Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Gadget Bag: iPhone Apps
Instead of always hauling the Big Boy D-SLR, get creative with the iPhone’s built-in camera and these apps. Low cost and often free, they let you break away from the constraints of your “serious” photography and stay fresh.
“For me, the iPhone has been a dream come true. One button. Always with me. Incredibly accessible. There’s no losing sight of the work at hand by way of more complicated gear. Writers have notepads, painters have sketchbooks, and I have a camera that’s always with me. Chances are, you do, too.
“As an artist, I feel more free with the little camera built into my iPhone than I ever have with any other camera. I somehow recovered an innocence I’d lost, and I was able to see the world again for what it is: a beautiful, funny, sad, honest, simple, bizarre, and wonderful place. If taking pictures helps you see this, then keep shooting. The best camera is the one that’s with you.”
Best Camera from Chase Jarvis lets you simply edit and share your iPhone images. There’s a set of filters and effects that can be easily applied. Virtually infinite creative possibilities are possible with your iPhone photos. Using Best Camera, you can share images directly via Twitter, Facebook, and other sites. At www.thebestcamera.com, there’s also a new online community that allows you to contribute to a constantly evolving gallery of iPhone photography from around the world. $2.99
Crop For Free is also from Michael Moon, and if you guessed that it crops the photograph and it doesn’t cost anything, you’d be right. What’s so earth-shattering about being able to crop? Nothing, but being able to do it fast and easy on the phone is a nice feature to have. Free
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