four photos. “Le vieil homme et les pigeons” by Anne-Martine Parent (MartinaP.), “Modena – Corso Canalchiaro” by Alessandro Orrea, “On the Boardwalk” by Kim Martino (kmartino1), and “Domestica” by idea.good aka taya1 are all reminiscent, at least to me, of this great master of photography and I think he would be proud to see such images being produced today with an iPhone!

Other images deserving of notice this week are “A Small Story in Three Parts (2),” (I highly recommend viewing Parts 1 and 3) by Maddy McCoy (The_Real_McCoy.) Maddy’s series is a cinematic tour de force. Jesonis|Photography was experimenting with Hipstamatic and came up with a series of peppers that would make Edward Weston proud. Federica Corbelli (lubaluft_) is a master of capturing abandoned spaces, and with her “Amusements 1” she gives us an eerie glimpse into her not-so-empty world which is filled with the ghosts of lives long passed. Craig Cecil Corbin’s “The Dying Word VI” is part of a very compelling series of images that feel like sacred tableaus. Cathrine Halsor’s “Moving” conjures up memories of adventure, whether it’s a move to a new and distant city or an adventure only in our imaginations.

And then we come to my favorite “painters” of the week. Please forgive me, but this is something I feel the iPhone was invented for! Artists who find ways to use apps in imaginative ways to express how they feel about a subject are as old as the history of photography itself. Some of my favorites this week are: “Priorities” by Jaime Ferreyros, “Low Tide” by Karen Keating, “Paris Street Scene” by James Metcalf (ironartist,) “First Light” by Sarah Jarrett, “IMG_1249” by Gianluca Ricoveri, and “Into the Unknown” by Mariko.

On a more personal note, I am thoroughly enjoying the process of curating the images submitted each week to our Flickr group pool. Keep up the amazing work! And don’t forget, images selected each week are eligible for inclusion in upcoming “brick-and-mortar” exhibitions, so please continue to submit our best work and stay tuned for next week’s showcase!

Until then, happy shooting!

Cindy

FAVED: IPHONE PHOTOS OF THE WEEK, 09.21.13

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Comb-over

Comb-over by lisamjw / Lisa Waddell

Channeling Atget via Melbourne 36/36

Channeling Atget via Melbourne 36/36 by michmutters / Michelle Robinson

Waiting

Waiting by dcd.49

Le vieil homme et les pigeons

Le vieil homme et les pigeons by MartinaP.

Modena - Corso Canalchiaro - 15/9/13 -

Modena - Corso Canalchiaro - 15/9/13 - by Alessandro Orrea

On the boardwalk. NEM Black&white EE_Daily: Black And White NEM Street NEM Architecture at Beach Front Ceasers Hotel Atlantic City

On the boardwalk. by kimartino1 Hipstafiend / Kim Martino

Domestica

Domestica by idea.good aka taya1

A Small Story in Three Parts [2]

A Small Story in Three Parts [2] by The_Real_McCoy / Maddy McCoy

A Hipstamatic film/lens study with peppers.              Tools used: #photojojo wide/macro lens #Sima video lamp on #joby tripod

A Hipstamatic film/lens study with peppers. by Jesonis|Photography

Amusements -1

Amusements -1 by Lubaluft_ / Federica Corbelli

The Dying Word VI

The Dying Word VI by Craig Cecil Corbin

moving

moving by Cathrine Halsør

Priorities

Priorities by Jaime Ferreyros - iphoneographer

Low tide

Low tide by karenkeatingphoto

Paris street scene with Notre Dame

Paris street scene with Notre Dame by ironartist

First Light

First Light by Sarah Jarrett

IMG_1249.JPG

IMG_1249.JPG by GianlucaRicoveri

into the unknown

into the unknown by M a r i k o

 

Submitting Your Photos

We are partnering with galleries and photo exhibits around the world. Images that are selected for the Faved weekly showcase are now eligible for consideration for brick-and-mortar shows that we’ve partnered with.

Submissions are welcome for any photos shot and processed with iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad only. No desktop or Android processed images, please. To have your works considered, just post or share your images to Life In LoFi’s Flickr group. Images must be shot and processed using only an iDevice. Each week, we’ll feature a brand new showcase of more great iPhoneography.

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When Does the iPhone 5S Go On Sale? Tonight. http://lifeinlofi.com/2013/09/19/iphone-5s-go-sale-tonight/ http://lifeinlofi.com/2013/09/19/iphone-5s-go-sale-tonight/#comments Fri, 20 Sep 2013 04:34:29 +0000 http://lifeinlofi.com/?p=25956 When does the iPhone 5S go on sale? You can order one tonight from Apple's online store, or wait in line at an Apple Store retail or a store for your mobile phone carrier. If you missed out on the first rush, here are some strategies for getting a new iPhone as soon as possible.

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UPDATE 02: TUAW is reporting that the online Apple Store will be back online for iPhone 5S orders at 12:01 am Pacific Time, 1:01 am Mountain Time, 2:01 am Central Time and 3:01 am Eastern Time.

When does the iPhone 5S go on sale? You can order one tonight from Apple’s online store. Which, as you can tell by the screenshot above is down right now. On a key day like today, that means something wonderful is up.

More on how, when, and strategies for landing yourself that blingy gold iPhone 5S after the jump. >>>

If you haven’t already, download the Apple Store app ( App Store link ) and set it up. Go ahead. I’ll wait….

The iPhone 5S should be available for order in 1-3 hours — no one really knows for certain. It may be 10:00 PM Pacific time. It may be midnight Pacific time.

The easiest, fastest best way to order an iPhone is on your iPhone itself using the Apple Store app. Although they go th the same servers eventually, for some reason, in the past, using the app, I’ve ordered my new iPhone in minutes, not the hours it can sometimes take in a desktop browser while the server gets pounded.

Supplies for the iPhone 5S are expected to be very tight. In my years of covering iPhones and releases, this seems to be the tightest availability for nay new iPhone yet. Speculation is that this is due to bottlenecks in manufacturing the new fingerprint sensor home button.

Be fast. Get in early. Have your credit cards handy. Getting online a couple of hours late could add weeks to the delivery of your new iPhone.

You can also order in a desktop browser at the Apple Store online here.

If you miss out tonight, you can always visit an Apple Store or authorized retailer for you mobile phone carrier. Know beforehand, though, that there will be huge lines, especially early on, and supplies of the iPhone 5S as well as certain colors of the iPhone 5C are very limited and will probably run out early. 9to5Mac is reporting that many retailers have said that there will be “almost no” silver and gold iPhone 5S available in-store on launch day.

