Category Archives: iOS Applications

PhotoViva Now Free For A Limited Time

PhotoViva is a powerful application for photo editing and freeform painting. It can help you transform your pictures into expressive and colorful works of art. In addition to tools for enhancing your photos, there are paint brushes that let you make abstract painted interpretations of photos. You can select a brush and copy image features by cloning or painting. Brushes can track the direction of movement, or you can set the brush direction. You can also change the hue, saturation and blur of brush strokes as you go. Get it from the App Store here.

PhotoViva Demo 1 from Grafica Obscura on Vimeo.

Smugmug’s Camera Awesome For iPad First Look Video

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Introduction to Photoshop Touch Workspace and Key Workflow Concepts

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Photo fx and Photo fx Ultra from The Tiffen Company Now Free on iTunes App Store

Photo fx (for iPhone) and Photo fx Ultra (for iPad) from The Tiffen Company is now free on the iTunes App Store for a limited time, grab them before too late.

Photo fx gives you the tools to edit, control and correct your images as well as create interesting effects with 878 presets, including digital optical filter equivalents for your iPhone or iPod Touch images. Photo fx also provides you with 76 exciting filters.

Photo fx Ultra gives you the tools to edit, control and correct your images as well as create interesting effects with 934 presets, including digital optical filter equivalents for your iPhone or iPod Touch images.

Now with photo-sharing to Facebook, Flickr, Twitter, Tumblr, the Sincerely Ship & Print service as well as Email, Print Copy and Open In functions.  In addition, Photo fx Ultra provides you with 77 exciting filter.

Source – The Tiffen Company

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Laminar – The Lightroom Lite on iPad is FREE for a Limited Time

Laminar, a great photo touch-up app for the iPad which features over 65 amazing FX, features like Layers, Masks, One Touch adjustments, Brushes, etc. all wrapped into one complete package, is now FREE for a limited time on iTunes Store, link here.

Source – Laminar

Virtual Model Shoot with Pocket Snapper iPhone App

Pocket Snapper (US$1.99) by Kdan Mobile, is an exclusive photo app that features a virtual studio environment with built-in models that let users have a taste of what it’s s like taking and editing model shoots in a photography studio. Pocket Snapper enables you to take photos from the embedded short video clips of glamorous models, just like what a professional photographer would do!

Pocket Snapper creates a virtual studio in your iDevice for you to sharpen your photo taking skills. The iModel mode utilizes the gyroscope to simulate the authentic photo-takng experience. Pocket Snapper mimics the photo-shooting environment that allows you to capture images in any flicks and it also offers additional photo filters for purchase that makes your work stylish and we will keep rolling out more videos that enable to make it more fun.

Equip yourself with a mobile photo studio! Pocket Snapper gives you authentic studio-shooting experiences. Besides iModels, Pocket Snapper includes the full functionality of a camera and tons of editing options to create your very own photos. For more information, head over to the developer’s website, link here. For now, check out the review video below from Crazy Mike’s.

Record iPhone Video With Stereo Sounds on the Fostex AR-4i Audio Interface for iPhone 4/4S

Check out this hot little gadget, the Fostex AR-4i Audio Interface for iPhone 4/4S (US$119.99) which enables you to record video with stereo sound or use it as a recording device using external mics or line in. Initial reviews indicated that it works pretty well with iPhone 4 but not the iPhone 4S as users reported that some statics are picked up with the iPhone 4S. Hope they can come up with an updated app to solve the problem.  You can get it from B&H now and the link is here.

Source – B&H

Free iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch Nikon Manual Viewer App

For you all Nikon users out there, do you know of the free Nikon Manual Viewer app?  It is an app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch that allows users to download Nikon digital camera manuals for offline viewing. Apart from all the user manuals, there is also technique guides under the reference material for Nikon flashes and other accessories.

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Check it out if you haven’t come across it. Link to iTunes Store here,

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Free Camera App for the Day – Infinicam

From the developers of CameraBag, Infinicam is a awesome camera app that sure gives us that same wow factor like Hipstamatic, Instagram.  It applies high quality effects to photos, but instead of having a set number of pre-defined camera styles, Infinicam offers an endless variety in a fun, stylish interface.

With each press of its New Camera button, Infinicam generates a new and unique randomized camera style. These high quality effects go far beyond the usual range of toy camera styles, and Infinicam also features 18 high-quality film-style borders lovingly recreated to delight photography buffs.

There are literally billions of possible camera styles to discover, with advanced algorithms in place to assure a high hit rate of unique, high quality results. Once a favorite camera style is found, it can be easily saved and named for instant access later.

When you email a modified photo to a friend from within Infinicam it includes a link that, when clicked, automatically loads the same camera style in Infinicam on your friend’s device. New camera styles can also be found on the Nevercenter website, accessible via the app.

Other features include a cropping tool, camera history, manual camera code entry, full-resolution saving, iOS4 retina-display support, and more.


  • Automatically generate billions of unique camera styles – it’s easy to find a great photo style that nobody else has
  • No in-app purchases needed for new filters – everything’s included in the app price
  • Save and reuse any style that you like – think of it as discovering and collecting cameras
  • Easily share your favorite camera styles with friends who have Infinicam
  • Intuitive crop tool
  • Tons of film-style borders that you can easily switch between
  • New camera style codes tweeted regularly, follow @infinicam on Twitter

The app is now free on iTunes Store for the weekend, link here, Get it now before the offer ends.

Source – Nevercenter

First Look Videos on Instagram for Android, Over 1 Million Copies Sold in First 24 Hours

Instagram for Android is finally out and over 1 million copies been sold within the first 24 hours. Check out the videos embedded here for the latest news and comparison with the iOS version. So far, reviews are mixed, some says the Android version is not as good as the iOS, some vice versa, if you own both systems, you be the judge. Tell us your thoughts.

Source – The Wall Street Journal, AppJudgment, MobileNations via Hong Kong Tech Phooey