The square cropped photo has never been more popular thanks to Instagram. There are a lot of benefits to being challenged to shoot within the confines of Instagram’s square, plus square photos make for easier browsing, but a lot of times cropping down to a square cuts out a lot a beautiful shot.
Even though Instagram forces users to upload square pictures, there are lots of ways to get around it. Not only [Read More...]
Remember when it seemed like some special future high-tech magic to edit video in the web-browser? Now it’s almost as mundane as composing an e-mail inside Safari. But Pics.io is about to let you edit RAW photos in the browser. The site is currently in private alpha testing, but the promise is of fast online RAW editing on your iPad.
Pics.io will upload your photos – to GoogleDrive at launch, with other [Read More...]
While Photo Stream is a great feature of iCloud, if you self manage your iPhone photos, it can quickly end up eating tons of disk space on a Mac hard drive. How, might a reasonable individual ask? Well, it may be unintentionally adding duplicates of all the photos you’re already importing yourself. This happens because Photo Stream automatically copies images from the iPhone (or iPad and [Read More...]
You know how all your photos have a ton of extras tucked inside? Like – to pick a completely random example – the GPS data. And yet, whenever you send your vacation photos to your mom, she mails back to ask “where is that cool restaurant with the camel and the statue of Elvis outside?” or somesuch thing. Of course, you want to scream “Just look in the EXIF data, you idiot!” but, bring [Read More...]
Adding text to images is a fairly simple process to begin with that is made even easier with Preview, the basic image viewing app that is bundled on all Macs. Most people don’t think of Preview when they think of making adjustments and edits to pictures like this, but it works just fine, and because Preview has shipped with every version of OS X from the dawn of time, you’ll never have to download a third party app to just [Read More...]
Snapshots is a fantastic idea, and one I can see being used pretty heavily at weddings â€” or by, say, a gaggle of journalists who shoot an event and might need to pool their images.
The concept is spectacularly simple: Get a bunch of people together, and make sure they’re all running SnapShot on their iPhones; then have them upload all the images or videos they shoot via SnapShot to [Read More...]
Microscope-like macro lenses are super neat â€” and not just because they let you see the little hairs on a ladybug’s leg. No, macro lenses can show you a whole new world. Or macro lenses can spark (or rekindle) a love affair with photography. Heck, at the very least, they’re good for hours of amusement.
There’s no shortage of macro lenses for the iPhone: There’s the high-end Olloclip, which also comes with a fisheye and a wide-angle lens; then there’s [Read More...]
If you’re looking for a new solution to back up your iPhone’s photos to the cloud and access them on other devices, Amazon has a new solution for you. The company just launched it’s new iOS app, Amazon Cloud Drive Photos, that lets you upload your photos to Cloud Drive.
The app works on iPad or iPhone and will store 5GB of photos in the Amazon Cloud for you for free. If [Read More...]
One question I get asked a lot (well, quite a lot anyway, considering the small size our team) in the Cult of Mac chatroom is “what camera should I get for taking better product shots?”
As reviews editor, this make me happy â€“ of course I want better pictures on our reviews! â€“ but the truth is that the iPhone is more than capable of making amazing product shots, especially as the target is [Read More...]