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Ever since the smartphone revolution and the introduction of high quality cameras on mobile phones, people have been snapping pictures of just about everything, every day! My favorite portable camera is quickly becoming the iPhone 4. It is the one camera I always carry with me. I have compiled a list of three awesome photo sharing apps that I use on a daily basis.

Camera+

If you love taking pictures you must download this app now. By far it is the best photo app on the market! The sheer number of features available is incredible. With Camera+ you’re able to use your iPhone to shoot the best photos you possibly can. Packed with several useful features that your standard camera app doesn’t include, your pics will improve the instant you start using Camera+. The built-in stabilizer is icing on the cake. Its tight integration with Facebook, Twitter and Flickr allows your photos to be seen across the web by millions of photo enthusiasts.

Instagram

With 150 million photo uploads in 9 months (as reported by Engadget), Instagram’s numbers speak volumes.  It’s a fast (and fast growing), beautiful and fun way to share your life with friends through a series of pictures.

Snap a photo with your iPhone, choose a filter to transform the look and feel, send to Facebook, Twitter or Flickr – it’s all as easy as pie. It’s photo sharing, reinvented. Download link.

Google+

I know Google took the world by storm with the release of its social network site Google+, but the hidden gem is the photo sharing capabilities. I love Facebook, but lets face it, its photo rendering utilities suck! When I first received a Google+ invite and uploaded one of my images I simply said “wow”. Images are displayed how they are suppose to look when you want to share them with the world. The app is available on both iOS and Android, making it the photo sharing app of choice among photographers.

Photoshop CS5 iPad Apps Now Available.

The recently announced updates to Photoshop CS5 that enabled remote control of the application from your iPad just got more exciting.  Three new “remote” Apps are now available from the iTunes store.

You can download the Apps from the iTunes store via the links below.

  • Adobe Color Lava ($2.99 – “Dab. Swirl. Mix. Create custom colors and color themes to use in Adobe Photoshop CS5.”)
  • Adobe Eazel ($4.99 – “Create beautiful paintings and instantly access them in Photoshop CS5.”)
  • Adobe Nav ($1.99 – “Tap and swipe your iPad screen to activate Photoshop tools, and browse open documents in Photoshop CS5.”)

More details/demos for the new Apps here.  Also note, you’ll need to the most recent version of Photoshop CS5 to connect to Photoshop with these Apps.

Instagr.am photo app

Posted: April 28, 2011 in apps
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The new buzz around the web is a social network of photographs using Instagr.am (iTunes app store link).  Sure this could be done with other tools like Facebook, Picasa or Flickr, but each network has its own group and to send a photo out to each can be a time consuming task.  With Instagr.am, you can  post instantaneously and simultaneously to Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Foursquare, or Tumblr.

Instagram is quickly becoming one of my favorite iPhone app for photography.  The photos you take in Instagram are cropped to a square and saved to your camera roll.  Even if you are not convinced, Instagram is FREE and available in the app store , so at least give it a try and see what all the fuss is all about. I think you will find yourself charmed by this great app.  The only feature I’d recommend they add is the ability to save directly to dropbox.

Here are some of my recent Instagram photos: