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

Schedule Encrypted Backups On Android & Save To Dropbox With truBackup

A timely data backup can save you a lot of hassle. Android users have long been using NANDROID backups to make a ditto copy of their phone’s system and data storage to the device’s internal or external sdcard. These backups prove very useful in case you need to revert back to previous working state of your phone, especially if something goes wrong. However, NANDROID backups don’t let you store separate copies of each category of items, which means you cannot specifically backup or restore only your SMS, photos or applications separately. There are many solutions out there for this, Titanium Backup being the most famous, and truBackup is the latest one that you might like to give a try. This Android app works perfectly as advertised and lets you create as many backups as you want, allowing you to backup only the type of files you want, be it contacts, SMS, apps, or media files. Besides letting you store backups on internal/external storage, the app can save files straight to your Dropbox account as well. Read More

Official imgur Android App Now Available For Download In All Regions

If you’re a frequent redditor, you've most likely heard of imgur. It’s a simple and fast image hosting service that lets you easily upload and share pictures, with or without an account. imgur has been around for quite a while and has become almost as popular as Reddit (or perhaps made popular by Reddit), but it’s official Android app debuted only last month, and that too with download restrictions based on your country. The restrictions have now been lifted, and you can download the app from any part of the globe. The app is just as fast as its web interface and allows you to upload images from your camera roll without signing in. You get an email and deletion link for any and all images that you upload. You can set a number of days to browse past images from, explore images uploaded to a particular sub-reddit, or simply browse images randomly. Playback of animated GIFs is also supported. Read More

Create Slideshows With Over 172 Transition Effects Using Special Image Player

Presentations and slideshows are widely used in multiple fields, be it academics, professional life or social events. You use them for stage presentations, year-end university projects, business meetings and even sharing your photos, to name a few use case scenarios. If you simply want to view your favorite photos with your family, complete with fascinating slideshow effects, Special Image Player might be just what you’re looking for. We have previously covered quite a few slideshow makers for Windows including Slideshow Creator, DVD Slideshow and ezvid, just to name a few, but Special Image Player's over 172 transition effects clearly make it stand out from the lot. Details to follow after the jump. Read More

Batch Download Photos From Multiple Facebook & Instagram Accounts With Social Downloader

The power of social media has changed a lot of things over the past few years, including how we share photos with others. Not a while ago, people used to send photos to their friends and family via email attachments or using instant messaging services, but since the inception of social media sites like Facebook & Twitter as well as photo-focused services like Flickr, Picasa and Instagram, things aren't the same, as anyone can now share their favorite pictures with others in an instant. Though if you want to download photos already stored on social media, try Social Downloader. It's a small Windows app that lets you backup your Facebook and Instagram photos to your local drive. In addition to the images you've uploaded to the site and the ones you've been tagged in, you can also download photos uploaded by your friends and the ones they are tagged in, as long as the uploaders' privacy settings allow that. Read More

Design Your Own Photo Calendar In Windows, Mac & Linux With Pically

An album is about the past and a calendar is about the future, but that doesn't mean they have to be mutually exclusive. A great way to combine looking forward to the time ahead while reminiscing your glory days from the past is to make your very own picture calendar with Pically. Pick out one favorite photo for each month, add holidays and special occasions, print the resulting calendar, and hang itin front of you – a portrait of what you have been, and a canvas for what you may yet become. The java-based app is available for Windows, Mac and Linux. Details to follow. Read More

Create & Share Rich Photo-Music Slideshows On Windows 8 Using Whip

If you like to share your photos with friends, family or others in general, you should really consider trying out Whip. It’s a Windows 8 and RT app - with mobile versions available for iOS and Android - that enables you to create slideshow-style photo presentations spiced up with music, varying background styles and templates, depending on your preferences. These meticulously curated  photo albums can then be shared with other Whip users. It’s a fascinating app that - despite not bringing something unique or groundbreaking to the table - holds on to a fun factor of its own. Lets see how it works. Read More