EXIF ReName Extracts Date & Time Information To Rename Photos [Windows]

Phones have become the de-facto cameras for many people and as we all know, phones have become smart. If it were only a matter of photos staying on a phone, iOS users might never need to organize them since the default app does it so well but we're not all iOS users. We don't all use phones to take pictures, and not everyone has an app that organizes photos well. EXIF ReName is a Windows application that renames files and that is probably not very impressive since countless applications do that as well. What makes EXIF ReName useful is that it can read the EXIF data on your phone and use it when renaming files. Specifically, this application can read the date and time when the photo was captured and rename files using that information. The photos can be renamed using just the date or you can add text before or after the date to organize them better. Read More

AlbumSnapper: Create Albums From The Camera App & Save Photos To It [Jailbreak]

iOS 7 and the Photos app that comes with it does a fairly good job at organizing photos but it can't really organize the way a human mind can. It's smart organization based on location and time when a photo but it isn't going to create a photo album called 'Graduation Party' and know which photos to put in it. AlbumSnapper is a Cydia tweak available in the BigBoss repo for $0.99 that lets you create albums directly from the Camera app. Whenever you launch the app, you can create a new album and the tweak will save all photos you capture to that album. It can also remember the album you created and save photos to it the next time you take them. Read More

Moju Lets You Create & Share Gif-like Animated Photos [iOS]

Vine was the app that made really short videos popular and Instagram soon launched a similar feature to compete with it. Between apps like Vine and Instagram and regular camera apps, video making is pretty much covered on the short and extended length spectrum. Moju is an iOS app available for free in the App Store that has a slightly Intagram like look and it marries the concept of still photos and videos. It allows you to capture a photo in bursts or intervals and then combines them into a single photo. When played on your device, the Moju app responds to how you tilt your phone making it seem as if by tilting your phone, you are actually looking around corners. Creating such a photo using the app is dead simple and somewhat inspired by how the Vine app works. Read More

Giveaway: Photolamus Has Real Artists Create Amazing Caricatures Of You [Paid]

One of my favorite photo effects is the crayon or carton effect that takes my pictures and transforms them so that they look like they are posters or paintings. The thing with apps like this is that it is image manipulation and unless you take a good picture to begin with, the cartoonified version of yourself is not going to turn out all that great. The alternative would be to maybe draw something yourself and not all of us are skilled at making self-portraits. That's where a service like PhotoIamus comes in; it a simple service that takes your pictures and creates an amazing caricature out of it. The best part is that it isn't photo manipulation; the service takes your photo and real artists work to create a caricature of you. The end product you receive is a high resolution image (4000 x 4000px). Since there is actual human labor involved, you can guess that your caricature won't be free. The service delivers a black and white caricature for $6.99. It has two versions of colored caricatures, a $10.99 version that has basic coloring and a $15.99 version that features more detailed coloring. Read More

Background Burner Helps You Remove Background From Photos

So you’ve got a photo that you’d love to use in your blog post, your slideshow presentation, or your eBook, but first and foremost you need to cut out its background? Well, with a comprehensive tool like Photoshop that shouldn’t be an issue. But then, we all don’t have Photoshop installed, and even if we did, it’d still take several steps (and precious time) to carefully trim the background and isolate the subject from the rest of the image. No thanks, I’d rather use Background Burner to get the job done because it’s free and it works just so flawlessly well. It’s a similar tool like Clipping Magic that we covered a year ago, which allows you to cut the background of images in similar fashion. Read More

Cooliris For Android Puts Photos From 15 Cloud Services In One Place

Let’s be honest, the default Gallery viewer that ships on stock Android feels basic. Even though it has all the pretty looks, you can view and delete images with it, and share photos with others, but, well, that’s about it and there’s nothing more you can do with it apart from all that. Imagine if you could combine all the images you have stored on multiple social network and cloud services, and access them under one roof? Well, that's now possible with Cooliris a new Gallery application that’s landed on Android devices nearly two years after its debut on iOS. This new app can aggregate all your photos across several social media platforms into one central location, allowing you to easily search for specific ones. Read More

Dropbox’s Carousel Is Photo Organization & Back-up In One

When you install Dropbox on your Android or iOS device, it asks you to enable automatic backup of all your photos. Despite being a long-time Dropbox user, I never opted in to this feature, something that I can attribute to being an iPhone user who has iCloud to rely on but Carosel changes that completely; it’s a new app from Dropbox that will back-up your photos to your Dropbox account. Sharing photos with anyone who has a Dropbox account is handled exclusively within the app and you can share a photo(s) without needing to switch to your email app. Photo sharing is handled very intelligently with a drawer that slides out so you can see your recent ‘conversations’. The app also manages and organizes photos by date. It’s somewhat like the Photos app introduced in iOS 7. As an iPhone user, I can easily switch to Carousel and leave my iCloud storage space for other app data, and Android users have a great way to organize and backup photos. Read More