If you want to chance waiting a few days, in the past, retail Apple Stores were more likely to get stock of new iPhones daily, even before the carrier’s retail outlets. For the launch of the iPhone 5, the difference between Apple and trying to get one at my local AT&T store in Arlington, Texas was weeks. Try checking your nearest Apple Store daily (and early) after the mobs thin out.

Huffington Post has a great article with more tips on how to get an iPhone 5S on launch day. Huh… Radio Shack. Who’d have thought?

I’ll be obsessively hitting refresh tonight. Good luck!

=M=

Have you got any other strategies for being the first to get a new iPhone? After you’ve snagged yours, share your tips in the comments below.

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Welcome to ProCamera 7 for iPhone. A whole new shooting and editing experience for iOS7 http://lifeinlofi.com/2013/09/19/welcome-procamera-7-iphone-whole-new-shooting-editing-experience-ios7/ http://lifeinlofi.com/2013/09/19/welcome-procamera-7-iphone-whole-new-shooting-editing-experience-ios7/#comments Thu, 19 Sep 2013 18:22:59 +0000 http://lifeinlofi.com/?p=25927 After many months of research and development. Cocologics are excited to announce the brand new ProCamera 7 – purpose built for iOS7! It's a slick new version of this excellent camera replacement app. We've got all the details of the upgrade here.

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ProCamera 7 new app

Photo by Cassie Sullivan

Welcome to a new era of mobile photography. Welcome to ProCamera 7

After many months of research and development. Cocologics are excited to announce the brand new ProCamera 7 – purpose built for iOS7! The app is based on five years of feedback received from the app’s dedicated users.

This is not the Life In LoFi review of ProCamera 7. It’s merely the developer’s announcement. Our review of this excellent update is coming. Keep reading past the jump for full details on the app. >>>

[This post originally appears on the ProCamera Blog and is reprinted here by permission]

procamera, procamera 7, iPhone, iOS 7Before we get to the features, we’d like to share why we’ve chosen to release a new paid app rather than an update.  This was not an easy decision.  Since we entered the AppStore in early 2009, there have been over 30 free updates to ProCamera – taking it from a simple photo app to a powerful photo and video solution.  When we started developing for iOS7 we realized that we had an opportunity to reimagine what we could do with the app.  In order to get the most out of iOS7 we decided to create a whole new app that only worked on the iOS.  This way we could focus on implementing cutting edge technologies for existing and new users. Releasing a new app also allows us to recoup a small part of development costs.  We understand that our existing users should not have to pay the same $4.99 again.  That’s why we’ve reduced the price to only $0.99 for launch.  We think that it’s worth the extra dollar and hope you do to.

There is good news for those of you that can’t or won’t yet update to iOS7.  ProCamera 4.2.2 has also been updated and works smoothly on the new OS.  This way you can come over to ProCamera 7 when you’re ready.

INCREASED CAMERA CONTROL

Ok, on to the good stuff.  Our core philosophy for the redevelopment was about making it faster and easier to take great photos and videos.  To achieve this, we completely reworked the user interface, applying flat design principles to limit distractions.  Importantly, we kept the main functions in the same place (including the Exposure and Focus points, two shutter buttons and Control Panel).  This way long-term users can pick up the app and shoot in exactly the same way as before.

To help users we’ve improved and refined the Control Panel.  Now you can access more core functions in a single tap.

Here’s what’s new in the Control Panel:

1. Inspired by iOS 7, the new capture formats (including Square and 16:9 Widescreen) maximize screen space for accurate composition and framing. New 3:1 and Golden Mean formats have also been added.

2. The F/E Lock takes the place of Expert Mode. Turning on F/E Lock makes the yellow Exposure Circle and Blue Focus Square lock on release.

3. The 3D Tiltmeter replaces the Compass and adds a third axis for levelling off your photos.  Perfect for getting your design and foodie shots perfectly straight.

4. The Rapid Fire function is moved upfront.  This way you can quickly switch the main shutter between single and burst mode.  The app now captures photos faster on both the iPhone 4s (up to 2 shots a second) and 5 (up to a DSLR level 8 shots a second).  Hold the Rapid Fire trigger down to see the shots tick over in the Lightbox Preview counter.

5. Sometimes all you want to do is focus on the image. The new Fullscreen mode turns off the bells and whistles and lets you get to work.  You can see below how beautifully simple the 16:9 widescreen format looks combined with the Fullscreen mode.

6. The White Balance function has also reworked.  Allowing you to toggle the entire button on and off the main screen.

Advanced users may have noticed the gap in the Control Panel.  This will shortly be filled with the Histogram – which has taken just a little longer than expected to get ready.

The next exciting feature sits under the Camera Mode Switch (left of the Main Shutter).  Pressing the switch reveals the video and all new Night Camera mode, which builds on the two-step slow shutter controls on ProCamera Classic.

Now you can take even more control over your shutter speed, with the app letting you select between 1/8, 1/4, 1/2, and 1 second as the lowest exposure limit.  We can’t wait to see the beautiful night shots that will be taken with the Night Camera.

The video mode has also had a tune up, with a new higher frame rate options found in the Control Panel (60fps on iPhone 4 and 5).  The video mode also has a new top bar indicator that shows how much storage space is remaining, helping to limit crashes during recording.

ADVANCED EDITING

Now for the fun stuff! You’ll notice that ProCamera 7 now has a Lightbox Preview on the Capture Screen.  This replaces the PRO button with the Advanced Settings sliding over tp the Control Panel (they are also accessible by swiping left to right from outside the screen).  Clicking on the Lightbox Preview opens into our completely remade ProCamera editing suite.  The new editing tools are ridiculously easy to use, allowing quick, seamless switching between the filters, image adjustment tools and crop functions.  We’re proud of these new features and hope they help open up creative opportunities for our users.

50 PROFESSIONAL FILTERS AND EFFECTS

The first thing you’ll see when you open the editing suite are the new ProCamera Filters.  We’ve developed over 50 free filters designed with professional photographers in mind including completely new color, black and white and cross process effects. Filter strength can be controlled with a simple up/down swipe on the screen – that’s right, no more fiddly sliders.

To complement the free filters, our ProCamera guru Jens Daemgen has developed 14 filters inspired by his visits to San Francisco. The filters evoke the colors of different districts and landmarks of the city.   In addition, Misho Baranovic, our Chief Blog Editor and resident photographer, has joined Jens to create the Street Pack. Which includes 14 black and white filters inspired by the films used by the masters of street photography.

NEW SHARPEN, VIGNETTE AND BOOST TOOLS
Similar to the filters, the ProLab tool intensity is controlled with an up and down swipe on the screen.  The new Vignette, Boost and Sharpen tools add even more control to the already advanced collection (including Exposure, Contrast, Saturation and Color Temperature).

AIRDROP AND BATCH DROPBOX SHARING

Yep, we haven’t used it yet – but we’ve got Airdrop!  You can also batch upload and backup your photos to Dropbox.

This really is only the tip of the iceberg!  Nearly all the other features that you know and love are still there and working the same way (QR code, Histogram and Autosave will all return soon!)

We’d love to know what you think about ProCamera 7.  Please let us know at feedback@procamera-app.com or leave your comments below.

The brand new ProCamera 7 is available in the App Store for only $0.99. Hurry as this is the launch price. 

ProCamera 7 is iOS 7 only.

Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

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What Time Will iOS 7 Be Released Today? http://lifeinlofi.com/2013/09/18/time-will-ios-7-released-today/ http://lifeinlofi.com/2013/09/18/time-will-ios-7-released-today/#comments Wed, 18 Sep 2013 11:47:50 +0000 http://lifeinlofi.com/?p=25887 Sometime today, Apple will flip the switch and iOS 7 will be released to the world. If past performance is any indication, the updates should be filtering down through the internet starting at 10:00 am Pacific time.

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Sometime today, Apple will flip the switch and the latest and greatest iPhone operating system will be released to the world. What time that actually happens is anyone’s guess, but if past performance is any indication, iOS 7 updates should be filtering down through the internet starting at 10:00 am Pacific time.

The folks at Redmond Pie have put together a chart indicating the time you can start obsessively hitting “Check For Updates” in your city.

Most of the iOS 7 beta builds were released at 10:00 am Pacific time. All of Apple’s previous major iOS updates were released at 10:00 am Pacific time. While nothing is certain, it’s a safe bet that 10:00 am Pacific time today is a good time to start checking for updates. That’s noon Dallas time and y’all on the east coast might have to wait until 1:00 pm today.

Here’s a chart put together by Redmond Pie, showing what times worldwide that translates to in your city. Clicking the chart takes you to the original post where there’s a higher resolution graphic of this chart.

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iOS 7 Download Day Worldwide Release Time chart, courtesy of Redmond Pie

 

The update should be available as both an over the air update and as a direct download for those who prefer to connect to iTunes to update their system software. This one’s a hefty one. The golden master update was 1.32 gigabyte package.

Before you update, be sure to read our story on iOS 7 and what you need to know before updating. You should read it before you update.

Enjoy your morning. The internet should be brought to a crawl around lunchtime here in Texas.

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Source: Redmond Pie. Tip of the hat to Patrick Timney for the heads up on this.

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LensFlare and LensLight Updated and We’ve Got a Giveaway http://lifeinlofi.com/2013/09/18/lensflare-and-lenslight-updated-plus-giveaway/ http://lifeinlofi.com/2013/09/18/lensflare-and-lenslight-updated-plus-giveaway/#comments Wed, 18 Sep 2013 11:03:58 +0000 http://lifeinlofi.com/?p=25897 Two of the excellent BrainFeverMedia apps received major overhauls recently, LensFlare and LensLight. Check out the great new features of both apps and maybe even win a copy of LensLight today.

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Two of the excellent BrainFeverMedia apps received major overhauls recently, LensFlare and LensLight. These are both excellent apps for adding the most natural-looking lens aberrations to your iPhoneography.

Check out the great new features of both iPhone photo apps and maybe even win a copy of LensLight today. Keep reading for more.

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I especially like LensFlare and LensLight for adding the aberrations that can occur in cameras with better (worse?) lenses than an iPhone. Both apps are excellent for adding lens flares, bokeh, chroma rings and other wonderful lens anomalies that can occur when pointing multi-element optics into a light source. Rather than simple overlays, LensFlare and LensLight use much more complex rendering techniques that interact with the placement of the effect. The results are unique and realistic lens effects. There’s simply no equal available in the App Store.

The apps recently got a major overhaul. Both LensFlare and LensLight are now portrait-mode apps on iPhone. For me, this makes the interface easier to work in and more natural on an iPhone. For more precise placement of the effects, the apps now have a zoom mode that can easily be toggled off and on. There’s also a handy Reset View button to get your preview back to fit in screen.

Rendering effects to stack? No more. Both apps now have layers. Add up to 5 effects at once, no “rendering” required.

The App Store description says “Advanced editing” is a new feature. It’s simple announcement belies the coolness of this new feature. Advanced editing gives you access to effect scale, aspect ratio, source, and artifacts controls. This gives you unprecedented control over the lens flare effects. Essentially, you can now fine-tune your lens flares or you can crank them up to 11. This is a really great new feature.

LensFlare and LensLight are both excellent apps. I have recommended both for some time now. This latest update adds some new really cool features and wraps them in a new, easier to use interface.

Both LensFlare and LensLight are $1.99 each in the App Store. They are both Universal builds that will look great on iPhone and iPad. Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5. They work great in iOS 7, but there is an interface glitch that obstructs the view of some icons at the top of the screen. This did not effect functionality for me.

Grab them both here:

App Store link: LensFlare – BrainFeverMedia

App Store link: LensLight – BrainFeverMedia

LensLight Giveaway

lenslight, lens flare, iphoneToday, I’ve got a few promo codes for LensLight to give away. To be eligible to win a copy, simply enter using the giveaway widget below. If you follow us on Facebook and Twitter, you’ll have additional chances for a free copy.

Cut-off time to enter is 11:59 PM Eastern Time, Thursday, September 19, 2013. Winners will be determined by Random.org. One code per reader, please.

Winners will be notified by email, Facebook message or Twitter direct message — be sure to check your spam filter. If you enter, be sure your email info is correct or your code will go to someone else. Your email address is used for contest entry and for contacting the winning entrants only. We will not use or sell your email address for any other purpose.

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Big thanks to James Grote from BrainFeverMedia for supplying the promo codes for this giveaway.

- See more at: http://lifeinlofi.com/2013/03/08/cool-app-giveaway-lenslight/#sthash.G7TyYSe8.dpuf

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Camera+ 4 Streets Tomorrow. We’ve Got a Preview Tonight! http://lifeinlofi.com/2013/09/17/camera-4-streets-tomorrow-weve-got-preview-tonight/ http://lifeinlofi.com/2013/09/17/camera-4-streets-tomorrow-weve-got-preview-tonight/#comments Tue, 17 Sep 2013 22:45:10 +0000 http://lifeinlofi.com/?p=25869 Camera+ gets a lot more outstanding tomorrow when the version 4 update is released. We've got a preview tonight.

