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Facebook Messenger Apps Get New Photo, Video Options

Facebook Messenger Apps Get New Photo, Video Options | Mobile Photography | Scoop.it
The social network gave its iOS and Android Messenger apps a bump to version 5.0, bringing some handy new features.
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Facebook messenger recently received an update which included the addition of new photo and video options, among other new features. This short article provides more details about the new features you can expect from the latest update.

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The Best Features of Google’s New Android Camera App

The Best Features of Google’s New Android Camera App | Mobile Photography | Scoop.it

"Let’s take a look at some of the best goodies Google’s picture-snapping app has to offer, and perhaps you’ll decide it’s worthy of replacing your stock Samsung, HTC, or LG camera app."

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Google just released their latest photo app for Android, and many users are already clamoring over the awesome features packed into the app. This article provides a look at some of the best features this photo app has to offer.

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Adobe Lightroom Mobile for iPad: Hands-On Preview

Adobe Lightroom Mobile for iPad: Hands-On Preview | Mobile Photography | Scoop.it
This is definitely an early release. At press time, it's iPad-only, which means iPhone and Android users are out of luck. And features like star ratings have not yet been integrated (you can flag your favorites though). Still, setting it up is simple and seamless, and in its first version it is already incredibly useful.
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The first version of Adobe Lightroom for mobile was released earlier today, and the guys at popphoto.com got a chance to test it out. If you want to be one of the first people to find out the new mobile features of Adobe Lightroom, this article is for you.

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"Mark II Artist's Viewfinder" App Simulates Hundreds of Cameras and Lenses to Plan Your Next Shoot

"Mark II Artist's Viewfinder" App Simulates Hundreds of Cameras and Lenses to Plan Your Next Shoot | Mobile Photography | Scoop.it
Mark II Artist's Viewfinder is the kind of iPhone app every kind of camera nerd can appreciate. While it will take photos, its main draw is that it replicates the viewfinder of hundreds of camera and lens setups. So if you find an incredible view, and want to know what it would like if you were to bring your medium format camera out with you, you can do so from the palm of your hand.
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Mark II Artist's Viewfinder is an iPhone photography app that gives photographer and cinematographers the ability to access more than 470 still and motion picture cameras, 150 medium/large format backs and several lenses. If you're passionate about your photography, this app is for you.


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Waterlogue app turns iPhone photos into watercolors

Waterlogue app turns iPhone photos into watercolors | Mobile Photography | Scoop.it
With so many photo editing apps, I only keep the ones that are really good, and Waterlogue is one fabulous app that's stayed on my phone for weeks.
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Waterlogue is a unique photo editing app for iPhone that lets you transform your photos in watercolor paintings. The app uses a standard "add filter" interface to give users the ability to add different watercolor effects to pictures. If you're bored of the vintage filters and want to try something new, Waterlogue might be what you're looking for.

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Apple Acquires iOS Camera App "SnappyCam"

Apple Acquires iOS Camera App "SnappyCam" | Mobile Photography | Scoop.it
The man who made 20fps possible on the iPhone gets picked up by Apple
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There were rumors circulating a few weeks ago about Apple's acquisition of Snappycam. Well, it's official now. Apple has bought Snappycam and promises to bring some of the app features to its native camera app. Read the article for more details.

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Pic A Moment App Turns Instagram Into an Easy-to-Browse Time Capsule

Pic A Moment App Turns Instagram Into an Easy-to-Browse Time Capsule | Mobile Photography | Scoop.it
Yes, we’re all fascinated by what you had for lunch. But sometimes actual news/history is shared in the Instagram universe, and now there’s a convenient new way to browse through and find pictures of those events.
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Pic A Moment is a unique photo app that lets you browse through all photos posted on Instagram in a unique and intuitive way. Users can select any location in the world and select a date to view all the pictures taken in that place at that time. You can check out this article for details about the app.

