Mobile Photography Interview – A Day in the Life of Susan Detroy from Oregon, US

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Welcome to our very exciting interview column on theappwhisperer.com. This section entitled “A Day in the Life of…” is where we take a look at some hugely influential, interesting, newcomers as well as accomplished individuals in the mobile photography and art … Read more

Mobile Photography / Art – Three Years of Tutorials: A Recap, an Assembly Feature, and an iColorama Procedural

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Huge thanks to Jerry Jobe on his Mobile Photography / Art Tutorial Third Year Writing Anniversary. We have loved and enjoyed every single one of Jobe’s tutorials and we know that you do too.  This week, Jobe does something a little different, take a look…(foreword by Joanne Carter).

“On November 7, 2012, I published my first tutorial on Hipstamatic. As usual, on my anniversary, I like to take a look back. But there’s more to this article than a walk down memory lane. There’s a feature currently in beta for Assembly that I’d like to show you, and an iColorama procedural on how to create a multicolored water color painting like this one. So let’s get started!”

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iOS Photography App – Enlight – Now With iPad Support

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Enlight is a very popular app and up until now, has only be available for the iPhone. The new update offers full iPad support and the following additional features:

• Clone/Heal tool

• TIFF export support

• Animated sessions that show workflow edits

• Better flow in many features: Crop, Refit, Target, Duo, Tilt Shift, Instafit

• Undo functionality in Type and Decals

• Stability improvements

We recently published a ‘first look’ iPhone tutorial by Jerry Jobe, to help you get the best out of Enlight. If you missed that, please go here.

This is a free update to Enlight, if you have previously purchased this app. If not, you can download it here. It retails for $4.99/£3.99.

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Mobile Photography/Art Tutorial – Pixelmator for iPhone – TheAppWhisperer

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We are delighted to publish Jerry Jobe’s latest mobile photography/art tutorial for our pleasure. This week Jobe takes a look Pixelmator, now a universal app. Read his thoughts as he puts this new iPhone version through it’s paces (foreword by Joanne Carter).

Pixelmator retails for $4.99/£3.99 and you can download it here.

“Last November I started a five-part series on an app new to mobile devices (see here), Pixelmator. It’s a very powerful program, but that power was limited to iPad users. That is, up until last week, when Pixelmator for iPhone was released. It makes Pixelmator a universal app, and therefore does not incur any addition cost for those who have used it on the iPad.

I’ve attempted to put it through its paces, even though I am one of those who find the smaller screen of an iPhone challenging. I have not yet found anything that can’t be done on the iPhone that could on the iPad. There are still limits on the number of levels that can be used, but it doesn’t seem to be any lower on the iPhone.

For more in-depth coverage of Pixelmator, refer to my five-part series. This article will just show how the app looks on the smaller screen of the iPhone”.

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iOS Photography App Giveaway – Facetune – TheAppWhisperer

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From the developers of the Number 1 paid Photo & Video iOS app in the US and UK Enlight, comes the Number 2 most popular paid app in the US and UK, Facetune – what a great team Lightricks Ltd are. Facetune allows to you to remove blemishes and generally improve appearances for portraiture. It’s a hugely successful app and usually retails for $3.99/£2.99.

If you would like to be in with a chance to win a promotional code for Facetune, we would like you to like us on Facebook (here), follow us on Twitter (here) – and most importantly reply to this post and tell us what you love most about TheAppWhisperer.com. We’ll enter your email address into our magical hat and if you’re a winner you will find a promo code sitting in your inbox very soon.

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iOS Photography App Giveaway – Enlight – TheAppWhisperer

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We recently published a first look at this new and popular app Enlight by Lightricks Ltd the same developer as Facetune, if you missed that, please go here.

Enlight leverages Lightricks’ proprietary technologies – such as the LTEngine ™, an advanced visual processing engine for mobile – to answer the growing consumer demand for easy-to-use high quality image editing tools on mobile. Enlight integrates the largest amount of features within a single mobile editing application, including features currently unavailable even on desktop. Enlight  with its sheer magnitude and quality of functions – was developed in combination with an intuitive and easy-to-use UI, in order to empower creativity in users of all experience levels, all within the palm of their hand.

Enlight is currently only available for the iPhone and retails for $3.99/£2.99. If you would like to be in with a chance to win a promotional code for Enlight, we would like you to like us on Facebook (here), follow us on Twitter (here) – and most importantly reply to this post and tell us what you love most about TheAppWhisperer.com. We’ll enter your email address into our magical hat and if you’re a winner you will find a promo code sitting in your inbox very soon.

 

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iPhone Photography Tutorial ‘Enlight’ – A First Look with Jerry Jobe at TheAppWhisperer

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After teaching about iOS photography and art apps for over two years, I have encountered a community of like-minded “App Whores” (as they are called within some forums) who love to pick up new apps. These people want to know: is the new app fun? Powerful? Is it easy to use, or can you barely determine how to load or save images? Does it reduce resolution upon saving?

I love to get right in there and find out about new apps. I usually don’t write about them, though, unless they are limited in scope. I prefer to give my readers an in-depth look at an app and its capabilities. But this week’s app, Enlight (by Lightricks, makers of Facetune), has generated so much buzz and so many questions that I thought it might be valuable to take a quick overview.

Let’s get one concern out of the way immediately. Enlight is only available for the iPhone, not on the iPad. This does not mean that you can download the iPhone version on your iPad and use it at “2X” size as you are able with so many other apps. This app is actually disabled from running at all on the iPad. This seems to be a new trick of the App Store, and it is not a trick that is appreciated. Some of us find it extremely difficult to use the smaller screen of the iPhone for editing, and need our apps to run on the iPad. Lightricks have passed the word around that an iPad version on the way; it seems to be poised to be a separate app (like Facetune), with a separate price tag.

Which brings us to the second question about Enlight: price. The “special” price for the launch of Enlight is $3.99/£2.99. That is double the price of most apps, and since it’s an introductory price, it will probably go up. Four dollars is not much in the grand scheme of things – but we have gotten used to apps priced at half that rate, so it seems higher than it actually is. The user is therefore immediately put into the position of declaring, “This had better be really good if I’m going to spend twice as much!”

Is it really good? Let’s take a look.

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