New VSCO Cam Preset Pack Out

by Pu on May 5, 2014

VSCO – Visual Supply Company released a new film preset pack for their iOS and Android apps, VSCO Cam. The latest preset collection, named Essence / Archetype, is a matching release to their VSCO Film 05 for Lightroom and Photoshop, which was released earlier this year.

VSCO Cam Essence / Archetype

Processed with E1 Preset

The Essence / Archetype preset pack includes eight new film effects reminiscent of popular consumer film stock. The presets in the pack were designed to meet the needs of photographers in a variety of situations and they are characterized by vibrant warm colors and rich contrasts.

VSCO Cam is a free photography app featuring extra film effects as in-app purchases. The Essence / Archetype presets are available directly from the VSCO Cam store for $1.99/€1.79.

Mextures 2.0: More Textures, More Formulas, More Features

Little textures grow up.

by Pu on April 13, 2014

Mextures has been for some time one of the apps I frequently use when I want images with mood but without overpowering processing. The app, whose simple and yet effective concept many iPhone photographers found appealing, was updated to version 2.0. The latest release brings to a new level the possibilities of the app, adding several new features and textures.

Mextures 2.0
Despite my appreciation for the app, I previously in many occasions I felt it needed badly advanced controls for image tuning, like basic contrast, exposure and saturation. Most of the times, the photo had to be adjusted in another app before being imported into it. This was especially bothersome since I do a lot of monochrome, which was impossible to achieve in-app in the previous versions. Mextures 2.0 comes with a mini-lab [click to continue…]

The Black Night of The Frugal Photographer

March 16, 2014

Whenever I am asked, “Why did we reach this absurd, that photographers with expensive equipment decide to ditch it and just get a camera phone? Isn’t that supposed to be the other way round?” I feel my eyes rolling of their own accord. It’s not that I don’t understand why people are so attached to [...]

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Mobile Masters PROOF Call for Entries

February 14, 2014

All mobile artists and photographers are invited to take part in the upcoming Mobile Masters PROOF, a contest aimed at the promotion mobile photography as an art form and at assessing its most distinctive potential. Mobile Masters was born as one of the several projects of designer, author and photograher Dan Marcolina, also known for [...]

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Fragment Review

December 18, 2013

The makers of Tangent are giving iOS users their newest app, Fragment. Like Tangent, and even more than that, Fragment is an app conceived to transform pictures into something completely different from the original. I was kindly given a promo code to preview the app hours before the official release, and this is the result [...]

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Laminar Back to App Store

December 11, 2013

It’s not without some excitement that we aknowledge the recent return of Laminar after a long absence from the App Store. As many will remember, Laminar was withdrawn from the Store in late September for serious problems with iOS 7. At the time, no official statement or detailed explanation had been divulged by the developer, [...]

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Summer, Fall, Winter… And Winter Again

November 30, 2013

You’ll excuse me for the quote in the title. I once had a friend from South Korea. I met him in Iceland, while he was writing his second travel book. At first he didn’t bother to inform me, but he was a rather successful writer in his home country. In addition to writing, he was [...]

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All Jixipix Apps Now On Sale

November 28, 2013

As a Black Friday and Cyber Monday offer, all apps by JixiPix Software are on sale for a limited time. The current offer doesn’t only include apps for iOS devices, which are all dowloadable for the special price of $.99, but also the many Mac OS apps by the same developer. Most apps are available [...]

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Quick iPhone Tip: How to Turn Apps Ability to Access Photos Back On

November 27, 2013

I got this question in the mail and I thought I might give a public answer, in case anybody besides the person asking has the same problem: “Hello, I’m a new photo app user. I’ve downloaded some app for adding effects on my pictures and wanted to try them. I’ve been asked by one of [...]

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iPhone Photography Tutorials #7 – How To Turn One or More Photos into Minimal Illustrations

November 17, 2013

I was preparing another image for one of my series and for this purpose I was taking several pictures to choose from among those the ones I would need for it. However, as it often happens, at some point I took another path and I created something different from what I was planning. I like [...]

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