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New iOS Photo/Video App ‘PhotoMotion’ Launches Today

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East Coast Pixels, Inc. launches PhotoMotion, a powerful iPhone app that turns photos into an immersive video with motion, titles and music. PhotoMotion videos focus attention, set a mood and tell a story using a photo animation technique made popular by documentary creator Ken Burns.

“Sharing a PhotoMotion video puts your friends and family into a moment and has them experience it through your eyes.” says co-founder Steve Troppoli. “It’s like you’re right there with them, telling the story.”

Users start by picking photos from their photo library. Photo transitions are then automatically generated incorporating information like face detection. The video can be instantly previewed inside PhotoMotion.  All aspects of the automatically generated pan and zoom transitions can be adjusted, shuffled and previewed. Photos can have overlaid titles and a sound track. All of this control comes together in a seamless tool that allows users to present their guided vision of their photos with as much control as they want.

“It’s challenging to find 15 seconds of compelling video to share, but everyone has lots of great photos”, said co-founder Ralf Berger. “By presenting the photos sequentially, in a focused way, they become more dynamic. Adding titles and music creates a complete experience.”

We previously issued some of our contributors with beta copies of this app and hope to have a tutorial averrable very soon. In the meantime, if you would like to download this app, please go here.

Unique Features

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Manually define photo animation start and end positions

Automatically generate random positions incorporating face detection

Add, delete, copy and re-order photos in the project

Add a title to each photo and define position and text style

Select a soundtrack from your music library

Set square, standard or widescreen format

Save videos to your photo album, eMail, SMS, Instagram, Facebook, Tumblr, YouTube, etc.

Projects are saved for future re-editing.

Device Requirements: *iPhone with iOS 7.0 or later*

Pricing and Availability: PhotoMotion is $0.99 (USD) for a limited time and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Photo and Video category.

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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