Picture Effects Magic goes poof
30/01/11 22:19 Filed in: iPhone iPad
I added three new iPhone apps in last few days. All three looked great - lots of effects and filters.
The first one - a free app - called Picture Effects Magic, looked great to move images into to start artistic conversions. I took a black and white image of a gymnast and applied the Oil Paint Effect. Then in PictureShow I applied vivid preset, light leak 1 and a border.
Then the surprise: once in Lightroom I discovered it the images were about 300 by 300 pixel images.
I do not work with such small images.
After tracing the problem to Picture Effects Magic, it went poof - no longer on my iPhone.
I still have 100Cameras and PictureShow to play with.
Toon Paint and Photo Studio
18/01/11 12:03 Filed in: iPhone iPad
Last February I took a look at RetroCamera iPhone app. Then is had two flaws, small output size and crummy size/crop functions. I liked many of RetroCamera's effects, but the 480 x 320 pixel output was way to small.
Yesterday I worked up these two images shown above at full size. Nothing has changed. I love the effects, but same flaws. RetroCamera was removed my iPhone.
The program has not been updated in a year, despite promised improvements.
Time to move on.
iPhone Pic of the Day
13/01/11 11:16 Filed in: iPhone iPad
This morning I came up with this image. I started with this Sept. 2010, image of a tank on display in Barstow, CA. Then using my iPhone apps, a poster look applied using PhotoTropedelic. Then I used the Noir Blue filter in PhotoStudio.
All these recent posts using iPhone apps - along with additional images - are in my new flickr set iPhone apps 2011. Today is Jan. 13. Guess what, there are 13 images in the new flickr set. Works out to one iPhone post-processed image a day. My new fun one pic a day project.
Now we will see how long this New Years Resolution lasts.
Roller Coaster and Photoshop Express
11/01/11 12:14 Filed in: iPhone iPad
This image started out on Kodachrome film, shot Dec. 2010 at Santa Monica Pier. Once scanned it was transferred to the iPhone to use Adobe Photoshop Express app.
In Photoshop Express, the sketch preset used, then tint, followed by exposure and contrast. Finally, staying in the Photoshop Express, the border also added.
Adobe Photoshop Express is still a free app. The latest version 1.3.2 was released in Sept. 2010.
Started Out Kodachrome
One of my Dec. 2010, Kodachrome Santa Monica pier images made a good iPhone project. After getting scanned, worked in Lightroom, the image was transferred to the iPhone.
In PerfectPhoto, the vintage preset applied. Also while still in PerfectPhoto, brightness and contrast increased. In Pic Grunger, aged preset applied at about 35%, then "after hours" style applied.
Vegas and PaintMee
04/01/11 10:29 Filed in: iPhone iPad
Eddie, from Georgia, relights his cigar at the Fremont Experience in Las Vegas 2009.
After exporting from Lightroom into the iPhone, PaintMee app used. Then in Camera+, the concert preset used which added saturation. Final border, thick black, also added in Camera+.
03/01/11 14:15 Filed in: iPhone iPad
Image of the Los Angeles Times building from 2009 was run through PaintMee iPhone app. The border is from the Camera+ app.
The current version of PaintMee, 3.01, was released in November. A couple of new features I appreciate are the additional cropping options and working in landscape mode.
Today I ran this Civil War reenactment photo from last November through Pic Grunger on my iPhone. It added the scratches.
I really hadn't looked at Pic Grunger 3.2 lately. It has a couple of nice updates. The interface is easier to use and understand. I discovered the opacity slider that I was not sure was there before. For this image I lowered to about 50%.
The workflow for this image was first, apply "sepia hint " preset in Lightroom. Next I desaturated another 25 percent. Then in Photoshop I used topaz Adjust to pop the detail. While in Photoshop added rough border. Finally for this image I moved to the iPhone and used Pic Grunger.