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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Create a Photo Collage With Pages

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 05:00 AM

"We all know how easy it is to share photos online with iPhoto or via iCloud's Photo Stream, but what about when you want to get back to the old school and print them? iPhoto offers some great photo printing options and you can even create your own printed photo books, but don't overlook Pages because it also has a few tricks up its sleeve."

Framing a photo collage is a great gift. In fact, we made up some over the last couple weeks leading up to my daughter's graduation as thank you gifts for various people that have helped her in various phases in her life. I just wish I had known about all the tricks in this article and I could have saved myself from buying an app called Turbo Collage. It worked great, but I already have Pages so could have used that instead! Live and learn I guess, right?

Thursday, April 26, 2012

iPad For Photo Editing

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 04:00 AM

"When I'm traveling, my computer is used for three things: reading, sharing photos, and writing, in roughly that order."

Well now he has mixed in the iPad, especially when it comes to photo editing. And from the sounds of the very thorough article, I don't think he is looking back. Worth reading if you want to use your iPad for photo editing, or even if you already do.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Concerned About Instagram? Well Here is Quick Way to Get Your Photos

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 06:00 AM

"'There's been a lot of talk about Instagram lately. We're pretty sure the sky isn't falling, but you should always have a backup, so we built this little tool for you. It's called Instarchive, sign into your Instagram account and we'll send your photos down to your computer in a convenient zip file. It's quick and easy, we hope you like it.'"

If you are concerned, just head to this site and get all your photos.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Snapseed, an iOS App of the Year 2011, Now Available in Mac App Store

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 11:00 AM

"Snapseed for iOS is among the indispensable image editing apps for avid photographers on the go. With a vast selection of professional-grade filters and cool effects, its attractive user interface and editing tools such as Grunge, Vintage and Drama, no wonder Apple named Snapseed the iPad App of the Year 2011 in its annual iTunes Rewind 2011 selection."

This is a pretty slick app, and available now for $19.99 USD in the Mac App Store [affiliate link]. I have the version for the iPad (available here for $4.99 USD) and found it to be pretty slick. Now you can also get it for your Mac. I prefer doing this sort of thing on my Mac anyway, even though I'm certainly no pro at it, and with this app you don't have to be. What are your thoughts on editing photos on your Mac versus iPad? Which programs have you found useful on either or both?

Friday, November 25, 2011

Make a Canvass Painting From Instagram With CanvassPop

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 03:00 AM

"Over 10 million people have created artful iPhonography with Instagram, but they've never seen their masterpieces any bigger than a Postagram postcard."

Pretty slick, using your Instagram account coupled with the CanvassPop website, you can make a 20 x 20 canvass painting out of your photos. And now they have a deal that will save you almost $50.00 USD. Normally $79.00 USD, you can now get it done for $29.95 USD. My problem is I don't use Instagram all that much but I may start practicing, these would make great Christmas gifts if you can get them on time.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Version 3 of Acorn Image Editing Software Released, What do You Use?

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 04:00 AM

"Flying Meat introduced version 3 of its popular Acorn image editor today, adding a number of features, including layer styles, text and live multistop gradients, rotating text and shapes, quick mask, instant alpha channels, new filters, improvements to PSD importing as well as adding PSD exporting and more."

This seems to be a pretty popular program, and for the rest of this week it's available in the Mac App Store [affiliate link] for $29.95 USD (normally $49.95 USD). I need to do more with my photographs, but since I have little experience in adjusting or manipulating them, I'm not quite sure what the best program would be for me. What are your thoughts, something like this or do you think an Adobe product is better? What do you use?

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Eye Scope for iPhone 4 Helps You Get Closer Than You Thought Possible

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad" @ 05:00 AM

"An ingenious zoom lens that fits your iPhone 4.Get up close and personal with this amazing iPhone zoom lens. Simply click it on to your existing iPhone camera and get picture detail you never thought possible."

You would definitely need a tripod for this, or at least I would since under normal conditions I have problems keeping it steady. Amplified and I have a big problem. But this is pretty slick, since all you have to do is attach the universal bracket to your iPhone 4 and take that close up. And yes, it does come with a tripod.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Does Adobe Photoshop CS5 Extended Live Up to the Hype?

Posted by Darius Wey in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 09:05 AM

Product Category: Advanced Digital Imaging Software
Manufacturer: Adobe
Where to Buy: Amazon [Affiliate]
Price: $994.99 (Outright); $343.99 (Upgrade); $192.98 (Student & Teacher Edition)
System Requirements: Intel-based Mac, 1 GB RAM, Mac OS X 10.5.7/10.6 or later
Specifications: External Link


  • Huge improvements to image editing and selection via Content-Aware Fill and Edge Refinement;
  • Complete revamp of painting capabilities via Mixer Brush and Bristle Tips;
  • Advanced 3D capabilities with Repoussé;
  • 64-bit support and GPU acceleration.


  • UI unification could use plenty of work;
  • Price still remains uncompetitively high.

Summary: When a product is recognized as a verb as much as it is a noun, then you know you have a well-known name in your hands. Photoshop is one of those products. Year after year, it is seen as the advanced digital imaging software to have, so just what could Adobe do to make this product bigger and better? Earlier in the year, the company released its latest version, CS5 and CS5 Extended, promising to be one of the biggest upgrades yet with a plethora of new features such as Content-Aware Fill, complete cross-platform 64-bit support, Repoussé, and significant painting enhancements. And all of that is merely scraping the surface. In this review, we look at CS5 Extended for the Mac, focusing on some of the general features new to CS5, as well as some of the features offered only in the Extended version. Read more...

