Animoto: 100 Photo Apps, Day 100

What I like: With Animoto, you can create MTV-style music videos, with a soundtrack and images zipping around the screen, just by selecting photos from your photo album, arranging them, and then choosing the tune to accompany your video.

From the app maker:

Animoto turns the pictures on your iPhone into beautiful music videos! It takes just a few minutes to make one, and then you can share and collect them with your friends. Make as many as you like—they’re totally free… When you’ve created some videos, head to Animoto.com to do more with them, like share with friends through YouTube, Facebook and MySpace. Then send us feedback to let us know how you like the app.

Learn more about my 100 Photo Apps project.

To see all of the apps covered so far, check out the 100 Photo Apps page.

Resources for Animoto

Buy: Free at the App Store
Website for Animoto
Animoto on Twitter

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12 days and 12 photo apps (out of 100)

So over at What I See Now, I’ve got a project where I’m posting 100 photos in 100 days—100 iPhone photos, that is, using iPhone photography and camera apps.

I’m on Day 12 right now. I’m not choosing the apps in any particular order, but you can check out all of the 100 Photo Apps posts or visit a rundown of the first ten days (and my thoughts on my favorites among the first 10 apps covered).

Phoster: 100 Photo Apps, Day 45

What I like: With great designs and an easy-to-use interface, Phoster makes it a pleasure to create well-designed posters—for events, for parties, for whatever—with your iPhone.

From the app maker:

This is a user-friendly application to create stylish posters and various invitation cards. With stylish templates which are already within the application, you will be able to create posters without great effort. 
When you get the job done of first step making posters, you can utilize various effects and decorates to complete the chic posters your own… Create your posters and have fun with your friends.  Features: Total 66 free templates with various designs are available. Take new photos with your iPhone camera or select one from your photo library in your devices. Brightness, contrast and saturation adjustment for each photo can be available. Resize, free position and rotation of photos are available. You can write anything upon your posters in the Text Box. Color of text is changeable. Size of text is changeable.

Learn more about my 100 Photo Apps project.

To see all of the apps covered so far, check out the 100 Photo Apps page.

Resources for Phoster

Buy: $1.99 at the App Store
Website for Phoster
Phoster on Twitter

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New project: 100 days, 100 iPhone camera and photo apps

Today I’m starting a new project: 100 Photo Apps.

The idea is simple: Over the next 100 days, I’ll post 100 photos using 100 different iPhone camera and photography apps. I’m thinking of this 100 Photo Apps project as a way to show off the best apps and also highlight what’s possible with iPhone photography and the iPhone camera.

What’s the impetus? Well, with the publication of my book, Create Great iPhone Photos, I’ve realized two things:

  1. There are still lots of people with iPhones who haven’t really explored iPhone photography. Sure, they use the camera, but they don’t really realize there’s a whole world of apps for expanding the iPhone camera’s capabilities, editing photos, and for sharing their images. When they see what’s possible, they’re really wowed.
  2. Even many iPhone photography enthusiasts stick with several apps, but they’re always eager to check out others.

So this project—100 Photo Apps—will be a way to show off a lot of the possibilities of iPhone photography.

Some assorted points:

  • Part of the fun of iPhone photography can be using multiple apps, but for this project I’ll stick with photos using just one app.
  • The idea will be to give a quick sense of what’s possible with the app (and iPhone photography), rather than provide anything approximating a review of the app. Of course, Create Great iPhone Photos includes in-depth info and tutorials about many apps. And for online reviews, check out the iPhoneography blog and Life in Lofi—both excellent resources.
  • I won’t be ranking apps or posting these in any particular order.
  • I’ll use quite a few photos from Create Great iPhone Photos, but I’ll also use new ones and contributions from other iPhone photographers.

To see all of the apps, check out the 100 Photo Apps page.

Image Blender: 100 Photo Apps, Day 99

What I like: Here’s an app that does one thing, and does it well—it lets you combine photos for double-exposure and other effects.

Photo credit: Thanks to Brad (anti-climax on Tumblr) for the use of his Image Blender image. You can also view his photos at Flickr.

From the app maker:

This is a simple and clean application with a single purpose, blending together images. You can use multiple blending modes like Multiply, Overlay, Screen and many more. This can be used for a variety of things, like creating your own personalized filters. Or just merging two images as an effect. It outputs the same resolution as the background image you give it.

Learn more about my 100 Photo Apps project.

To see all of the apps covered so far, check out the 100 Photo Apps page.

