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March 3rd

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Review: Macphun’s Creative Kit 2016 makes boring photos beautiful, for a modest price

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Great photographers are made, not born, and even the best photographers have plenty of unimpressive¬†shots in their collections.¬†But in the age of digital photography, it’s possible to create¬†a great photograph without being a great photographer. You can¬†even¬†accomplish this days after snapping your photo, so long as you have the right¬†post-processing software and a little time to play around.

Macphun’s Creative Kit 2016¬†($90) provides photographers of all skill levels with six¬†different tools that make bland or imperfect photos look great. This year’s Creative Kit includes the Pro versions of Macphun’s Focus, FX Photo Studio, Intensify, Noiseless, Snapheal, and Tonality, each renamed “CK” and expanded with extra features. All six of the apps are designed to be super easy to use, yielding great results even without diving into the manual controls, though there are rewards for tweaking their settings. Better yet, the standalone apps now work as plug-ins for OS X Photos, Aperture, Photoshop, and Lightroom, and can easily be used in combination with one another for even more powerful editing…

Key Details:

  • Bundle of six photo editing apps, each the “Pro” version (renamed to “CK” and enhanced)
  • Separate, powerful tools for depth-of-field, color and detail enhancement, noise reduction, removing objects, and B&W
  • Great value, especially pre-order

creativekit2016install

The six Creative Kit 2016 apps arrive as a single download with one installer. This is how the basic and Pro versions are regularly priced — bear in mind that Creative Kit 2016’s “CK” versions are all better than their “Pro” predecessors.

Do the math and you’ll wind up with a cost of $88 just to get the basic versions of all six apps, versus $315 for all six Pro versions. The pre-order price of $90 gives you¬†upgraded versions of all six Pro apps¬†for only $2 more than you’d pay for¬†all six¬†basic apps; after October 14, the regular $150 price is¬†less than half the cost of buying the six Pro apps separately.¬†If you’re thinking of buying just two or three¬†Pro apps,¬†Macphun is effectively encouraging you to grab the whole Creative Kit instead. And that’s frankly a pretty good idea.

How do Creative Kit 2016’s¬†Pro/CK versions differ from the basic ones? Each app varies, but they generally include¬†plug-in support for Adobe and Apple photo editing apps, a collection of meaningfully better photo processing engines, batch processing capabilities, and some brand-new, CK-exclusive presets and filters.

Here’s what you can expect from each of the Creative Kit 2016 apps:

Focus CK

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Original image Tilt-shifted with Focus CK

The point of Focus CK is simple: use post-processing software to mimic the depth-of-field effects offered by excellent lenses. Focus lets you choose an area of sharpness, then surrounds it with your choice of¬†circular or¬†linear bands of softness that create depth-of-field-like blurring. Presets enable you to quickly achieve¬†appropriate “focus” for portrait, nature, architecture, macro, and tilt-shift photographs, while manual controls let you independently change the sharpness, brightness, and colors of blurred and focused areas. Beyond the speed and simplicity Focus CK offers, the power of its results — particularly tilt-shift-like blurs and saturation — is seriously striking, and masking tools give you pixel-level control over the effects if you want it.

FX Photo Studio CK

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Original image FX Photo Studio

Macphun’s best-known app is also its most broadly-featured one: FX Photo Studio originated on iOS as a more powerful alternative to Instagram-style photo filters, and now possess an incredible array of over 200 filters and frames. The basic concept — use color-shifting, overlays, and underlays to make a simple photo “pop” — now has hundreds of possible permutations, injecting subtle or powerful colors and shapes into images. A single click on a preset is enough to make a dull image explode with improvements, while simple or full manual sliders let you fine-tune the effects. FX Photo Studio CK includes RAW support,¬†as well.

