Early on Thursday Instagram announced a new feature called Instagram Direct. The new feature allows users to privately share photos or videos with up to 15 people. Obviously this is a new direction for Instagram, as previously sharing a photo was an all-or-nothing act.
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You can access your Instagram Direct inbox by tapping on the mailbox icon in the top-right corner. This is where … Read more
A free app in the App Store called Seene will help you create 3D photo scenes, using your iPhone's camera. The process is simple, requiring nothing more than a subject that stays still and a steady hand.
Upon downloading Seene from the App Store, you're guided through the creation process. Basically, you need to find a subject that will stay still long enough for you to see lots of the little green dots used by Seene to map out an object.
From there you press the shutter release and move your phone -- not just rotate it -- … Read more
Editors' note: This review was updated on December 5, 2013, with more detailed information we received about specific features from the developers of the app.
OKDoThis is the latest app to enter into the mobile photography space with a new twist for Instagram users. With a crowded market and new apps popping up almost daily, the fresh approach OKDoThis takes to chasing the success of Instagram is very appealing.
Setup The first thing you'll need to do after installing OKDoThis is set up an account. The account creation process is a breeze if you have either a Facebook or … Read more
Photo FX Live Wallpaper displays your photos as live wallpaper on your Android device. You can set the opacity, interval, and other effects, and select the order or a random display. Androidslide's app runs in Android 2.2 or better. It's free but ad-supported. Pro and Camera FX versions are available, too.
Photo FX Live Wallpaper started displaying our stored photos as soon as we set it as our wallpaper, but you can select "Settings" to choose which photos to display, their order, the slideshow interval (one to 30 seconds) and background color. We tapped "… Read more
ProCamera 7 was formerly called ProCamera, but with the release of iOS 7 the development team redesigned the app and released the revamped version under a different name.
Within the current version is no shortage of tools seasoned photographers and beginners will find useful. The ability to edit and share photos is also built directly into the app, which aims to be the only camera app you use on your iPhone.
Ready when you are There's nothing special about installing and setting up ProCamera 7. Upon launching the app for the first time you're taken to a familiar … Read more
Wedding Portrait Photos is a glorified photo gallery app that doesn't offer many tips or tricks at all -- just a nice collection of wedding photos. Making matters worse, less than half of the app's photos are unlocked in the free version.
Instead of the posing guide you might expect, this app is just a gallery of wedding photos from one photographer. There are six sub-galleries in all, four of which are locked behind a paywall. That means the app offers only 60 pictures for you to see. They're all romantic shots in high resolution, but there'… Read more
Photos of golden-crisp cooked turkeys, dark red cranberry sauce, family football, and the lighting of menorahs crowded Instagram on Thursday. In fact, so many people took to the photo-sharing social network that the company announced it was its busiest day ever.
"We saw record usage as Instagrammers shared a heaping helping of holiday cheer," the company wrote in a blog post on Friday. "Your Thanksgiving and Hanukkah-related photos and videos helped make yesterday our busiest so far -- and for that we give thanks to you."
Thanksgiving this year was historic in that for the first … Read more
Expressions Photo is an app that allows you to send your images digitally to a local store for pickup later in the day. The tools included here are decent, allowing you to pull photos from your device, create digital orders and albums, and to submit them for printing in any number of sizes. The entire process only takes a few seconds to complete and upload times are very fast.
After installation, you'll be prompted to create an account with the app. This doesn't require much information because payment won't be made through the app. After you submit … Read more