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Camera+, camera plus, iphone, iOS 7

Camera+ spends much of its time at the top of the Photo & Video app charts and deservedly so. I think overall, it’s an outstanding all-in-one camera app. It does a whole lot excellently and the rest it does very well.

Camera+ gets a lot more outstanding tomorrow when the version 4 update is released. We’ve got a preview tonight. Keep reading to find out some of the great new features.

Camera+, camera plus, iphone, iOS 7

Camera+, camera plus, iphone, iOS 7

Rather than just do a basic update to the app for iOS 7 compatibility, this latest version of Camera+ is a thorough update of the app.

camera+, camera plus, tap tap tapDeveloper John Casasanta of tap tap tap says, “The transition to iOS 7 has been significantly more work than with any other iOS version. But it’s motivated the whole team unlike anything I’ve ever seen before. And this isn’t some PR mumbo-jumbo… we’re all really pumped-up about essentially redoing most of Camera+. Every single pixel in the app has been reworked in some way or another. And we’re taking advantage of several new features in iOS 7, along with rethinking about how several areas of the app work. It’ll fit very well into iOS 7, but still feel and work like Camera+.”

Among my faves of the new features of the update are exposure compensation. It’s really just in-app software magic, but it can really help to preserve the luminosity of a lot of pixels in an image in many cases. Also, the new flash Torch mode is always handy for more than just lighting video and snapshots. The new square format shooting mode not only captures Instagram-friendly images, but the matte bars in the viewfinder expand for an accurate viewfinder. You shoot what you see. The new Dropbox integration is awesome for helping clear space on your iPhone without losing any images.

It’s another exciting update. For the sake of time, I’ll just copy and paste the press release I received this afternoon. I’m off to play with a preview copy of the app.

Introducing Camera+ 4!

We’ve overhauled the entire Camera+ design and given it a brand new look for the iOS 7 launch.

And we’ve also added a bunch of new and useful things…

Shooting improvements:

• New Exposure Compensation: Adjust exposure before taking photos. Increase or decrease exposure for overly dark or bright lighting situations while in shooting mode to make sure your photos are perfectly lit.

• Shoot with the popular square crop format in the viewfinder without any extra editing steps.

Sharing improvements:

• Send your photos to Instagram, Dropbox, and Evernote.

• Wirelessly send your photos to your AirPrint printer.

This will be a free update to all Camera+ for iPhone users.

Camera+ is $1.99 in the App Store. Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

App Store Link: Camera+ – tap tap tap

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Photo App Review: Popkick – A Unique Spin on Pop Art, But… http://lifeinlofi.com/2013/09/17/photo-app-review-popkick-unique-spin-pop-art/ http://lifeinlofi.com/2013/09/17/photo-app-review-popkick-unique-spin-pop-art/#comments Tue, 17 Sep 2013 19:13:12 +0000 http://lifeinlofi.com/?p=25846 We review Popkick, a new iPhone photo app that adds pop art effects to your pics. It's a really nice effect that I like a lot and a unique spin on the classic 60s art style. When it works.

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popkick, pop art, Warhol, iphone, ipad

I am always on the lookout for a great Warhol-style pop art photo app. Popkick is a new iPhone photo app that adds classic 60′s pop art effects to your pics.

I really like what it does to a photo, but the app is experiencing some growing pains. Keep reading to find out why. >>>

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For most of us, Andy Warhol is synonymous with pop art. His vibrant color paintings of Elvis, Marilyn Monroe, soup and other subjects are iconic. It’s a style that has been copied and mimicked for decades now.

A few photo apps have tried with varying degrees of success to re-create this look on iPhone. Most of these apps get the color palettes right. In my opinion, most of them don’t get the texture of the base image right. There’s a halftone screen texture in many of Warhol’s paintings that’s often missing from the iPhone app recreations. And most of these apps save images in low to medium resolution, making them unusable for enlargements that’s a trademark of Andy Warhol’s work. These pieces are meant to be seen big.

popkick, pop art, Warhol, iphone, ipadPopkick is the latest entry into the pop art photo app genre. It quickly and easily turns photographs into an image right out of the pop art scene of the 1960s.

The app is super easy to use. Shoot in app or import photos from your camera roll. Filters are one click easy. There are no fine tuning adjustments. Just pick a color effect that you like.

There are nine preset pop color combinations. They are all vibrant and very poppy. The colors are what you remember that the art should look like – that’s always important.

Although there are no image editing functions per se, there are five one-click booster settings that allow you to pump out the contrast of a borderline image. These were really easy to use and adjustments preview live on screen.

One of the things that I really like about Popkick’s effects is that it applies a sort of Harris Effect and a fake chromatic aberration to your photos as it processes them. I remember Warhol’s images being very sharp and contrasty, but this effect, while not historically accurate, looks really cool and really adds something unique to the pop art effect.

Tip: Very high contrast images work best. Try jacking up the contrast in another photo editor before importing your photos into Popkick for best results.

I like the look of Popkick’s effects a lot. It’s easy to cycle through the available colors until you find one that works with an image. I wish there were more color combinations and palettes to choose from. For an app like this, I don’t mind that users cannot choose custom colors. If this feature is added to a future version of the app, I hope that the palette is limited to bright, vibrant mod 60′s colors.

Popkick has some big version 1.0 problems. The app has memory problems that the developers are aware of. On an iPhone 5, I had no problems processing full resolution standard 4:3 photos. However, any time I tried to process any size square format image, the app crashed while saving. This is a huge problem, especially given the popularity of Instagram and its square format uploads. A LoFi reader shared his experience with the app on an iPhone 4S, saying that it just crashed no matter what the shape or size of the image was. So basically, your mileage may vary. I’ve contacted the developers and I’m working with them to help them fix this.

Another issue that I have with the app is misleading labeling. In the save dialog box, it says that the app supports four image sizes including “Original.” However, using the original size setting, images save at only 3.8 megapixels – about 2253 x 1700 pixels. That’s still plenty of megapixels, but it’s far from the 8 MP original resolution on an iPhone 5 or 4S. Instead, this should be labeled “High.” I’ve knocked off an extra star for this in my rating.

When the bugs are worked out, this will be a fun app. Again, it’s a really nice effect that I like a lot. It’s a unique spin on the classic 60s art style.

