Send Photos & Videos Directly From iOS Keyboard With QuickPhoto

When it comes to  jailbreak tweaks, there are ones like FullForce, FolderEnhancer, Winterboard themes et al that significantly alter or enhance your user experience, and then there are one-trick pony tweaks that subtly change one very specific part of your operating system to get one thing done right. Developed by CocoaNuts - the folks who developed the RageBoard keyboard add-on - QuickPhoto is a recently launched jailbreak tweak that's a good example of the latter. It allows you to add photos and videos from local albums to your message compose box directly, much like the Emoji keyboard that you can enable from Settings > General > Keyboard. Check out our hands-on look at it after the jump. Read More

Sync Facebook Photo Albums With Your PC The Dropbox Way Using Drop N Sync

Facebook has become a one stop shop for all kind of social networking, media sharing, and promoting your business/venture without costing a dime, but it’s apparently the internet giant’s photo sharing feature that is used the most. Previously, we've covered various desktop tools and browser extensions/add-ons that let you upload images to your Facebook account, and today, we've got yet another one at your disposal called Drop N Sync. It’s an intuitive desktop application that makes uploading your photos to Facebook a breeze. It lets you synchronize your existing Facebook albums with your PC, which makes the process of downloading and uploading new photos to Facebook completely hassle-free, in a Dropbox-like manner. Lets dig deeper into it and see how it works after the break. Read More

Transfer Instagram Photos To Tumblr & Flickr, ZIP & Save Them With Recygram For iPhone

In addition to all the fancy photo effects and social sharing options offered by Instagram, the world's most popular mobile photo app is also a huge repository of images. Everyone who has been using the service for a while is sure to have a decent collection of photos in their Instagram account. Most of the times, a picture that has been shared from Instagram remains there and we don’t give much thought to re-sharing it on other services. Recygram is an iOS app with the potential to change all that, by letting its users share photos from Instagram to Tumblr and Flickr in bulk. It is also possible to download these images to your device, or compress them into a ZIP file and send the archive to others via email. Read More

Rearrange iPhone Photos & Move Them Between Albums With Photo Organizer

Take a look at the stock Photos app on your iPhone, and you are sure to realize that interface is higher on Apple’s priority list than usability. You cannot delete albums imported from iTunes without connecting your device to your computer, the photos can’t be renamed, moving an image from one album to another is a complete mess, and it is not even possible to reorder photos within the camera roll. There are several Cydia tweaks that counter these issues, but Photo Organizer is an all-in-one solution to all the problems faced by Photos app. The tweak doesn’t make many visible changes to iOS, but quietly grants its users the ability to rearrange photos or albums, move pictures/videos around more easily and keep your camera roll as organized as you want. Read More

Easily Correct Perspective & Vertical Line Distortion In Photos

Whenever we go on holidays, most of us snap a lot of pictures and bring them back to share them with our friends and family, or just to preserve our precious moments. Digital cameras have allowed us to capture thousands of images without worrying about the camera reel running out. However, due to the lack of any such limitation, most people don’t put a lot of thought or spend a lot of time in getting that perfect shot just right, and many of our pictures turn out to be a bit out of proportion. You surely wouldn't go back to the place just to retake the picture from a different angle, but what you can do is try to fix the original image. Previously, we covered an application called ShiftN that automatically fixes line distortion from images. Today, we have an open-source tool for you called PerspectiveImageCorrection that lets you correct the image perspective, but this one allows you to manually select the 4 points for specifying the correction criteria. You can draw a 4-point polygon for perspective correction and thus, have more control over the correction process. Read More

Amazon Cloud Drive Photos For Android Adds Instant Upload & More

Amazon debuted Cloud Drive Photos in November last year to provide Android users with a dedicated cloud storage service and visually-rich gallery for images. As mentioned in our review, the initial release of the app lacked several basic features that most rival companies had been offering for quite long. It seems Amazon has eventually realized the significance of most of the missing features, and included them in the latest update of the app. To begin with, the much-awaited instant, automatic photo upload feature has been added to the mix, meaning your Amazon Cloud Drive is now capable of handling your online photo backups in a much better and automated manner. If your device is running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich or higher, you can now snap fresh images right from the app using the new camera mode. Continue reading past the break to find out more details regarding the update. Read More

