645 Pro MkII app update

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This morning jag.gr (makers of 6×6, 6×7, Pure Shot and Field Cam) released the most significant update to it’s flagship 645 Pro camera app. As a long time user of the app I found that the update made the whole 645 Pro experience so much more user friendly. The interface has had a complete re-design and is simply more intuitive and pleasurable to use. Many of the standard features are still there (exposure lock, focus lock, white balance lock),

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whilst the re-designed Back Selector, Film Mode Selector and Photo Filter Selector

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open up flow style interfaces that make the selection of options for these functions a breeze.

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If the previous model had options for selecting filters I was never able to find it. But with the MkII a great range of filters are available along with an incremental adjustment wheel (lower right) which allows you to set a percentage level for the filter strength. This makes working, particularly in Black and White, a rewarding experience. The addition of graduated neutral density filters is also a great plus for landscape work in either colour or black and white.

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Full GPS data, ISO, shutter speed, camera battery level, file compression and film type are viewable in the standard workspace.

The full set of features along with a down-loadable pdf manual can be found over at jag.gr

If you haven’t used this app yet all I can say is that you are missing out.

Adobe release Photoshop Touch for iPhone

Today marks the end of a long wait and the wait has been worth it. Photoshop Touch is finally available for iPhone.

You can read the release blurb at Adobe or download the app at iTunes.

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I’ve put together a quick review on the run and you can read it here.

Photoshop Touch for IOS

image courtesy of Petapixel

It was a long wait but worth it. Whilst Android users have had access to this for some time, Photoshop Touch has remained painfully out of reach for IOS users, the logic of which defied me completely, given the sheer volume¬† of the market share for iPads as opposed to Android tablets. However it’s here and comes with an impressive arsenal. The only weak area for me is the 1600px output, but who am I to complain. The rest is more than you could want from a first release. I’ve spent some time this morning putting it through it’s paces and it was certainly better than I had expected, no glitches and some very pleasant surprises. ¬†Good job Adobe.

You can get the blurb material here, here and here

And my run through here

The best week on EyeEm

‘Down to Zero’ and ‘The Ferryman | No56″ selected in EyeEm’s “The Best Week on EyeEm”.

Really nice for the work to be acknowledged and to be included amongst so many talented photographers.

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see the selection here

Photography Apps for iPhone

Here is a list (with links) of some of the most widely used photographic apps for iPhone. I have used these extensively and found them to work really well, either as standalone apps, or in combination with others. These are not in any particular order of importance or significance.

  1. Hipstamatic
  2. Plastic Bullet
  3. Camera +
  4. Swanko Lab
  5. Cross Process
  6. DXP
  7. Diptic
  8. Retro Camera
  9. Lo-Mob
  10. Cool FX
  11. Photo FX
  12. Dynamic Light
  13. Blur FX
  14. Slow Shutter
  15. Noir
  16. PhotoForge2
  17. Instagram