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Friday, February 15, 2013

Friday—The iApp Gallery

Check out these cool free & almost-free mobile photo apps for iPhones_iPod touch & iPads!

Autopainter  & Autopainter HD (for iPads) by Mediachance _99¢ each

Compatible with iPhone_iPod touch_iPad_requires iOS 4.0 or higher_iOS 4.2 for HD version

Artists:  Frank Benson, Paul Cezanne, Van Gogh, Aquareil fx

Different artistic styles for your iPhone or iPad pix.

Scroll over with your mouse to see the before & after images
Taken with my iPhone5  >autopainter  >van gogh

Scroll over for before & after images_taken with my iPhone5  >autopainter  >benson
Oakland Airport

Autopainter II — The Illustrators by Mediachance _ 99¢

Fx:  chalk, book illustration, felt tip, watercolor + ink

Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch_iPad_requires iOS 4.0 or higher

Different artistic techniques for your iPhone or iPad pix.

Scroll over with your mouse for the before & after images
Taken with my iPhone5  >autopainter2  >felt tip
Las Vegas McCarran Airport

Mouse over for before & after images > iPhone5  >autopainter2  >felt tip
HRH Clara
Snapseed by Nik Software_FREE

Best mobile photo app of 2012 by TIPA (Technical Image Press Association)
2011 iPad app of the Year

Compatible with iPhone 3GS_iPhone4, iPhone 4S, iPhone5_iPod touch (3d gen)_iPod touch (4th gen)_iPod touch (5th gen) & iPad.  Requires iOS 5.0 or later.  This app is optimized for iPhone5.

Also available in a desktop version for both Mac & Windows for $19.99

mouse over for before & after images (all editing done in snapseed)
Valentine strawberry

This is a fantastic mobile editing app!  Like Photoshop & iPhoto, but way easier, a heckuva lot faster, and a lot more fun.

The app allows you to choose pix from your device's photo library, then provides you with a series of editing tools, filters, fx and frames.  It's user-friendly format allows detailed editing through slide touch-screen controls.  Adjustments are made by swiping your finger horizontally to control the levels within each editing mode.  Vertical swiping allows you to choose specific types of editing, e.g. brightness within the Tune Image mode.

There are 6 different basic editing modes...
•  automatic
•  selective adjust (spot adjustments for brightness, contrast & saturation)
•  tune image
•  straighten
•  crop
•  details (sharpening)

Plus, several additional filters & fx including B&W, retro & tilt shift.  How cool is that?!  Within the filters, you can add textures via the Vintage and Grunge filters, and really cool spot blurring like I did in the strawberry photo above can be added using the Center Focus effect.  Finish off your impressive creation with a choice of 23 different black & white retro & distressed photo frames.  I added one of the white frames to the strawberry image.

Warning: these apps are addictive!  What I like most about both apps is that they are super intuitive & easy to use.  It won't take you long to learn them, and once you get started, you'll want to start snapping all sorts of pix so that you can use these apps together and make some iMagic.

This is...seriously impressive software.  Enjoy!