This photo-sharing app adds voices to your photos

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everyStory allows you to curate digital photos albums and add audio to each photo.
everyStory allows you to curate digital photos albums and add audio to each photo.
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Dave Keene had colon cancer and wouldn’t be sure until after surgery whether it would kill him. What he did know for sure was if it did, his young son would eventually forget the sound of his voice.

Keene, a veteran engineer in the gaming industry, used his time before surgery to develop an iOS app that would change that. He created everyStory, a kind of digital photo album that includes audio attached to each photo.

Pixelated pictures? Eliminating noise takes just one click

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Macphun's new software, Noiseless, makes removing the pixel distortion known as noise easy.
Macphun's new software, Noiseless, makes removing the pixel distortion known as noise easy.
Photo: David Pierini/Cult of Mac

You don’t need a formal photography education to make a pretty good snap. But sometimes, it would be nice to have a simple fix for a technical challenge without requiring a textbook or expensive software.

Take noise. In non-scientific terms, it’s the appearance that your pictures were taken in a sandstorm. It generally happens when you are shooting in low light. Lots of microscopic bits of colorful grain across your images.

The team at Macphun has created new software for Mac users with a series of simple sliders that let you take noise out of your photos. The aptly named Noiseless can have photos looking better with just a couple of intuitive steps.

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The new Noiseless photo app makes grainy photos look better. Photo: Macphun
The new Noiseless photo app makes grainy photos look better. Photo: Macphun
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App Watch Aug 12 2014 — Lists, learning, coffee and spaaaaace

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Dream your way into space with the new IFTTT NASA channel, put notifications and widgets on your desktop with Übersicht and make the perfect cup of coffee with the latest AeroPress timer. This week we even have an app just for processing B&W photos.

Dream your way into space with the new IFTTT NASA channel, put notifications and widgets on your desktop with Übersicht and make the perfect cup of coffee with the latest AeroPress timer. This week we even have an app just for processing B&W photos.


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Get 3 Must-Have Mac Apps With The MacPhun Photo Editor Bundle [Deals]

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As the summer vacation season hits in our neck of the woods, there’s bound to be plenty of photos being taken of people having fun in the sun. Whether you’re using a simple point-and-shoot, a high-end DSLR, or even your smartphone – the photo-taking process doesn’t end once you take the shot. You’re going to want to make that shot look as great as possible afterward – and that’s where the latest Cult of Mac Deals offer can offer you a big hand.

With The MacPhun Photo Editor Bundle, you’ll get three stellar photo apps in Snapheal, FX Studio Pro, and ColorStroke. Buying all of these apps outside of this offer would run you $69 – but Cult of Mac Deals is offering you a 56% savings on these apps in this bundle. You can get all three apps in The MacPhun Photo Editor Bundle for just $29.99 for a limited time.

Turn Your Head Into An iPad And Win A Copy Of FX Photo Studio Pro [Contest]

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It’s been a while since we’ve had a contest here at Cult of Mac, so let’s start the week off with a little bit of fun. We’re looking for a few talented (or not-so talented) readers to voluntarily decapitate themselves and replace their head with an iPad. It’s gruesome and beautiful at the same time, plus we’re giving away five free copies of FX Photo Studio Pro to best entries.

To win the contest all you have to do is take a self-portrait, and then overlay it onto an iPad in another portrait. You can go traditional and use your own face, or use a friends’ or celebrity’s face. Hell, you can draw a face and then overlay it on the iPad, we don’t care. Surprise or delight us and you’ll probably win.

Here’s how to enter the contest:

Just Like The iPhone Version, FX Photo Studio HD for for iPad Goes Free Too [Daily Freebie]

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Photo: Eli Milchman

 

Last week saw popular photo-editing iPhone app FX Photo Studio go free for a day. MacPhun, the app’s developer, then extended that free day indefinitely — a result, they say, of the app’s overwhelming popularity as it’s blown through a million new downloads since going free.

Now the developer’s doing the same thing with the even-more-fantastic iPad version of the app, FX Photo Studio HD. Only this time, they say the app will be free until it hits 10 million new downloads. Since this is such a stellar app, ten million is not nearly as steep as it seems.

Bazzillion-Filter FX Photo Studio for iPhone Free Today Only [Daily Freebie]

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There’re few photo apps better than MacPhun’s FX Photo Studio for the casual photographer. It’s got a pretty interface, it’s super-simple to use and it’s stuffed with way more filters than any other iPhone app at the App Store (pretty sure this is true; if you think you know of one with more filters, let me know). Normally the app is $2, but today it’s free.

ColorStrokes: Create Amazing Effects With Your Photos! [Freebie – Last Chance!]

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This is a truly great freebie. ColorStrokes (formerly ColorSplash) is doing a big push for its new version. So as a nice little bonus, you can get this awesome mac app for free right now. I have this app myself (and for iOS) and love to play with it. I think I actually take pictures with the sole intent to use ColorStrokes on them. So, just do something cool for yourself, grab this freebie, take some pictures and have some fun.