Intensify CK

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Original image Intensified

Intensify’s core functionality seems simpler than it is. Using presets (or your choice of manual histograms and sliders), it enables you to use colors and sharpening tools to reveal¬†muted or hidden details in photographs — a great feature if you’re using a camera that produces sharp but flat-looking images. The results you’ll get from Intensify will depend on whether you’re trying to subtly enhance certain colors or really bring out buried elements in a picture, but the micro-sharpening, editing, and color adjustment tools go beyond what you’d find in basic photo editors such as OS X Photos. Macphun pitches Intensify as a way to recover the full dynamic range of photos lost when skies get blown out or shadows make things too murky, and it actually works.

Noiseless CKnoiseless

Before Noiseless After Noiseless

I’ve reviewed the standalone version of Noiseless in greater detail here, and it’s a truly great app: using your choice of a bunch of presets, you can instantly reduce grain and blocky noise in images, preserving much (if not most) of the original image’s sharpness at the same time. While I’ve seen some debate amongst serious photographers as to how¬†the app’s noise reduction compares against standalone apps costing twice as much as the entire Creative Kit 2016 package, I’ve achieved excellent results¬†with only a few minutes worth of tweaking¬†even when I start with deliberately miserable-looking photos, such as the one above, which was severely underexposed and had tons of noise to eliminate. Noiseless is one of my most-used Macphun apps, and will likely be one of yours, too.

Snapheal CK
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Original image Snaphealed

I knew nothing about Snapheal before testing the Creative Kit 2016, but was amazed to see how well it worked for its single task: effortlessly erasing things from photos. Doing nothing more than using the cursor to highlight objects I wanted to remove, then hitting a large “erase” button, I watched as a doorknob disappeared perfectly — replaced by a regular length of door — then repeated the same trick to¬†delete¬†a plant in the background. Then I only had to tick one box (“local” rather than “global”) to near-perfectly remove panels from the door; I show the slightly imperfect (but easily corrected) result above. Snapheal accomplishes each of its erasures by analyzing the area to be scrubbed against either the whole of the image or the area immediately around it, operating as¬†a super-smart healing brush. Even as a fan¬†of Photoshop’s healing and content-aware filling tools, I was impressed by how well Snapheal worked with minimal user intervention.

Tonality CKtonality

Park G√ľell, "High Contrast" Park G√ľell, "Paper Sketch"

Like Noiseless, I reviewed the standalone version of Tonality here, and found it to be an awesome tool: Tonality turns full-color images into astonishingly beautiful grayscale/black-and-white photos, or similarly limited-tone sepia, blue, or other variants. Once again, the app’s focus is deliberately circumscribed to do just one thing very well, letting you use a large collection of presets to choose the way you want your image to look. If you thought there was only one way to make a black-and-white photo, Tonality will quickly change your mind, as it creates highly stylized renditions that could as easily appear in old-time newspapers as in modern art collections.

Creative Kit 2016: Is It Worthwhile?

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As much as I enjoy composing photos that look really great without any post-processing, I’ve learned to appreciate the extra value that photo editing tools can provide. The Creative Kit 2016 lets you re-visit old images, making them look better than they did when you took them. As a package, it strikes me as a superb value at its pre-order asking price: even individual tools can produce results that range from dreamy to hyper-detailed to subtle or punchy based on your preferences and mood. And when you use two or more tools together, you can produce even more amazing results — akin to the output of a more expensive camera — as demonstrated¬†by the series below.

Click to view slideshow.

I wanted to see whether I could use Creative Kit 2016 and an iPhone camera to replicate¬†an image snapped with a $2,500 DSLR and $1,800 lens — with only 5 minutes of editing time. So I used both cameras to¬†take roughly the same picture, then loaded Focus CK to replicate the DSLR’s depth-of-field. Using the app’s¬†mask brush and eraser, I was able to easily draw atop the area I wanted to keep in focus, then use sliders to choose the amount of blurring, saturation, and blowing out of highlights I wanted to achieve for the background. Then, with only 1 minute to make¬†level adjustments in¬†Intensify CK (below), I was able to bring the iPhone image’s colors much closer to the DSLR’s originals. You can click on the full-sized images above to compare them.

