photography

Pixelmator for iPad sees massive update; new tools, tons of fixes

Pixelmator for iPad sees massive update; new tools, tons of fixes

When Apple launched the iPad Air 2, they ushered the team at Pixelmator onto the stage to showcase their new iPad-only photo editing app. If you’ve not yet used Pixelmator on the iPad — it’s about as good as it gets for mobile photo editing (and image creation!). Forgoing the list of filters many others want to feed you, Pixelmator is a bit more ‘pro’ than most other iPad photo editing tools. Today, an update brings in much more functionality, and some new tools for users to check out.

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MOS Kick revisited; version 2.0 improved in time-lapse

MOS Kick revisited; version 2.0 improved in time-lapse

The last time we talked about the MOS Kick, it was in the late stages of a crowdfunding campaign. Though it fell just short of its goal, the team behind MOS Kick weren’t going to give up. The tiny stand also made its Kickstarter debut at an odd time, when the iPhone 6 was all but confirmed and most were suspending any purchases until they got their hands on a new phone. Refined, we’re taking a second look at an old favorite.

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Enlight for iPhone takes on the biggest photo editing apps

Enlight for iPhone takes on the biggest photo editing apps

Most of your photos are probably taken with your smartphone, and so it isn't surprising that most of your photo editing is probably likewise done on your phone. For that reason, the number of sophisticated image editors for mobile devices has grown slowly but steadily over the years, and mobile photographs now have a number of options that extend far beyond Instagram filters. Still, using the higher-end apps can also be confusing, driving many to their laptops where menus are larger and more easily arranged. A new app for iOS in particular has managed to solve that problem, however, without sacrificing features.

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London’s National Gallery is latest to ban selfie sticks

London’s National Gallery is latest to ban selfie sticks

We've seen some instances of galleries banning the use of selfie sticks, and now the National Gallery in London has decided to join them, making the decision to ban camera monopods due to a variety of reasons, not the least being that you might accidentally jab someone (or something) with it. The gallery already banned the use of tripods, and though it was originally lax when it came to the use of "selfie sticks", it has decided to include them in the tripod ban.

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Eyefi’s Mobi Pro WiFi SD card is here, links camera and cloud

Eyefi’s Mobi Pro WiFi SD card is here, links camera and cloud

When you’re out and about snapping pics, the last thing you want to think about is whether or not you have (or will have) a reliable WiFi connection. Your camera probably has an SD card slot, but does your computer? Instead of forcing compromise, Eyefi wants to let you take pics or video and leave the rest to technology with their new Mobi Pro WiFi SDHC card. Instead of thinking about how you’re going to transfer files from your SD card to your computer, Eyefi is taking care of everything.

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Darkroom for iOS brings in ability to zoom and crop photos

Darkroom for iOS brings in ability to zoom and crop photos

Nearly one month old, Darkroom has made headway when it comes to easy photo editing on mobile devices. Their straightforward approach adds a wealth of easy to use tools that can bring some professional looking edits to the small(er) screen. Darkroom just got better, and has addressed one major issue many users had with it at launch. With version 1.1 of Darkroom, you can now zoom in on pictures to get a better idea of what your edit will look like to the discerning eye.

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VSCO Cam update brings batch editing to iOS, Android

VSCO Cam update brings batch editing to iOS, Android

VSCO Cam is a widely used photo editing tool for mobile devices, and might just offer up the best suite of tools available. Those who take and edit a lot of photos rely on it heavily, and it’s those VSCO seems to have in mind with their latest update. Now, with VSCO Cam 4.1 for iOS and 3.2 for Android, users gain the ability to batch edit. Once you apply a set of edits to one photo, a quick selection of others populates your edits to them as well.

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Google Drive may offer auto-backup of photos instead of Google+

Google Drive may offer auto-backup of photos instead of Google+

You’re out and about, you snap photos — then you drop your phone. A shattered screen stares back at you, and your info is just tied to what is now a really expensive external drive. This is why cloud storage is so neat — you can remotely store your files without worry of damage to the hardware. It’s even better with automatic backups, so news that Google Drive may soon allow for automatic backups of photos is really enticing, especially for those who don’t want to sign up for a Google+ account.

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Camera that will take 1000-year exposure to debut tomorrow

Camera that will take 1000-year exposure to debut tomorrow

Out of all the odd ways one can get a world record, this probably isn't the oddest of them. Still, one photographer's plan to take the longest-ever photo exposure is unusual, and a lot can go wrong in a thousand years (invading aliens, an earthquake where the camera's located, etc). The camera will be debuting tomorrow at the Arizona State University Art Museum, which will be home for the camera. The final image won't be finished until the year 3,015, long after the photographer has passed on.

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Podo wireless camera fits in your palm, sticks to the wall

Podo wireless camera fits in your palm, sticks to the wall

Unless you're a photographer, your smartphone camera is probably your primary camera. Though it is convenient, there are times when having a dedicated camera can come in handy as well (like when you're wanting to record from a drone or underwater). Podo is one of those little standalone cameras that target the everyday consumer and work with the tech you already have (again, your smartphone). It's smaller than a compact digital camera, however, and can be stuck on surfaces with its adhesive backing.

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