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Colorful Filters Can Resurrect Your Old Flash

Colorful Filters Can Resurrect Your Old Flash

These fun filters are a great reason to charge some AAs and dig out that old abandoned flash

You have a camera, and maybe you have an old flashgun lying around the place. Problem: while you know what to do with the camera, even in all-manual mode, you are terrified of that flash. Used on top the camera it washes everything out and makes it look like a drunken birthday party photo taken in a bar. Used off the camera… well, in that direction there be dragons.

You really should learn to use off-camera flash. But seeing as you never will, Photojojo’s neat set of flash-filters will at least give that old strobe something to do.

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Mattebox Might Be The Best iPhone Camera App Around [Review]

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Mattebox is the closest you'll get to using a high-end film camera on your iPhone

I’ll come out and say it at the top of this review: Mattebox is hands-down the best camera app I have used on iOS. That it was launched in December of last year and I only found out about it today is something of an embarrassment.

If you love the richness of features and tweakability of something like Camera+, then Mattebox may not be for you. But if you ever picked up a Leica and loved how the camera seemed to disappear, allowing you to just get on and shoot, you’re gonna be out by $5 in the next few minutes.

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Use Photoshop Touch To Make Instagram-Like Effects The Hard Way [How-To]

Use Photoshop Touch To Make Instagram-Like Effects The Hard Way [How-To]

Using just a red bike light, many layers, a Google search and a picture of Kermit the Frog, you too can make a fake Instagram picture

With all the retro photo-filtering apps in the App Store, it might seem redundant to take the time and effort to actually fire up Photoshop Touch and do the dirty work ourselves. But as it is a rainy April afternoon here at Cult of Mac’s Spanish HQ, I figured why not? After all, the whole point of this stuff is to have some fun, right?

So here we have it: How to make Instagrams the hard way.

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1-Bit Camera Makes Hipstamatic Look Like a Hasselblad

1-Bit Camera Makes Hipstamatic Look Like a Hasselblad

This doesn't look quite right thanks to JPEG compression, but you get the idea

8-bit pixel art is so last year. These days, all the cool kids and hipsters are into 1-bit photos. That’s right, one-bit. Now there’s an app that will render all your photographs as if they were taken on an old Nintendo Game Boy camera.

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Photo-Sharing App Via.Me Adds Instagram Import

Photo-Sharing App Via.Me Adds Instagram Import

Via.me is a nice alternative to Instagram, and can now import your Instagram photos

Still looking for an alternative to Instagram now that the Evil Empire has bought it up and is surely planning to suck it dry? There are a few options, including sticking with Instagram itself, but one alternative — Via.Me — has just added an Instagram import tool to make the transition as painless as possible.

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How To Delete Your Instagram Account

How To Delete Your Instagram Account

If you really, really want to delete your Instagram account, it's pretty easy

So you decided to quit Instagram. You already exported your photos with Instaport, but is that enough to stop the Evil Empire from mining your account for yet more information to sell to advertisers?*

What you need to do, my friend, is delete your Instagram account entirely. Luckily, it’s pretty easy, an almost one-click process — unlike quitting Facebook itself, which is all but impossible.

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iPhone Photography: The Best Apps, Killer Tricks And Mistakes To Avoid [Interview]

iPhone Photography: The Best Apps, Killer Tricks And Mistakes To Avoid [Interview]

@Richard Gray.

Richard Gray teaches what may be the UK’s first college-level iPhone photography class.

Gray, a street photographer whose work you can check out under the handle “rugfoot” on Twitter, Flickr and Instagram, just wrapped up the first course in iPhoneography at the photography department of Kensington & Chelsea College in London; the next two sessions of the five-week course start April 26 and May 31.

He shared with Cult of Mac the required app downloads for the class and the four most common mistakes iPhone photo students make.

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Use the iPad’s Cameras To Add Analog Effects In Photoshop Touch [How-To]

Use the iPad’s Cameras To Add Analog Effects In Photoshop Touch [How-To]

With just an iPad and a flashlight, you can add some amazing lighting effect to your photos

One of the neatest things about running Photoshop on a the iPad is that it is both portable, and it has has cameras. That might not sound like much, but it lets you do a lot more than just take pictures. Photoshop Touch lets you shoot into the current project right from either camera, and you can use this to add some pretty amazing analog effects to your image.

Today we’ll take a look at two cool tricks, one using each camera. One needs a flashlight, and one needs a textured surface or a piece of paper. Go get your tools and follow along.

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Padcaster Turns New iPad Into Shallow-Focusing Movie Camera

Ever since I got my new iPad last Friday, I have been playing with the great new camera. I’m not one of those luddites that think nobody will ever use a tablet as a camera (note: many of these people probably called the iPad a consumption-only device, or said that you can’t use it to do real work). But I do find the iPad awkward to hold when trying to tap the screen for exposure, focus and the shutter release.

The Padcaster, a forthcoming camera rig for the iPad, might just take care of that.

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Process Non-Destructive Photo Editing App With Recipe Sharing

Process Non-Destructive Photo Editing App With Recipe Sharing

Process will let you brush up your photos in no time

Process is a new take on photo editing apps. It’s simple, fast, powerful and has some very clever ideas about how we edit our photos. The in-app introduction describes it as a “non-linear editor for photos,” and that’s not far from the mark.

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