My iPhone is my utility weapon, acting as my phone, messenger, alarm clock, portable gaming system, and my camera. Smartphones and tablets have all but relegated real cameras to niche items for professional photographers and people who like to spend a lot of money on things.
The iPhone is my go-to camera to capture all those dope moments in my life. But every so often I want to clean out my camera roll and get rid of those old or not so awesome pictures. You can do this the standard way, by going into your camera roll and deleting pictures by album or individually, but why not make it a little more fun?
The iPhone 6 Plus and iPhone 6 come with a vastly improved cameras, with features like 1080p HD video at 60 FPS, slo-mo video at 240 FPS, time-lapse videos, continuous autofocus, focus pixels and cinematic video stabilisation.
If you like shooting photos with the iPhone’s camera, but miss the advanced controls from your dedicated camera, you’ll love iOS 8. The new Camera APIs in iOS 8 let developers give you control over camera focus, white balance, and exposure settings.
Apple’s design concepts haven’t always come from within the Cupertino company, with many of its earliest iconic designs coming from Hartmut Esslinger and others from design firm Frog. Esslinger has worked on a wide variety of the design concepts which were birthed in the early days of Apple, including some prototype devices and concepts that were born 20 years prior to Steve Jobs announcing actual versions of these products.
500px is a newcomer to the photosharing scene, but one that has received wide acclaim among photographers. Their mobile apps have also received praise for their design and just overall awesomeness. Unfortunately if you haven’t already downloaded the app, you won’t be able to for a while because Apple pulled the iOS from the App Store overnight because Apple felt it was too easy for kids to search and find nude images through the app.
The Verge has some updates on this with word from Apple.
Although I have two point-n-shoots and a DSLR handy for taking pictures, it’s my iPhone 5 that generally gets the most use. Why? Because I have it with me almost all the time too. Not to mention I can shoot, edit (sometimes), and share a photo from my iPhone much, much faster than I ever could with my other cameras (import into a device, check, post, etc). Still, I prefer to shoot in RAW or have my pictures compresses as little as possible when I have the option. Less compression equals more flexibility editing. If there is more of the original photo left for me to work with I can push the boundaries of the image much better. Alas, that function isn’t in most iPhone apps. Until now. PureShot lets you save an uncompressed dRAW (aka TIFF) image. Results? Well, not what you might expect.