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Apps: Photography

Kim Komando writes about 5 must-have apps for iPhone photography

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Kim Komando posted a great article today titled 5 must-have apps for digital photos. They range from the free Photoshop.com Mobile for editing your photos to the $4.99 Focalware, for finding the best time of day to shoot outdoors. 



Yikes, my feet are glowing!

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While recovering from my recent heart surgery (quadruple bypass...I'm doing fine), I was laying on the couch and looking at my ... feet. I have to wear socks with rubber thingies on them so I can grip the floor. While admiring my socks, the sun started moving across my free. For a second, it looked like my socks were glowing. Since my iPhone was next to me (where it's been for several days), I took the picture. All I did after was to crop and put a border around it using Best Camera. So...here's what I do when I'm laying on the couch. :)



Contest: Comment to Win a Free Download of PhotoTropedelic!!

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Our very own day-tripper, Mr. John Painter, recently reviewed this psychedelic app called PhotoTropedelic, and we now have some giveaway codes for 3 lucky readers. Tell me how you trip out your photos in the comments section of this post and become a candidate to win an iTunes redeem code for this far out app! Contest ends on March 13, 2010, 11PM EST...Read on for full contest rules...



Tripping the app fantastic

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I am so… like hooked on Larry Weinberg’s PhototTropedelic ($1.99) app man, it’s unreal.  Ok, enough of the 70’s talk, this is an interesting app in how it creates its effect, which I think is great! 



Video Genius — another free app for recording video on older devices

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We've been covering apps that let you record video on older-model iPhones that didn't come with video capability. The most recent entry is Video Genius, which is currently free in the App Store. It records at a rate of 10 frames per second, but is limited to 40-60 seconds. If you want to shoot longer, then it has a lower res mode of 4 frames per second that lets you take onger videos.



App Store gets Adult Supervision... too heavy handed?

"Apple has reversed their policy".  If I've heard it once, I've heard it a million times.  Actually, I google'd those words and found 994,000 results, so that's not an exaggeration!  Apple has had enough of the 'bikini' apps and has begun removing such apps from the App Store.

 

I must admit, I am a bit conflicted here.  As a father, it can be frustrating seeing 17+ apps when doing searches or browsing the App Store.  Those apps obviously sell, but that pushes other apps down in the rankings, making it harder to sell.  As a developer of family-friendly apps, this is also frustrating because it means less "exposure" (pun intended) for my apps!

 



Qik, get this app!

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Jumping into the middle of the iPhone video camera fray is Qik Video Camera ($1.99) by Qik Inc.which is amazing, and has edged my other favorites iVideoCamera and ShowTime out of the lead.



Love those camera apps!

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I love all the different camera apps that are available for the iPhone. It seems each one has something different to offer. Camera Plus Pro is no exception.



SmartCam App Saves the Day

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Rainy Day.  Beautiful Girl.  Not enough light.  Uh-oh.  What do I do?  I open my SmartCam app and take the picture.  Problem solved.

The SmartCam app automatically adjusts the photo intelligently to bring out the best in the photo.  It's simple, easy and quick to use.  See directions & video below.

 


Without SmartCam

With SmartCam

  

Bottom Line:  Worth the $2.99, if you use your camera frequently - or would like to.  I give it 7 out of 10 iPhones.

 

 

 

 

How to take a High Contrast Photo

 



Photoshop.com Mobile — new version of free app released

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The free Photoshop.com Mobile app has been downloaded 6.5 million times since last October. You can use it to edit and share photos via an easy-to-use interface. The latest version, released a few days ago, offers a new sharpen tool, support for a variety of photo borders, and playback of video hosted on Photoshop.com.



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