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!