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Adobe Photoshop, the gold standard in image editing for print and the web, retails for $ 699. If you’ve ever needed to edit images on OS X only to balk at Adobe’s industry-leading price tag, chances are good that you’ve bumped into Flying Meat’s Acorn, “the image editor for humans” according to creator Gus Mueller. Today, Flying Meat is releasing Acorn 4, the first major update for the product since 2011, and even if you’ve given the $ 49.99 editor a good look in the past, you’d be well advised to pull up a chair, grab some images, and check out what’s taken Mueller — the sole developer behind Acorn — the past two years to build.
Acorn 4 is faster, and by a lot
First things first: Acorn 4 is faster, and by a lot. Many…
Forget having kids. Forget mind-transfers. Real immortality lies in naming a video transition after yourself. No, seriously. To make eternity happen, you simply need to donate $ 500 to Jonathan Thomas’s Kickstarter project and in return he’ll let you create and name a transition effect in a new cross-platform version of his free, open source video editing program, called OpenShot. Currently Linux-only, it supports regular timeline-based video editing with layers and compositing, transitions, effects, titles and support for a wide range of AV formats courtesy of the usual open source codec libraries. If it reaches its $ 20k goal, Thomas will start work Windows and Mac OS editions alongside Linux, anticipating a beta release before the end of the year. Smaller donations will receive more minor possessions in the afterlife, such as your name in the credits. Bigger pledges — of up to $ 10,000 — will flip things around slightly and require Jonathan Thomas to sell you his soul. Go get it, Pharoah!
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Microsoft is updating its SkyDrive cloud storage service today to include document editing for non-Microsoft account users. In a blog post detailing the change, Microsoft’s Omar Shahine also reveals that the service is now storing over a billion Office documents. The new Office Web Apps feature lets you to share a document to other users who do not have a Microsoft account, allowing them to edit and save anonymously. Microsoft says the feature is a result of requests from users, in particular students, that wanted to collaborate on documents in a group. The feature is live now and you can access it from the share menu within an Office document on SkyDrive.
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Popular GIF-creation app Cinemagram launched an update today, providing users the capacity to create brief videos by stringing multiple animated images together. The update additionally adds push notice settings, improves video quality, and executes a lot of bug fixes. Cinemagram’s new video creation tool comes just two days after Twitter launched Vine, its brand-new six-second video sharing service for iOS, though Cinemagram was likely dealing with the function prior to the service’s release. Although the trend of sharing brief videos and animated GIFs is simply hitting its stride with this wave of brand-new apps, up until now Vine’s simplicity of use provides it a sturdy advantage over Cinemagram and other comparable apps.
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Not stopping with its recent update for Android, Evernote gave Skitch for Windows 8 some new attributes on Monday. Software version 2.0.1128 includes several bug fixes and portraiture mode support for tablets with x86, x64 and ARM processors. In addition to these improvements, the brand-new Skitch app for Windows 8 functions quicker syncing and sharing choices for image files up to 25MB, which must ideally quell the appetite of photogs who crave hi-res imagery. Whether you’re aiming to label your holiday’s next location on a map, or draw silly mustaches on images of your family and friends, Windows 8 users now have a brand-new weapon to include to their growing arsenal of applications.
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It’s upset many a Drive user, and Google has taken follow, including on-the-go spreadsheet modifying to the solution’s iOS and Android apps. In addition to making tweaks to existing cells, individuals will also have the ability to create brand-new spreadsheets from their iPads, iPhones or any sort of Android gadget. You’ll additionally have realtime access, letting you see modifications from buddies and coworkers as they’re made. Various other app tweaks feature improved formatting recreation for content pasted in between Google documents, along with the ability to add Android residence display shortcuts to any Drive file. Hit up Google Play for the updated application today.
Say it ain’t so, but it appears to be true. After about 2 days of putting this bad boy together, I felt it was only right to upload the project. This was a quick assignment for my Audio/Video Production class (Weslaco ISD CTE) that I actually enjoyed putting together. Trust me, nothing is better than sitting in a classroom for 3 hours staring into the soul of an iMac and Final Cut X. Anyways, I’ve been so caught up with school and everything, but I promise to be back sooner than expected. Anyone like Sonic? I’m in the mood for a walkthrough, and I’m fixing to make you guys have some Dreamcast nostalgia. Drop a like for me being a hell of a student, and leave a comment if you feel the need to. Thanks for all the support and until next time, take it easy! – Dynasty CONNECT WITH ME Main Channel: www.youtube.com My Twitter: twitter.com My Skype: DecayDynasty (Contact Purposes)
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Last we heard, Aviary was being chosen to replace the deceased Picnik as the main photo editor on Flickr, and now the startup is getting ready to launch its first iOS app and give its previous Android offering a major boost. The Jeff Bezos-backed company has just announced its entry into the application game, giving iOS and Android folks access to an array of its image editing tools — much like Apple’s iPhoto on Cupertino devices or Photoshop Express on ones powered by Google’s OS. Naturally, you’ll be able to do run-of-the-mill tidbits such as cropping, rotating, sharpening and blurring, which are bundled alongside others like cosmetic tools, one-tap auto enhance and “gorgeous effects.” It’s also worth noting Aviary was once present on Google Play as a plugin, but has now made the change to a full-on, feature-packed application. Those interested in taking the fresh app for a spin can hit either of the source links below, where a mighty free download awaits you.
