Happy Thanksgiving! Although it is only Thursday but the legendary Black Friday sales have begun. I’m sure there will be lots and lots of apps on sale this weekend, but the first stuff I noticed was that JixiPix has set the price of all their apps at a mere $0.99. I really enjoy these apps. Here are two images I created with Artoon.
JixiPix has eighteen different apps for both the iPhone and iPad that are worth checking out.
If any other sales jump out at me I’ll try to post them over the weekend.
Update: Here are some other sales that you might want to check out:
When iOS7 came out a wealth of apps began to come out with updates. Some just updated to get rid of any bugs that have appeared with the new operating system, but others have changed their GUI to integrate more seamlessly with it. There have been hundreds of updates and I could barely keep up with them for awhile. Seeing a “78″ badge on my App Store icon always felt a bit intimidating!
Although updates continue to roll in, the pace has at least slowed down a bit. There is no way I could mention every update in the past few months, but here are just a few that I figured I would mention as they are kicking around in my mind.
- Camera+: An old time favorite. They did a full GUI overhaul and added some additional presets.
- Snapseed: Some GUI work and a new feature called HDR Scape. If you like HDRish photos, you need to check this out.
- Photogene4: A full GUI overhaul and many new features. Another true “old school” app that has been around forever.
- Glaze: You can now zoom in on images (yeah!) and a transparancy feature was added (in-app purchase).
- Image Straightener: Updated GUI which is now truly minimalistic (which is good for a very specific app)
- PhotoToaster: A big update came out in the summertime and then a lot of GUI “themes” came out when iOS7 did.
As I said, these were just a few of the recent updates that popped into my mind. Guess I’ve used them all recently
In celebration of the updates I’ve got a few promo codes for Image Straightener that I’ll post on Monday around lunchtime (eastern time in the US). Stay tuned for a freebie!
There are a number of apps out there that will create a ‘painting’ from your photos. A new one for the iPhone recently popped up called Artomaton – The AI Painter. This app can really create some impressive artwork. It comes with two built in painting styles and there are another five that are available for in-app purchase (currently all of those are free!). I tried this out with a few photos and you can see the results in the pictures below.
It is very easy to use the app. Simply choose a photo, choose a painting style, and click the button. The painting begins. You can pause the painting at any time if you like the look before it has been completed. There is a YouTube video here.
If you enjoy creating painting from your photos I highly recommend this app. Currently the output resolution is around 1920×1440 pixels on my iPhone 5 (full resolution photos are 3264×2448).
I’m back from NYC. I did the marathon and had my best marathon time ever. Three hours and thirty six minutes. I had a great time in a gorgeous city. I didn’t have time to take a lot of photos, but I snapped this one the day before the race near the “200 yards to go” sign. I wasn’t tired when I took this photo, but I sure was the next time I saw that sign after running 26.2 miles! The fans were great for the entire race, the weather was close to ideal (I could have lived without the wind gusts), and the volunteers were wonderful. It’s become such an expensive race, but the experience is one of a kind.
I used lo-mob to give the photo the retro look.
I really enjoy all the JixiPix apps, and currently Moku Hanga for the iPhone is free.
You’ve discovered the fascinating art of Moku Hanga, the Japanese method of wood-block printing. Breathtaking landscapes, beautiful women, and busy cityscapes can be transformed into this exotic art known for flowing hand-chiseled outlines and brushed on color.
The Moku Hanga app, Moku the Japanese word for “wood” while hanga is known as “print”, allows you to create an artistic wood-block print from any picture or snapshot — no need for time consuming carving — the artists from JixiPix do all the work for you! With the power to fully customize your Moku Hanga, you can create a masterpiece artistic enough be part of printmaking history!
Download: Moku Hanga on iTunes
At work we had a pumpkin carving contest earlier today. I used Moku Hanga to create this image of the winning pumpkin. Let’s just say it was a rough day in the pumpkin patch for this one.
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Hello. This blog started in April 2011 and continues to grow.
If you are interested in photography with your iPhone and iPad be sure to drop by every now and then. I'll try to let you know about any photo apps that I happen to be using that day, or things that I notice about iPhoneography.
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