Pictures often hold much more information than meets the eye, but maybe you're not aware of how much, where it is, and what this information might say about you. If you take a lot of digital snapshots (and who doesn't?) you're probably aware of all the metadata stored with your pics, such as date and time, location, exposure, and even camera make and model. Some of that data might be personal or sensitive, especially if you're a commercial photographer; but even amateurs who want to protect their privacy have an interest in purging sensitive personal and … Read more
Apple has issued a few updates for OS X users, including a new version of its in-house Java runtime environment, updated printer drivers, and new versions of iPhoto and Aperture.
The updates improve reliability, security, and compatibility overall, but for iPhoto and Aperture users Apple has specifically addressed the following details:Photos can now be deleted from My Photo Stream by dragging to the Trash Photos can now be exported from Photo Stream using the Export command in the File menu Raw images manually imported from My Photo Stream are now editable Fixes a bug that could cause manually rotated … Read more
Instant Photo Frames is yet another half-baked photo filtering app trying desperately to cash in on the Instagram hype. Instead of giving you cool photos you'll want to share on Facebook and Twitter, Instant Photo Frames gives you nothing but ads... so many ads that it's hard to actually see what this app does, since you'll have to jump through at least three ads before you get to it.
When you first load the app, it sends you to the Play Store page for a random gaming app -- not the app, itself. It also starts sending … Read more
The iPhone and iPad have incredibly powerful point-and-shoot cameras, and the photos taken with these devices can be proudly displayed on social networks everywhere. But moving photos between devices, cloud storage accounts, and computers is not easy. With the volume of photos most people have, the speed with which space fills up on an iPhone, and the number of ways to back them up, a tool like Photo Folder is a must.
Photo Folder is designed to integrate with your photo albums, other iOS devices, and Dropbox, to move images to and from various accounts. The transfer process works quite … Read more
Increasingly, the iPhone and iPad are becoming go-to devices for taking, editing, and sharing photos. With powerful, built-in cameras and Internet connections, you don't need a second device or a computer to take photos and share them with friends on the go. Filter apps like Crazy Photo Booth 2 take this to the next level by providing multiple ways to transform or add effects to your photos. Is this particular app worth the download, however? It depends on what types of filters you need.
Crazy Photo Booth 2 is free and features the standard ad bars that are found … Read more
Since most Android devices have a camera, it is only natural that photo- editing applications are in high demand. While the market is full of programs trying to help users enhance or alter their images, most of them don't allow you to edit the photos but simply apply a visual effect filter over them. Photo Effects Pro falls into this category as well, but its ease of use will appeal to the casual user.
The installation of Photo Effects Pro is extremely easy, requiring no advanced settings or registration. This app is obviously designed to be simple and easy … Read more
Adobe Photoshop CS6 only strengthens the benchmark software's existing position as the unrivaled production suite and an indispensable tool for old and new generation creative minds: graphic designers, web developers, video editors, you name it.
Let's start with the interface: dark is good. Photoshop CS6 brings a darker, more focused default work environment, with menus and toolbars painted in dark grays and blacks. Of course, if you're itching for a brighter look, CS6 gives users lighter-colored interfaces, reminiscent of previous versions. Tools are more streamlined thanks to Adobe's continuing move towards collapsible menus, while leaving the … Read more
When returning from vacation, users often have large numbers of unorganized photos. JetPhoto Studio for Mac helps those users classify digital photos for display. The program works well but lacks more advanced functions.
Available as a basic, non-commercial, free version, JetPhoto Studio for Mac only requires a payment of $25 for professional and commercial users. Installation took place without any problems and finished quickly. Despite the lack of user instructions, the program's interface was easy to use, especially for those who have worked with other photo managers. When creating new album directories, the program prompts users to drag photos … Read more
Split Pic Pro is a fun photo-editing app that lets you clone yourself (in a manner of speaking), create collage-like projects, add effects, then share your work with your friends.
To get started, you need to select one of the 12 different layouts. You have the option to move each of the bars that separates your layout for a little customization, but it really seems like it needs more default layouts. Fortunately, even with the small assortment, you'll be able to make some really cool projects.
The next step is to fill each of the panes with an image … Read more