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You have a lot of pictures of friends and families, but you know those pictures don't always capture them at their best. Ava Photo (free until Jan 31) is a sharp little iOS app providing several tools to make those portraits look a lot better and more presentable. There are similar apps that reto...

January 20th 2015 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
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With so many apps that apply filters to your photos it's getting harder to find the good ones. Add RebelSauce to the list of clever photo editing apps for iOS. This US$0.99 app has almost infinite variations that mimic classic film styles. Of course there are the usual editing tolls like crop, bri...

December 15th 2014 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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Exposure (US$1.99) is a slick iOS app that lets you selective apply effects to your photos. Of course the app also lets you globally apply an effect too, like sepia tint or black and white effects, but the nice feature here is the ability to use your finger to paint out an overlay and substitute a c...

December 10th 2014 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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Swipe N Clean (US$0.99) is a new full-featured photo editor for iOS that is easy to use and can be a one-stop app for many iOS photographers. The app contains 75 filters, tools for cropping, adding text and emoticons, and basic controls for brightness, contrast and saturation. One tool I don't see...

November 22nd 2014 at 4:30pm 0 Comments
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Magic Hour (US$1.99) offers 38 preset filters with the ability to modify and save them, giving you an immense number of options when you are modifying your photos. In addition, Magic Hour can let you take photos directly, with locks for focus and exposure, flash, and zoom (digital). The app will...

October 27th 2014 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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Pixelmator for iPad had an impressive demo at the Apple event a couple of weeks ago, and the app was impressive. Now Pixelmator has hit the App Store and it's been fun to use in real-world tests. The US$4.99 app (introductory price) was designed from the ground up to be iPad friendly, so it's not a...

October 23rd 2014 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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Flare 2 for Mac (currently on sale for US$9.99 regularly $14.99) is a well thought out and executed app for photographers who want to get beyond the basics in photo effects. The app comes with dozens of filters, and each can be adjusted by the user, making the options almost infinite. In addition t...

October 21st 2014 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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PhotoDirector (free with one in-app purchase) is new to iOS but the company that created it, CyberLink, has an impressive product line that features photo editors for Mac and Windows. The app debuts with some impressive editing features including smart object removal, which is similar to content...

October 12th 2014 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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Since cameras were first invented photographers have gone through this drill: Focus, set exposure, take photo. Some innovative cameras like the Lytro let you interactively change your focus after you take your image, but the Lytro hasn't set the world on fire due mainly to buggy software and small s...

October 3rd 2014 at 4:00pm 0 Comments