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I often find myself traveling… and one of my favorite stops is a good museum. All the time I see signs for no photography in museums. No tripods… no flash… no professional cameras. But cell phone cameras are just accepted. I say, if you can’t beat them, join them. While my iPhone is no match […]

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I’m always on the lookout for affordable apps that do cool things.  Well I’ve found another one, PicFrame that makes Photo Collages simple.  The app sells for 99¢ and is available for Mac, iOS, Droid, and Blackberry (it seems the developer hasn’t gotten around to Windows or Windows Phone). The app is very straightforward (although […]

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I just wrapped up two days in the desert shooting panoramic and time-lapse shots (much more to come).  It was a part of two projects (some new training for Lynda.com which will be out soon and my NAB workshop). While in the field I had a chance to try out some new phone apps. One of […]

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Follow Rich on Twitter Photoshop Touch just made the jump from tablet only to iPhone and Android smartphones.  Many have been anxious for this day (almost a year since the tablet version shipped). Photoshop Touch is now available for $4.99 USD (compared to $9.99 USD for the tablet). Android Android™ 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) or higher […]

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By Rich Harrington — Follow Rich on Twitter A lot of photographers scoff at smartphone cameras.  I on the other hand love having software and camera built into one with easy sharing.  It lets me work when the inspiration hits.  One of those areas is HDR. Here’s how bad a normal smartphone image can look.  This is from […]

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You probably know that all cameras have some sort of distortion with their lenses.  Adobe has tried to fix this with their Lens Correction filter which is available both in the Camera Raw plugin an ad a standalone effect (Filter > Lens Correction).  They’ve profiled tons of cameras (and even smartphones). With the latest update […]

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Why have HDR on an iPhone? Because you can! Sometimes an iPhone is the only camera I have on me, and I want the ability to go a little deeper. I see HDR as a great tool that can help get the shot in tough conditions. Sure, the iPhone has a built-in HDR ability that […]

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I own an iPhone 4s and have owned every iPhone since the very first one. I like the iPhone. But I have recently tired of Apple’s closed systems, PR policies which limit valuable and necessary information that consumers need to make informed decisions as well as other business practices. Accordingly, I have decided for the […]

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NOTE: I wrote this post the day before Steve Jobs died. I wasn’t going to run it but decided that a story about the success of the iPhone is the perfect way to celebrate his life. This post is dedicated to the memory of Steve Jobs, 1955 – 2011 If you look at this strictly […]

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If you’re looking for an affordable, fun, easy way to own some of my wildlife photos, please consider purchasing any or all of the following titles. Avian Wallpapers http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/avian-wallpaper/id366518593?mt=8 Wolf Wallpapers http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/wolf-wallpapers/id371439028?mt=8 Wildlife Wallpapers http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/wildlife-wallpapers/id384437109?mt=8 Each application runs on both the iPhone and the iPad and costs only 99 cents.

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Pro HDR by eyeApps LLC is a cool little iPhone 3/4 app that lets you make HDR photos with your iPhone. With version 2, you can indeed create stunning full-resolution HDR images on your iPhone 4 or 3GS. I tested the program on an iPhone 4. When you start the app, you are presented with […]

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For your consideration – 15 stunning images of animals in their native habitats. These amazing images will look great on your iPad or iPhone and will work in either landscape or portrait mode. These images are specifically licensed for your enjoyment on your iPad or iPhone. Enjoy the beautiful animal images every time you unlock […]

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Guest Post and Images by Stacy Pearsall – Follow Stacy on Twitter Picture Show by Graf – Application for Your i-Phone On July 12, 2010, Graf created a great photography application, Picture Show. As soon as it arrived on i-Tunes, I had to have it. I started snapping like crazy. It has the capability of […]

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All Photos Copyright Scott Bourne – All Rights Reserved I love providing my images to iPad and iPhone users for use as wallpaper. For those who can’t afford or get access to my larger fine art pieces, this is a way to have the images accessible 24/7 on your favorite portable devices. We launched Avian […]

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Apple has released its latest OS for the iPhone. I was keen to note that the camera now features a built-in 5x Zoom. This function has been available through a number of third-party apps for the iPhone camera for a long time. I’m glad to see that Apple added that in its own software. Also […]

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NOTE: Guest post and images by Kevin Kubota I hear the angry lynch mob rallying together already. Their faces are getting red, they spew words like “megapixels”, “sharpness”, “depth of field”, “lens choice”, “noise levels”, “grub-n-ale”. Purists surely will argue that the iPhone is not sophisticated enough to be taken seriously as a “real” camera. […]

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I am no Chase Jarvis when it comes to using my iPhone. But I do occasionally make a simple snap shot using the iPhone’s built-in camera. One thing that got me playing around more and more with the iPhone is the slew of tremendous apps available to enhance it’s camera. So here, in no particular […]

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(EDITOR’S NOTE: Usually I rely solely on our tremendous in-house reviewer, Conrad Obregon for book reviews – which we publish every Sunday. Conrad is better at this than I am, but once in a while a book comes out that I feel the need to comment on. I assume Conrad will also review this title […]

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Photos and post by Andy Ihnatko EDITOR’S NOTE: You can see Andy’s entire iPhone 3GS Flickr set here. Apple let me have an iPhone 3G S a week and a half before the release date. Here’s a whole bunch of pix I shot as I tested out the features of its new 3 megapixel variable […]

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For me, one of the most exciting things about the Apple iPhone 3Gs announcement at WWDC 2009 was the inclusion of a better camera. While I always thought the original iPhone camera was “good enough,” I knew it could be better. Well I was right. The new iPhone sports a three megapixel camera capable of […]

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Guest Post by Liana Lehua

Collage Lite – Cost: $0.99

Developer: John Moffett

Lite features: Up to 4 photos in a collage at a time. The full version of Collage includes a crop feature.

This review is of the full, paid version of Collage for iPhone on both an iPhone 3G and original iPhone 2G.

Did your mouth drop when you saw Tom Cruise interface with data in Minority Report or watched CSI’s Duquesne* and Delco* visually manipulate and analyze crime scene evidence using the iPhone-familiar pinch and expand technique – moving and re-sizing images around with the swipe of the wrist or a flick of the finger? Whether these clips from Hollywood are familiar to you or not, the were jaw-dropping awesome the first time they aired. If you think this way of interfacing with data is cool, and you’re a photographer, then wait until you learn more about Collage.

While I don’t generally use my iPhone to capture or edit images I may want to use for professional use, I definitely find the benefit of doing so with images I want to have fun with: iPhone wallpapers, Facebook posts, screen captures to share with others, to immortalize my Rock Band supremecy, for example.

To begin, I choose a color for my collage’s background and decide whether I want to work in portrait or landscape mode by holding my iPhone vertically or tilting it horizontally. Then, select an image to work with. I choose to work with one image at a time, apply any filters, and perform actions before adding another photo to my canvas. If I accidentally select the wrong image, I can delete it using the trash can icon. This can be done on any image/layer at any time. Just be careful to have the correct one highlighted. There is no “undo” command to easily bring back whatever you’ve deleted. Moving images in front of or behind others is as simple as clicking on the image. Think of this as being the same as moving an image on top of or below another image/layer.

Delete “layers” using the trash can icon. This function works on the image but does not work for deleting filters, part of the “Actions” menu. In order to change an applied Action, simply call the menu and select a different item. Clicking on the delete icon will delete the highlighted image/layer. Multiple action items can be applied.

Next, I select a filter or an action to apply.

List of Actions:
• Black and White
• Sepia
• Nudge straight
• Remove Frame
• Auto Layout
• Adjust Transparency
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