Yesterday afternoon I noticed that my Twitter and Instagram feeds were humming with curiously styled selfies that slimmed faces, lightened skin, and applied a veneer of gloss and sheen that supposedly turned the selfees into animé-like characters. The transformations were courtesy of a Chinese app called Meitu that had suddenly become the height of fashion. I thought Meitu did a fantastic job of producing the archetypal Widow Twankey, so while I wasn’t desperate to have a go myself, I could understand why people were enamoured with it and enjoying a giggle.
Human trafficking is undoubtedly a huge problem on a global level. There are many organizations trying to solve it, and now there’s an app that helps all of us join this fight. TraffickCam is an app that allows users to contribute to the database of hotel rooms all over the world. All you need to do is snap a few photos of the hotel rooms in which you stay on your travels.
But how does this help? Well, sex traffickers make their victims pose in the hotel rooms for advertisements. The database of hotel rooms can help investigators determine where exactly the photos were taken. This way they can track down the traffickers, arrest them and save the victims.
As life is quickly becoming busier and busier for me I’ve had to find solutions to be able to work on the go and with that, naturally comes sacrifice.
I opted for a Surface Pro 4 and an iPhone 6sPlus for my “Travel kit” and with the Wi-Fi abilities of the Sony A7ii it makes for a versatile set of tools that can cover a range of operating systems / platforms and quickly allow me to output some high quality material.
Two years ago, Apple ditched its photo-editing app iPhoto for the redesigned and newly-named Photos app. As part of that transition, the Cupertino-based company announced its new Photos app would support third-party extensions to help make it more powerful and customizable for users.
Known photo app developer MacPhun recently decided to take advantage of this new functionality with its app Filters for Photos. Now, along with the app, MacPhun has announced that it will include 30 free filters to go along use inside the app.[Read More…]
Today, Adobe quietly launched an update to its Photoshop Mix and Fix iOS apps. Along with the updates come a collection of new features and tools to help streamline mobile photography workflows.[Read More…]
File this under non-essential-but-interesting news.
Reports are coming out that Instagram is potentially looking at implementing a black and white design throughout the entirety of their application.[Read More…]
Last week, Adobe accidentally leaked the details for its upcoming 2.0 update for Android. Now, it’s officially out and ready to be downloaded by Android users across the globe.
Inside the new update a plethora of new features, tools and visual adjustments to help improve the capture, edits and sharing of photos while on the go.[Read More…]
It was only a matter of time before we saw this partnership, but it has finally come to fruition. Periscope has announced that it’s new iOS app update will allow live streaming from GoPro cameras.
That’s right, without any extra accessories other than your GoPro HERO4 camera and your iPhone,you can now lifestream wide-angle video to a global audience.[Read More…]