Digital Photo Tools

Moment is the photo app you need to create better images on your phone

Almost everyone has a smartphone and, to some extent, uses its camera for things like snapshots of an awesome dinner out of the town, for selfies at a fun local event, and -- my favorite -- for images of the morning sunrise or evening sunset. We usually grab these shots with the stock camera app on our smartphone. But for the creatives at heart, using specialized camera apps are the way to go... Read More »

Topics: Digital Photo Software , Android Software , iOS Software , Digital Photo Tools , Photo Editors

Google Lens is now available on the Pixel and Nexus Camera app

It's an idea that once sounded like science fiction: Point a camera at an object, and the camera will tell you what you're looking at: a bridge, your cat (right down to the breed), a car, or a place of business. Perhaps it could even translate signage into different languages via augmented reality. Believe it or not, Google Lens is making this reality, and the latest move is to put it inside of the Camera app on the company's... Read More »

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5 things to know about this week's creepy app, FaceApp

With so many face transformation apps flooding the App Store today, do we really need another one?

Yes, say FaceApp's developers. Available for iPhones and Android devices, FaceApp lets you transform your standard selfies into something far more exciting -- or weird or creepy. Why go with basic when you can age yourself 40 years or even change sex?

This is how you do it:

Start by snapping your own selfie or importing an existing headshot from... Read More »

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Google's PhotoScan helps scan your old photos

Google wants to help get the old photos stuck on your fridge onto your phone, where you can save, edit, and share them.

PhotoScan, Google's new photo tool for Android and iOS, turns your phone into a handheld scanner, capturing a digital image of a photo print.

Position your phone over a photo and tap PhotoScan's capture button. The app does its best to identify the four corners of the image, and then you follow an arrow to navigate your... Read More »

Topics: Android Software , iOS Software , Digital Photo Tools

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Edit images with Apple Photos

Apple's Photos for OS X is more than just a handy tool for keeping your images organized. It offers a rich collection of editing tools for digital photographers, whether you're a beginner or practically a professional.

Editing tools

To get to Apple Photos' tools, double-click an image in your library and then click the Edit button in the top-right corner of the windows. The editing tools appear to the right of the images. Tap a tool on the right to see... Read More »

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How many photos you can store in the cloud?

Apple and Google offer free cloud storage for your photos, but is the free amount enough? How many photos can you store in 5GB or 15GB of cloud space? When should you pay for more storage? Photo services offers multiple packages, so we did the legwork for you to find out how many photos you can store in Google Photos, Apple iCloud, Flickr, Dropbox, and several other services.

We're estimating that the average photo is 3MB. But photo file size depends... Read More »

Topics: Online Storage & Data Backup , Windows Software , Mac Software , Android Software , Digital Photo Tools

Google makes Nik photo editing tools free

Google's Nik Collection of photo-editing tools are now free to use for Mac and Windows. That's because Google is turning its attention to its mobile tools.

On Nik's Google+ page, Google explained: "As we continue to focus our long-term investments in building incredible photo editing tools for mobile, including Google Photos and Snapseed, we've decided to make the Nik Collection desktop suite available for free, so that now anyone can use it."

If you purchased the Nik Collection this year,... Read More »

Topics: Android Software , Android , Digital Photo Tools

Organize your images with Apple Photos

Taking photos with your iPhone is a snap. Finding the photos later on your Mac can be more work. But Apple's Photos for OS X offers a variety of ways to quickly hunt down and manage your photos.

Automatically organized

Photos for OS X automatically sorts your photographs by date and location. The first set is called Moments, such as photos from an afternoon ball game. Moments become part of Collections -- games you attended over a month, for example. And... Read More »

Topics: Mac Software , Digital Photo Tools