Popkick isn’t an everyday app, but like so many of the good niche photo apps available in the app store, it’s a great effect to have in your iPhone app toolbox. When it works.

Popkick is $2.99 in the App Store. It’s currently on sale for $0.99. Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.



App Store Link: Popkick – Pop Art Camera – Pixabi

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Popkick Gallery

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I am always on the lookout for a great Warhol-style pop art photo app. Popkick is a new iPhone photo app that adds classic 60's pop art effects to your pics. I really like what it does to a photo, but the app is experiencing some growing pains. Keep reading to find out why. >>> For most of us, Andy Warhol is synonymous with pop art. His vibrant color paintings of Elvis, Marilyn Monroe, soup and other subjects are iconic. It's a style that has been copied and mimicked for decades now. A few photo apps have tried with varying degrees of success to re-create this look on iPhone. Most of these apps get the color palettes right. In my opinion, most of them don't get the texture of the base image right. There's a halftone screen texture in many of Warhol's paintings that's often missing from the iPhone app recreations. And most of these apps save images in low to medium resolution, making them unusable for enlargements that's a trademark of Andy Warhol's work. These pieces are meant to be seen big. Popkick is the latest entry into the pop art photo app genre. It quickly and easily turns photographs into an image right out of the pop art scene of the 1960s. The app is super easy to use. Shoot in app or import photos from your camera roll. Filters are one click easy. There are no fine tuning adjustments. Just pick a color effect that you like. There are nine preset pop color combinations. They are all vibrant and very poppy. The colors are what you remember that the art should look like – that's always important. Although there are no image editing functions per se, there are five one-click booster settings that allow you to pump out the contrast of a borderline image. These were really easy to use and adjustments preview live on screen. One of the things that I really like about Popkick's effects is that it applies a sort of Harris Effect and a fake chromatic aberration to your photos as it processes them. I remember Warhol's images being very sharp and contrasty, but this effect, while not historically accurate, looks really cool and really adds something unique to the pop art effect. Tip: Very high contrast images work best. Try jacking up the contrast in another photo editor before importing your photos into Popkick for best results. I like the look of Popkick's effects a lot. It's easy to cycle through the available colors until you find one that works with an image. I wish there were more color combinations and palettes to choose from. For an app like this, I don't mind that users cannot choose custom colors. If this feature is added to a future version of the app, I hope that the palette is limited to bright, vibrant mod 60's colors. Popkick has some big version 1.0 problems. The app has memory problems that the developers are aware of.…

Popkick 1.01

Effects Quality
Resolution & Image Quality
User Interface
Price / Value

Buggy

Easy to use, Popkick adds a really cool pop art effect that I like a lot and a unique spin on the classic 60s art style. When it works - it crashes too often. Also, it definitely could use more color combinations.

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Giveaway: PED4 Planet CH50 Tabletop Stand & Tripod Mount for iPhone http://lifeinlofi.com/2013/09/16/giveaway-ped4-planet-ch50-tabletop-stand-tripod-mount-iphone/ http://lifeinlofi.com/2013/09/16/giveaway-ped4-planet-ch50-tabletop-stand-tripod-mount-iphone/#comments Mon, 16 Sep 2013 18:53:18 +0000 http://lifeinlofi.com/?p=25787 The PED4 Planet CH50 is a fully pivoting adjustable iPhone stand and tripod mount. It's adjustable so it will work with the new iPhones, iPhone 5, iPhone 4 models, and some other mobile phones as well. We're giving away a couple of these accessories this week.

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The PED4 Planet CH50 is a fully pivoting adjustable iPhone stand and tripod mount. With or without a case, you can use the PED4 Planet and the PED4 CH50 mount to hold your iPhone in position securely for many purposes.

This week, we’re giving away two PED4 Planet CH50 tabletop stands. To learn more about this accessory and to be eligible to win one, keep reading past the jump.

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The PED4 Planet CH50 is a pretty solid table top iPhone stand. It’s adjustable so it will work with the new iPhones, iPhone 5, iPhone 4 models, and some other mobile phones as well.

The pivoting head rotates 360° so you can orient your iPhone horizontally or vertically. The PED4 Planet can be used to hold your iPhone in position and steady for FaceTime calls. Rotate the mount to landscape position to hold your iPhone while watching movies on it. I use mine to hold my iPhone while I surf the Internet over breakfast and coffee.

The PED4 Planet works with both naked, (without a case) and cased iPhones.

Using the supplied tools, you size the mounting fingers to your phone. I found the set up to be a little clunky for me, but it’s something you only have to do once. After that, your device is held securely but pops in and out easily. I use an olloclip Quick-Flip case and I have no problems using this mount. All of the controls, ports and camera are fully accessible at all times. The mount has plenty of clearance for using with either olloclip lens system. It works okay when using lenses with the olloclip case, but I found for some reason the mount was a little loose when the case’s lens cover is flipped.

The PED4 Planet can also be used as a tripod mount. Just unscrew it from the base and mounts easily onto any standard 1/4″-20 tripod mount.

The PED4 Planet is pretty a solid accessory, not cheap lightweight plastic. As a stand, it’s much more steady than other stands available. It’s not very portable – nothing about it is pocket-sized. It’s useful for hands-free operation of your iPhone at home or in the office.

The complete tabletop unit is priced at $49.99 it may be more than some might want to spend, but especially if you’re frustrated with the lack of stability of other iPhone stands, this may be worth a look to you. With the holidays coming up, this might make a good gift for the iPhoneographer who has everything.

Don’t need a tabletop? The PED4 CH50 Tripod Mount without the base is also sold as a standalone unit for about $35.

For more information on all of Thought Out Company’s tabletop stands, check out their website. They’ve got some cool iPhone and iPad stands there.

PED4 Planet CH50 Tabletop Stand Giveaway

This week, we’ve teamed up with Thought Out Company to give away two PED4 Planet CH50 Tabletop Stands for iPhone 5s, 5c, 5, 4S or 4. This retails for about $50.

To be eligible to win one, simply enter the giveaway below. By following Life In LoFi on Facebook and Twitter, you can get additional chances to win.

Cut-off time to enter is 11:59 PM Eastern Time, Monday, Sept 23, 2013. Winners will be determined by Random.org.

Winners will be notified by email, Facebook message or Twitter direct message — be sure to check your spam filter. If you enter, be sure your email info is correct or your code will go to someone else. Please read the giveaway rules before entering. By entering this contest, you agree to opt-in to the olloclip email mailing list. They use MailChimp so you can always easily and safely opt out.