The New iOS 7 Photos App With Timeline View & Image Effects

Imitation is the best form of flattery, so it was a homage to the iOS 7 Photos app when it became one of the first parts of the update to be copied by a third-party app developer. The Photoful app was overhauled with a new UI just a few days after the unveiling of iOS 7 back in June, and managed to gain a lot of popularity among the masses. Now that iOS 7 is finally here, you don’t have to rely on mere replicas. The Photos app has undoubtedly improved as compared to its iOS 6 variant, and has more on offer than just a new UI. The app has a new way of organizing photos, which makes it really convenient for users to go through their image collection. The sharing options have improved too, and the rarely used ‘Shared’ tab has been axed. To top it all off, there are now a bunch of really good photo effects that come with the stock Photos app, greatly reducing the need for third-party image editors. Read More

Transfer Photos From Android To PC Over WiFi With Different Gestures

Taking pictures on your smartphone or tablet is a lot more convenient than carrying a separate point-and-shoot snapper for the purpose. Over the past few years, smartphone cameras have been improving dramatically, eliminating the need to carry a separate point-and-shoot camera for the purpose. But what if your phone gets lost or stolen? If you’re worried about losing all your precious captured moments, you may want to backup them somewhere safe on your PC. Fortunately, transferring photos from your Android device to your computer is a hassle-free process, thanks to its plug and play USB interface. However, if you want to avoid all that cable clutter, the process has now been made even simpler with Cool Photo Transfer that does it over Wi-Fi. Read More

Adobe Revel Brings Its Cloud Photo Sync To Windows 8 And RT

Adobe Revel is a cloud-based photo synchronization service by the software giant that automatically syncs your photos across iOS, Mac OS X and web. It’s one of the many similar options being offered by cloud providers, and aims to compete against the likes of Apple’s iCloud. While it could be accessed from a Windows computer through its web interface, a dedicated Windows app for the service hadn't been released by Adobe up till now. Fresh to the Windows Store and designed with Windows 8 and RT in mind, Adobe Revel brings all its awesome photo synchronization and editing features to Microsoft’s platform. Fully embracing the Modern UI design language, Revel automatically backup your photos to the cloud so you may access them across your other devices such as tablets and smartphones. Read on for our full review. Read More

Collagerator Helps You Make Great-Looking Collages With Minimal Effort

A photo collage is one of the most beautiful ways of sharing photos with your friends and family. Previously, we've covered a plethora of collage creators for all mobile and desktop platforms and today, we're bring you yet another such great piece of software for Windows and Mac OS X called Collagerator (an assemblage of the words Collage and Creator). The application is not only free, but also pretty awesome at letting you create fascinating collages in no time. It even includes support for retina display and contains templates designed for retina screens. Read More

Browse & Collect Getty Images On The Go With Thinkstock For iOS

Getty Images has been synonymous with stock photos for quite some time now. The service is among the first destinations that spring to mind whenever you need a photo for your publication, website or projects. There are other, cheaper alternatives available out there, but none of them possess the quality and quantity on offer in Getty. Some high quality services like 500px can cater to some users, but are somewhat limited in their usefulness. Getty Images has such a staggeringly vast collection of media at its disposal that in 2010, Thinkstock was created to make it easier for users to find and purchase royalty-free images. While Getty already has its official app on the iPhone, now you can finally use your Thinkstock account on the go as well, thanks to the service’s newly released official iOS app. Read More

Compile A Movie Of Your Life From Daily Photos & Videos On Android, iOS With ’1 Second Everyday’

What if you could account for each day of your life with a one second video snippet or picture? Now imagine a compilation of this for the next ten years or more. I believe it could give a person an entirely new perspective on life and how each day should matter as much as any other day. This concept of recording ones life is not new at all, but it would be the first time that an app for Android has been released specifically for this purpose. 1 Second Everyday, which is also available on iOS, will compile photos of your choice and snippets from your videos into a movie about your life. Imagine flashbacks of ten plus years of your life - nostalgia redefined! The app offers a lot of convenience, sporting some very smart features, one of which involves sorting of photos and videos according to date. Read on after the jump for a closer look at the app's feature-set. Read More

How To Download Photos Directly From The Facebook Android App

Whether you realize it or not, Facebook has its hooks into nearly everyone, with many of us spending a huge chunk of our time on the world's largest social network. A great thing about Facebook is that it gives users cloud storage space for saving and sharing all of their pictures and videos from one online location. This practice has made it one of the biggest online photo repositories on the planet. At times, we come across some great photos while browsing our Facebook News Feed on mobile, and feel like saving a copy. Unfortunately, the official Facebook mobile apps don't allow that. Though, if you are on Android, Facebook Photo Downloader provides an excellent solution. Read More

