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All posts tagged "photo editing software"


Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Viovio Photo Books Reviewed: Free Your Photos!

Posted by Eric Juillerat in "Digital Home Printing" @ 08:00 AM

Product Category: Photo Books and Printing
Manufacturer: VIOVIO
Where to Buy: VIOVIO
Price: $5.99 USD and up (varies)
System Requirements: Internet Browser, Laptop or Desktop computer
Specifications: N/A

Pros:

  • Massive library of templates;
  • Excellent customer support;
  • Impressive printing and pricing options.
Cons:
  • Internet based application can be slow;
  • May not be compatible with some browser plugins;
  • Finished project may not have the printing option you want.

Summary: Am I the only one who has gigabytes of photographs gathering digital dust on my hard drive? I'm not, right? And why? Because ink and photo paper is expensive, and it would take me forever to print them out! And then what? Invite the family over for a sit-down where you pass one photo hand-over-hand to the person on your right, over and over? No, no, this can't go on, and that's exactly what went through the brilliant minds over at Viovio. What if you could pick up a book, and inside have your photos displayed on high quality photo paper? And what if it had interesting notes and text, amid a visual playground that didn't just display your photos, but presented them? Viovio turns Family-Vacation-Photo-Night into an upper scale gala, thick with praise and hyperbole, but more importantly with love. And speaking of love, hidden in this review is a 20% off coupon for you to use! Read more...


Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Photoshop Express Update for iOS 4.2 Devices

Posted by Michael Knutson in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 09:30 PM

http://www.tuaw.com/2011/01/25/free...splay-and-more/

"Adobe has updated Photoshop Express for iOS 4.2 devices, and it now supports the Retina Display for better quality images. The app is faster and more responsive and adds background uploads and multitasking support."

Lots of improvements in this (still) free app for iOS 4.2 devices. The app looks better, runs noticeably faster, and is a must-have for my iPhone photography toolkit. It is a big plus to be able to make minor corrections/improvements in photos right on the iphone. Some reports of features disappearing if location services are not enabled, but, all-in-all, a great app, especially for the price.

 


Wednesday, December 22, 2010

piRAWnha Processes RAW Images on iPad; Fills Your Pun Quota for the Next Decade

Posted by Lee Yuan Sheng in "Digital Home Software" @ 02:00 PM

http://www.photographyblog.com/news...es_on_the_ipad/

"piRAWnha is the first RAW image developer for the iPad. In piRAWnha, the raw data can be edited and once the settings have been optimized, a high‐quality JPEG image file can be exported to the Photo Library. Currently, piRAWnha supports raw images transferred to the iPad with the Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit. piRAWnha works with all raw files supported by Apple."

The iPad's IPS screen makes it a natural fit in the photographer's bag. Upon the iPad's announcement most photographers saw its potential as a portable electronic portfolio. Others have since used it for a second monitor for photo editing on the notebook while out in the field. Now there is an app to process raw images on the iPad. Besides the awful pun, I am just curious if anyone would really want to use the iPad to process anywhere from 12 megapixel to 24 megapixel raw images.


Thursday, July 15, 2010

Taking The Plunge - Switching To The Apple World

Posted by Brad Wasson in "Apple Talk" @ 05:00 AM

I'm not an impluse buyer very often. In mid-June I walked into a local electronics store and browsed through the laptop section. As I walked by the Apple section I noticed they had a number of the new iPads set out for people to play with. I had, of course, seen many ads and videos about it online, but this was my first hands-on encounter. I walked over and picked one up and was immediately taken by the clarity of the screen. My first thought was "Wow, that is sharp". I turned the iPad over in my hands and looked at it from all sides. Again, "Wow, it was really well made". I turned it face-forward again and then started tapping on the icons. I opened up the calendar application and thought, "Wow, this is really nicely done". I opened the browser and browsed a few sites. Wow, this really works well. Scrolling, gestures, speed. What a neat experience. Read more...


Thursday, April 8, 2010

Confused About Photo Book Services? This Should Help!

