Afterlight, the photo editing app, has been updated to version 2.5.
The update adds an interesting new feature that lets you create your own filters under the Fusion section. Using adjustment tools, filters, and textures you can mix and match settings to create a custom filter. The created filters can be as simple as a color change or as complicated as a 20+ step fusion. You can name your it, and go back to edit it as you like. Afterlight has also squashed some bugs and made a few improvements.
You can check out Afterlight for $0.99 on the App Store.
Over provides a simple yet useful tool in the form of the ability to add text to photos quickly yet pleasantly.
The app makes it easy to add a variety of different text to an image, before sharing such creations via Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr or Instagram. There's a plentiful supply of different font faces to use with it simple to resize the text and drag it into position. A tinting option ensures that such text pops out of the screen, taking focus for all to see.
Sharing is similarly easy, ensuring that users are mere seconds away from creating and sharing their own inspirational quotes, memes or funny cat based images. You name it, the only limit is the user's imagination. A couple of taps are all that's needed to upload such creations elsewhere.
Over is available now and it's priced at $1.99 with additional fonts available as a bundle for $0.99.
Adobe has released a highly-capable version of Photoshop for the iPad 2. Adobe Photoshop Touch brings more advanced image editing features than the free Adobe Photoshop Express, boasting features such as multiple image layers that are essential to powerful desktop image editors. Various image selection tools including Scribble Selection and Refine Edge, which helps to extract tricky parts of images, are here in a touch-friendly interface. The camera can be used to fill areas in layers. Google Image Search is integrated to help add images to projects. Facebook is integrated to share images directly to the service. As well, projects can be uploaded to Adobe Creative Cloud, allowing for files from Adobe Photoshop Touch to be opened directly in Photoshop CS5. The app is not designed for extrmeely high-resolution porjects, although the 1600x1600 resolution should be enough for most users. The app does require the iPad 2 specifically, leaving out iPad 1 users. The app has launched at a price point of $9.99 and is available now.
We were pretty impressed by Camera Plus Pro when it was reviewed last summer. Clearly developers, Global Delight, didn't want to rest on their impressive laurels as version 4.0 of Camera Plus Pro, released today, promises to the bring the best out of the iPhone camera in terms of photography and performance. Some of these changes are simple such as the fact that the app is now 30x faster, others are much more complex such as the UI makeover, new capture engine and a plethora of different filters. The main thing to take from all this is that Camera Plus Pro is all the more essential a purchase for anyone keen to use the camera functionality regularly.
18 new Live Photo Filters have been added allowing users to preview photos in full screen while adding new filters and looks to the imagery. Camera effects like grid lines, touch exposure and a white balanced lock enhances this all the more. Live photo editing means that users can see just how much their photos are improved by adjusting brightness, contrast, saturation, hue, sharpness, tint and temperature quickly and easily. Distortion effects provide plenty of benefits as well.
9 Live Video Filters have been added for those creating videos with the app. The new Smooth Video Zoom functionality boosts video recording too thanks to its jerk-free promise.
With the capture engine being so much faster than before, instant saving is possible with the ability to capture 40 back-to-back photos at full resolution. Re-adjusting images, rotating or cropping photos is just as simple with one single motion doing everything.
It's impressive stuff for an already excellent photography app. Camera Plus Pro is regularly priced at $2.99 but to celebrate the latest release, it's priced at a mere $0.99 for the next week. An ideal time to check it out then.
At the Photoshop World conference on March 30th, 2011, Adobe demonstrated a new version of an iPad Photoshop app that features layers support, layering being one of the key features of advanced image editors like Photoshop. This would allow for advanced image editing on the go, as complex, layered images could be created, as well as with the new features like dragging and rotating of image objects, and a new color mixer tool. Adobe has yet to announce any details on when or how this would be released - Photoshop Express already exists for the iPad (as well as the iPhone and iPod touch as a universal app), but the features in this app Adobe demoed would be far beyond what we've seen from the current Photoshop Express app. A more advanced image editing app could be a major selling point on the iPad for image editors, especially with the iPad being such a portable, lightweight device. This app is a potentially major announcement, and it will be interesting to see what Adobe reveals next about this potential Photoshop app for the iPad.
VectorPro is a nice raster-to-vector app for the iPhone that does what it promises: converts pre-saved images to SVG files. It's a very niche app, but useful for graphics professionals who want to create vector graphics on the go.