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UPDATE 09.17.13: Clarified the use of the mount with an olloclip Quick-Flip case.

Big thanks to Brandi Talmadge for helping us put together this giveaway.

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Updating to iOS 7: An iPhoneographer’s Guide http://lifeinlofi.com/2013/09/16/updating-ios-7-iphoneographers-guide/ http://lifeinlofi.com/2013/09/16/updating-ios-7-iphoneographers-guide/#comments Mon, 16 Sep 2013 08:00:23 +0000 http://lifeinlofi.com/?p=25763 Life In LoFi's hands-on guide to upgrading to iOS 7. More than any previous iOS update, iOS 7 will break things that you may depend on. I took the plunge early. Here's what you need to know.

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“Should I update my iPhone to iOS 7?”

More than any previous iOS update, this is a relevant question. iOS 7 is really the first major change for the operating system since the App Store was introduced in iPhone OS 2. It not only changes the way the iOS looks, but how things many work on the iPhone as well.

But this update, more than any previous iOS update, will break things that you may depend on. You really need to factor this in before you click on “Update My iPhone” on September 18.

I took the plunge early. Here’s what you need to know. >>>

What time will iOS 7 be released on September 18? Click here.

iOS 7 is pretty frickin’ awesome. No only does it bring a ton of new features to iPhone, it’s still really fast on an iPhone 5. I’m certain it’s just UI animation prestidigitation, but it even feels snappier than iOS 6.

Camera and Photos Apps in iOS 7

The new Camera and Photos apps are pretty sweet. The Camera has been redesigned with the flat, minimal user interface of iOS 7. I’ll miss the skeumorphism in Camera. Although I like the rest of the UI a lot, I miss a shutter button that looks like a button instead of an area onscreen that you push.

Everything about the new Camera UI is designed to be functional, visible and fast. HDR now toggles from the viewfinder, not buried one menu deep. It clearly indicates when HDR is active. You can now choose to save only the HDR image to your camera roll or both, including the normal image.

A swipe gesture over the viewfinder changes shooting modes between video, standard 4:3 photo, panorama, or the new square format shooting mode. The rule of thirds grid onscreen automatically adjust. Best of all, the new Camera fixes one of my biggest peeves about iOS 6 and the iPhone 5 camera. The viewfinder now correctly displays an accurate 4:3 preview, not the slightly elongated and cropped preview from iOS 6.

All iOS 7 iPhones get a new full-res burst mode, although how fast it can capture images depends on the processing horsepower of your device. On my iPhone 5, holding down the shutter button grabs over 2.5 full-res captures per second.

The 8 new filters are your basic retro analog film recreations. They are fairly subtle and well done, but won’t put any third-party apps out of business. When using filters, the onscreen indicator in the lower corner of the viewfinder lights up. Again, designed to be functional.

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The new Photos app gets a huge upgrade as well. You can now create albums in-app using a wide range of criteria — dates, “moments”, locations, even entire years. Photo editing didn’t get much of a boost, but you can apply Apple’s new filters to any photo on your iPhone.

Overall, iOS 7 lives up to the hype, but there are some tradeoffs. Before you download the update on Wednesday, here’s what you need to know.

There’s a difference between a backup and a sync

Before you even get started, create a fresh backup of your iPhone to avoid a lot of headaches.

One of the biggest hassles of updating an iPhone is having to clean up after “update droppings,” the stray apps that appear and disappear from your iPhone. Especially if you have a lot of apps, it can be a pretty big inconvenience to reinstall missing apps and rearrange screens.

To minimize this, don’t just sync your iPhone before updating. Be sure you back it up as well. See below for instructions on backing up your iPhone.

You will lose apps.

I’ve still got apps on my iPhone that worked on my iPhone 2G. They worked well enough through iOS 6, probably juuuuuusssst well enough to keep from crashing. These older apps are especially prone to crashing. Hard.

I found a wide range of issues. In some apps that hadn’t been updated for the iPhone 5, the app sometimes shifted onscreen and toolbars became unusable. Other times, there were random, annoying user interface glitches, but nothing that really effected the operation of the app. In the worst cases, apps didn’t fare as well and simply crashed early, hard, and often… even after rebooting my iPhone.

Odds are that many of these older apps simply won’t get an iOS 7 compatibility update. Be prepared to search for and purchase new apps that do the same thing. A bunch of them.

“Which of my photo apps work in iOS 7?” Check here.

Some Apps Will Break Until They Are Updated

Although Apple has tried to get as many developers to have their apps iOS 7-ready on launch day, there are hundreds of thousands of apps in the App Store. That’s a lot of approvals and some apps won’t be ready on the 18th. Some of your favorite apps may be delayed in the approval process. Or, as many App Store developers are small, one-person shops, many iOS 7 versions may be delayed for other reasons. Expect to live without these for a few days or weeks.

You May Need To Repurchase Some Apps

Many developers, not just photo app devs, are putting in a lot of time and new coding to get their apps ready for iOS 7. As the App Store has no way of charging for upgrades, some developers will be releasing their updated apps as a new version, essentially a paid upgrade to help offset the time and expense of retooling their apps.

I hope to cover this soon in another post, but I fault Apple in this for not offering a better solution in the App Store, one where a dev can charge current users a reduced price for a major update similar to the desktop software model.

You should have the opportunity to continue using the older version of an app in most cases, but keep in mind that eventually developers will most likely drop support (and updates) for the older versions.

I don’t see many developers doing this and I see this happening more with non-photo apps, but plan on having to repurchase iOS 7 versions of at least some of your favorite apps.

The New Camera App

The new Camera app is pretty slick, but many of the best sexy new features of the iOS 7 Camera app are only available on the supercharged new hardware of the iPhone 5S. Features like blur reduction, slow-motion video, and fast 10 fps burst mode are not available on older devices.

In iOS 7, Camera loses a really cool and important feature that iPhoneographers have come to rely on. The popular “Rest & Release” shutter mode has been removed from the app. In previous versions of Camera, the shutter triggered on release of the button. Users could press and hold the shutter button until they had their shot, helping to stabilize the camera. It was also great for taking monkey-paw selfies. Gone now and there is no option to toggle this. One would be nice. For now, you’ll have to use a third-party camera app with this feature, such as PureShot, 645 PRO, Huemore, or ProCam.

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Overall, iOS 7 is an outstanding update. Even if you don’t get new hardware this month, it’s really like getting a new iPhone. The update may not be for everyone right now, though. This update more than any previous really involves some changes and maybe even giving up a favorite app or changing your workflow a little.