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "The Competition" @ 12:00 PM

http://www.digitalhomethoughts.com/...hoto-books.html

"My son Logan was born on August 16th, 2009, but long before that I started work on a very special project: a baby book that would chronicle the process of my wife's pregnancy, our preparations for his arrival, and the first couple of weeks after he was born."

And in this fantastic article, you can read all about the trials and tribulations that Jason Dunn from Digital Home Thoughts went through as he spent the last 7 or 8 months going through a dozen different photo book services to see just which one worked best. The article is expansive, but very thorough and well worth the read if you want to get the low down on which service really came through. Granted, it doesn't have the service that Apple provides (yet anyway), but that is mainly because Jason is a Windows guy. He does say he may get a Mac and try out the Apple service and when he does, he will update the article. But regardless, this does offer a lot of great information for anyone out there considering or currently creating photo books. Nice job Jason!


Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Calico Updated to Version 1.5

Posted by Vincent Ferrari in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 09:00 AM

http://www.kekus.com/download/index.html

"Updates include iPhoto and Aperture integration, improved blending at the image overlaps (less ghosting), added automatic/manual checks for updates, fixed PTMac project export, and other minor bug fixes. Making panoramas couldn't be easier. Load your images, press align to make a preview, adjust the crop as you like and make the panorama. Making panoramas couldn't be easier. Calico supports multi-row panoramas, 16 bit input and output inlcuding TIFF, and single and layered PSD and PSB output (8 and 16 bit) and has a new cropping tool so you can set the area of the panorama."

I've been a paid user of Calico since 1.0 and it's a magnificent app for making panoramas and doing it quickly and easily. With the new fixes to the anti-ghosting algorithm and (finally!) and automatic updater, it's one application you should have in your toolbag if you like to take a lot of photos. The one above is one I took from field level at Citi Field in New York (home of the Amazin' Mets). It's a composite of five photos done with the latest version of Calico Had I not told you it was five photos, you'd never know.

The results are awesome and the app is worth it if panoramas are your thing.


Monday, June 1, 2009

ACD Systems Ready for Move to Mac

Posted by Vincent Ferrari in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 01:00 PM

http://www.acdsee.com/offers/proformac/

"The wait is over for professional photographers who want a faster, affordable, all-in-one photography workflow system to use on their Macs. ACD Systems International Inc. today opened beta testing for its new ACDSeeTM Pro Photo Manager for Mac, the first version of the company's acclaimed Pro Photo Manager software for Mac applications."

Well, honestly, I'm not the biggest fan of ACDSee's pro offerings, but that's honestly more because I tend to need more organization than manipulation. That being said, they're usually insanely powerful, fully featured, and usually can replace a photo processor (like Bridge or Lightroom) and an organizer (like iPhoto or Picasa). I may jump on the beta just to see what this one is like. Any of you guys about to jump or already in on the beta? If so, how's it going?


Wednesday, January 28, 2009

iLife '09 First Impressions

Posted by Vincent Ferrari in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 08:00 AM

It would not be possible to do a full review of iLife '09 after having had it for as short a period of time as I have, but I still wanted to give you the skinny on what I've noticed. As you all know, I was very excited to see a new version of iLife at MacWorld, and I think that Apple has done nothing to shake my confidence in iLife in general. It's still a solid package, a great value, and a must-own for any Mac user. Read more...


Monday, January 26, 2009

iLife '09 Available Tomorrow!

Posted by Vincent Ferrari in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 02:15 PM

http://www.apple.com/pr/library/200...01/26ilife.html

"Apple today announced that iLife '09 will be available tomorrow, January 27, and features major upgrades to iPhoto, iMovie and GarageBand, with breakthrough new ways to organize and manage photos, create movies and learn to play music. iLife '09 is included with every new Mac and is available as a $79 upgrade for existing users through the Apple Store® (www.apple.com), Apple's retail stores and Apple Authorized Resellers."

I don't know about you folks, but I'll be out there with serious determination to get my hands on this one tomorrow. I just hope they have the family packs right away; I'd hate to have to wait! Anyone else gonna rush out tomorrow and grab it, or am I just a shameful fanboy?


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