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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.

Your ‘fridge as an art gallery

sg4.jpgSo you’ve been play­ing around in your dig­i­tal dark­room on your cam­era-equipped iDe­vice or Android or Windows7 Mobile, or Palm Pre, and you’re want­i­ng to get your images out of the dig­i­tal dun­geon and into the Real World™.

What’s a body to do?
Well, soon you’ll be able to trans­form those images or the ones you’re real­ly, REALLY proud of any­way, into the hall­mark of hon­oured hubris, the mighty Fridge Mag­net, cour­tesy of the fine folk at Stick­y­Gram.

Cur­rent­ly the site is in closed beta, but if these few images (and the one on their tum­blr blog are any indi­ca­tion, soon fridges around the world will be adorned with cus­tom print­ed pho­to mag­nets of ‘grammed images.

Now they’re also run­ning an inter­est­ing closed beta — fol­low them, tweet about them, and get your friends to use a cus­tom link, and you’ll be bumped clos­er to the head of the queue of beta invites.





Cool look­ing con­cept that could, I say could, help you man­age the gener­ic sets of mag­nets we all seem to acquire on our fridges. I’ll be watch­ing for this, as my fridge, needs more ‘fine art’!

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How did National Geographic get those great shots?

I’ve always been a fan of Nation­al Geographic’s pho­tog­ra­phy — and how could you not be? The Nation­al Geo­graph­ic Soci­ety pho­tog­ra­phers have pro­duced some of the best images of the last cen­tu­ry.

And now, you can learn how Nation­al Geo­graph­ic pho­tog­ra­phers get their shots with a new pho­to-mag­a­zine app, 50 Great­est Pho­tographs of Nation­al Geo­graph­ic.

Some of the more inter­est­ing fea­tures of the app include:

  • Learn the sto­ries behind these icon­ic pho­tographs from the pho­tog­ra­phers them­selves, and see videos explain­ing how they cap­tured their shots.
  • See the sequence of images made by the pho­tog­ra­phers in the field, and find out just how the “per­fect shot” hap­pened.
  • Share Nation­al Geographic’s 50 Great­est Pho­tographs with your friends through email and Face­book.
  • Con­nect with Nation­al Geo­graph­ic magazine’s com­mu­ni­ty by view­ing our top user-sub­mit­ted pho­tographs or sub­mit­ting your best pho­tographs.
  • Nation­al Geo­graph­ic mag­a­zine attracts the world’s finest pho­tog­ra­phers. Here is your chance to learn more about them.

Well worth the addi­tion to your iPad Dark­room library. Obvi­ous­ly, this app excels on the larg­er dis­play of the iPad — it’s not avail­able for iPod Touch or iPhone.
In the App Store — $4.99.

iPad2 Announced. More Power.

Though it appears that the screen res­o­lu­tion of our favourite iOS device won’t change, the horse­pow­er behind the screen sure will.

Accord­ing to the images pre­sent­ed by Steve Jobs in today’s iPad2 announce­ment, the unit will fea­ture:

  • Dual-core proces­sors
  • Up to 2x faster CPU
  • Up to 9x faster graph­ics
  • New A5 chip
  • Same low pow­er as A4 chip
  • First dual core tablet to ship in vol­ume

As well, it’ll be thin­ner, lighter, and avail­able in white. Oh, and it has cam­eras. 2 of them. No excuse for miss­ing that shot if you have your iPad2 with you then.

What this means for many iPad Dark­room apps and users is that what­ev­er apps you use in your dig­i­tal dark­room, expect them to get enhance­ments soon to take advan­tage of the new horse­pow­er in the new hard­ware. Not sure how this will impact upgrad­ed apps on iPad1 hard­ware. Time will tell.




New App: Memory of Colors

I’ve been a fan of the World Her­itage Sites iPad app for a while, sim­ply for the qual­i­ty of images at Her­itage Site loca­tions.

Mem­o­ry of Col­ors isn’t real­ly an app that you use to tweak or mod­i­fy images on your iPad, rather it’s an app that cap­tures my atten­tion and inspires cre­ativ­i­ty while look­ing at endan­gered cul­tures through­out the world.

Mem­o­ry of col­ors fea­tures a rich col­lec­tion of por­traits that pro­vide a look at humanity’s frag­ile diver­si­ty in over 18 coun­tries, from Alge­ria to Yemen. Assem­bled in an infi­nite col­or palette, where each col­or rep­re­sents a facet of human cul­ture, the por­traits bring a mes­sage of peace, tol­er­ance and respect for those that are being threat­ened by glob­al­iza­tion.

The mas­ter­piece cre­at­ed by pho­tog­ra­ph­er Jaime Ocam­po-Rangel took over 12 years to com­plete, and required a colos­sal amount of research, logis­tics, and diplo­ma­cy. “I set out to pre­serve the beau­ty of these peo­ple before it’s too late, and cre­ate a pause in time and space to cap­ture this world’s last authen­tic images,” said Jaime O’Campo-Rangel. The project was first exhib­it­ed at UNESCO’s head­quar­ters in 2010.

And there’s a sup­port­ing video too:

Mem­o­ry of Col­ors is avail­able in the app store at a launch price of .99 for one week — nor­mal­ly $2.99.