If iOS 7 isn’t right for you now, holding off until more of your favorite apps have been updated or tested to work with Apple’s latest iOS may be a good idea for now. More than any previous update, you need to assess if the benefits of being an early adopter outweigh what you may lose in the transition.

This iOS 7 update is for iPhone 4 and newer only. Other devices should get their update in a few weeks. iPhone 3GS and older owners, sorry you’re out of luck on this one. Time to upgrade.

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iPhone 101: How To Backup Your iPhone

iTunes can create backups of your iOS device when you:

• Sync with iTunes (disabled if you have iCloud backup turned on)
• Right-click (or Control-click) the iOS device in iTunes under Devices and choose Back Up

Use these steps to manually back up your iOS device using iTunes:

1. Connect your iOS device to a computer with the latest version of iTunes installed.
2. Click the File menu and select Devices > Back up.

Or

1. Connect your iOS device to a computer with the latest version of iTunes installed.
2. Open the iOS device’s Summary tab. There are two ways to access this:

• Click the device button in the upper right corner. (If viewing the iTunes Store, click the Library button in the upper right corner. The device button will then be visible.)
• From any view in iTunes, click the View menu and select Show Sidebar. Select your iOS device in iTunes under Devices.

3. Click the Back Up Now button.

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To verify that the backup finished successfully, open iTunes Preferences and select the Devices tab. The name of the device will appear along with the date and time the backup was created.

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From “iOS: How to back up and restore your content“, Apple.com

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UPDATE: corrected burst mode speed. Thank you, John Papandriopoulos, Ph.D from SnappyLab for spotting that.

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Both Photogene Apps Updated. Go PRO Goes Free (UPDATE) http://lifeinlofi.com/2013/09/15/photogene-apps-updated-go-pro-goes-free/ http://lifeinlofi.com/2013/09/15/photogene-apps-updated-go-pro-goes-free/#comments Sun, 15 Sep 2013 08:57:57 +0000 http://lifeinlofi.com/?p=25745 Photogene4 for iPhone and iPad has been "released." Photogene2 for iPhone has been updated. Both iOS 7 compatible.

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UPDATED

This weekend, there’s news from Photogene and a couple of app updates. Photogene4 for iPhone and iPad has been “released.” Photogene2 for iPhone has been updated. Both iOS 7 compatible.

Here’s your chance to get some free in-app purchases and a discounted Photogene4 if you have the iPhone version want to upgrade to Universal.

photogene4, iphone, ipadPhotogene is one of the first iPhone photo apps ever available in the App Store. It has matured well since its introduction.

Photogene is among the top image editors for iPhone. Both versions feature a powerful tool set with many advanced tools, including a clarity slider to adjust midtone contrast, sharpen, denoise, a great Shadows and Highlights tool and much more. It has an easy-to-use effects masking brush. There is a vignette tool that I like a lot. Although more of an image editor than a one-click app, there are also numerous filter presets.

With this new Universal build, the old Photogene for iPad is no longer available in the App Store. Photogene4 for iPhone and iPad takes its place. It isn’t really a new app per se, although it’s sort of being priced as one for some users.

Right now, it looks like there’s feature parity between the two versions. Other than Universal support which means it’ll run great on both iPhone and iPad, I could not find any differences between the two versions of the app.

An update to Photogene2 for iPhone was also recently released, which includes compatibility for iOS 7. Both versions run great in iOS 7. They are both fast and stable.

Also in this update for both apps are enhanced RAW support. Says the apps’ developer Omer Shoor, “We added enhanced RAW support. Most iOS apps only load the embedded jpeg from inside the RAW file (usually in low res). Photogene is now one of the few apps that actually decodes and loads RAW files in full res. We’ve also made special efforts to make sure this happens quickly. So that even very big RAW files load in just a few seconds.”

Here’s a list of the other new features for Photogene 4:

- Photogene is now a universal app for both iPad and iPhone.
- iOS 7 compatibility for both apps.
- New look for iPad user interface. New icon for Photogene4.
- The PRO features are now free! Everyone has been upgraded to PRO.
- Flickr export: can now choose a set.
- New feature for exporting XMP sidecars.
- Various bug fixes.

The update for Photogene2 is a free update for current owners of the app.

Photogene4 normally sells for $2.99. It’s on sale now for only $0.99 for a limited time. If I were buying Photogene for the first time, I’d purchase Photogene4, especially for a buck. I contacted the developer and they plan to support development for both versions of the app, although they encourage new users to download the Universal version.

“We made the iPad version universal so that people no longer need to purchase Photogene twice,” says Mr. Shoor.

Photogene is a good image editor and the Photogene4 update is not a game-changer like some are saying, but it is a good one, not only for the iOS 7 compatibility but the ability to now run one version of the app on any iOS device.

Free Photogene Go PRO In-app Purchases

Right now, the Go PRO upgrades for both Photogene apps are free. This add-on originally costs $6. No word yet if this is a permanent price reduction or a limited-time discount. The App Store still lists the Go PRO IAP as $5.99 for both apps.

Photogene2 for iPhone is $0.99. Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5. It’ll run on an iPad in emulation mode, but it won’t take full advantage of the iPad’s larger screen.

App Store link:

Photogene4 is on sale for $0.99 for a limited time. It’s normally $2.99. Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5. This is a Universal app.

App Store link:

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Update 01: Clarified the part about vignettes and filters a little better.

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Faved: iPhone Photos of the Week, 09.14.13 http://lifeinlofi.com/2013/09/14/faved-iphone-photos-week-09-13-13/ http://lifeinlofi.com/2013/09/14/faved-iphone-photos-week-09-13-13/#comments Sat, 14 Sep 2013 07:28:30 +0000 http://lifeinlofi.com/?p=25715 Our weekly iPhoneography showcase for September 14 is out and features outstanding iPhoneography from Tess Gomm, Paula Gardener, Cindi Hobgood, Shel Serkin, Paul Moore, Clint Cline, Souichi Furusho, Cara Gallardo Weil, Petyr Campos, Ale Di Gangi, and more.

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Welcome to the latest edition of “Faved: iPhone Photos of the Week,” featuring some of the excellent iPhoneography and iPhone Art shared in Life In LoFi’s Flickr group. These are just a few of the thousands of works submitted to the pool this week.

