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Photography fans, take note: Pro-Camera 8 for iPhones makes a BIG difference

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The Eldest took a class yesterday afternoon in getting better photos from an iPhone camera provided that the iPhone is running iOS 8. The woman teaching the class is a professional photograph who now uses her iPhone extensively now—not only to take photos but also to edit. She reports to me in an email:

-Pro-Camera 8 (make the IN-APP purchase of Vivid HDR) – has built in image stability you can turn on and off and adjust the sensitivity

-Auto stitch for panoramas (take in the app or stitch together photos from native or Pro camera). You can swipe back and forth between normal, HDR normal, HDR vivid, HDR Dramatic, HRD black and white, and HDR faded.

– Snapseed or PS Express. Snapseed is slightly better but has a confusing interface – very non-intuitive

-Touch Retouch for removing unwanted parts of the image. Plus the instructional video has a funny accent: Swedish chef meets Siri.

– Mixtures, Distressed FX, PhotoStudio, and Glaze all let you add effects

– Image Blender lets you layer two images with lots of adjustments

The official site with photos and videos (Pro-Camera 8 helps with both) tells you more. You can buy it at the iTunes App Store.

Another interesting smartphone camera app, previously blogged, exists for Android phones. As noted at the link:

The Android app, which can be downloaded for free through the ACLU of Missouri website, has three main functions and Know Your Rights information.Record allows citizens to capture exchanges between police officers and themselves or other community members in audio and video files that are automatically sent to the ACLU of Missouri. Witness sends out an alert when someone is stopped by police so that community members can move toward the location and document the interaction. Report gives the app user the option to complete an incident report and send it directly to the ACLU of Missouri for review. Know Your Rightsprovides an overview of what rights protect you when you are stopped by law enforcement officers.

Written by LeisureGuy

10 November 2014 at 3:03 pm

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  1. Thanks for the tip. I will try it. I have been very impressed with the latest iPhone camera. My wife has a digital SLR and she is jealous of my photos.

    tedschade

    10 November 2014 at 4:14 pm

  2. Let us know if you do indeed find it worthwhile. The Eldest told me the motion-stabilization thing seemed irrelevant for her, until she compared photos taken using it with photos taken not using it.

    LeisureGuy

    10 November 2014 at 4:29 pm


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