I felt this scene needed to be captured with a deep, brooding intensity, and I particularly wanted to hold on to the textured cloud detail in the sky. Capturing a DNG file with Lightroom Mobile gave all the processing leeway needed. Well, I actually think you can. I like taking pictures with my iPhone. It’s partly a practical thing, as it’s the camera I always have with me. … [Read more...] about Can you really take proper pictures with a smartphone?
Photography based around using a smartphone or tablet to take, edit and share pictures. Many smartphones now have highly sophisticated camera arrays, advanced camera apps which include filters, effects and editing tools to rival those on desktop computers and, of course, the ability to publish images immediately and share them on social media.
Lightroom for mobile has steadily evolved from a portable way to check out pictures in your Lightroom catalog into a powerful and useful sidekick for the desktop app, and the new Android and iOS versions make it more powerful still. Version 3.0 for Android brings a redesigned, faster and more efficient app that’s a better match for the Android operating system. Version 2.8.0 … [Read more...] about Adobe Lightroom for mobile update July 2017
Affinity Photo, Serif’s professional photo-editing application, is now available for the iPad. It’s not the first time a software publisher has produced a mobile version of a desktop application – take Photoshop Express and Lightroom Mobile, for example – but this time it’s different. Affinity Photo for iPad is not a simplified, cut-down accessory app – it’s a full-blown … [Read more...] about Serif Affinity Photo for iPad review
Pixelmator is an interesting image-editing app for Mac and iOS that I'm always telling myself I should spend more time with. Well I did just that, finding an interesting use for the Pixelmator Kaleidoscope filter. Before we go any further, though, there's something you need to know (that I wish I'd found out sooner). The iPad version resizes your images downwards, so that … [Read more...] about How to use the Pixelmator Kaleidoscope filter to create a mirrored landscape
Apple Photos is central to both the Mac OS and iOS devices. It's a great way to keep all your photos to handy on all your devices, and it practically looks after itself – you add a photo on one device, and very soon it's on all of them. It's also a pretty good image-editing hub for all your photo editing, at least on mobile devices like iPads and iPhones – except for one … [Read more...] about How to duplicate pictures in Apple Photos
The way that certain cameras feel and work and operate lends them to a certain kind of photography. And for me, the iPhone is perfect for high-contrast, graphic black and white images. True, the image quality is some way short of what you'd get from a 'proper' camera, but when I'm using it I see the world differently and I see compositions in a way that I don't when I'm looking … [Read more...] about Learn better black and white photography – with your phone
Snapseed 2 is the latest version of Google's free photo-editing app for mobile devices, including smartphones and tablets, iOS and Android. It's the mobile version of an application first made for desktop machines by Nik Software and then taken over by Google along with the rest of the Nik applications. It's been out for a while, so this Google Snapseed 2 review isn't news … [Read more...] about Google Snapseed 2 review
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I am a huge fan of Google Snapseed. I'm not a huge fan of what Google has done with it, dropping the desktop Snapseed app and then the online Snapseed editing tools built into Google+ Photos. This has been replaced by a separate Google Photos option with much simpler editing tools. Thankfully, Snapseed still exists as an iOS and Android app, and while it's still around I aim … [Read more...] about Did you know you can stack filters in Google Snapseed?
If you've got Lightroom Classic CC you've got an Adobe Creative Cloud account, and this means you can synchronise Collections of photos between the Lightroom catalog on your computer, your Lightroom online web space and your mobile device. If you want to know more, read How to synchronise photos with Lightroom and Creative Cloud. Lightroom/Photography plan trial version … [Read more...] about How to use Lightroom online