Currently Free: Highly Functional iOS Photography App Handy Photo (and two others)

Handy Photo on the App Store on iTunes

If you fol­low app pric­ing and apps Apple fea­tures on the iTunes iOS App Store, you’ll have noticed that this week Apple is mak­ing Pro­Cam XL free. Very cool. Very func­tion­al.

But.

Also free, for today any­way, is Handy Pho­to, an app with a very slick inter­face and easy user expe­ri­ence I find rem­i­nis­cent of Google’s Snapseed — also free.

So, then, here it is, three free and very good pho­to edit­ing apps. Enjoy!

Always carry your camera

Always carry your camera - ShootTokyo

Advice from a great:

His point is a great one.  If you are only shoot­ing when you plan to shoot you end up bring far too much stuff with you.  You end up bring­ing a cou­ple of extra lens­es, maybe you should include a flash, what about a tri­pod, etc.   By the time you are done you have way too much gear.  Don’t mak­ing tak­ing pho­tos too hard.  Always car­ry your cam­era with you and shoot what is in front of you.

via Always car­ry your cam­era — Shoot­Tokyo.

Brushstroke — a rather cool iOS filter app

Blue JayI love the idea of tak­ing a good pho­to­graph­ic image and manip­u­lat­ing it so it looks like it was a paint­ing. It fol­lows then, that I quite enjoy exper­i­ment­ing and find­ing a cool ios fil­ter app that facil­i­tates this.

I like see­ing how tech­ni­cal­ly gift­ed peo­ple have cre­at­ed soft­ware to ‘see’ as a water­colour artist sees, or as an impres­sion­ist sees. Cre­ativ­i­ty. You can see some of my exper­i­ments on my Flickr stream.

My lat­est explo­ration has been with Brush­stroke — a rather ful­ly-fea­tured iOS fil­ter app. The Blue Jay image above is a ren­der cre­at­ed with Brush­stroke — almost has an illus­tra­tion qual­i­ty about it.

Yeah, it’s pret­ty pow­er­ful — han­dling both water­colour style as well as oil — and things in-between such as acrylics and gouache.

Unfor­tu­nate­ly it doesn’t real­ly label them all accord­ing­ly (Oil, Washed, Hatched, Sim­ple, etc) but then again, it’s kin­da fun to explore.

Cur­rent­ly $2.99 in the app store — a fair price for a pret­ty capa­ble app!