Category Archives: iPhone

Twitter Launched Retro Filters For Its Mobile Apps

This from the Twitter blog:

Every day, millions of people come to Twitter to connect with the things they care about and find out what’s happening around the world. As one of the most compelling forms of self-expression, photos have long been an important part of these experiences.

Starting today, you’ll be able to edit and refine your photos, right from Twitter. The latest versions of Twitter for iPhone and Twitter for Android introduce a few new ways to enhance the images you tweet. We’re grateful to our partner, Aviary, for powering our filters and effects.

Filters. Apply one of eight filters, ranging from black & white to vintage, to add a new look and feel to your photos.

Take a bird’s-eye view. See how each filter would affect your photo in a single grid view, or swipe through looks to compare your options.

Frame the action. Crop and pinch to zoom in order to focus attention.

Auto-enhance. Make your photos pop with balanced light and colors by tapping the wand.

In June, 2011, we introduced the ability to attach a photo to your Tweet, a first step toward improving the entire photo experience on Twitter. Since then we’ve been making it easier and faster to share and discover and enjoy great photos on Twitter every day:

  • You can expand Tweets to view photos from various photo services right on Twitter;
  • You can preview photos directly in Discover and search;
  • You can quickly swipe through images on Twitter with photo streams in profiles and search results.

Source – Twitter

AfterGlow – The Instagram-Like Photo Editing App

If you are into using Instagram, you might want to check out this new app, AfterGlow (US$0.99). The app offers Instagram-like filters and there’s quite a lot to start of with.  In shot, it features the following

  • 12 Adjustment Tools to enhance your images to perfection with ease;
  • 30 Filters, 20 of which are fully adjustable “Original Filters” and 10 “Guest Filters” created by various Instagram users.  The developers promised that there will be more free Guest Filters in the coming updates;
  • 20 Textures which includes a range of real and natural light leaks we created with 35mm film, to simplistic scratchy film textures;
  • Cropping & Transforming Tools that allows you to crop your photos with their quick and easy cropping tool with 13 different presets; and
  • 7 different Frames

If you want to find out more, Curate This Space ran an article on AfterGlow Tips and Tricks, link here. Initial response from users are pretty good, given the low introductory price, give it a try.

Source – AfterGlow, Curate This Space

The Next Must Have iPhone Camera App – BLUX Camera


★ P.E.A.R. Technology
Developed by Blux Touch specifically for Blux Camera, this innovative technology stands for Photographic Environment Analysis and Recommendation.

★ Photographic Assistant
P.E.A.R technology includes a photographic assistant to analyze your environment and advise you every step of the way towards absolutely stunning photos.

★ Blux Mode
Randomly combines filters and modes for some really unique effects. Easiest way to capture visually stunning photographs. Just tap your way to amazing.

★ Creative Control
Blux Camera gives you complete creative control over your photos with filters, modes, real-time photo adjustments and more…

★ Imaginative UI
Super sleek 4-direction swipe interface with smooth touch controls and completely customizable user experience.

★ Retina Preview
Blux Camera takes full advantage of your iPhone’s HD retina display by giving you the power to see your photos in all their brilliance as you create and alter them in real-time.

★ Macro Shot
A fantastic macro shooting mode with magnified precision point focusing

★ International Filters
14 extraordinary filters named after world cities, custom made by photographers inspired by their travels around globe.


Source – Blux Camera

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.

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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Kick – Pocket Sized Lighting Studio for Your iPhone – Now on Kickstarter

The Kick is a lightweight, feature rich, affordable photo/video light for smart phones and SLRs. It boasts amazing light effects and creative features: adjustable color temperature, colored light (any color!), animated light, built-in light effects and streaming of light from existing videos for use in your own video production. With the Kick and the Kick App you can sample light effects pretty much like you sample music!

Kick will help you take better pictures, make better videos and have great fun doing it.

Kick excels at animated light. Pick one of the cool built-in effects like Rainbow, Strobe, or Mood. Or, something more dramatic like Fire, Lightning Storm and Cannon shots. It is all there and more…

With the Kick and the Kick App you can also sample light effects from any video stored on your iPhone. Or simply sample light straight from the iPhone camera, while you use it. Just point the iPhone towards the light effect you want the Kick to recreate, tap the screen – and the Kick will emit that light!  It’s automatically stored in the effects library for use later on.

Check out more info on their Kickstarter Page, link here.

Source – Rift Labs

First Look – iPhone Camera Case With Built-in Polarizing Filter

Professional photographers have relied on polarizing filters to clean up noisy light and reflections for decades. The Trygger Camera Case (US$40 up) brings that same polarizing filter to your iPhone® 4/4S, built-in and always ready to take great pictures. The project is now on Kickstarter, link here. With 19 days to go, the project is fully funded already.  Check out the videos below for more info.

Source – Kickstarter, Mashable

Swivl – The Must Have iPhone Video Accessory

Check out the all new Swivl, the one iPhone video shooting accessories. It features –

  • iOS Digital Microphone: Capture high quality digital audio through a lossless wireless connection to the marker. This enables you to capture the audio you want, even in noisy environments.
  • Tripod Compatible: The Swivl also mounts onto most standard tripods through a standard tripod nut.
  • Mounting flexibility: The grip is designed to hold your iOS device in various orientations to suit different uses. This allows you to use it with the front facing camera for Facetime or the rear facing camera for HD video shoots.
  • Battery or AC Adapter Operated: The Base operates on two AA batteries and provides you with four hours of action capture. It also can be operated with a separate AC Adapter accessory. The Marker operates on two AAA batteries and provides you with up to 10 hours of operation.
  • Gesture Controls: The marker comes with gesture control sensors built-in. Now you can control your Swivl with the sweep or the pointing of your hand.
  • Automatically Follows You: The base automatically follows the marker and you up to 33 feet (10 meters). It swivel’s 360 degrees horizontally and +10 / -20 degrees vertically when commanded from the Marker. Now you can frame your shot from anywhere.
  • iOS Compatibility: Compatible with the iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, and iPod Touch (4th Generation). Not compatible with iPhone 3GS or older, iPod (non-camera versions) and iPad.
  • In the box: The Swivl and Swivl-it come with a tripod accessory, lanyard, batteries and USB cable. The lanyard is for wearing the marker for best audio performance. The USB cable is for firmware updates and power.

Source – Swivl by Satarii from Satarii on Vimeo.

What Instagram Will Do Now with $1 Billion – Instagram Snap Camera? LOL

Funny parody video of what Instagram might do with the $1 billion from Facebook. LOL

Source – The Verge

645 PRO – Shoot dRAW – TIFF on Your iPhone

If you are interested in the app, download the User Manual here. Link to the App Store here.

Source – 645 PRO