A well-known photo editing app VSCO is acquiring Rylo, the company behind the 360˚ 5.8K camera. Under the new ownership, Rylo is about to make editing tools for mobile videos. And sadly, it seems like they won’t be making new cameras anymore.
Along with today’s release of the Sony A9 firmware v5.0, Sony as also released a pair of mobile apps. Sony Imaging Edge Mobile now replaces the somewhat terrible PlayMemories app, and there’s a new Transfer & Tagging add-on for it which enables continuous FTP transfers in the background (for the Sony A9) which they claim doesn’t affect continuous camera use.
Android’s openness is something of a double-edged sword. On the one hand, it allows just about anybody to (relatively) easily write and publish mobile apps through the Play Store. But it also allows anybody to write and publish apps through the play store. And the checks to get apps approved aren’t quite as stringent as those found in Apple’s App Store.
But Google is doing something about it. They’ve just pulled 29 camera and photo apps from the Play Store after they were reportedly pushing intrusive ads, promoting porn, scamming users via phishing and even stealing content. But these apps have already been downloaded millions of times.
This is one of those things that’s definitely going to split people up into two camps. In one, there’s those who’ll think it’s awesome, and in the other, there’s those who believe that the types of locations to which this app allows access should remain secret.
You guys can discuss the camps to which you belong in the comments, but let me introduce you to Forgotten, a new mobile app for iOS and Android. It’s an app to help you discover new place to shoot or “sell” your locations. It’s the latter part of that which Forgotten says makes them different from similar apps and services that have popped up in the past.
If you’ve always wanted an easier way to sell your artwork online, then 8×10 could be the app you’re looking for. By connecting to Instagram, your followers can now purchase limited edition framed prints through your posts. It doesn’t matter if you’re a painter, graphics designer, or a photographer, as long as your image looks good framed, then you can earn bucks using it.
8×10 is such a promising concept, and if it becomes successful, then Instagram would surely be more than just a platform to gain exposure for many visual artists. The process seems simple as well. Once you’ve downloaded the app on your phone, you can select the images you’d like to sell and set some terms such as the price, the duration of the sale, and the number of prints you want to sell. You also have the option to include a signature on every photo to make it look more legit.