Having shot¬†digital photographs for over 15 years (and used photo editing software for at least that long), the highest praise I can give Creative Kit is that¬†the six¬†tools here routinely achieve different and better results¬†than premium photo¬†apps I’ve relied upon, including¬†Photoshop and Aperture. Whether you’re a decent photographer looking to become good, a good photographer hoping¬†to become great, or a great photographer¬†wanting to create something iconic, Creative Kit 2016 will certainly have something for your needs. It’s a great investment in your past, present, and future photography.

Manufacturer:
Macphun
Regular / Pre-Order Prices:
$150 / $90
Compatibility:
Mac (OS X)

More From This Author

Check out more of my How-To guides and reviews for 9to5Mac here! In recent months, I published a guide to turning your digital photos into beautiful wall art (see Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3), as well as a lot of different topics of interest to Mac, iPad, iPhone, iPod, Apple TV, and Apple Watch users.


Filed under: General, Mac, Reviews Tagged: Creative Kit, Creative Kit 2016, editing, Macphun, photography, post-processing

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Jeremy Horwitz

October 10th

Apple

Mac

Review: Macphun’s Creative Kit 2016 makes boring photos beautiful, for a modest price

focus21

Great photographers are made, not born, and even the best photographers have plenty of unimpressive¬†shots in their collections.¬†But in the age of digital photography, it’s possible to create¬†a great photograph without being a great photographer. You can¬†even¬†accomplish this days after snapping your photo, so long as you have the right¬†post-processing software and a little time to play around.

Macphun’s Creative Kit 2016¬†($90) provides photographers of all skill levels with six¬†different tools that make bland or imperfect photos look great. This year’s Creative Kit includes the Pro versions of Macphun’s Focus, FX Photo Studio, Intensify, Noiseless, Snapheal, and Tonality, each renamed “CK” and expanded with extra features. All six of the apps are designed to be super easy to use, yielding great results even without diving into the manual controls, though there are rewards for tweaking their settings. Better yet, the standalone apps now work as plug-ins for OS X Photos, Aperture, Photoshop, and Lightroom, and can easily be used in combination with one another for even more powerful editing…

Key Details:

  • Bundle of six photo editing apps, each the “Pro” version (renamed to “CK” and enhanced)
  • Separate, powerful tools for depth-of-field, color and detail enhancement, noise reduction, removing objects, and B&W
  • Great value, especially pre-order

creativekit2016install

The six Creative Kit 2016 apps arrive as a single download with one installer. This is how the basic and Pro versions are regularly priced — bear in mind that Creative Kit 2016’s “CK” versions are all better than their “Pro” predecessors.

Do the math and you’ll wind up with a cost of $88 just to get the basic versions of all six apps, versus $315 for all six Pro versions. The pre-order price of $90 gives you¬†upgraded versions of all six Pro apps¬†for only $2 more than you’d pay for¬†all six¬†basic apps; after October 14, the regular $150 price is¬†less than half the cost of buying the six Pro apps separately.¬†If you’re thinking of buying just two or three¬†Pro apps,¬†Macphun is effectively encouraging you to grab the whole Creative Kit instead. And that’s frankly a pretty good idea.

How do Creative Kit 2016’s¬†Pro/CK versions differ from the basic ones? Each app varies, but they generally include¬†plug-in support for Adobe and Apple photo editing apps, a collection of meaningfully better photo processing engines, batch processing capabilities, and some brand-new, CK-exclusive presets and filters.

