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Pic Scanner has been improved and the price lowered

I last looked at Pic Scanner last summer, and found it barely better than snapping a picture with Apple's camera app. Pic Scanner could do multiple photos but there weren't too many features, and the free version wasn't very flexible. If you wanted to share an image, you had to make a in-app...

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Daily App: Photofy lets you express yourself through photos

Photofy is a photo editing app for creative types who want to express themselves through photos, but don't have the time or artistic talent to do everything from scratch. The app allows you to take a memorable moment captured by your camera or a stock photo and add your sentiments through the use...

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inStatus is a photo editor that concentrates on text

inStatus (free for a limited time) has all the usual photo-editing bells and whistles like saturation, sharpness, cropping and almost everything you need to fix up or modify a photo. That includes an array of filters and frames. But inStatus specializes in text. The app contains templates for...

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Daily App: Rookie is a camera app and photo editor rolled into one

Rookie is a new photo app from JellyBus, the makers of PicsPlay and Moldiv. The developers have experience with creating photography apps and it shows in Rookie. Rookie launches as a camera app, allowing you to capture photos using the iPhone camera. Unlike the stock camera app, which is...

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Olloclip 4-in-1 iPhone lens gives you a new perspective on the world

If you're an iPhone owner, there's a good chance you take a lot of photos with your phone. That's totally understandable, given that Apple's recent smartphone offerings are widely considered to be fantastic for photography. Still, the built-in lens on your iPhone 4, 4s, 5 or 5s is still hampered...

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iOgrapher: An inexpensive hand-held mount for iPad moviemaking

TUAW has previously reviewed the Padcaster (US$149 or $189 with lens), a tremendously useful tool for mounting an iPad in a sturdy aluminum frame that includes multiple tripod mounts as well as cold shoes for mounting lights and microphones. It's such an iPad moviemaking powerhouse that it...

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Light Pad HD turns your iPad into a light box

Here's a new solution to an old problem. How to view slides, transparencies or X-rays without a light box? Light Pad HD (US$1.99) lets you see those old slides and other analog photographic media without lugging around a separate light box. I have to admit, I have boxes of 35mm slides left over...

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PhotoScope: Explore your iPhoto and Aperture libraries from your iPhone or iPad

It's always refreshing to see something new for photo aficionados and PhotoScope (US$4.99) certainly meets that criteria. PhotoScope gives you complete access to your Aperture and iPhoto libraries from any iOS hardware as long as all your devices are on the same WiFi network. To get things up and...

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Altitude - View & Share for iOS reports your current altitude

Altitude - View & Share for iPhone (free) is an interesting little app that reports on your current altitude. Once launched, the app displays your altitude in meters or feet over a landscape photo meant to represent your surroundings. With a tap, you can share this information with family or...

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Fuzel updates its collage maker with animation and music

I looked at the Fuzel app last year and found it a nice way to make some striking collages on iOS. A new update puts your images in motion with tasteful zooms, and lets you add music from your iTunes library or use the music contained in the app. You can also select frames and the arrangement of...

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In a blind camera taste test pictures from the iPhone 5s beat out ones from its five main competitors

Seemingly every month new phones are released, each boasting new features that set it apart from the competition. And yet even the most cutting-edge iPhone, the 5s, still comes with a measly 8MP camera. To put things in perspective its rival from Sony, the Xperia Z1 Compact, has a 20.7MP camera....

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Almighty Photo is a slick photo album and editor for iOS

I originally thought Almighty Photo (US$2.99) was another me-too photo editor, but quickly saw that the app was much more than that. It's an innovative and powerful approach to photo management and editing. The app is designed to browse and organize your photo libraries. It never touches the...

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OnOne Perfect Photo Suite 8 Review

Perfect Photo Suite 8 from OnOne Software is a robust photo editing suite that allows you to customize your photos in ways only limited by your imagination. This update to version 7 hit the stores in November, 2013 and now is up to version 8.1. It is well worth your attention and...

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Daily App: Obaby is a photo-illustration tool for busy parents

Taking a photo of your newborn and dressing it up so it is pretty can be a daunting challenge for busy parents, who barely have time to think, never mind find the right tools to edit their images. This is where Obaby from Potluck steps in to make your life easier. Obaby is an image editor designed...

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Prettify makes your photos prettier with a couple of clicks

There are two types of iOS photo editors: the type that lets you fiddle and adjust images in very precise increments, and the other type that provides a way to enhance your photos with a minimum of clicks. Prettify (free with some in-app options) belongs to the latter category, and it does its job...

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