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Cover Cam app for Windows Phone 8 helps you create the perfect Facebook cover photo

Cover Cam app for Windows Phone 8 helps you create the perfect Facebook cover photo | Mobile Photography | Scoop.it

""Cover Cam is specially designed camera to capture beautiful Facebook cover photos. See the first screenshot, it will say whole story of the app. The unique idea behind Cover Cam is you can combine your Facebook profile picture and cover photo into one image. It makes your Facebook timeline header more beautiful, meaningful, attractive or something totally crazy," the app description reads."

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If you're looking for an app that lets you create unique cover photos for your Facebook timeline, Cover Cam might just be the app you're looking for. This article provides a rundown fo the features of the app and gives reasons why this is a one of a kind app for taking cover photos.

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Design App Creates Beautiful Photo Collages on Your Phone

Design App Creates Beautiful Photo Collages on Your Phone | Mobile Photography | Scoop.it
Tel Aviv-based Bazaart, previously a Pinterest app for creating fashion spreads, relaunched on iOS Wednesday as a social design app. The app lets you layer photos to make collages as well as cut the background out of photos, either manually or with the app's automatic tool, which is based on complex algorithms and works surprisingly well.
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Baazart is a photo editing app that lets you create beautiful photo collages with your smartphone. This article gives you a preview of what you can expect after downloading the app.


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Waterlogue App Turns Your Photos Into Amazingly Realistic Watercolor Paintings | Cult of Mac

Waterlogue App Turns Your Photos Into Amazingly Realistic Watercolor Paintings | Cult of Mac | Mobile Photography | Scoop.it
  You know how most image editing apps have a “paint” filter that supposedly makes you photo look like it was actually made with oils or watercolors?
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Waterlogue is a cool iOS app that lets you convert your photos into watercolor paintings. The results re actually pretty impressive considering the effects are based of photo filter presets.

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Instagram Direct: Now you can send embarrassing photos right to your friends, instead of everyone

Instagram Direct: Now you can send embarrassing photos right to your friends, instead of everyone | Mobile Photography | Scoop.it

"With Instagram Direct, Instagram is cementing itself as the sole photo sharing solution for smartphones. Systrom revealed that more than half of Instagram’s 150 million monthly active users open up the app daily, which is a shockingly high engagement rate compared to most apps. Now with private messaging, expect that number to climb even higher."

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Instagram Direct is the latest feature on Instagram that gives users the ability to send private photos to friends. Among other features is a new and improved commenting system that lets you have deeper conversations with your friends. You can find out all the details from this article.

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Turn your Instagrams into a business: Snapwire, a new mobile stock photo website, opens to public

Turn your Instagrams into a business: Snapwire, a new mobile stock photo website, opens to public | Mobile Photography | Scoop.it
Snapwire, a mobile app and website, is trying to connect the creative power of the Instagram generation with the companies and people who are willing to pay them to keep snapping.
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Snapwire is an innovative website that lets smartphone photographers submit their photos to companies and other clients looking for stock photography taken by mobile photographers and professional photographers alike. If you're an avid smartphone photographer, this site might just transform your hobby into something that pays.

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Funny Vine Compilation Captures 3 Months of Saturday Mornings with a 4-Year-Old

Funny Vine Compilation Captures 3 Months of Saturday Mornings with a 4-Year-Old | Mobile Photography | Scoop.it
This father is exhausted… in a funny because it’s true kind of way. Over the past three months, YouTube user and proud father of two, Bottlerocket, has been recording a 6-second Vine video every Saturday morning with his 4-year-old. Complete with annoyed look (it’s put on folks, he loves his daughter), obnoxiously loud music and rowdy little girl, the Vine compilation above is something of an ode to exhausted parents everywhere.
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If you're a parent then you know how exhausting it can be starting your day with an overly excited child jumping around the house. For proud father of two, Bottlerocket, this was the inspiration to start a series of vines that captures 3 months of Saturday mornings with his 4-year old daughter.