Resources for Image Blender

Buy: $1.99 at the App Store
Website for Image Blender
Image Blender on Twitter

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Plastic Bullet: 100 Photo Apps, Day 1

What I like: I’m really into the way this lets you cycle through variations of your image.

From the app maker:

Plastic Bullet puts the fun, spontaneity, and surprise of plastic-fantastic toy cameras on your favorite Apple device. Just tap to turn your photos into gloriously unpredictable works of art, then tap again to change the look. Start with the built-in camera or a shot from your Photo Library. Plastic Bullet develops your photo into four random variations. Like one? Tap it to see it larger. Love it? Tap the heart to save. Or keep tapping the Refresh button to see infinite variations.

Learn more about my 100 Photo Apps project.

Resources for Plastic Bullet

Buy: $1.99 at the App Store
More Plastic Bullet Images at Really Great iPhone Photos
Website for Plastic Bullet
Flickr Group
Red Giant Software on Twitter

Satromizer: 100 Photo Apps, Day 68

What I like: To create a one-of-a-kind digital artwork, with odd glitches and color artifacts, experiment with Satromizer, an app named after Jon Satrom, a new media artist who often employs glitches in his artwork.

From the app maker:

The Satromizer takes its name from Chicago new media artist Jon Satrom, who frequently employs glitches in his work. I’ve created many versions of the Satromizer with Jon over the years, but this one is special… The responsiveness and tactility of the multitouch interface make this my favorite version yet. To use the Satromizer, simply touch the screen where you want to add a glitch. You can use multiple fingers to glitch more than one area at a time. To reset the image, just double tap. To load new images, tap the info button. You can load in images from your Photo Library, take a new photo with the Camera, or save your current glitch to the Photo Library. Adjust the JPEG compression level with the slider to experiment with different looks. Lower JPEG quality levels glitch faster and easier, and higher settings create more stripe and offset patterns. Adjust the size slider to glitch anything from full images to smaller pixelated versions

Learn more about my 100 Photo Apps project.

To see all of the apps covered so far, check out the 100 Photo Apps page.

Resources for Satromizer

Buy: $2.99 at the App Store
Website for Satromizer
Flickr Group

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MonoPhix: 100 Photo Apps, Day 19

What I like: MonoPhix is really useful for the control it provides in processing photos as black-and-white images.

From the app maker:

MonoPhix is the ultimate vintage black-and-white app which packs power and a huge featureset in an incredibly easy-to-use package. MonoPhix is the only app that allows total control over the intensity of the dark and light tones in your image, allowing ultimate contrast variations. This is accompanied by two types of highly adjustable vignetting, the ability to set the black-and-white layer as a transparent layer over your original image to create great vintage effects, and much more.

Learn more about my 100 Photo Apps project.

To see all of the apps covered so far, check out the 100 Photo Apps page.

Resources for MonoPhix

Buy: $0.99 at the App Store
Website for MonoPhix

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Mill Colour: 100 Photo Apps, Day 55

What I like: A sophisticated tool for making color adjustments and refining the look of your images.

From the app maker:

Mill Colour allows you to alter any image with the precision and subtlety of professionals and has been specifically developed by our expert team of award-winning Colourists based on extensive experience in commercials, feature film and television. Mill Colour emulates primary grading techniques used in a high-end digital suite; instead of applying and manipulating a filter to fit an image, our app allows you to adapt and refine the source image to achieve the look and feel you want. The Mill’s Colourists have already created some basic Looks within the app which are wholly interactive with the photo and will alter depending on the source image. By mastering the Colour Controls you too will be able to colour like the experts.

Learn more about my 100 Photo Apps project.

To see all of the apps covered so far, check out the 100 Photo Apps page.

Resources for Mill Colour

Buy: Free at the App Store
Website for Mill Colour
Flickr Group

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Halftone: 100 Photo Apps, Day 29

What I like: I’ve always had a fondness for halftone images, especially color ones, and so here’s another blast-from-the-past app giving you the look of halftones from your iPhone photos. I particularly like the option to increase (or decrease) the dot size. Wondering what a halftone is? Check out the definition at Wikipedia.

From the app maker:

Halftone is an app for iPhone and iPod touch that adds an aged halftone-style printing effect to photos to give them a unique, vintage look. With nine paper styles, nine built-in layouts, two caption styles, and the ability to choose a font (including an embedded font called Digital Strip), photos can be customized, then saved to the photo album, sent via e-mail, and shared with friends on Facebook.

Learn more about my 100 Photo Apps project.

To see all of the apps covered so far, check out the 100 Photo Apps page.