Here’s what you can expect from each of the Creative Kit 2016 apps:

Focus CK

focus2

Original image Tilt-shifted with Focus CK

The point of Focus CK is simple: use post-processing software to mimic the depth-of-field effects offered by excellent lenses. Focus lets you choose an area of sharpness, then surrounds it with your choice of¬†circular or¬†linear bands of softness that create depth-of-field-like blurring. Presets enable you to quickly achieve¬†appropriate “focus” for portrait, nature, architecture, macro, and tilt-shift photographs, while manual controls let you independently change the sharpness, brightness, and colors of blurred and focused areas. Beyond the speed and simplicity Focus CK offers, the power of its results — particularly tilt-shift-like blurs and saturation — is seriously striking, and masking tools give you pixel-level control over the effects if you want it.

FX Photo Studio CK

fxphoto2

Original image FX Photo Studio

Macphun’s best-known app is also its most broadly-featured one: FX Photo Studio originated on iOS as a more powerful alternative to Instagram-style photo filters, and now possess an incredible array of over 200 filters and frames. The basic concept — use color-shifting, overlays, and underlays to make a simple photo “pop” — now has hundreds of possible permutations, injecting subtle or powerful colors and shapes into images. A single click on a preset is enough to make a dull image explode with improvements, while simple or full manual sliders let you fine-tune the effects. FX Photo Studio CK includes RAW support,¬†as well.

Intensify CK

intensify

Original image Intensified

Intensify’s core functionality seems simpler than it is. Using presets (or your choice of manual histograms and sliders), it enables you to use colors and sharpening tools to reveal¬†muted or hidden details in photographs — a great feature if you’re using a camera that produces sharp but flat-looking images. The results you’ll get from Intensify will depend on whether you’re trying to subtly enhance certain colors or really bring out buried elements in a picture, but the micro-sharpening, editing, and color adjustment tools go beyond what you’d find in basic photo editors such as OS X Photos. Macphun pitches Intensify as a way to recover the full dynamic range of photos lost when skies get blown out or shadows make things too murky, and it actually works.

Noiseless CKnoiseless

Before Noiseless After Noiseless

I’ve reviewed the standalone version of Noiseless in greater detail here, and it’s a truly great app: using your choice of a bunch of presets, you can instantly reduce grain and blocky noise in images, preserving much (if not most) of the original image’s sharpness at the same time. While I’ve seen some debate amongst serious photographers as to how¬†the app’s noise reduction compares against standalone apps costing twice as much as the entire Creative Kit 2016 package, I’ve achieved excellent results¬†with only a few minutes worth of tweaking¬†even when I start with deliberately miserable-looking photos, such as the one above, which was severely underexposed and had tons of noise to eliminate. Noiseless is one of my most-used Macphun apps, and will likely be one of yours, too.

Snapheal CK
snapheal

Original image Snaphealed

I knew nothing about Snapheal before testing the Creative Kit 2016, but was amazed to see how well it worked for its single task: effortlessly erasing things from photos. Doing nothing more than using the cursor to highlight objects I wanted to remove, then hitting a large “erase” button, I watched as a doorknob disappeared perfectly — replaced by a regular length of door — then repeated the same trick to¬†delete¬†a plant in the background. Then I only had to tick one box (“local” rather than “global”) to near-perfectly remove panels from the door; I show the slightly imperfect (but easily corrected) result above. Snapheal accomplishes each of its erasures by analyzing the area to be scrubbed against either the whole of the image or the area immediately around it, operating as¬†a super-smart healing brush. Even as a fan¬†of Photoshop’s healing and content-aware filling tools, I was impressed by how well Snapheal worked with minimal user intervention.

Tonality CKtonality

Park G√ľell, "High Contrast" Park G√ľell, "Paper Sketch"

Like Noiseless, I reviewed the standalone version of Tonality here, and found it to be an awesome tool: Tonality turns full-color images into astonishingly beautiful grayscale/black-and-white photos, or similarly limited-tone sepia, blue, or other variants. Once again, the app’s focus is deliberately circumscribed to do just one thing very well, letting you use a large collection of presets to choose the way you want your image to look. If you thought there was only one way to make a black-and-white photo, Tonality will quickly change your mind, as it creates highly stylized renditions that could as easily appear in old-time newspapers as in modern art collections.

