Is your Instagram profile private? As it appears, your photos may not actually be as well hidden as you think. Ghosty is a stalker app that takes advantage of Instagram’s API to let users peek into private profiles. But it has recently caught Instagram’s attention, and they’re trying to fight this sketchy app.
Long before Instagram, Hipstamatic was once the camera app to have on your smartphone. It’s taken a bit of a back seat to the social media platform giant, as well as other apps like Snapseed, Lightroom Mobile, and others since then, though. But now Hipstamatic has returned with a new free app; Hipstamatic X.
Perhaps not surprisingly, given the “X” moniker, the app is currently only available for the iPhone. It’s a “new and improved” version of their old classic.
Instagram has just launched Threads, a new standalone messaging app. Just like sharing Stories and messages only with the people on your Close Friends list, it allows you to focus only on those you really care about. But it’s made to help you communicate with your friends more throughout the day. Perhaps a bit too much.
Every once in a while, a “fun” website or app that requires us to upload a photo of ourselves goes viral. In 2015, it was Microsoft’s How-Old.net, which would guess your age based on a selfie. It turned out to be a showcase for Microsoft’s facial recognition technology.
The problem with photographing busy locations is that people will always be there to ruin your shots. But not anymore! Bye Bye Camera is an app that automatically removes people from your smartphone snaps. It’s an art project, a camera “for the post-human era,” but it definitely has a practical application, too!
PIXEO is a new crowdsourcing app designed to help you find the perfect locations. Whether on vacation or planning a trip specifically for photography, PIXEO wants to be your one-stop shop for finding where to take your camera.
At the moment, it’s limited to iPhone users, and it has quite a small community. At the moment, the website says it has 480+ users. But those users have uploaded more than 13,000 photos of over 10,780 locations around the world. And it’s only been live for a couple of weeks. So, there’s plenty of time for it to grow.
A few weeks ago, we got excited about all the new features in Lightroom CC’s “massive update”. The loved the long-overdue upgrades such as more profiles, faster import, and a better user interface. But, and this is a big but (BUT even), it didn’t take long before the community started experiencing problems that left them quite upset. Today, the software company apologized for the quality hiccup, and better yet, released a bug fix update that resolves these issues.
We’ve met a camera that lets you take photos in virtual reality, but there’s now an app that took things a step further. Augmented Reality Photo Studio lets you go to real-life locations and shoot virtual portraits. It’s certainly an interesting concept and it can be great for location scouting and trying out lighting setups.