Resources for Halftone

Buy: $0.99 at the App Store
More Halftone images at Really Great iPhone Photos
Website for Halftone
Halftone on Twitter

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Diptic: 100 Photo Apps, Day 69

What I like: Diptic is my go-to app for multi-frame photographic constructions. I love the way it lets you combine multiple images, then adjust the borders and crop photos. With the expandable layouts option (as an in-app purchase), Diptic gives you even more flexibility for the size of the frames.

From the app maker:

Tell a story with Diptic by easily combining multiple photos from your iPhone, Facebook or Flickr. Share your creations with friends a family via email or post them to Facebook, Flickr or Posterous. Use Diptic to make a before-and-after sequence, produce a photographic series, or juxtapose contrasting images. Features: 19 different layouts; snap photos on the spot with an iPhone camera, pick photos from camera roll, or import photos from Facebook or Flickr; pan, rotate, mirror and zoom individual photos; brightness, contrast, and color saturation adjustment for each image; control border color and width; optional Expandable Layouts (in-app purchase) let you adjust your Diptic’s dimensions; high-resolution export.

Learn more about my 100 Photo Apps project.

To see all of the apps covered so far, check out the 100 Photo Apps page.

Resources for Diptic

Buy: $1.99 at the App Store
More Diptic images at Really Great iPhone Photos
Website for Diptic
Flickr Group
Diptic on Twitter

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Noir Photo: 100 Photo Apps, Day 77

What I like: Noir Photo includes handy controls for creating a noir look by adding vignettes and lighting effects to your images.

From the app maker:

Don’t just take a photo. Tell a story. Noir Photo lets you transform your photos with beautiful, dramatic lighting and instant results. Peel away the color to a cinematic black-and-white, apply a lovely tint, and then light up your subject. Touch and pinch the brightness Vignette and spin the Contrast and Exposure dials for white hot thrills and shadow-rich drama. You tell a story in your photos with the glowing smile on your daughter’s face, or a moody skyline under radiant street lamps. Focus on the part that you love, massage your Noir Photo settings, and come up with something amazingly cool in a few seconds. Use Noir Photo to create bad-ass black, white & light in a color world.

Learn more about my 100 Photo Apps project.

To see all of the apps covered so far, check out the 100 Photo Apps page.

Resources for Noir Photo

Buy: $2.99 at the App Store
Website for Noir Photo
Flickr Group

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3D Camera: 100 Photo Apps, Day 72

What I like: Love 3D? Then here’s a sophisticated tool for creating 3D images from your iPhone photos.

From the app maker:

Create your own 3D photos and easily share them with friends on Facebook and Twitter. First, take left and right photos with the built-in camera or choose two images from your iPhone or iPod touch photo album. Then, view your 3D photo as a grey or color anaglyph (using common red/cyan 3D glasses), a stereogram (no glasses required), or as a wigglegram for a simulated 3D effect.

Learn more about my 100 Photo Apps project.

To see all of the apps covered so far, check out the 100 Photo Apps page.

Resources for 3D Camera

Buy: $1.99 at the App Store
Website for 3D Camera
3D Camera on Twitter

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Lomora: 100 Photo Apps, Day 48

What I like: I really enjoy the LOMO-like effects from Lomora, along with the app’s easily accessible vignetting control and its variety of films.

From the app maker:

Lomora captures one of the most realistic, if not THE most realistic LOMO photos to date. It uses a proprietary algorithm to closely replicate analog cross-processing that gives vivid LOMO effect to photos, capturing the very essence of true LOMO moment. Coupled with Lomora 2’s significantly improved speed, ease of use and more intuitive UI, digital lomography has never been much easier and more alive!

Learn more about my 100 Photo Apps project.

To see all of the apps covered so far, check out the 100 Photo Apps page.

Resources for Lomora

Buy: $2.99 at the App Store
Website for Lomora
Flickr Group

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Pano: 100 Photo Apps, Day 6

What I like: You can get really slick panorama images with Pano. I love the way it gives you transparent guides to help you align images.

From the app maker:

Deliciously simple interface. Take 360-degree panoramas with up to *sixteen* photos. Handy semi-transparent guide helps you line up each shot perfectly. Advanced alignment, blending, and colour-correction algorithms provide seamless images in just seconds.

Learn more about my 100 Photo Apps project.

To see all of the apps covered so far, check out the 100 Photo Apps page.

Resources for Pano

Buy: $1.99 at the App Store
Website for Pano
Flickr Group
Debacle Software on Twitter

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Watch on www.whatiseenow.com

360 Panorama: 100 Photo Apps, Day 44

What I like: This app really seems like magic. You scan a scene with your iPhone, and then you’ve got this wondrous 360-degree panorama to share online. Must be seen to be believed. Of course, that’s why I posted this one with a video.

