Camera+ iOS Photography App – Updated with RAW and More!

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Camera+ has been updated today with extensive support for the dual lenses of the iPhone 7 Plus. “You’re now able to explicitly choose to shoot with the wide angle or telephoto lens so you can get exactly the lens you desire for the given shooting situation. If you prefer the simplicity of not having to think about those sorts of things like lens pickin’, you can just keep the lens switcher set to Duo mode and let your iPhone 7 Plus do its magic”, explain the developers, taptaptap, of this hugely popular (over 10 million sold) app.

Interestingly, they say, “one thing worth knowing along these lines is that in Apple’s Camera app, the 2× zoom button sort of implies that it behaves as a wide angle / tele switcher, but it’s actually not (sometimes it’s a wide/tele switcher… sometimes it’s a 2× digital zoom button… and sometimes it’s something else altogether). The “tell” here is if you set it to 2× then put a finger over the tele lens (the one on the right side if you’re looking at the back of the phone). If you’re expecting to snap a pic of your finger, you’ll be surprised in some situations… when lighting conditions are relatively dark, the system will use the wide angle lens (to prevent an underexposed photo, since the tele lens has a higher ƒ-number of 2.8 than the wide angle lens’ ƒ-number of 1.8… in other words, this somewhat confusingly means it has a smaller aperture, which therefore lets in less light). Now to make a long story even longer, one of the benefits of the dual lenses is that the system can combine info from both lenses, resulting in a better photo than one taken with a single lens. In any case, we’ve implemented our Duo lens mode to be consistent with Apple’s Camera behavior, but we’ve also enabled you to choose precisely which lens you want. Hopefully at least some of you will have found at least some of this informative. Undoubtedly, some others of you have had a flashback to some high school science class, have fallen asleep by now, and are drooling on your desk.”

Camera+ retails for $2.99 and you can download it here

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Mobile Photography Apps – Black Friday Sales

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There are some really great mobile photography and art apps on sale today. Take a look at the following and click on the links to make these savings. If you hear of any more, that we have missed, please add them to the comments below.

 

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New App on the Streetography

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There’s a pretty cool smart new app on the street, going by the name of Streetography. Now this app helps you to explore new areas by crowd sourcing locations and information. It’s like a Maps for Instagram. By utilising 500px, Streetography essentially puts other photographers images on the map to help you explore.

By viewing images of streets, through other photographers lenses, it helps you, discern where you might want to visit. Interested in street art? See if you can see any images of street art in that vicinity via the app.

This is a new and upcoming app, it aims to branch out with locations portrayed throughout the world. I think this app has promise.

If you want to try it, you can download it for free, here.

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iOS Photography App – Fragment – Updated

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Fragment is a popular mobile photography app, developed by Pixite Apps. It enables the user to instantly fragment their image into a myriad of prism-like glass pieces.  It has just been updated to include six new shape packs and with the addition of video import (iOS 8) only. Fragment retails for $1.99/£1.49 and you can download it here.

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Adobe’s New ‘Project Rigel’, says Goodbye to Photoshop Touch App

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Yesterday, Adobe announced that as of next week Photoshop Touch will no longer be available in iTunes, Google Play and other app libraries. If you have previously purchased this product, it will still work but Adobe will no longer update it.  The last major update to Photoshop Touch was in 2012. I reviewed both the iPad and Android versions of this app for DPreview in 2011 and 2012, (see here).

We are excited about Adobe’s codenamed ‘Project Rigel’, there are plans for image retouching on a mobile device extending up to 50-megapixels , presumably via the cloud.

Take a look at Adobe’s sneak peek mobile retouching video below…

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‘Sponsored Post’ – HostelWorld.com iOS App

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This is a sponsored post of the app Hostelworld.com – it is sponsored in so much as it’s a paid for post. Our review and opinion of this app are not biased in anyway.

Hostelworld allows you to search fast over 27,000 hostels in more than 180 countries and it comes packed with a huge array of user reviews to help you make a selection – this is hugely valuable.

The app is simple and straightforward to use, just set up an account on via your email address and add a password and then log in and start searching and/or booking immediately.  Hostelworld prompts you to search by city or property, just add the dates you’re looking for, the number of guests and nights you would like to stay. Hit Search and it will bring up a list of suitable hostels available. If one takes your fancy, just select it and view more details, such as the previous user reviews, facilities including information like wi-fi, hot showers, housekeeping etc. By selecting Rates, you’ll also be taken to a selection of room types available, for example, 8 bed mixed dorm or 16 bed mixed dorm.  Once you’re happy your decision, just click on Book Now and you’ll be asked for a 12% deposit to secure your booking, there’s no booking fee if you book through the app. The balance is payable when you arrive at the property. To pay the deposit you will need to use a credit or debit card.

The settings feature allows you to set the currency you would prefer to operate in as well as the distance units and language (it’s available in English, Spanish, French, German, Italian and Portugese).

This is a very simple and efficient app to help you navigate hostels around the world whilst on your travels. A very useful tool to have with you.

Hostelworld is free and you can download it here

 

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