Tag Archives: iOS

Silent Film Director now less silent


Just a quick update, the cool old-timey movie making app for iPhone (and yes, it does run on the iPad too) just received an update that brings the number of available soundtracks up to 8.

And yeah, it’s a pretty cool app, especially if you’ve been wanting to play around with movie making on your iOS device — Silent Film Director (in the iTunes Store).

Fast and free Photoshop Express app gets an update


I’m a big fan of Adobe’s Photoshop Express as an online service.

Basically it’s a free online image organizer / storage box and a collection of robust image editing tools (Similar to Flickr and Picasa).

But where Adobe’s tried to differentiate Photoshop Express from the competition is by also releasing a free and powerful Photoshop Express iOS image capture and editing app that ties into the Photoshop Express online service.

Image 2011316123917.jpgAnd now with this latest update, there’s more focus (sorry) on the camera workflow side of things, which includes an in-app purchase of the Adobe Camera Pack:

  • New Camera workflow for rapid in-app photo-taking
  • In-App Purchase of Adobe Camera Pack: Reduce Noise, Self Timer, and Auto Review
  • Full Retina Display Support
  • Multi-Tasking Support

Nice to see some of these features bundled in, and optional — buy ’em if you need ’em — otherwise you’ve still got access to a good set of image capture, editing and sharing tools, for free.
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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.