FotoSketcher provides users with a simple tool for re-imagining their photos as handmade drawings. While the program provides easy controls and a lot of flexibility, nobody will mistake the results for actual art.
This program is very simple, especially if users have prior experience with drawing and photo-touching software like Paintbrush or Photoshop. The controls mimic those programs with their simplicity and logical progressions. Users having any difficulties will find an informative Help file that walks people through the process. Converting our pictures was easy. Once we selected a photo to work with from our own hard drive, we were … Read more
PhotoChances LAB provides users with a professional quality photo editor that eliminates all the silly features other programs supply. By keeping its focus tight it provides an excellent quality editor with a few pointless spots.
Anyone familiar with photo-editing software will undoubtedly find this collection of adjustable sliders and masks to be second nature. Users unfamiliar with this type of program may be overwhelmed by the options, but a visit to the Help file and a few minutes of harmless experimenting will help them get comfortable. The aspect of this program that we enjoyed most was that it avoided the … Read more
Turbo Photo offers users the same results as dozens of other photo-editing programs. However, this download sets itself apart with the most user-friendly controls we've tested.
This program has clearly been designed with the user in mind, thanks to a sleek interface that avoids possible confusion at every turn. Where other editing programs offer a tangle of sliders and color wheels that leave a trail of confusion, Turbo Photo simplifies the process by limiting the user's control. While experts may not like this, newcomers will love it and will not need a trip to the Help file. Users … Read more
Digital cameras have come a long way. Now we even have them on our cell phones!
My first cell phone's camera was less than a megapixel, but I thought it was amazing that I could take someone's picture and use it as their called ID photo!
Now, I could print a photo taken with my cell phone's camera. … Read more
If you find anything you like, you just click on it and it will take you to the source page on TwitPic where all the comments, view count, and original Tweet are stored.
TwitPic has its own recent uploads section made up of thumbnails, along with a moving map of recent photos, however I found Pingwire's simplistic stream more fun to let run in the … Read more
Recently, a shaky, grainy video of what may or may not be a PS3 Slim turned up on YouTube (Engadget says it's supposedly a "stolen" PS3 slim that made its way to a street market in the Philippines). However, it's of such poor quality that it's really hard to tell what's what and it looks pretty dubious to us (and other blogs as well).
The "console" in the video does appear to be a little bit smaller than the current PS3 and there's quick flash of the new PS3 logo that … Read more
I recently went on a nice, long vacation, and the first thing I did when I got back was to upload some of the best 200 or so photos I had taken.
The winner? Facebook.
Just an hour or two after having uploaded to both services, all of my 88 shots on Facebook had been tagged. The most amazing part is that very few of them were tagged by me. Right after my upload, I tagged a handful of them, which in turn alerted those users to view the shots. From there, they (not me) went on to tag some more of my photos, continuing the cycle.
Flickr, on the other hand, was a different story. I uploaded close to 200 photos to the service. There were still the same shots of the same people, but there were also additional shots of landscapes or nature. Of those shots, only a handful were tagged, and only by one user--my colleague Stephen Shankland, whom I had pestered to look at my artistic capturing of sand castles. His tags weren't even of people; instead, he added descriptive keywords about the photos.
Now, to be fair, I have far more friends on Facebook than I do on Flickr--more than eight times the number to be exact. But in terms of photo usage, my Flickr activity far outweighs what I do on Facebook. I've only created 37 albums on Facebook which contain a total of 532 photos. On Flickr, I have 101 photo sets (Flickr's nickname for albums) which total 3,438 photos. More importantly, anyone on Flickr can see the photos I've uploaded, not just people I've put on a friends list.
So why are Flickr users so hesitant to tag other people's photos? There are many reasons, but the biggest is that the two tagging systems are just plain… Read more
I'll admit. I'm a geek. I use my phone for a lot more than talking, texting, and updating Twitter.
With 8 GB of internal memory the Palm Pre is ready to handle my music and photos. Today I hooked the Pre to my laptop for the first time...
I love the camera on the Pre (more about it later) but the way the photos are organized bugs me a bit. All Photos and Photo Roll are nearly the same. And, there's no way to actually organize the photos from the phone. While this can be easily accomplished from your computer, pairing my devices via USB up isn't something I do every day of the week. I wish there was a way to assign photos to certain albums from within the phone. … Read more
Last week I mentioned how long it took to sync my iPhone to iTunes and it seems I'm not alone. I think almost all Mac users reported that syncing only took a few minutes, but a lot of Windows users (with some exceptions) were having the same experience as me. Is Windows doing something to muck up the process or is syncing different across platforms? Hopefully, this is something Apple will look into in future updates.
Following your advice, and the advice of other iPhone forums, I restored my iPhone and then used my latest backup to get my … Read more