Archive for 'Photography'

Tidy up your iPhoto library before switching to Photos for OS X | Software News | TechRadar

You might have had a bit of a shock on attempting to launch iPhoto on an iPhone or iPad after upgrading to iOS 8. The app was abruptly dead and inaccessible, superseded by Photos, which gained filters and more editing capabilities. In 2015, Apple will bring similar thinking to the Mac, replacing iPhoto with an OS X version of Photos.

Generally, when a desktop app is retired, it doesn’t suddenly stop working and force you to migrate to an alternative product. Chances are, you’ll still be able to continue using iPhoto for a while – although that’s not guaranteed. However, it’s clear that if you’re an iPhoto user on OS X Yosemite, you should start planning ahead, because Apple’s made it clear iPhoto has no future.

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iPhone 6 Plus Camera Review: Iceland — Austin Mann

The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus pack in new innovations that make the camera experience better and more fun.  What I love most about these innovations is they focus on enabling iPhone users to better capture and share life rather than just beefing up tech specs. The Apple team clearly understands their user base very well and incessantly strives to create devices that solve technical challenges and simplify experiences and theyve done that yet again with the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. Photographers are really going to enjoy this upgrade… with way better low light, a massive viewfinder and new tools like timelapse that work flawlessly I really couldnt ask for much more out of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus camera.

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A rundown of Photo Stream alternatives – The Sweet Setup

We all agree that device syncing prior to cloud services was an absolute pain. If we fast forward to 2014, we’ve come a long way:

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iPhone 101: How to lock exposure and focus in the Camera app | Breaking Apple News, Tips and Reviews from The Unofficial Apple Weblog

iPhone 101: How to lock exposure and focus in the Camera app | Breaking Apple News, Tips and Reviews from The Unofficial Apple Weblog.

Photoshop Layers De-mystified: a beginners guide to smarter photo editing | Digital Camera World

Yesterday we took a look at how Photoshop’s Blend Modes work and the 10 best blends for photographers. Today we want to go even further back to basics with photo editing and look at the types of Photoshop layers and how to use them to get the effect you want.It’s a given that layers are key to successful image editing in Photoshop but, for novices, layer lore can still seem like a black art. In this post we’re going to demonstrate how user-friendly and essential Photoshop layers are to you.

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Adobe touts the end of blurred photos with new Photoshop feature

Adobe is developing an upcoming feature for Photoshop that could end the problem of blurred photos forever.

The new feature was demoed at the company’s MAX 2011 event, drawing gasps of amazement from a crowd that witnessed a blurred photo, retouched and perfected in seconds. Advanced algorithms calculate the movements of the camera at the time the image was taken, enabling the user to ‘fix’ the image by unblurring it – saving what would ordinarily be a disappointing, dud image.

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iPhone 4 named most popular camera on Flickr | News | TechRadar UK

The iPhone 4 is the most popular camera on Flickr, according to new figures released by the photo-sharing website.

An update to its running tally of the most popular cameras used by the Flickr community of photographers reveals that the Apple iPhone 4 has overtaken the Nikon D90 as the most prevalent camera.

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Lytro Camera Interactive Gallery Lets You Try The Magic Yourself [PICS]

We showed you the Lytro Camera, which uses an entirely new way to take pictures, almost miraculously letting you forget abo

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Top 10 Free Android Photo Apps [PICS]

If you’re a devoted Android user but feel a bit left out when it comes to snapping those grainy, vintage-looking pics that all the kids are sharing on The Twitter, never fear. The Android Market has certainly matured over the last few months, and the sheer volume of new users and phones has spurred a glut of new apps — especially in the photo department.We took these 10 freebies for a spin on an Android 2.2 device. Here are our impressions, along with where to grab each one.

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6 best photo editors and organisers for OS X | News | TechRadar UK

You might think image editors such as Photoshop are the be-all and end-all of digital photography. But the more photos you take, the more the issue of organisation rears its head.

You can file away a small amount of photos in named folders and be reasonably sure of being able to find them again. But when you run into thousands, filing problems take on a new dimension. This has led to a new type of all-in-one photo cataloguing and editing app, with iPhoto at one end of the spectrum and Aperture at the other.

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