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Facetune Review

iPad App - Designed for iPad
By Jennifer Allen on September 30th, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: FANTASTIC FACIAL MANIPULATION
New to the iPad, Facetune makes it easy to smooth out wrinkles and remove blemishes on users' portrait photos.
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Glaze Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on August 7th, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: ATTRACTIVE
Glaze makes it easy to add painting style effects to photos but it's not quite perfect yet.
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PhotoLawn: Inspiration And Education For Photographers

Posted by Jennifer Allen on August 6th, 2012

It's fantastic that DSLR cameras are much more affordable nowadays, ensuring that amateur photography fans are able to pick such a camera up. The problem is that there is still a ton to learn about using them effectively. It's a huge leap up from a compact camera and can get intimidating.

Fortunately, there's a new app out that aims to make things easier and aid users in learning how to use a DSLR correctly. That app is PhotoLawn.

PhotoLawn teaches things a little differently from other educational tools. Focusing on the visual aspect of photography, the app presents photos from Flickr, while displaying the shutter speed, exposure, ISO and more, all in an easy to understand manner.

Everything is laid out as part of an animated grid of thumbnail photos from the popular photo sharing site, making it simple to see what's going on and adapt accordingly. Even better, it doubles up as a great way to browse Flickr and be inspired.

PhotoLawn is free to download with further features such as favorites, mapping and social options, unlockable with a $1.99 in-app purchase.

ISO500 For 500px Review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Jennifer Allen on July 13th, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: ATTRACTIVE
A glorious showcase of photography and a community to share them with.
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USA TODAY for iPhone Review

+ Universal & Apple Watch App - Designed for iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch
By Greg Dawson on March 15th, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: TOP NEWS NOW
Featuring award-winning writers, up-to-date news and some of the best photography around, the USA TODAY for iPhone app offers something for all.
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Add The Graphic Novel Touch To Images With ToonPAINT

Posted by Jennifer Allen on November 7th, 2011
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

Having spent many years of my life trying to draw, I've come to accept that I'm never going to be a comic book illustrator, as much as I'd love to be. Apps like ToonPAINT go some way to repairing my bruised ego, however. It's an app that allows users to create cartoon images from their own photos.

Once the image is imported, the app converts it to a sketch format and opens up the possibility of coloring in the photo. Using some fancy image processing algorithms and a series of different colors, ToonPAINT opens ordinary photos up to the world of the graphic novel look. It's all very easy to do but with some pretty cool results.

It's a neat app and doubles up as a great way to entertain kids who never fail to love coloring pictures in.

ToonPAINT is normally priced at $1.99 but until November 12th, it's available for free. Enjoy the artistic creations that this app can produce.

Kabaam Review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Jason Wadsworth on October 3rd, 2011
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: POW!
Users can create personalized comics using images from their own photo albums.
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Browse Flickr Easily With Flickr Explorer

Posted by Jennifer Allen on July 25th, 2011

According to Flickr last year, more than 3,000 images are uploaded to the photo sharing site every minute with 5 billion photos already on there. Who knows how much that's changed in the past year but there are clearly a heck of a lot of photos on Flickr for users to explore. So how best is it to browse through the site? The makers of Flickr Explorer hope that they've come up with the solution.

The app promises no distractions. Users can simply browse through pages upon pages of photos until they come across one they want to see on a larger scale. A tap of the relevant image and the user can then view it in fullscreen, landscape or portrait mode. Sharing options are also available with the option to share via Twitter, Facebook and e-mail amongst others.

Flickr Explorer is simplicity itself but also rather soothing to explore with no distractions. The photos do the talking.

It's out now, it's universal and it's priced at $0.99.

Paint FX Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jason Wadsworth on July 14th, 2011
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: FINGER PAINTED PICS
This photo editing app allows users to paint filters on photos any way they want with the swipe of a finger.
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SwankoLab Review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Ben Harvell on August 11th, 2010
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: CHEMICAL PARTY
A gorgeous virtual darkroom in your pocket from the guys behind Hipstamatic. Could there be anything wrong with this picture?
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Take 20-Megapixel Photos With AutoStitch For iPhone…

Posted by Ben Harvell on June 30th, 2010
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

Even since the introduction of a 5-megapixel camera in the iPhone 4, Apple’s phone isn’t blessed with the ability to take large photos. As those familiar with photography know and Apple is keen to point out, it’s not the megapixel count that determines the quality of your snaps, merely the size.

Our title doesn’t lie, however. You can achieve images equivalent to 20-megapixels from your iPhone if you make use of AutoStitch Panorama and apply a little concentration. Now updated to version 3.0, AutoStitch allows iPhone users to take multiple photos on their iPhone and stitch them together to create a poster-sized image. Ideal for when the subject you want to capture is too big for the iPhone’s screen (and lens) or you simply want to take bigger pictures.

This latest update adds enhanced compositing techniques, new algorithms to compensate for blending and exposure and automatic brightness matching between images. Users can also now share their shots to Facebook or via email right from their device.

Compatible with the iPhone 3G, 3GS and 4 as well as the iPad and iPod touch, AutoStitch 3.0 is available now for $2.99.

The Best Way To View Facebook Photos On Your iPad?

Posted by Ben Harvell on May 21st, 2010
iPad App - Designed for iPad

One of the many guilty pleasures of Facebook is browsing through the photos your friends have posted. Whether you’re laughing at shots from a drunken night out or enjoying how fat your ex has gotten, it can become an addictive pastime. While there are some Facebook tools available for the iPad, there is yet to be an official Facebook app launched. Fortunately, developers appreciate the fact that iPad users need to stay in touch with their social networks and have created some excellent offerings such as FlickPad.

Thanks to this unique app from Shacked Software you can now feed your Facebook photo addiction with a beautiful, native iPad app. Users are presented with the latest Facebook photos when they open the app and can select favorites as well as share the images they find. The interface makes browsing images fun and offers some great multi-touch features including double and triple taps to access different options and views. One of our favourite features is the ability to hide all of the photos from a particular person although, if you do that, maybe you should question why you are friends with them in the first place.