Creative Kit 2016: Is It Worthwhile?

intensifyx

As much as I enjoy composing photos that look really great without any post-processing, I’ve learned to appreciate the extra value that photo editing tools can provide. The Creative Kit 2016 lets you re-visit old images, making them look better than they did when you took them. As a package, it strikes me as a superb value at its pre-order asking price: even individual tools can produce results that range from dreamy to hyper-detailed to subtle or punchy based on your preferences and mood. And when you use two or more tools together, you can produce even more amazing results — akin to the output of a more expensive camera — as demonstrated¬†by the series below.

Click to view slideshow.

I wanted to see whether I could use Creative Kit 2016 and an iPhone camera to replicate¬†an image snapped with a $2,500 DSLR and $1,800 lens — with only 5 minutes of editing time. So I used both cameras to¬†take roughly the same picture, then loaded Focus CK to replicate the DSLR’s depth-of-field. Using the app’s¬†mask brush and eraser, I was able to easily draw atop the area I wanted to keep in focus, then use sliders to choose the amount of blurring, saturation, and blowing out of highlights I wanted to achieve for the background. Then, with only 1 minute to make¬†level adjustments in¬†Intensify CK (below), I was able to bring the iPhone image’s colors much closer to the DSLR’s originals. You can click on the full-sized images above to compare them.

Having shot¬†digital photographs for over 15 years (and used photo editing software for at least that long), the highest praise I can give Creative Kit is that¬†the six¬†tools here routinely achieve different and better results¬†than premium photo¬†apps I’ve relied upon, including¬†Photoshop and Aperture. Whether you’re a decent photographer looking to become good, a good photographer hoping¬†to become great, or a great photographer¬†wanting to create something iconic, Creative Kit 2016 will certainly have something for your needs. It’s a great investment in your past, present, and future photography.

Manufacturer:
Macphun
Regular / Pre-Order Prices:
$150 / $90
Compatibility:
Mac (OS X)

More From This Author

Check out more of my How-To guides and reviews for 9to5Mac here! In recent months, I published a guide to turning your digital photos into beautiful wall art (see Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3), as well as a lot of different topics of interest to Mac, iPad, iPhone, iPod, Apple TV, and Apple Watch users.


Filed under: General, Mac, Reviews Tagged: Creative Kit, Creative Kit 2016, editing, Macphun, photography, post-processing

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Jeremy Horwitz

October 10th

Apple

Mac

Macphun debuts Creative Kit 2016, six Pro photo editing apps with OS X Photos plug-ins

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Macphun, maker of elegantly¬†powerful¬†photo editing tools including Tonality, Noiseless, and FX Photo Studio, has announced the impending release of Creative Kit 2016 — a bundle of 6 of the company’s Pro apps with 4 bonus items, collectively available at a pre-order price of $89.99. Creative Kit 2016 includes:

Noiseless CK (reviewed here)¬†and Tonality CK (reviewed here), separately capable of eliminating various types of noise from images, and converting color images into beautiful black and white versions — both highly impressive, as our reviews discuss;

FX Photo Studio CK, a filter, frame, and brush-based photo editing tool that lets you convert simple photos into pieces of art; and

Snapheal CK, Focus CK, and Intensify CK, apps to erase unwanted items from photos, add lens effects such as blurs, or enhance subtle details in your images, respectively…

All of the CK versions are renamed from Macphun’s earlier “Pro” versions, and include features above and beyond their predecessors. For instance,¬†batch processing is now available in¬†Noiseless,¬†Tonality, Intensify, and FX Photo Studio, along with seamless sharing of edited images across all six apps, and a unified installer. The apps can be used as plug-ins for OS X Photos, Aperture, Adobe Photoshop, or Adobe Lightroom, as well as in standalone form.

