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Fast and free Photoshop Express app gets an update

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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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FX Photo Studio HD ‘develops’

fx_logo.jpgSor­ry, couldn’t resist the pun.

Ear­li­er today the much await­ed update to FX Pho­to Stu­dio HD was released in the Apple app store.

FX Pho­to Stu­dio HD is an enhanced and iPad opti­mized ver­sion of FX Pho­to Stu­dio (for iPhone and iPod Touch) which I’d writ­ten about pre­vi­ous­ly.

A few of the fea­tures added in this update that I real­ly like are:

  • The abil­i­ty to save your image edits and effect mod­i­fi­ca­tions as pre­sets which you can then share with oth­er FX Pho­to Stu­dio HD users. This also means you can import their cool pre­sets and apply them to your pho­tos.
  • Social Net­work shar­ing now includes Tum­blr — which many peo­ple use as a pho­to­blog
  • Print­ing from the iPad — a poten­tial­ly cool fea­ture that I’ve yet to try — I haven’t had the update long enough to get near my home print­er :smileyhappy:

mzl.bditlkii.480x480-75.jpg Con­tin­ue read­ing FX Pho­to Stu­dio HD ‘devel­ops’

First Contest — Exploring Workflow

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I’m in the mid­dle of a two part series on my dig­i­tal pho­tog­ra­phy and iPad Dark­room work­flow over at the Future Shop tech blog. While I think I have a pret­ty good dig­i­tal work­flow that encom­pass­es my iPad, I’m think­ing that there are prob­a­bly oth­er very excel­lent work­flow ideas out there.

So, to entice some feed­back and learn from you a bit, I thought I’d offer out a few prizes from our fine friends at Mac­Phun, a few down­load codes to Pho­to Pal and FX Pho­to Stu­dio HD.

How to enter:

  1. Leave a com­ment below,  on this post, describ­ing your dig­i­tal dark­room pho­to work­flow on your iPad. Or if you don’t have one yet, describe how you think you’d use a diti­tal dark­room on your iPad.
  2. Note which app you would like to win, should your entry be select­ed (iPhone, iPad, Doesn’t mat­ter)
  3. Win­ners will be select­ed based on entire­ly arbi­trary cri­te­ria I’ve not estab­lished yet 🙂 Make your sub­mis­sion  inter­est­ing and / or infor­ma­tive and you’ll have a bet­ter chance at col­lect­ing one of these sweet apps.

Impor­tant Stuff:

  1. Con­test ends Thurs­day Feb­ru­ary 17th at Mid­night MDT. Win­ners will be select­ed and con­tact­ed via email on Fri­day Feb­ru­ary 18th.
  2. One com­ment / entry per per­son. Dupli­cates will dis­qual­i­fy all entries by that per­son.
  3. Feel free to pro­mote, face­book and tweet about this con­test, it could help your chances 🙂

There, that wasn’t too hard was it? Thanks!