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Waterlogued makes art from your art

Waterlogue is a very cool iPad / iPhone app that basically a watercolour filter for your images. And it works very very nicely!

I crawled through my image archive and grabbed a few good shots, and some OK shots, and I really like the way they turned out.

As well, I thought I’d just try taking a picture of the floor, and even it looked better.

I can see that I’ll be using Waterlogue more often in my images… not so much as a final filter but rather as one element I can apply as I fine-tune the shot. Another tool in the digital camera bag.

Curently Waterlogue is $2.99 in the App Store.

Unleash your inner Spielberg

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I’m sure all of us have, at one point or another, dreamed of releasing that movie director deep inside, and making our own movie, complete with music and special effects.

Well, if your dream is to make one that hearkens back to the golden days of silent cinema, then I’ve got an inexpensive app for you.

Silent Film Director, released today, can help you make movies in a style reminensent of the classic Hollywood silver screen.

It’s a very slick app that lets you shoot, edit and share movies on your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad (in Universal mode). Continue reading Unleash your inner Spielberg

A Photo Project, An Update, and a Contest?

Earlier today the folks behind one of my favourite iOS digital darkroom apps (FX Photo Studio) announced a great new collaborative photography app and project, in the form of a contest:

As a gesture of appreciation to its loyal fans, MacPhun is also developing the first ever jointly collaborated, free standalone wallpaper app that will showcase user-submitted photographs edited with FX Photo Studio and other photography iOS apps. With MacPhun’s support, the app will provide the ideal platform for aspiring artists and photographers to gain increased exposure for their work. To kick off the submission process, MacPhun will be holding a two month promotion on their Facebook page. Prizes include iTunes gift cards, photo printing gift vouchers and much more. For more information on this contest, please visit: http://www.macphun.com/photoproject/

To help kick off this great idea, FX Photo Studio & FX Photo Studio HD have been updated to iOS 4.3 and now include a new filter category, Sketches:

MacPhun has collaborated with established artists from North America and Europe to create a new “sketches” category. The newly added category consists of six cartoon-styled filters providing users with a total of 187 filters to mix, match and share with friends. The addition of more precise tuning controls for contrasting, adjusting hues and sharpening filters, provide even more unequivocal tools to users, making one of the most useful image editing apps on the market, even better.

And to make it even easier for new iPhone and iPad2 photographers, FX Photo Studio and FX Photo Studio HD will both be discounted to $0.99 and $1.99, respectively, for a very limited time.

How to easily display your Instagram photos online

Instagram is a weird little iPhone app. On one hand, it makes it very easy to take and share very cool looking images with your iphone, as long as you’re sharing them with other Instagram users.

On the other hand, it’s kinda difficult to show those images to others in a simple web interface — or link to them in email, a web page, a tweet or a facebook status update.

Until now.
Instagrid.me is one of the first apps to use the new Instagram API to package  your images in a nice, clean and friendly display.

Simply hit the website, authenticate your Twitter credentials, and you have generated the gallery — here’s mine: instagrid.me/bgrier

Simple wins.

Review: Filterstorm – Ansel Adams said what?

Filterstorm 2, one of the universal image enhancement apps I’ve been watching for a while, just got a pretty good review over at MacLife:

With Filterstorm 2, universal for iPad and iPhone, you can “make” just about any photo your imagination conceives. It’s so good, in fact, that it may — for everyone but a true professional — obviate the need for desktop editing suites.

Well worth checking out.