The Creative Kit 2016 pre-order bundle includes a duplicate photo-finding app called Snapselect, two eBooks, a photography training video, and additional textures for three of the apps. A demonstration of the tools can be seen here ahead of the bundle’s October 15th release.


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Jeremy Horwitz

October 2nd

Apple

Mac

GoPro app for iPhone & iPad gets smart editing feature to create & share clips

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The official GoPro app for iPhone and iPad gets an update today which brings a new smart editing feature to let users create and share clips instantly from within the app. Previously users resorted to third-party apps for similar functionality with GoPro camera hardware.

The new feature will let users instantly create edited versions of their videos that come in at 5, 15, or 30 seconds. You’ll be able to drag the timeline to select what 5, 15, or 30 second portion of your video you want to isolate. Once you’ve selected your clip, you’ll be able to instantly share to Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and other social sharing options available in the app.

The updated app, version 2.9, also receives an ‚Äúimproved camera software update process‚ÄĚ and a number of bug fixes and other improvements.

You can grab the updated app for iPhone and iPad on the App Store now.


Filed under: Apps Tagged: editing, GoPro, iPad, iPhone, video

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Jordan Kahn

September 1st

Apple

Mac

Feature: Why I edited a novel on an iPad (and why I Kickstarted it afterwards)

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After noting that I planned and wrote a novel on my MacBook Pro 17, it might surprise you to learn that I did much of the editing on my iPad.

I began the editing on my Macs ‚Äď the Pro when I was at home, the Air when I was elsewhere. At that point, I still wanted to be in Scrivener in case structural edits were needed: scenes that needed to happen earlier or later in the story.

I also used my Macs to incorporate feedback from alpha and beta readers. Alpha readers were subject-matter experts (airline pilot, aircraft engineer, software developers and so on), who could identify any technical errors or omissions. Beta readers were technothriller fans who provided more general feedback on the story itself.

I sent them PDFs of the novel which I asked them to annotate. I could then edit with the annotated PDF on the left of my screen, the novel in Word on the right, making it easy to search for phrases in order to make the necessary edits.

But when it came to my own edits, most especially getting a feel for how well the story flowed, I wanted to actually read it as a book, not as a document on a computer screen. I thus turned it into an EPUB file so I could load it into iBooks on my iPad. I also formatted it as a paperback and got a few proof copies printed through a print-on-demand service. I could then experience reading it as a book in both ebook and paper forms.

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This, I found, made a big difference. I found that there were sections where I got a little carried away with my fascination for the technical details, and where it made sense to simplify and shorten. I also found sections where the opposite was true: where I could heighten the tension by going into a little more detail about one scene before switching viewpoint.

When reading on my iPad, it made sense to make the edits on it too (opening the novel in Pages). And when reading the paperback, the instant on/off of the iPad made that a more convenient devices than a Mac to incorporate the edits from that.

So the process of planning, writing and editing the novel saw it variously take form as a Scrivener document, Word file, PDF, EPUB book and Pages document.

Once finally edited (eight drafts in all), it was time to think about getting it in front of readers. I initially had a fairly big-name agent (a story you can read over on Kickstarter), but the tl;dr version is that I eventually figured self-publishing was likely to be faster and probably net me a similar return.

The technical side of self-publishing isn’t too challenging for the average 9to5Mac reader. You need to get to grips with converting between a bunch of different file formats, and even techies will probably find life easier with some ebook creation software designed for the job, but it’s not rocket science.

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What is rocket science is figuring out how you get people to find out that the book even exists. A VIP subscription to BiblioCrunch gets you email consultancy and access to a sizeable collection of really useful info and links among them services to publicize your book. These services range in cost from $99 up to four-figure sums. It was clear that some seed capital would be handy. Kickstarter was an obvious way to raise that seed money, with the added benefit of also providing some initial publicity itself.

I spoke with Maris Kreizman, who is in charge of Kickstarter’s publishing projects, to find out how viable a platform it is for self-publishing. The answer was pretty encouraging, with over 6,000 projects launched,with around a third of them getting funded.