Upload Self-Destructing Photos To Facebook With Secret.li For iPhone

Apps like Snapchat are famous for providing quick ways to communicate in a manner that the communication can't be traced back to you. There's no record of the conversation or any images you might have shared, and the only thing that limits the app's usage it that both sender and recipient must be using it. If photos are mostly what you would like to share in secret, Secret.li is an iOS app that lets you do just that. It adds a 'filter' to your photos that hides them from view and allows you to share them on Facebook with all or select friends. The photos will self-destruct after an interval, though you may choose how long they will be kept. The photo is shared to your recipients' timeline with the filter intact; anyone who sees it or clicks on it will not see the actual image unless they are the ones you shared the picture with. Read More

Access Android Photos, View & Send SMS From A Browser With FoneLink

Smartphones were invented to boost our productivity but if used the wrong way, they can also destroy productivity like nothing else. You could be on fire one second getting more work done in an hour than you have the whole day when suddenly, your phone will alert you to a new message and the next thing you know, you'll be completely indulged into the conversation. For me, once I have my phone in my hand, even if it's just to read a message, checking me email, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter becomes unavoidable. The only way to avoid a dip in your productivity is to stay away from your phone while working, but that isn't always possible. FoneLink is an Android app by the developers of BlueStacks that works with its web interface allowing you to read and respond to your text messages and view your photos right in your computer's browser, regardless of whether you are on a Mac, Windows PC, a Linux based system, or even a tablet. The Android app is what creates the connection between your phone and the service's web interface. Read More

A Look At The Built-In Image Editor In Windows 8.1 Photos App

I’m not sure if there was a cold war for best image editor going on between OS X and Windows, but if there was, you can all go home now; Microsoft’s knocked this one out of the park with the photo editor built into the new Photos app that comes with Windows 8.1 Preview. It is likely that this revamped app will even send some third party apps packing too. The new editing tools seem to be accessible from any native Modern UI app that can open images, which includes the Photos app itself, Camera and SkyDrive. If you want to draw or scribble something, you will still need to use paint. The editor offers basic editing tools that let you auto-fix the color of an image, manage its saturation, contrast, and brightness, mange the light, enhance color, and apply a vignette or a radial tilt-shift effect. Read More

Photoful Now Arranges Your iPhone’s Gallery Like iOS 7′s Photos App

The Photos app in iOS 7 hasn’t just changed visually; it is now based on a totally new concept. There is a lot more order to the app than there previously was. Users get to see their pictures arranged based on location and time of capture. The concept is not really new, as apps like Handy Album have been around for quite a long time, but the implementation is still commendable. Back in January when Photoful was released, it was just another alternative to the stock Photos app, but in its latest update, the app has taken a leaf out of Apple’s book, and now lets you view your photos in a timeline that also takes location into account. There's also a built-in Aviary-powered editor, support for tags and gesture control that make Photoful a worthy replacement for the Photos app. Read More

Eventiles Auto-Creates Contextual Albums Out Of Your iPhone Photos

You might not see it all the time, but every photo snapped using an iOS device has some EXIF data associated with it. If you have a jailbroken device, there are some ways of viewing these EXIF properties within the stock Photos app, but we have seen in the past that apps like Handy Album can put this information to even better use. Eventiles is somewhat similar to Handy Album, but has expanded the concept even further. With this iPhone app, you don’t need to perform any manual work, as it generates neat albums out of all the photos present in your device’s camera roll. The albums created by Eventiles use location and time data associated with pictures to group them together, and the app is even smart enough to assign suitable titles to these collections. As an added bonus, you get to apply beautiful filers to entire albums with a single tap, which can be really useful if you want to share the collection over your social network later. Read More

License Your Twitter & Instagram Photos & Earn Rewards With Dotspin

Every photographer starts out as an amateur one and with phones sporting such excellent quality cameras, just about everyone with a smartphone is an amateur photographer these days. You can discount people who take pictures of food and their pets, but  there are some truly amazing pictures taken and shared on Twitter and Instagram everyday. Dotspin is a service for protecting the rights to photos taken by amateur photographers as well as a place for photography enthusiasts to have their photos reviewed by experts and voted on by a community that shares their interest. It works on a surprisingly simple concept: most people share photos via Twitter and Instagram, and both these services allow you to add hashtags to your posts. Dotspin asks that once you've signed up for the service, you add the #dotspin tag to what you share online, which will prompt the service to add your image to their database where it will be accompanied by a license for how it can be used. Read More