As smartphone cameras become more powerful and the default device for many people to capture images, having capable photo editing tools available becomes increasingly important. Google makes some rudimentary editing functions available in their Photos app and more advanced features are available in the Snapseed app. Now Google is making a set of plugins called the Nik Collection, available for free to users to step things up a little bit more. Read more
Instagram has made their Layout collage app available for Android users today, giving you the ability to set up your pictures in several different layouts. It’s something that many other apps have gotten popular doing, but Instagram’s approach seems incredibly streamlined.
The interface is very touch-friendly, allowing you to easily drag and drop different photos, pinch to zoom in, and drag the borders of your different photo frames to adjust the size. That leaves a ton of room for customization, which is great for Instagram users. Read more
Photo editing apps on smartphones as a necessity to deal with early low-resolution cameras. Instagram even built up a social network off of the idea of filters and editing to make low megapixel shots look decent. Today, smartphone cameras have gotten significantly better, even replacing smaller point and shoot cameras for many people, but many of the editing apps have managed to evolve and stay relevant alongside the new, better cameras.
We went through some of the best available apps for tweaking your camera shots a couple years ago, but over the past few years the landscape of the best apps has changed. In this guide, we’ll go over the top apps for fine-tuning your shots to look perfect on whatever social media site you plan on uploading them to. Read more
In late September Adobe acquired mobile photo editor Aviary and about six weeks later, the Adobe backed Aviary just announced that it is issuing one of its biggest updates ever. With new features and enchancments the photo editor is celebrating with a promotion that’s available for this month only.
Twitter has issued an update to the official app today to make it a little easier for users to share and “tag” photos as well as find out what the latest news is. For photos, as a user is editing an image to get it ready for posting, the app will remind you to @ mention people and places related to the photo. Twitter says it is not easier to @ mention people when tweeting a photo. Other photo editing improvements include better photo cropping and image rotation features.
The latest news content feature is supposed to only surface when a user is caught up with the tweets from people they are following. If a user pulls down to refresh and there are no new tweets from those they follow, Twitter will serve up news stories based on what is currently trending and popular on Twitter at that time.
If you want to try the official Twitter app or need to grab the update, just use on of the download links below.
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As Android devices become faster and more capable computer-replacements, we’re expecting them to do things our traditional computers do, like photo editing. While Google provides a bit of support for effects on your pictures, and many OEMs provide some basic photo editing functionality in their software, sometimes it’s not quite enough, especially if you’re used to more in-depth editing on your desktop. That’s where this guide comes in; we’re going to list some of the best photo editing apps available for that supercomputer in your pocket. Read more
It’s been a while since we’ve heard mention of the photo-editing app Snapseed for Android. Even then, it was only demoed for possible release on select Android tablets. It now appears that the award-winning photo editing app will make its way to the Android masses, however a timeline hasn’t been announced. This awesome app comes by way of Google’s acquisition of Nik Software, the German developer of Snapseed. While they acquired a few other photo apps developed by Nik in the deal, make no mistake, Snapseed was their true target.
As mentioned, Snapseed is an award-winning iOS photo app which retails for $4.99. It took home honors of “iPad App of The Year” in 2011 due in part to its robust editing features. Google is no doubt looking to integrate their new acquisition in with Google+ which would instantly make it a competitor to Instagram and Facebook in terms of photo-editing capabilities via the Google+ mobile app. What do you think of the acquisition? We can all think of times in the past when such acquisitions didn’t go quite as planned.
source: The Verge
Aviary has announced the latest photo editing tool for Android, and it looks good. What started as a plugin on Android has now become a standalone app that looks to be a strong competitor to Adobe’s Photoshop Express. As phones replace point-and-shoots as the camera of choice for most people, having apps that allow editing photos on the device becomes more important. Aviary Photo Editor features one-touch enhancements, instagram-like filter effects, color balancing, crop and rotate, red-eye removal and a lot more. The free app is available now on the Play Store, stay tuned for a full review but for now, hit the break to head on over and try it out yourself. Read more
The continuous announcements of Tegra-optimized programs continues to grow and grow at CES. Nik Software has announced its popular Snapseed app is finally on its way to the Android platform. For those unfamiliar, “Snapseed offers powerful tools that inspires and enables anyone to create amazing photos. Using Snapseed, anyone can capture, enhance, edit, email and share their photos via social networks in just a few seconds”. Yes that means select Android users will finally be able to enjoy all of those noteworthy photo editing features such as the various enhancements and filters. Notice I said select Android users as the app will only be available for specific tablets when the app is launched in the Android Market. How specific? Well the app will “initially compatible with NVIDIA® Tegra®-powered tablets running Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.x)”. That means those of you who are lucky enough have a Tegra 2 or 3-based tablet and Android 4.0 are the only ones who will be able to take advantage of the photo editing app (for now).
Photo editing junkies won’t have to wait very long for the app to arrive in the Android Market too. Nik Software highlights the app will be available in early 2012 and will cost $4.99. Hit the break for the full press release. Read more
Photo editing apps are a dime a dozen on the Android Market, however, it’s a little difficult to find a “good quality” application that will allow you to perform a number of operations seamlessly and effortlessly with online services and those you love the most. In steps Lightbox, a popular photo capturing and editing application that gives you a big bang for your buck, especially because it’s free. Lightbox allows you to take regularly taken photos and enhance them like never before. In addition, you can organize and then upload them to a Lightbox community timeline very much like post cards, something that’s setting the service apart from most right now.
Photos you share publicly will also get posted to your very own Lightbox website that other users can follow. You just focus on taking photos, and we’ll automatically create an attractive timeline of photo postcards for you.
You have the option of keeping them private or choosing who gets to see them and have access to them. There is also an online interface for you to interact with all of your photos. Lightbox.com offers safe storage for all your important snapshots and thus being in the cloud, you can quickly and easily download them onto any device that supports the application. If you’re ready to give it a try, hit the break for the download links and to check out more offerings and info from the developer. There’s also some screen shots and a quick video of how the service works. Feel free to leave your comments and thoughts about the app below as well. Read more