Gallery: Aviary photo editing application
Just a few days ago, we heard that Sony was launching PlayMemories Studio this Sunday in Japan, and now the company has officially launched its photo and video editing app in the US as well. PlayMemories Studio sounds identical to the Japanese version, with the option to organize and view your photos and videos (including content on external drives or cameras as well as what’s locally on the PS3), share them to Facebook and the upcoming PlayMemories website, and do some basic editing. The app will set you back $ 15 if you’re interested, but Sony’s offering a 30-day trial version of PlayMemories Studio — and PlayStation Plus subscribers, as well as those who have recently purchased a Sony camera, can download the app for free.
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Editing digital photos is a thankless job that involves hours in front of the computer. Mouse click after mouse click, one lucky person fixes red eyes, crops layouts and brightens hundreds of images from the latest birthday party or family vacation. Now, Apple wants to free people from their computers with a mobile photo-editing option.
When the company introduced its new iPad last week, it also released a retooled, $ 5 version of iPhoto made for the iPad and iPhone. Until now, iPhoto was the only software program in Apple’s iLife suite that wasn’t available in a mobile version.
So what’s different about this iPhoto? It incorporates smart new finger gestures that you can’t make using a mouse or trackpad, and applies settings like “Detect Edges,” which automatically detects where an object starts and ends, so editing with a finger can be done without worrying about being messy. It offers simple and helpful tips that explain its many features and has an always-visible, one-tap button that lets users see the original, unedited photo at any time. New Photo Journals make digital scrapbooking a breeze.
I’ve been testing this new version of iPhoto on two iPads and an iPhone 4, and it has remarkably fast performance. Photo-editing options are more clearly explained in this app than in any other version of photo-editing software I’ve tried. It strikes just the right balance between what the average person wants — bluer skies and glowing skin tones — and what enthusiasts want — eight options for white balance adjustments.
Apple’s iPhoto has features that both the average phototaker and enthusiast would enjoy. Above, making blue skies bluer with a variety of photo-editing tools that appear at the bottom of the screen.
Four clear categories at the top of the screen help users quickly navigate through sections in iPhoto: Albums, Photos, Events and Journals. Albums appear on handsome glass shelves, and automatic albums are generated to hold all Edited, Flagged or Favorite images. A variety of tools appears at the bottom of the screen for editing photos. My favorite of these tools is Brushes, which spreads a rainbow of virtual brushes across the screen. Each does a different job, like repair, red eye, saturate, desaturate, lighten, darken, sharpen or soften. I selected the brighten brush to add color to a shadowy image and swiped my finger back and forth across the screen with quick results. The Detect Edges button kept my finger fixes neatly limited to one object.
Photo Journals are clearly designed to take over Apple’s now-defunct MobileMe photo galleries. Photo Journals are feature-rich scrapbooks you can make with photos that are already neatly sorted into albums and events, and anything else you want. With Apple’s distinctive polish and artistry, the Journals combine lots of information in one place, including maps, weather, quotations and food memories. I’m tempted to go through past vacations to make a Journal for each trip.
But iPhoto has three problems. First, it isn’t designed to truly organize photos into events and albums. It assumes you’ve done this elsewhere, like in the desktop version of iPhoto before syncing with iCloud, Apple’s remote file syncing system, or in the Photos program on the iPhone or iPad.
Second: The only way to wirelessly share Photo Journals from iPhoto is by first uploading them to iCloud, which generates a unique Web link to that Photo Journal. This link can then be shared with others by email, but it’s frustrating that Apple didn’t directly integrate a way to share these creations via Facebook, Flickr, SmugMug or other photo sites. The emails generate terribly long URLs that look ugly in Facebook and don’t include any thumbnail images. A spokeswoman said Apple would address this issue in a software update.
A Photo Journal combines lots of information in one place, including maps, weather, quotations, food memories as well as photos.
Third, due to its technical requirements, iPhoto for iOS works only with iPhone 4, 4S, the iPad 2 and the new iPad. This is bad news for people who have an iPhone 3G or 3GS, an iPod touch or the original iPad.
If you know the new touch gestures for iPhoto, you can be much more productive. By tapping two fingers on a photo, a loupe appears. This allows you to instantly see a magnified portion of the image, which is helpful in knowing if a part of an image is in focus. By rotating two fingers in a turning motion on this loupe, you can zoom in closer.
Another touch gesture makes it a cinch to compare multiple photos with one another. When looking at the thumbnail grid of images that appear beside one large image, select a bunch of photos at once by holding one finger on the first image in that group and a second finger on the last image. Doing this magnifies all images in between for closer inspection. A swipe down on any image quickly tosses it out of the selected pile.
IPhoto will find look-alike photos when you double tap on an image in the thumbnail grid view. A sound plays, and the images appear, side by side, making it easy to get rid of excess shots. An alert sounds if no similar images are available.
After using the mobile iPhoto for a while, you may dread going back to your PC to upload images from cameras or smartphones. ICloud can sync images to your mobile devices from the computer. But if you don’t use iCloud, Apple’s $ 29 iPad Camera Connection Kit adds a USB adapter and an SD card adapter to the iPad.
People shouldn’t be tied to their computers when editing photos, and this version of iPhoto is an asset to people who want to be more productive on their iPhones and iPads.
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