The idea of a smartwatch that could project a “screen” onto your arm with an interactive touch UI has been around for a while. But up until now, they’ve all either been vapourware or concepts. Now, though, it seems to be a reality, in the form of the LumiWatch, developed by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University. Although, it doesn’t actually look very good. In fact, it looks quite terrible.
Instagram has finally added a pinch to zoom feature to their app. A feature so underwhelming that they didn’t even mention it on their blog (although, they did post to Instagram, heh). Ok, so perhaps I’m being a little harsh. It’s a feature that has been asked for ever since Instagram first launched. At least, people asked for it until they just got bored of waiting for it. You can now do it, but it’s not really all that useful.
Instagram did upgrade the resolution of images the app supports slightly in 2015 to account for higher resolution displays, but it’s still not very high. With the resolution of today’s phones, Instagram’s 1080 pixel resolution barely covers modern screens. High compression further degrades the quality of the images.
I sometimes worry that I’m moving from being a photographer into simply being a collector of photography equipment. You just accumulate so much stuff over the years. A good deal on a camera here, a lens there, or you bid on a complete outfit on eBay because the final price is worth the one item you actually wanted.
Swedish commercial and travel photographer Jens Lennartsson is taking a much more cut down approach these days, minimising the amount of equipment he takes on his travels, allowing him to shoot more, and worry about gear less.
BLIPS is an ultra portable super slim pair of lenses for your smartphone. One offers macro, letting you focus much closer than your phone’s standard lens will allow. The other is a micro lens, allowing you to get even closer, for some big magnification.
Mobile macro lenses are certainly nothing new, but this is the first we’ve seen with such a small and unobtrusive form factor, making it ideal to slip in your wallet and keep with you when you’re out and about.
In anticipation of their impending release, Nikon have now released the other half of this equation in the form of an Android app, with an iOS version expected to arrive during the summer.
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…]
Last week, Apple announced that you can now transfer images directly to your iPhone, a feature that was once reserved only for iPads. Today, that ability gets a little bit sweeter with a brand new update to Adobe’s Lightroom for iOS.
Lightroom for iOS version 2.1 brings along a handful of new features that will make editing images more robust for photographers who like to take their work on the road.[Read More…]
As expected, mobile and touch capabilities were the star of the show at Adobe’s Keynote this morning. The majority of the presentation revolved around product demos of their mobile apps, some of which are new as of today. Photoshop Mix, a mobile app that caters to non-destructive photo editing on the go, looks surprisingly strong for composite photography, and is now available on iPhone (iOS7 or greater). All of the mobile apps are deeply integrated into their desktop versions thanks to Adobe’s Creative Profile, which makes all your projects accessible throughout all your Adobe programs, mobile or desktop.