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Insta-photographer: 4 Image-enhancing Apps for Smartphones

Insta-photographer: 4 Image-enhancing Apps for Smartphones | Mobile Photography | Scoop.it
With a smartphone, everyone's an aspiring photographer. If you're a professional photographer, you might frown on pocket shutterbugs.
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These 4 photo apps are designed to improve your photographs with the least amount of effort. If you want to add a new app to your photo collection, something from this list might do.

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The three photography apps that will change your life

The three photography apps that will change your life | Mobile Photography | Scoop.it
Here’s a review of my favourite mobile photography apps and tips for how to use them.
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If there's one thing about photography apps, its that you can never have enough of them. There is always something new coming out in the app store and its always fun trying to decide which one to download in order to make your pictures look better. This article will help you get started with three of the best photography apps currently available on smartphones.

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Sunlit for iOS is a neat journaling app that lets you easily curate and share photo stories

Sunlit for iOS is a neat journaling app that lets you easily curate and share photo stories | Mobile Photography | Scoop.it
The app lets users create photo ‘stories’ which can be shared with friends private (by default) or publicly using a dedicated Web page. In addition to using existing data from App.net, you can pick photos from Dropbox and your camera roll, make check-ins or import them from Foursquare and snap new photos (and add filters) from your phone.
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Sunlit is a unique photo app for iOS users who want to create curated photo albums and share them with others. The app is based off the app.net platform, which means you can also sync and imports data from other App.net apps. Read the article for more details.

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Pixorial Adds Photos and More to Android Mobile App to Expand Media Sharing

Pixorial Adds Photos and More to Android Mobile App to Expand Media Sharing | Mobile Photography | Scoop.it

"Pixorial, the award-winning personal media sharing platform, today announced the addition of photo functionality, a new streamlined interface, and enhanced sharing options to its Android smartphone."

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Pixorial recently received a slew of updates aimed at making the app even more powerful than it was before. Among other updates, is a streamlined user interface, enhanced sharing options, unlimited rich media, and the addition of smart albums that let you quickly organize your photos and videos. Read the article for more details about the app.

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Best Photos with These Smartphone Photography Tips - Mobile Commerce

Best Photos with These Smartphone Photography Tips - Mobile Commerce | Mobile Photography | Scoop.it
The advancement in the technologies used in cameras for smartphones and other mobile devices already allows everyone to take photos with great quality, sharpness, vividness, color reproduction, and dynamic range. Some are even capable low light shooters.
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Unless you're still living in the year 2000, chances are you've had some experience taking a picture with a smartphone of some sort. If you would like to know how to take better photos with your phone, this article explains it all in 6 easy to follow tips.

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This Weirdly Addictive App Lets You Add Photos Of Drake To Your Selfies

This Weirdly Addictive App Lets You Add Photos Of Drake To Your Selfies | Mobile Photography | Scoop.it
This is endlessly entertaining.
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If you're a Drake fan, then Drake Shake is the photo app for you. This simple yet addictive app will make Drake appear in your photos whenever you want. Take a look at the article for more information.

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4 best iPad apps to manage your photo collection

4 best iPad apps to manage your photo collection | Mobile Photography | Scoop.it
Managing one’s photo collection completely from an iPad can be a great way to liberate oneself from the computer. The App Store has no shortage of options empowering users to view, edit, and share albums.
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If you have a huge library of photos on your iPad, it might be a good idea to invest in a photo organization app. This article gives a list of the 4 best iPad apps to manage your collection.

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OkDoThis: An App That Turns Photography Into A Game

OkDoThis: An App That Turns Photography Into A Game | Mobile Photography | Scoop.it
OkDoThis is essentially an Instragram-like app with full support for its own social network and a similar sharing function for budding photographers. There are options to find followers, to follow others, and to seek out different types of photography. But it does one thing that its competitors truly lack: It directly inspires you to go out and create more content—and even gives you ideas. Upon booting up the app your first task is to complete a “Do,” or a challenge.
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There are undoubtedly an uncountable number of photography apps in the app store. Some are more popular than others, but they essentially all do the same thing. However, OkDoThis is a photography app that is on the verge of changing how you take pictures on your smartphone.

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