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The difference, says Kreizman, is largely one of presentation. Although you’re pitching a book, you still need visuals and video. And rewards should all be related to the book, rather than merchandising like t-shirts and the like.

Kreizman also warned that many publishing projects had failed to do their shipping sums properly, hence my decision not to offer a standard paperback as I could see that shipping costs could easily result in a loss. I also figured that the majority of technothriller fans were likely to want the novel in ebook form anyway.

As with conventional publishing, you shouldn’t expect it to be retiring anytime soon, but the Kickstarter generated enough seed money to buy a chunk of promotion, which will hopefully pay off when I launch on iBooks and Amazon in ebook form next month and paperback in July (once Kickstarter backers have gotten their copies first).

My Kickstarter ends on Thursday 17th.


Filed under: iOS Devices Tagged: E-book, ebook, editing, Editing on an iPad, Editing tools, IBooks, iPad, Kickstarter, Writing, Writing on an iPad, Writing tools

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Ben Lovejoy

April 15th

Apple

Mac

Instagram revamps Explore tab, adds caption & location editing

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After updating its app for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus last month, Instagram is out with a feature update today with some welcome features.

Users will likely appreciate the ability to edit photo captions and locations attached to photos in post now. That means if you make a typo on your caption, you no longer have to choose between correcting yourself in the comments, deleting and re-posting the photo with the correction caption, or just ignoring it altogether.

The ability to edit captions extends to location as well. You can find the new editing features under the ‘more’ icon to the right of the comment button under your own photos and videos.

Instagram has also rolled out some changes to the Explore tab as you can see in the photos above. From Instagram’s blog post:

In this update, we’re continuing to improve the Explore page on Instagram by making it faster to find people you want to follow. With this in mind, you’ll see that the Explore icon at the bottom of your screen has changed to a magnifying glass.

When you open Explore, you’ll now see two tabs: Photos and People. The Photos tab has not changed. It contains the same scrolling grid of photos and videos you already know. The new People tab highlights interesting accounts for you to discover.

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The new version of Instagram, version 6.2, is rolling out on the App Store now.


Filed under: Apps Tagged: caption editing, captions, discovery, editing, explore, Facebook, Instagram, Photo-sharing, photos, photos and videos

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Zac Hall

November 10th

Apple

Mac

You Can Finally Edit Your Embarrassing Typos On Instagram

You Can Finally Edit Your Embarrassing Typos On Instagram

Mistake-makers, rejoice. After years of choosing between deleting an entire photo or living with the embarrassing mistakes and ill-conceived jokes you posted with it, Instagram has decided to allow us to edit our captions after they've been published.

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Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan

November 10th

Uncategorized

Adobe updates Photoshop Express for iOS with blemish removal tool, RAW importing, more

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Adobe has actively been rolling out new and powerful tools for the iPhone and iPad in recent months including Lightroom Mobile for iPad followed later by Lightroom Mobile for iPhone and Photoshop Mix as well as Adobe Voice for creating storytelling from iPad.

Even with all of those new products, Adobe is continuing to add features to its existing apps with the release of Adobe Photoshop Express 3.4 today. The updated version of Photoshop Express for iPhone and iPad specifically four new features: a new blemish removal tool, the ability to increase or decrease filter strength, a new defog tool to remove haziness, and the ability to import photos in the RAW format.

As always, the iPhone and iPad version of Adobe Photoshop Express is available as a free download from the App Store, and the update is out now.


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These 10 movies show how film editing can make movies magical

These 10 movies show how film editing can make movies magical

You might not always realize it but the magic of the movies is often found in the editing. It's a powerful weapon for filmmakers. The perfect use of timely cuts can create chaos, suspense, terror and more. The use of visual metaphors can pack meaning into a couple of seconds. Sometime you can even feel as if you've seen the emotion the director is trying to convey without ever actually seeing it on screen. Just because it's been edited that way.

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