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The Great Photo App is not all that great

With so many folks using iPhone and iPad cameras, there is a desperate need to teach people the fundamentals of photography. I've looked at several apps that provide tutorials and some are excellent, while others are just not that helpful. The Great Photo App (US$2.99) has some good ideas, but the...

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Effects Studio for iOS takes photo effects to the max

There are so many apps for editing and adding special effects that it's pretty hard to keep track of them all. I've reviewed so many that they can become a misty blur. Effects Studio (US$0.99) takes adding effects to your photos way beyond where most apps go but still manages to offer the basics, so...

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Truefilm: Capable photo editor for iOS with unique features

I am always on the prowl for something a little different in a photo editor, and Truefilm (US$0.99) meets the requirements with a comprehensive suite of tools at a low price. The emphasis in this app is on making changes quickly and having a complete ability to go back and try things again. ...

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RollWorld lets you create your own little planet on iOS

You may have seen photos with the 'little' or 'tiny' planet effect. There are quite a few iOS apps that will render this effect for you, but most have a cost associated with them while RollWorld is free and works quite well. Import a photo from your camera roll, or set up your camera to take the...

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Timera lets you create time machine-inspired photos using your iPhone

Timera is a clever photography app that is part photo-mashup app and part time machine that allows you to create impressive "then & now" photos of well-known locations. The app uses your location information to pull up historic photos that are pulled from a growing database of...

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Using the iPhone or iPod touch to introduce photography to children

If you're like me, you may have an older iPhone or iPod touch kicking around your desk drawer. Instead of letting that hardware sit unused, put the device into the hands of your children and use it to teach them the basics of photography. iOS devices are so easy to use that even the youngest,...

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Fototwics is a well thought out photo sharing tool

Fototwics (free) is a photo sharing app that joins a crowded field with offerings from titans like Apple, Facebook and Instagram. The difference is that Fototwics is not a filter or photo altering app, but just a way to share your photos privately or publicly. For public sharing you can add...

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Incredible photo of a Snow Monkey using an iPhone

Forget Photoshop, what you're looking at is the real deal -- a Japanese Snow Monkey just chllin' in some water using an iPhone. The photo above (used with permission) was taken by the talented and award winning Dutch photographer Marsel van Oosten at the Jigokudani Monkey Park in Japan. As you...

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Polymo makes organizing your iPhone photos easy

Polymo is a new camera app for iPhone with some nice twists. It just came out today, but I've been testing it for a while and I can say that at its US$1.99 pricetag, it's a really slick tool to have. This isn't a fancy photo app with a bunch of filters, grids and other features. It's a...

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Apple details which Pro features from Aperture will be included in the new Photos app

Apple ruffled more than a few feathers last week when it indirectly announced that its upcoming Photos will mark the end of further development of Aperture, the company's professional photo editing software. While Apple's other pro-oriented software apps like Final Cut and Logic Pro will remain...

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Adobe releases a statement about the end of Aperture development

Earlier today Apple announced it has ceased development of the photography editing program Aperture. As photographers around the web deal with the news Adobe has released the following statement regarding the closing of its rival application. Today, Apple announced they will no longer be...

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Flickr Find: "Through the Phone" adds an iPhone twist to the classic landscape photos

Flick member SamAlive has a year long photo album, "Through The Phone," that showcases landscape photos in which the iPhone is a central part of the composition. Similar to the photos from French photographer Francois Dourlen, these picture-in-picture creations add a technological influence to the...

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OKDOTHIS is a motivating tool for your photographer instincts

OKDOTHIS (Ok, do this) is a clever, free app designed to create a community around ideas or photography. It joins the ranks of other photographic communities like Instagram or Flickr, but OKDOTHIS is designed to inspire as well as share. The app introduces the concept of 'Do's', which are photo...

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iResizer for Mac rescales photos without distortion

iResizer is a very intriguing app for photographers using Macs. The app is US$19.99 on the Mac App Store. Have you ever wanted to change the aspect ratio of a photo? Maybe take a 16x9 photo and make it square for Instagram? If you squeeze the photo down, you will wind up with your subjects looking...

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iOS 8 will give developers unfettered access to camera controls

Apple at WWDC this year unveiled an endless list of surprises, including 4,000 new APIs developers can take advantage of in iOS 8. Joshua Ho of AnandTech points us to one in particular that will have interesting ramifications on third party photo apps. With iOS 8's AVCaptureDevice APIs,...

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