Along with the Pixel 4a and Pixel 5 announcement, Google is making some changes to its photo editing methods. The company has introduced a design framework that will make photo filters and enhancements automatically disabled. This way your phone won’t make you “more beautiful” by default anymore, and it’s all a part of the efforts to improve your mental health rather than your selfies. [Read More…]
Designed for mobile creators, Premiere Rush (formerly “Project Rush“) is designed to allow you to quickly edit videos for social media without all the hassle and fuss of a full-blown editing application. It’s been available on iOS, Windows and Mac for a while now, but today, Adobe has today announced that Premiere Rush has come to Android devices.
Although, it hasn’t come to all Android devices. It’s only available for devices running Android 9.0 (Pie) or later and only on one of a dozen different phones.
One of the biggest challenges for people regularly posting to social media is editing videos. Either you shoot while you’re out and then edit when you’re back at home, or you have to carry around a laptop with you the whole time. Project Rush, squarely aimed at YouTubers, Vloggers, and other social video posters, plans to fix that.
It’s sort of an extension to Premiere Pro, but also sort of not. It’s its own application which appears to primarily use Premiere Pro as its “engine”, with a little After Effects thrown in. The app allows you to easily transport footage and projects between Android, iOS, Windows and Mac platforms, all synced up in the cloud, with apps for each to give you simplified on-the-go video editing.
Smartphone video often seems to get neglected. Even here on DIYP. We post a bit about smartphone photography, but little about shooting video with a phone. And it’s something many of us do, even if just for social media. Or, we shoot clips we shoot to edit on the computer alongside other footage. I’ve even used my own iPhone with a Zhiyun Smooth-C gimbal to shoot b-roll for interviews and reviews.
But what if you just want to shoot and edit something quick from within your phone itself? There are options out there. And they work rather well, too. In this video, Darious Britt shows us three mobile apps we an use to edit our videos on the move. And while they’re not as fully featured as something like Premiere Pro or DaVinci Resolve, they work very well.
The popular photo-editing app, owned by Google, launched version 2.1 and is now capable of editing RAW files.
“Traditionally, shooting and editing RAW photos has been the domain of DSLR cameras and desktop software”, a Google engineer said, adding that combined with the RAW capabilities added to Android phones last year, “RAW is now becoming important for mobile photography, too”.
Snapseed’s new version allows Android users to edit the RAW files shot on their smartphones, as well as RAW files from digital camera that have been converted into DNG files.
The much anticipated Android release of Adobe Lightroom has finally made its way into the Play store, where it can be downloaded for free. Though it should be noted, if you want to use the app, you will need to have a current Creative Cloud membership and the most current version of Lightroom installed on your desktop. (However, if you are able to meet those requirements, feel free to grab your “free” mobile copy, too.)
The Android version of Lightroom, which looks exactly like the iPad version, is a condensed version of the desktop software and is meant to serve as a supplement to it. Consequently, if you were hoping to do all your editing on the go, the mobile version of Lightroom might not be the only app you want to have.[Read More…]