ACDSee 16 is the latest version of this pro-class photo editor and collection manager. It's compatible with previous ACD Systems releases and comes with a database upgrade wizard. ACDSee 16 continues to emphasize ease of use and customer service. It still makes it easy to post and share images online, but it adds new features like the Info Palette, which collects and displays image data in one convenient spot; the Reverse Geocode feature for adding geotags; the Lens Blur tool for creating realistic bokeh effects; and Tilt-Shift for transforming images into simulated miniature scale models. Extras include slideshow, wallpaper, … Read more
GhostCamera+ is a fun and, at times, very spooky app that adds different types of ghostly and ghastly afterimages to your photos -- most of the time to great effect. While some of the filters are better than others, there are a few real jewels here, and when cleverly constructed, you can create some remarkably spooky photos directly from the app.
As soon as you start GhostCamera+, you can start taking photos right away or load one directly from your photo library. The interface and design are very basic, but that made the app easy to navigate. After taking or … Read more
GoldCamera is a photographer's (or math lover's) best friend, allowing you to change grids and line up your images in a number of ways, from a traditional 3x3 grid to the golden ratio. With centering tools, guides to help you find the centers, and numerous options, those who know how to use these grids (and those who want to take better pictures and are willing to learn) will love how accessible and quickly they load and work for your camera.
When you load GoldCamera there are up to 26 different mats to choose from, though some must be … Read more
Samsung is giving consumers one more reason to pick up a point-and-shoot instead of always using their smartphone's camera.
The 14-megapixel camera's Wi-Fi can already be used for automatically sending photos to a smartphone or tablet while you're shooting, backing up to Microsoft SkyDrive cloud storage, or e-mailing photos straight from the camera, among other things. Adding Evernote will allow users to shoot and then wirelessly sync photos … Read more
Your iPhone of the future could deliver better color photos if equipped with three separate sensors.
Granted Tuesday by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, an Apple patent dubbed "Image capture using luminance and chrominance sensors" envisions a way to include one sensor for luminance and two for chrominance as a way to better capture colors in your moble device's photographs.
Luminance measures the amount of light reflected from an object, while chrominance defines the color of an image. The technology built into the iPhone would combine the luminance from the first sensor and the chrominance … Read more
When someone is finally honest with you, it's refreshing.
All these years, Apple and Samsung have been selling us phones that really aren't phones at all.
We don't make calls on them. We fiddle about on them like mini-computers.
Finally, Nokia has taken steps to admit that its new phone isn't a phone. It's a camera. A really, really good camera, at that.
In the launch ad for its new Lumia 1020, the company explains that Finns aren't what they used to be.
No one does any phoning or texting or surfing the Web. The sole reason… Read more
Anyone who's ever needed an extra hand when shooting with an SLR (or any other camera for that matter) will understand the attraction of the Capture Camera Clip System.
The two-piece device, which got its start on Kickstarter back in 2011, clamps securely onto any belt or strap up to 3 inches wide and 0.5 inch thick, while a quick-release plate attaches to the tripod mount on your camera. At the press of a button you can slide your camera off the clip, shoot, and slide it back on when you're done.
However, like many first-gen products, … Read more
U.S. consumers eyeing Nokia's new Lumia 1020 can now buy the phone from AT&T.
Buyers can choose from among three colors -- yellow, black, or white. That's hopefully a simple enough decision. What may be trickier is picking the price and the plan. AT&T offers four options for purchasing the phone.
You can go for a month-to-month plan with no long-term commitment and pay the full … Read more
The demand for Canon cameras is shrinking as smartphones become the de facto camera for consumers.
A report in the Japanese-language online edition of Nikkei doesn't paint a pretty picture for the world's biggest camera maker.
The company cut its annual profit and sales forecasts Wednesday as demand slows for its cameras.
"The changes in the business environment are very severe," the newspaper quotes Canon Vice President Toshizo Tanaka as saying.
While Nikkei cites a slowdown in the Chinese economy as one of the factors affecting Canon's camera business, the larger reason stems from the &… Read more
By now, if you are a regular user of Instagram, then you have likely used each and every of its 19 filters. (Well, maybe not Kelvin; it's the worst.) To add some new wrinkles to your Instagramming ways, check out Landcam, a 99-cent square photo editor for the iPhone.
Landcam boasts the flat, minimalist design that iOS 7 promises, but beneath its plain veneer is a powerful photo editor. You can use the app to snap a shot, and its camera mode lets you choose either the rear- or front-facing camera and enable the flash. Tap the settings button … Read more