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Our App Of The Day – 02/14/11 – HelloPhoto

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As our App of Day, all our regular readers know the trailer for this app will feature on every page of our site for a whole day. Just scroll to the bottom of this page to take a look.

Whether you are nostalgic, a photo purist, or have boxes of slides and negatives and have no idea what to do with them, HelloPhoto can rescue your film from dust.
Using the various functions of HelloPhoto, you can simply do the following:
    •    Use the light table function to view, sort, and photograph your slides and negatives.
    •    Use the light table’s adjustments to enhance your slides and negatives before photographing them.
    •    Use the camera to take photos of your slides and negatives, thus freeing them from obscurity and allowing you to share and post them.

Or you can get creative and really bring HelloPhoto to life!

DIGITIZE

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Turn your film to digital by doing the following:

(To perform this specific feature of the app, you need two devices. See Notes at the bottom.)
    1.    Place your slide or negative on an iPhone or iPad in HelloPhoto’s light table mode.
    2.    Using another iPhone running HelloPhoto, take a picture of the slide or negative. Hello, photo! You now have a digital copy of your slide or negative!

SHARE

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    •    Show off your film pics.
    •    Email your newly digitized photos to friends and family.
    •    Post them on Facebook.
    •    Save your photos for sharing later on sites like Flickr, Twitter, or MobileMe.

LIGHT TABLE

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View your slides and negatives as they are.
    1.    Place your slides and negatives on top of an iPhone or iPad that’s running light table mode.
    2.    White balance and/or color correct the film using HelloPhoto’s color correction sliders.
    3.    Darken the appearance of your slide or negative by using the brightness controls.
    4.    Photograph the enhanced slide or negative, or make note of these enhancements for use later.

CONTACT SHEETS

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Save paper and time by digitizing your contact sheets.
    1.    Simply fill up the iPad with slides and negatives.
    2.    Take a photo of your film on the iPad. Hello, photo! You now have a full contact sheet.

If you would like to give this app a try it’s $1.99 and you can download it here

By Joanne Carter

Joanne Carter, creator of the world’s most popular mobile photography and art website— TheAppWhisperer.com— TheAppWhisperer platform has been a pivotal cyberspace for mobile artists of all abilities to learn about, to explore, to celebrate and to share mobile artworks. Joanne’s compassion, inclusivity, and humility are hallmarks in all that she does, and is particularly evident in the platform she has built. In her words, “We all have the potential to remove ourselves from the centre of any circle and to expand a sphere of compassion outward; to include everyone interested in mobile art, ensuring every artist is within reach”, she has said.
Promotion of mobile artists and the art form as a primary medium in today’s art world, has become her life’s focus. She has presented lectures bolstering mobile artists and their art from as far away as the Museum of Art in Seoul, South Korea to closer to her home in the UK at Focus on Imaging. Her experience as a jurist for mobile art competitions includes: Portugal, Canada, US, S Korea, UK and Italy. And her travels pioneering the breadth of mobile art includes key events in: Frankfurt, Naples, Amalfi Coast, Paris, Brazil, London.
Pioneering the world’s first mobile art online gallery - TheAppWhispererPrintSales.com has extended her reach even further, shipping from London, UK to clients in the US, Europe and The Far East to a global group of collectors looking for exclusive art to hang in their homes and offices. The online gallery specialises in prints for discerning collectors of unique, previously unseen signed limited edition art.
Her journey towards becoming The App Whisperer, includes (but is not limited to) working for a paparazzi photo agency for several years and as a deputy editor for a photo print magazine. Her own freelance photographic journalistic work is also widely acclaimed. She has been published extensively both within the UK and the US in national and international titles. These include The Times, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Popular Photography & Imaging, dpreview, NikonPro, Which? and more recently with the BBC as a Contributor, Columnist at Vogue Italia and Contributing Editor at LensCulture. Her professional photography has also been widely exhibited throughout Europe, including Italy, Portugal and the UK.
She is currently writing several books, all related to mobile art and is always open to requests for new commissions for either writing or photography projects or a combination of both. Please contact her at: joanne@theappwhisperer.com

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