The lede image this week is “Gaucin, Spain” by Tess Gomm. I love the warm tones she used, and the panoramic format works very well here. The expanse of the panorama adds nicely to the push/pull going on between the man in the background, who is looking one way, and the marching band, which is moving in the opposite direction. She captured a perfect “decisive moment” style photograph, waiting to press the shutter until the man was framed between the rows of the musicians as they passed by. It also calls to mind the expression, “He marches to a different drummer,” which lent some humor to this as well. Nicely done, Tess!

Cindi Hobgood raises our awareness of the plight of the homeless with her image “Nest 2.” This is part of a larger series that Cindi is working on, and I encourage you to seek it out in her Flickr gallery. In this particular image, I was struck by the iconic Macy’s sign – a symbol of America’s insatiable appetite for shopping and buying “things” – hanging above the “nest” of a homeless man beneath. Another photograph that is part of a larger series is “Umbrella 11” by Cara Gallardo Weil. I’m not a fan of umbrella pictures in general, but this series is delicious! Seeing the images all together in Cara’s Flickr gallery is truly a feast for the eyes. Her use of slow shutter here is brilliant, as it adds tremendously to the feeling of being out in the rain when colors all seem to run together. Working in a series as these two photographers have, gives them a chance to delve deeper into a subject over time, which adds a richness and depth to a subject that is often difficult to communicate in just a single image.

Also in this week’s showcase are a few masterful photo paintings, including “Notre Dame from the Seine River” by James Metcalf (ironartist), “Oil Patch 039” by Garry Ryon (gpryon) and “Memories Tend to Get Blurred with the Passing of Time” by Ale Di Gangi (ale2000), which  makes want to run out and eat a Popsicle! Another favorite this week, “Salthill” by Paul Moore (Mooro2), is a moody delight that puts me in mind of Ray Bradbury’s “Something Wicked This Way Comes.”

So many other evocative images caught my eye this week, including Veronica Hassell’s exquisite “She Forgot the Lullabyes,” and Souichi Furusho’s dreamlike “Image #79.” Alan Julliard’s untitled image with the model airplane as well as “Encore” by Paul Brown (Phoneographer) are like little stories waiting to unfold, and Paula Gardener (Jahsharn) calls up memories of childhood summers with “Buttercup.”

As with last week’s collection, it’s always a delight to discover new artists. This week, it was a pleasure to find compelling work by Kat Eye View and Chantale Roxanas. Outstanding images by Clint Cline (clix2020), Shel Serkin, Petyr Campos (petyrc), and Leon Williams (Apped.As) round out this stellar lineup of “Faved: iPhone Photos of the Week!” Stay tuned for next Saturday!

Faved: iPhone Photos of the Week, 09.14.13

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Gaucin. Spain

Gaucin. Spain by Tess Gomm

she forgot the lullabyes

she forgot the lullabyes by Veronica Hassell

Untitled

Untitled by atjulliard / Alan Julliard

Encore

Encore by Phoneographer

Buttercup

Buttercup by Jahsharn / Paula Gardener

The Mountain King

The Mountain King by clix2020 / Clint Cline

dandelion | adventures in macro  #adventuresinmacro #makebeautiful #hipstaconnect #purehipstamatic #hipstafiendz #macro #photojojomacro #iphonemacro

dandelion | adventures in macro by Chantale Roxanas

Arches

Arches by ShelSerkin

Image pic #79

Image pic #79 by Souichi Furusho

The day love left me

The day love left me by petyrc / Petyr Campos

Water tank Tree Walker

Water tank Tree Walker by Apped.As / Leon

Christmas Valley Sand Dunes, Eastern Oregon.

Christmas Valley Sand Dunes, Eastern Oregon. by Kat Eye View

Nest 2

Nest 2 by cindi hobgood

Umbrella (11) by Cara Gallardo Weil Umbrella (11) by Cara Gallardo Weil

Umbrella (11) by Cara Gallardo Weil

Notre Dame from the Seine river

Notre Dame from the Seine river by ironartist / James Metcalf

Memories tend to get blurred with the passing of time

Memories tend to get blurred with the passing of time by ale2000 / Ale Di Gangi

oil patch 039

oil patch 039 by Garry Pryon

Salthill

Salthill by Mooro2 / Paul Moore

 

Submitting Your Photos

We are partnering with galleries and photo exhibits around the world. Images that are selected for the Faved weekly showcase are now eligible for consideration for brick-and-mortar shows that we’ve partnered with.

Submissions are welcome for any photos shot and processed with iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad only. No desktop or Android processed images, please. To have your works considered, just post or share your images to Life In LoFi’s Flickr group. Images must be shot and processed using only an iDevice. Each week, we’ll feature a brand new showcase of more great iPhoneography.

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iPhone 5C is Available for Preorder Today http://lifeinlofi.com/2013/09/13/iphone-5c-available-preorder-today/ http://lifeinlofi.com/2013/09/13/iphone-5c-available-preorder-today/#comments Fri, 13 Sep 2013 15:01:30 +0000 http://lifeinlofi.com/?p=25692 Apple recently announced two new iPhones -- the iPhone 5S and the colorful iPhone 5C. The iPhone 5C is available now for preorder from the Apple website.

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iPhone 5c preorder

Apple recently announced two new iPhones — the iPhone 5S and the colorful iPhone 5C. The iPhone 5C is available now for preorder from the Apple website.

The iPhone 5C is essentially the same phone with nearly identical specs to the current iPhone 5 — an excellent phone especially if you’re upgrading from an iPhone 4 or 4S.

The phone itself has a fast A6 chip that I found to be noticeably faster than my iPhone 4S in everyday operations — a very pleasant surprise that I really wasn’t expecting at the time.

The rear camera of the iPhone 5C is an 8 MP camera with a normal sensitivity of of ISO 800. It has an f/2.4 aperture and a five element lens. No word if it has the low-light boost mode that the 5 does (I suspect it does, but don’t hold me to this one). And no word if the “purple haze” problem has been fixed in this camera. We’ll have to wait until the device streets to find that one out.

The phone comes in five colors — white, pink, yellow, blue, and green. In the US, it’s $99 + contract for the 16 GB model and $199 + contract for the 32 GB model.

Order an iPhone 5C

You can preorder an iPhone 5C online here at the Apple Store. However, the easiest, fastest, best way I’ve found is to order right from your current iPhone using the Apple Store app. Easy and I’ve always gotten a fast connection using this method. If past performance is any indication, you could receive a preordered iPhone 5C a day or so before September 20.

Preorders for the iPhone 5S begin at 12:01 am Pacific time on September 20 (boo…), or can be picked up from an Apple retail store starting at 8:00 am September 20. Line starts here.

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