All items tagged with "photo apps"

Sorry, Apple Watch owners, there’s no Snapchat app on the way

Snapchat isn't coming to Apple Watch.

Snapchat isn’t coming to Apple Watch.

Developers have been eager to capitalize on the Apple Watch hype, with thousands of apps already available, but according to Snapchat’s CEO, it’s going to be a long time until you’re able to check your snaps on Jony Ive’s timepiece.

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Memories photo scanner brings your old photos into digital world

Memories Photo Scanner makes it easy to digitize your pictures. Photo: Idea Solutions

Memories Photo Scanner makes it easy to digitize your pictures. Photo: IdeaSolutions

This post is brought to you by IdeaSolutions, creator of Memories Photo Scanner.

Do you have a bunch of old photographs — you know, photos printed on paper — stored away in photo albums or yellowing in cupboards? Pictures you wish to see again and share instantly, the way you do with digital photos through apps and social media?

Photo-scanning app Memories makes bringing old photos into the digital world incredibly easy. Using the app on your iPhone, you can scan up to 15 photos per minute. And the results are awesome.

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Free up space on your iPhone with Duplicate Photos Fixer

Photo: Duplicate Photo Fixer

Photo: Duplicate Photo Fixer

This post is brought to you by Systweak Software, creator of free iOS app Duplicate Photo Fixer.

If your iPhone is short on storage, it’s most likely crammed with pictures and videos — especially if you’re not prone to sorting your photos manually. In fact, photos and videos typically occupy more than 50 percent of storage space on iOS devices, according to Systweak Software. And up to 10 percent of the photos could be duplicates created inadvertently during the simple act of shooting or editing pictures with your iPhone.

Luckily, Systweak Software’s free Duplicate Photos Fixer makes it easy to locate, evaluate and delete duplicate photos. The iOS app is a quick and simple way to recover valuable storage space and organize your photos.

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Get free preview of Macphun’s new Noiseless app to save your nighttime photos

The new Noiseless photo app makes grainy photos look better. Photo: Macphun

The new Noiseless photo app makes grainy photos look better. Photo: Macphun

This post is brought to you by Macphun, creator of Noiseless.

iPhones double as great cameras, but they do have limitations, especially when you’re taking pictures at night or simply in low-light conditions. The photos can appear grainy when viewed later, enlarged on your pristine Mac screen.

Noiseless is a new photo-editing Mac app that cleans up your pixelated or grainy images and helps you create refreshed, clear pictures for your photo library. And you can download a free preview of this powerful photo app for free.

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Instagram’s new Layout app has an unsettling secret

Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac

Layout from Instagram? That name sounds oddly familiar. Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac

What happens when a multi-billion-dollar social network steals your app’s name?

Independent developer Mike Swanson asked that question Monday when he learned that Instagram had released Layout, the Facebook-owned company’s new iPhone app for creating photo collages.

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Hands on with OS X’s new Photos app

Photos for Mac is coming this spring. Photo: Ste Smith/Cult of Mac

Photos for Mac is coming this spring. Photo: Stephen Smith/Cult of Mac

Apple’s upcoming Photos app will give Mac users powerful new tools to manage, tweak and share their favorite images. While it won’t be released until later this year, we got a chance to play around with the beta version now available to developers, and we found it to be an easy-to-use and streamlined piece of software.

For a detailed and visual look at this new iOS-influenced app, check out the video below for a quick run through some of Photos’ hottest new features.

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Apple delays Photos for Mac release until spring

The new photo viewer in Photos for Mac. Now coming this spring. Photo: Apple

The new photo viewer in Photos for Mac. Now coming this spring. Photo: Apple

When Apple killed development of iPhoto and Aperture last summer, it promised a replacement that would blend the best of the two apps into one solution: Photos for Mac.

Originally promised to arrive in “early 2015,” Photos for Mac is available for the first time in a new developer-only beta of OS X Yosemite. Unfortunately, everyone else will have to wait a little longer to get their hands on it.

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Release your inner iPhone 6 artist with Paper Camera app

Paper Camera is just plain fun. Plenty of photo apps let you apply filters after the fact, but this one performs its manipulative magic inside your camera, transforming your images in real-time before your dazzled eyes.

The filters are robust, offering a nice variety of cartoon- and painting-style choices to help make even the most uninteresting photographic situations colorful, graphic or both. And Paper Camera supports the same wacky filter set for videos you shoot.

We love the fact that the app saves both the original file and the filtered version to our library so we can do what we want with the original.

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Fantastic photo-editing app VSCO Cam is finally available on iPad

Together at last. VSCO now works on iPhone and iPad. Photo: VSCO

Together at last. VSCO now works on iPhone and iPad. Photo: VSCO

When it comes to photo-editing apps on the iPhone, VSCO Cam has pretty much been the gold standard for the last few years. But to make the experience even better, the app is finally coming to the iPad.

VSCO 4.0 was released today with a redesigned look just for the iPad. Previously, iPhotogs could use the popular photo editor/social network on their iPads as a blown-up iPhone app, but the fresh design and new features will make you want to ditch your iPhone altogether. Take a look:

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How to create and use custom presets in Lightroom Mobile

How about using your own Lightroom develop presets on iOS? Charlie Sorrel/Cult of Mac

Wouldn’t it be great to use your Lightroom develop presets on iOS? Here’s how to make it happen. Photos: Charlie Sorrel/Cult of Mac

I can’t tell you how much I love Adobe’s Lightroom Mobile. But like an insatiable lover, I want more. Specifically, I want to add my own presets. LR Mobile ships with a selection of the desktop app’s image presets built in, but unlike the desktop version, you can’t save your own settings as a preset, nor can you add any made by third parties. Or can you?

In this tutorial, we’ll see how to add any preset to Lightroom Mobile, using any and all of the image-editing tools available in the Mac version and making them available on iOS.

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