Apple has released version 3.0 of their Aperture post-production tool for photographers. This latest release offers over 200 new features including Faces, Places and Brushes. The program also introduces new tools including Brushes for painting image adjustments onto parts of your photo, and Adjustment Presets for applying professional photo effects. New slideshows also let you share your work by weaving together photos, audio, text and HD video.
With almost 150,000 apps in the iTunes App Store, it shouldn't come as a surprise that some apps have slipped under my radar. Though it's embarrassing to admit, some of my great app discoveries happened only because I read about them long after their release, or I had a friend pull out their iPhone and say, "You mean you've never tried 'X'?" But I think that's part of what is so fun about owning an iPhone: you virtually never stop discovering new things you can do with it even if the app isn'… Read more
Hot on the heels of a visual face-lift, Facebook on Friday announced that the prototype version of its photo uploader, which was introduced in mid-November of last year, will soon be rolling out to all users.
Unlike the existing version of Facebook's photo uploader, the new uploader requires the installation of a browser plug-in. This inconvenience is rewarded with the option to leave Facebook entirely, while the photos continue to upload in the background. Previously, users would have had to leave that window or page running while the uploader did its magic.
Facebook also said the new uploader supports … Read more
MacFixIt Answers is a feature from MacFixIt where our editors answer questions e-mailed to us by our readers. We have been getting regular contacts and questions from our readers, and hope to share our correspondences so everyone may benefit and contribute to them. This week we have questions about e-mail attachments not being recognized, troubles with OnyX, iPhoto e-mail attachments changing font size, and concerns about the latest iMac firmware updates.… Read more
LEGO Photo is a free photo-manipulation app that automatically creates pointillist versions of your snapshots using virtual Lego blocks.
As with similar fun-with-photos apps, you can either use pictures from your device or you can snap a new pic from directly within the app. Once you choose (or take) a picture, the app spends a few seconds "Lego-izing" the image. You then tap the screen to see the transformed image, and then continue tapping to cycle through numerous different palettes, from primary colors to shades of gray. Once you're done, you can save your creation to your … Read more
Some users are experiencing an issue in Apple's Mail application where messages received from contacts that have user photos are displaying the incorrect image. The issue, in some cases, even extends to applications like iChat that use the Address Book image database as well.… Read more
Specifically, the app can stream videos stored in your Photoshop.com account. It just can't upload videos the way it can snapshots.
Maybe someday. In the meantime, Adobe has taken an already impressive app and has made it better. In my informal tests, streaming worked quickly and effectively. So if you're already using Photoshop.com to house video, here's you chance to watch them on the fly.
As with photos, the app also lets … Read more
On Tuesday, Corel updated two of its multimedia apps for enthusiasts. Both Corel PaintShop Photo Pro and Corel VideoStudio Pro have updated from version X2 to X3. You can try them, exclusive today from CNET Download.com.
What do the new version numbers mean for the consumer? Thanks to more users graduating from point and shoot cameras to higher-end digital SLR cameras, and from regular to high-definition (HD) videos and TVs, both of Corel's multimedia products for aficionados introduce HD support. Corel has also acknowledged an uptick in the popularity of social networks by baking in more sharing options, … Read more
What you get with the latest version of PaintShop Pro is a midlevel photo editor with a low learning curve and some very nice editing and output features. The easily navigable interface puts photos front and center and surrounds them with tools and menus. It doesn't have all the pixel-pushing prowess of its pricier competitors, but PaintShop Pro X3 does add a few significant enhancements and new features. Support for HD video projects is the biggie here, as more users are investing in fancier digital cameras and in high-def computers and TV screens.
Shutterbugs will also appreciate the new … Read more