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PHeymont

Photo apps for the savvy smart-phone traveler

by PHeymont »

Darren...good to "hear" from you!

A question: How does the Adobe Photoshop Touch compare as an editing application compared to Google's Picasa suite?

I'm a mid-level trained Photoshop user, but I almost never use it as a photo editor unless a photo is in the project anyway; mostly I've stuck to Picasa for quick'n'easy...but if the Touch app is comparable, it might integrate better with PS, so...

Also: for those who are more camera than phone-camera oriented (me), Eye-Fi's WiFi-enabled Mobi cards can now upload automatically and wirelessly to your desktop or laptop as well as to your phone or tablet. It's beta, but it's solid.

 

 

 

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DarrenHumphrys

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by DarrenHumphrys »

Greetings all from Africa. I thought I'd share these three camera apps that I've come across lately:

Camera+ - I personally feel that the iPhone often fails at the image adjustments required to go from a good shot to a great shot. Camera+ offers more flexibility and isn't complicated, with an interface that is intuitive and offers sensible navigation. A major plus is being able to set it up the way you want it with predetermined settings, such as horizon level, automatic geotagging and a grid on the screen. It's only for iPhone and iPad and usually sells for US$1.99.

Snapseed - Google's photo app is hard to beat, with great effect and adjustment controls such as vignetting, brightness and cropping. Snapseed is able to process images shot on a tablet as well as those imported from a 'proper' camera. Unless you need something bordering on professional, I recommend looking at Snapseed. It's available for iOS and Android...and it's free!

Adobe Photoshop Touch - This tablet-based image-editing software can do everything, and may perhaps be a bit of overkill for the average phone-photographer. It rivals Adobe's PC-based suites for power, but in typical Adobe fashion you'll need a bit of time to learn all of the ins and outs. It's available for iOS and Android, and usually costs US$9.99.

Hey, remember when we had to choose between films with different speeds...and decide on the correct aperture and shutter speed...and wait impatiently for the photos to be processed down at the local shop?!

Your fellow traveler, Darren Humphrys

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DarrenHumphrys

RE: Photo apps for the savvy smart-phone traveler

by DarrenHumphrys »

Howzit PHeymont and thanks for the welcome.

Photoshop Touch can be relatively "quick'n'easy" but it takes a bit of practice to begin with and is more geared towards doing atistic and creative image editing. Being a Photoshop user already will certainly help. Using Photoshop Touch may depend on how much editing you actually wish to do, and whether you wish to do this editing on your phone/tablet or on your PC. Similar to your good self in relation to Picasa, for simple and fast image editing I still regularly use (on my PC) the editing software that came with my Canon so many years ago. As I eluded to in my original post, perhaps Photoshop Touch is best for those who are 'serious' smart phone/tablet image editors. 

There's a far superior Photoshop Touch review than my brief offering, to be found at www.androidpolice.com and written by Liam Spradlin.

Darren

 

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wam app

RE: Photo apps for the savvy smart-phone traveler

by wam app »

Hi Guys, 

As you both seem to be savvy smart phone travellers I thought I should let you know about a new travel app I have launched. It is called World Around Me, and it is a free augmented reality app for android and iphone users. It is great for if you are in a new area and want to find your closest restaurant, bar, gas station, church, basically anything. Below are the links for the free version. I really hope you like it as you seem to be our target market. Let me know what you think! 

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/world-around-me/id689722509

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=app.WTInfoTech.WorldAroundMeLite

We have also launched a competition on our facebook page if that interests you search  'World Around Me App' 

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DarrenHumphrys

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by DarrenHumphrys »

In Response to Re: Photo apps for the savvy smart-phone traveler:[QUOTE]

Hi Guys, 

As you both seem to be savvy smart phone travellers I thought I should let you know about a new travel app I have launched. It is called World Around Me, and it is a free augmented reality app for android and iphone users. It is great for if you are in a new area and want to find your closest restaurant, bar, gas station, church, basically anything. Below are the links for the free version. I really hope you like it as you seem to be our target market. Let me know what you think! 

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/world-around-me/id689722509

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=app.WTInfoTech.WorldAroundMeLite

We have also launched a competition on our facebook page if that interests you search  'World Around Me App' 


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Howzit wam app,

Congrats on a great looking product...though I think you may cause the death of my beloved guidebooks! Let me know if you are looking at adding any African destinations and if you need a content writer. Darren Humphrys

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PHeymont

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by PHeymont »

I've just taken the briefest of looks...and definitely will use it more!

It fits a real need (at least for me)...finished with the walk, the museum, etc. and looking for options for food, direction, etc. Or for wandering off the planned path altogether...

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paweber

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by paweber »

I installed it and so far I don't seeing it taking the place of other products I use such as Google Maps and Yelp. Yeah, it's cool to "point" in a particular direction but that's not how I personally roll.

I'll continue to give it a fair try for a while though.

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wam app

RE: Photo apps for the savvy smart-phone traveler

by wam app »

In Response to Re: Photo apps for the savvy smart-phone traveler:[QUOTE]

I've just taken the briefest of looks...and definitely will use it more!

It fits a real need (at least for me)...finished with the walk, the museum, etc. and looking for options for food, direction, etc. Or for wandering off the planned path altogether...

Posted by PHeymont[/QUOTE]

Hi PHeymont so glad you like the look of WAM! Definetly give it a go and let me know what you think of it! Thanks!

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wam app

RE: Photo apps for the savvy smart-phone traveler

by wam app »

In Response to Re: Photo apps for the savvy smart-phone traveler:[QUOTE]

I installed it and so far I don't seeing it taking the place of other products I use such as Google Maps and Yelp. Yeah, it's cool to "point" in a particular direction but that's not how I personally roll.

I'll continue to give it a fair try for a while though.


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Hi PaWeber

Thanks for trying WAM! Google Maps and Yelp are great apps too. Personally I use WAM when I need to find my closest POI, for instance the other day I needed a pharmacy when I was visiting Liverpool and it was just one click to find the closest one and get directions, rather than type it into google maps. 

Keep using WAM and let me know how you get on!

Thanks again!

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wam app

RE: Photo apps for the savvy smart-phone traveler

by wam app »

In Response to Re: Photo apps for the savvy smart-phone traveler:[QUOTE]

In Response to Re: Photo apps for the savvy smart-phone traveler:[QUOTE]

Hi Guys, 

As you both seem to be savvy smart phone travellers I thought I should let you know about a new travel app I have launched. It is called World Around Me, and it is a free augmented reality app for android and iphone users. It is great for if you are in a new area and want to find your closest restaurant, bar, gas station, church, basically anything. Below are the links for the free version. I really hope you like it as you seem to be our target market. Let me know what you think! 

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/world-around-me/id689722509

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=app.WTInfoTech.WorldAroundMeLite

We have also launched a competition on our facebook page if that interests you search  'World Around Me App' 


Posted by wam app[/QUOTE]


Howzit wam app,

Congrats on a great looking product...though I think you may cause the death of my beloved guidebooks! Let me know if you are looking at adding any African destinations and if you need a content writer. Darren Humphrys


Posted by DarrenHumphrys[/QUOTE]

Thanks Darren for your kind words! WAM can be used worldwide, so if your in Africa and have wifi/3G then WAM will work! 

Keep using WAM and let me know how you get  on with it! 

Thanks again!

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