After Facebook’s failed attempt to acquire Snapchat for $3 billion, the company has advanced another acquired property to become more like the rapidly growing ghost. In its latest update, Instagram introduces “Stories” to the app, which is a new feature that is essentially pulled right out of Snapchat. You can also edit your photos and videos with effects, scribbles and drawings – just like Snapchat. [Read more…]
Adobe has updated its mobile versions of Lightroom for both iOS and Android. The new updates provide iOS users the ability to import raw photos and Android photographers can now use a new Pro mode for a completely manual shooting experience. Check out the specifics below. [Read more…]
The following post is from Constantin Opris, Dreamstime Professional Photographer, who shares some great tips and apps for improving your mobile photography.
As smartphone cameras become better and faster, there’s a growing interest in mobile photography. The considerable advantage for mobile photographers comes in the form of integrated applications that allow them to setup, take and alter shots in completely new ways. [Read more…]
Adobe Lightroom for Android 2.0 arrived today and offers the first end-to-end RAW mobile photography solution.
Lightroom 2.0 for Android features an in-app camera that supports DNG format capture from your device. Additionally, it adds shoot-through presets that allow you to preview your shots with presets enabled but still non-destructively edit them after capture.
The new Android version also gets Lightroom’s dehaze tool to adjust the appearance of haze and fog in images. It also gets the Targeted Adjustment Tool and Point mode in the curve tool for more precise control of your workflow. Additionally, Split Toning enhancements enable the addition of color casts to highlights and shadows.
You can download Lightroom 2.0 for Android here in the Google Play Store.
This week Instagram is adding account switching to its app. It has long been a frustration for photographers and other users with business and personal accounts to log in and out of their accounts in order to us it on a single device. Now, you will be able to switch between multiple accounts on a single device without the need to login every time. [Read more…]
Whether you are taking pictures with a $2,000 DSLR or your smartphone, there are some basic steps you can follow to ensure crisp and memorable pictures. With a modern smartphone, you have a camera that is capable of taking amazingly sharp pictures, but you need to understand how to find the right conditions (contrast, focus, lighting, etc.) for the perfect shot. Here’s six essential tips: [Read more…]
Adobe has released Lightroom of iOS 2.1 with several new features and enhancements, including: [Read more…]
As the well-known advertising jingle says, the holidays are coming. A time when families get together, eat, drink, be merry and generally have a whale of a time. So there’s no better time to whip out the phone and start capturing images of the frivolity.
If you want to get great pictures though, there are a couple of things you should think about first – just because your camera is a phone, doesn’t mean it can’t capture great images – far from it, you just need to start treating it like a camera. So here are six tips to take your phone pictures from bluegh to wow! [Read more…]
Instagram is singlehandedly responsible for the resurgence of the square format photo. It’s the reason we have a square photo template available in the iPhone camera app.
And now, Instagram is opening its doors to non-square formats. So, finally, we don’t have to squeeze a landscape or portrait image into a square frame. With this new version, you can share photos and videos with aspect ratios between 1.91:1 and 4:5. [Read more…]