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.