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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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Adobe adds cross-platform photo editing for Creative Cloud users

Photographers who use Adobe's Creative Cloud suite of graphics apps are getting some love today. Both Photoshop and Lightroom have been updated to improve synchronization of photo workflows between compatible devices (ie. the Mac and the iPad). You can edit a photo on one platform and watch the...

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DarkLight is a very likable free image editor for iOS

One gets jaded after years of looking at iOS image editors that are endless variations on a theme, or that have most of the tools you want but lack others. However, every so often an editing tool comes along that is well thought-out, a good performer, and free. That brings me to DarkLight. This...

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SpyMeSat iOS app now lets you buy hi-resolution satellite images

It's almost like having your own spy satellite. Last year I took a look at the SpyMeSat app, a US$1.99 app that lets you see when you are in range of an imaging satellite. At the time of my review, you could set alerts to let you know when a satellite was near your location, but this new version...

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iPhone models remain the most popular cameras on Flickr

Sparked by the iPhone, the smartphone revolution put the power to take amazing photographs into the hands of millions of people, obviating the need in many cases for dedicated point-and-shoots. While the original iPhone camera wasn't anything to write home about, Apple has devoted considerable...

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The TUAW Daily Update Podcast for June 11, 2014

It's the TUAW Daily Update, your source for Apple news in a convenient audio format. You'll get some the top Apple stories of the day in three to five minutes for a quick review of what's happening in the Apple world. You can listen to today's Apple stories by clicking the player at the top of...

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2014 iPhone Photography Award winners announced

Though the camera found on the original iPhone was nothing to write home about, subsequent updates have made it capable of taking breathtaking photos. So much so that there's even an annual iPhone photography competition which showcases some of the most jaw dropping, beautiful, and inspiring...

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Daily App: Slow Shutter for iOS gets the job done

There are several apps available for low-light and light trail photography. Slow Shutter! (on sale for US$0.99) is a fine example, and has been rewritten to make it easier to use and increase performance. The app has replaced complex settings with Auto mode (waterfalls, moving objects), a Light...

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TUAW takes a second look at The Padcaster

Way back in 2012, I reviewed a pre-production version of The Padcaster, an amazing pro tool that's used to equip an iPad with all sorts of accessories for professional-quality video or photography. You probably remember seeing a Padcaster in one of Apple's "What will your verse be?"...

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Daily App: Lockscreen Wallpaper Designer for iOS

Lockscreen Wallpaper Designer (currently on sale for US$0.99) is a clever little app that lets you make an attractive lock screen for your iOS device that keeps the date and time legible. To use the app, grant it access to your photo library. Choose an image, and select a rounded, square or star...

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FlixAPix adds animated transitions to your iOS photos

FlixAPix (free) is an innovative app that lets you take a pair of photos and add an interesting transition between them. In-app purchases offer additional transitions. Photos can be captured live from within the app, or you can import from your camera roll. You can sign up for a free account, but...

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Weekend App: Vhoto converts your iPhone videos into beautiful stills

Vhoto is a new photography tool that allows you save still photographs from a video. Instead of scrolling through your video frame-by-frame, Vhoto scans it on your behalf pulling out the best still shots. You then can choose your favorite snapshots and edit them as needed. When you are done, you...

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See what happens when a photographer adds iPhone movie stills to real-life photos

French photographer Francois Dourlen uses the iPhone for photography, but does so in a very creative way. Rather than using the iPhone to take the photos, Dourlen incorporates the iPhone into every shot, using it to add still images that are appropriate to the scene. More than just a bland image,...

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Fotos for iOS does some things Apple left out

Fotos is a free iPhone app that catalogs your camera roll and albums and lets you add names to your images, making them easily searchable. It seems pretty basic, but Apple really doesn't allow you to name or rename images in the iOS version of iPhoto, which is a shame. "IMG_3561" just isn't that...

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Take pictures in very low light with NightCap Pro

I've seen a few iOS apps that allow you to take photos in dim lighting conditions, but none so far are as well thought out or feature rich as NightCap Pro (US$1.99). The app, which supports both still photos and video, puts your camera into enhanced modes that really improve low light...

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