Here's a neat free app if you're someone who occasionally creates screenshots. AutoScreenshot 3D lite, developed by fellow blogger Todd Berhnard, lets you give your screenshot a 3D and mirror effect (see image at right). A pro version (AutoScreenshot 3D, $0.99) lets you use your own background, choose different angles, adjust size, position, and tint, and more.
One of the problems…or joys or writing app reviews like this is that by the time you finish the review, it is already almost out of date. So, from time to time, it is necessary to return to a review to ensure it remains up to date with the latest information. With that in mind, a few months ago, I wrote a roundup for our print edition of some fantastic photo editing apps for the iPad (Kudos for MacPhun, winner of the Editor’s Choice Award from that article). Since that time, I have stumbled upon several fantastic new apps which make editing photos even easier than ever.
The iPhone and some well-selected apps can inspire a world of creative play.
I'm a professional photographer and have been using a high megapixel digital camera for years. I have to admit that the idea of using the iPhone's 5-MP camera—with no lens attachments—to capture images was hard to imagine at first. Then I saw some iPhone images taken by other photographers and decided to give it a try. I purchased the iPhone 4 in December 2010 and never looked back!
(Beware: highly technical article! If you aren't a programmer and/or don't want to see how my backup / restore algorithm works, step right to the last two chapters, starting with "Important note for 3G S users"!)
I've just uploaded version 1.4 of my free(!), open-source(!) iPhone 3G S video recorder enhancer tool to Cydia. As usual, add the repository „http://www.winmobiletech.com/cy” or „http://winmobiletech.com/cy” to your Cydia client and download the new version from my repository. When the development is finally finished, I'll make the two programs be available in traditional Cydia repositories so that you don't need to access it from my private repository.
Main changes in this version:
I've just posted the new (1.3) version of my iPhone 3G S Video camera enhancer to my Cydia repository. (Please see my previous, dedicated articles [e.g., THIS
] on accessing it.)
Unfortunately, when it runs under iOS 4.3.x, it has two main disadvantages compared to the pre-4.3 version:
- no on-device playback of anything over 1 Mbps. That is, you can't set for example 2Mbps as your video data rate if you want to watch the video on your iPhone.
- no Full sensor mode, also meaning less real resolution and worse low-light performance (but much better framerate and no „clicking” bug)
(Note that this article, as with most of my stuff, shows you not only how the camera can be reconfigured, but also shows you - how you can play back a YouTube video frame-by-frame; - how you can create and upload packages to your Cydia [an alternative to Apple's AppStore] repository and, last but definitely not least, gives you a full source-level explanation of the entire app that I've written to quickly switch between the different iPhone4 camera configurations. No one has released anything similar for the iPhone 4 or the iPhone 3GS [for which I'll also release a very similar utility in a few days] before!)
I can't tell you how many times I have been at work and wanted to get a photo I had saved on my iMac at home. How I have handled it until now is through LogMein. I love the app and how it lets me access my desktop from away, but here is a free option that will let you scoop photos from your desktop/laptop iPhoto library and put them right onto your iPad. The app is called Cinq. The app is free and all you need to do is register with them, download a free app to your desktop/laptop and be on wifi. What happens then is almost magical. Simply open the Cinq app on your iPad, log into your account and before you can say holy toledo, you will be looking at your iPhoto library.