From the app maker:

Capturing panoramas has never been easier! Just tap the screen and pan your phone camera in any direction. You’ll see your panorama being built in realtime as every incoming frame is processed. When you’re done, you can save and share your panorama instantly with no need to fumble around with a clumsy stitching process. There’s nothing else like it!  Want to share interactive 360 views? Tap Upload! Upload will give you a simple link to share with anyone however you like.

Learn more about my 100 Photo Apps project.

To see all of the apps covered so far, check out the 100 Photo Apps page.

Resources for 360 Panorama

Buy: $1.99 at the App Store
Website for 360 Panorama
360 Panorama on Twitter

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OldCamera: 100 Photo Apps, Day 41

What I like: I love the black-and-white processing of OldCamera. A while back, I wrote a post about a movie director who’s a big fan Old Camera.

From the app maker:

The effect is randomly added to the photo from your custom effect set. Old Camera is focused on very simple but fun experience…. Just take a photo, and you get result.

Learn more about my 100 Photo Apps project.

To see all of the apps covered so far, check out the 100 Photo Apps page.

Resources for OldCamera

Buy: $0.99 at the App Store
Website for OldCamera
Flickr Group

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SwankoLab: 100 Photo Apps, Day 66

What I like: Plenty of iPhone apps recreate the looks of retro films and photographic processes (and do a wonderful job of that), but SwankoLab takes this a step further by actually giving you something akin to a darkroom, with chemicals (like SwankoDev H1N, Fantabra Magic Warm, Grizzle Fix, and more) to process your images. It’s a fun quasi-game, but also a powerful tool for iPhoneography. Check out the cover of my book, Create Great iPhone Photos, and you’ll see an image of SwankoLab right next to the title.

From the app maker:

Complete with smells of photo chemistry and sounds of mad science being made, your SwankoLab comes with everything you need to turn any image into a retro misprinted masterpiece. Choose chemicals, process photos, and experiment. You’re the artist/chemist/creative genius—have fun! SwankoLab includes: Eight magical photo-altering chemicals. A formula book to store your favorite chemical recipes. An embossed development tray. A hand-engraved mahogany box to store all your photo supplies and prints.

Learn more about my 100 Photo Apps project.

To see all of the apps covered so far, check out the 100 Photo Apps page.

Resources for SwankoLab

Buy: $1.99 at the App Store
More SwankoLab images at Really Great iPhone Photos
Website for SwankoLab
Flickr Group
SwankoLab on Twitter

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Watch on www.whatiseenow.com

ToonPAINT: 100 Photo Apps, Day 35

What I like: ToonPAINT gives you control and flexibility in creating graphic novel-style images from your photos.

From the app maker:

ToonPAINT allows you to easily create awesome looking cartoon-paintings with your own photos. Even if you have never drawn or painted before, ToonPAINT sets you up for quick success by providing a “MagiSketch” that you can simply color-in. It’s as easy as “paint-by-numbers,” but using your own personal images. Unlike other photography apps, ToonPAINT is not just an image filter—it’s a smart-painting application that enables you to express your creativity and obtain compelling results without requiring you to take art classes. Simply import a photo, create an “automagic” sketch of the photo, color-in at your leisure, and you’re done!

Learn more about my 100 Photo Apps project.

To see all of the apps covered so far, check out the 100 Photo Apps page.

Resources for ToonPAINT

Buy: $1.99 at the App Store
Website for ToonPAINT
Flickr Group
ToonPAINT on Twitter

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Infinicam: 100 Photo Apps, Day 15

What I like: Infinicam lets you cycle through a lot of filters and borders very, very quickly, then choose to save them as favorites (and rename them, too).

From the app maker:

Infinicam applies high quality effects to photos, but instead of having a set number of pre-defined camera styles, Infinicam offers an endless variety in a fun, stylish interface…. With each press of the New Camera button, Infinicam generates a new and unique randomized camera style (represented by a 7-digit code) which combines a wide array of photographic effects borrowed from analog cameras and film. These high quality effects go far beyond the usual range of toy camera styles, and Infinicam also features 18 high-quality film-style borders lovingly recreated to delight photography buffs…. Once a favorite camera style is found, it can be easily saved and named for instant access later.

Learn more about my 100 Photo Apps project.

To see all of the apps covered so far, check out the 100 Photo Apps page.

Resources for Infinicam


Buy: $1.99 at the App Store
More Infinicam Images at Really Great iPhone Photos

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