Friday, September 24, 2010

Free iPhone/iPad Apps This Weekend from Appdicted

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 05:30 AM

"Appdicted, LLC is offering their entire catalogue of fun iPhone/iPad apps for free for the entire weekend. Every paid app by Appdicted will be available for free in the Apple (AAPL) App Store this weekend starting Friday September 24th through Sunday September 26th. Most of these apps have a retail price of $1.99 each; download them for free this weekend and qualify for lifetime updates."

Appdicted specializes in photo apps and they have five of them they are offering this weekend only for the small price of zero. The nice thing with the deal is that it comes with free updates for the life of the product, a nice bonus.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Hipstamatic App, App of the Week

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 11:00 AM

"Chris Daughtry may be the lead singer of the band Daughtry and one of the relatively few America Idol contestants to go on to become a super famous rock star, but he's also an iPhone user like the rest of us."

And his favorite app for photography? Hipstamatic [affiliate link], a $1.99 USD photo app that is also the "iPhone App of the Week" in the app store this week. Kind of a cool app, that has several "lenses" with the option to add more, and that lets you give your photos the "old school" look. It also allows for a lot of style for your photos. You can find out more about it at the Hipstamatic site.

Friday, April 30, 2010

Adobe Releases Creative Suite 5

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 01:30 PM

"Adobe on Friday announced that its anticipated Creative Suite 5 product family is now available, with more than 250 new features and, for the first time ever, native 64-bit support for Photoshop, Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects."

This release makes it an Intel only, 64-bit Cocoa based program primed for OS X. This release will also include the services (free for a limited time) of Adobe CS Live, which is a set of five online services to assist in "creating your best work." It appears they are adding subscription services to their Creative Suite lineup with this release. I don't know a lot about these programs, they are priced out of my range, but from what I have been reading they have really added a lot of features. I would hope so for price ranges from roughly $1,800.00 USD to $2,500.00 USD. Any of you experienced in the use of these products? If so what are our thoughts about what they have brought to market?

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Yet Another Update from Apple on Tuesday

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch)" @ 11:00 AM

"MobileMe galleries are kind of like exclusive showcases, or fancy private Flickr pages. There's no way to search, so unless you know someone's MoblieMe username, it's hard to figure out if your friends even have one."

And now Apple has made it a whole lot easier with this update to add galleries from your friends. This is a free app, and if you have MobileMe, its a nice way to check out the photos. This update adds a feature called "Contacts" so you can add in galleries from your friends, by searching through your iPhone or iPod Touch contacts list for MobileMe members, and then letting you choose which ones you want to add. Entering manually is still an option, and you can find more about this update at Apple.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Aperture 3 Updated, Again

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 12:00 PM

"Apple has released its third fix for Aperture 3 since launching a little over four weeks ago. The update addresses an issue affecting the playback of HD video clips used in Aperture 3 slideshows on Snow Leopard. Audio and video tracks now remain properly synced in video clips that have been trimmed."

More info at Apple's link, and the 3.29MB update requires Mac OS X 10.6.2. 

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Aperture 3 Available

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 09:00 AM

"Aperture 3 popped its head up and over the parapet this morning, with Apple introducing its newly announced pro photography protege as, "the next major release" of the application, bestowed with an impressive 200 added features at the same $199 price."

If you want to give it a try, you can test it out with the free trial version from Apple, which is fully functional for 30 days. After that, it costs $199.00 USD (or $99.00 USD for those upgrading).

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

TiltShift Generator On Sale

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch)" @ 08:00 AM

"Now you can create tilt-shift photographs on your iPhone thanks to a new app called TiltShift Generator."

If you are into making photo effects like this, or vintage looking photos, this might interest you. And for the next week or so, it is $0.99 USD in the app store, soon to be $2.99 USD. There is also a free online app to try before you buy, or an Adobe Air version if that suits you. The reviews are mixed in the app store on this one, but if you like it, don't wait too long to decide or it might cost you two bucks more. 

Saturday, January 17, 2009

iPhone Camera Covers the Crash

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone & iPod Touch" @ 08:00 AM

"The crash and near miraculous rescue of the passengers and crew of U.S. Airways Flight 1549 in New York City has been big news for the last day. Like many news events, it has been extensively covered by news agencies, and, as we are seeing more frequently now, by the public using camera phones. With the popularity of the iPhone a breaking news story, it seems, is never far from our favorite cellular device."

Not a bad picture considering the conditions. The picture made the front page on several newspapers. It still amazes me that no one was killed or seriously injured, says a lot for the skill of the pilot and flight crew.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

HP Read My Mind

Posted by Vincent Ferrari in "Apple iPhone & iPod Touch" @ 10:00 AM

"HP iPrint Photo is a free downloadable software application that allows you to quickly and easily print 4" x 6" photos. Images stored on your iPhone or iPod touch can print on most HP networked ink jet printers connected to a local WiFi network. Wireless printing is a fun extension of the iPhone / iPod touch's easy photo capture and viewing experience."

This is the kind of thing I love; a company thinking about what its users might want and then making it happen. In this case, HP took out its mind-reading hats and created an app that lets you print photos directly from your iPhone to an HP wireless printer. The quality is excellent, there's no configuration involved, and it's smart enough to pull the paper from the 4x6 tray meaning you just pick, click, and print. I've been hoping someone would figure out photo printing from the iPhone and after trying this one out, I'm glad it was HP. It works flawlessly as advertised. The camera on my iPhone just got a whole lot more useful.

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