Find & Remove Duplicate Photos From Your iPhoto Library

iPhoto is one of the most sophisticated Mac apps available for managing your photo library. It lets you organize photos according to albums and events, and manage your Photostream as well as the pictures in your library. The application also helps you import pictures from external media devices, and keep them organized. When importing photos from different devices or streams, one often runs into the issue of duplicate photos; iPhoto warns you when you are about to save a duplicate to your library but in case you have already copied or created duplicate files in your library, iPhoto doesn't offer any feature to track them down for clean up your library later. DuplicateCleanerForiPhoto is a free Mac app available in the Mac App Store that aims to address that shortcoming of iPhoto, allowing you to scan your iPhoto library for duplicates and delete them. Read More

Picmatic: Music Player, Photo Viewer & Clock For Docked iPhone & iPad

Most smartphone apps are focused around a particular type of content; we generally use separate apps for music playback, photo viewing, and clocks, but Picmatic brings these features together in a single package in a way that actually makes sense. As you might have already figured, this can come real handy in dock mode. Just the way an iPad can display photos on its lock screen in the form of a slideshow, Picmatic has a customizable and dynamic grid consisting of images imported from your device’s camera roll. To add some spice to the whole show, the app offers many photo filters that you can apply to the images. Picmatic runs in full screen and also adds a nifty clock to the mix for your convenience, all while playing music in the background from your local collection. The app supports gesture-based controls so that the collage displayed on the screen remains free from any clutter that conventional music playback controls would cause. Read More

Download Photos Posted On Any Twitter Profile With TwitterDownloader

Twitter is certainly not the world’s most popular platform for sharing photos on the go, but it works just OK if all you’re doing is sharing a quick image or two. One of the many reasons why Twitter isn’t popular as a photo-sharing platform is the very clunky photo viewing experience. You are forced to view images one by one, without any option for looking at them at a glance like the way you can on other services like Facebook, Instagram and Flickr. Now, one developer saw this issue and came up with a solution: a desktop program called TwitterDownloader. Developed using Microsoft’s .NET Framework, the program lets you download photos recently uploaded on any Twitter profile and view them in a grid format. Read More

Upload Android Gallery Photos To Cloud While Compressing Them On Your Device

The Gallery app on Android, as we all know, is a centralized location to access the photo and video albums stored in various directories of your device’s internal and external memory. In this age of high-resolution mobile cameras, images captured from our devices can consume a significant chunk of our local storage space. Confronted by this issue, most users are left with no option but to back up these albums to their computers or their preferred storage of choice in order to create more room for new files on their devices. This makes accessing those good old memories of yours relatively hard to access on the go, especially if the backed up data is sitting on your computer’s hard drive. New to the Play Store, Gallery Drive Sync is a rather unique online photo backup app that aims to solve the ever-threatening ‘out of sight, out of mind’ issue in this regard. The app lets you move select or complete full-resolution Gallery photos and albums to your Google Drive, while still retaining the content on your device in compressed format under their respective albums. Read More

Share Any Web Image To Facebook Wall Or Page From Chrome Context Menu

Facebook may be a social network for most of us, but we often overlook that it is also used as an online identity. It lets us sign in and use web apps, services and participate in online forums. Most, if not all of us benefit from our Facebook ID in this regard; we can share articles that we find interesting and our friends know when we’ve left a comment on a website or forum. For websites that have mostly, if not purely, picture content, we can use our Facebook ID to share images. Now imagine wanting to share an image from anywhere on the web, without having to copy and paste its source URL. Upload Photos To Facebook Pages is a Chrome extension that lets you share images on your Facebook profile or to one of the pages you manage from any webpage via the right-click context menu. Read More

How To One-Click Transfer All Your Instagram Photos To Flickr

Instagram is amongst the most popular mobile photo-sharing services in the world today. Its popularity comes from the strong social network behind it – used by big-name celebrities and industry thought-leaders – and the lovely set of filters that can make even the most terribly composed photos look “artistic” in a way – whether it’s a Lo-fi’d photo of the boiled vegetables you’re about to eat, or a Willow’d capture of your feet at the local beach. Read More

Add Realistic Wood, Metal & Fabric Textures To Images With Elemento EZ For Mac

Whether you’ve grown tired of Instagram and its filters, or you’re just upset the company sort of almost said it was going to sell your pictures for money, you might be in the market for something new to do with your pictures. If you’re interested in a desktop app that can make pictures more interesting, Elemento EZ is a free Mac app available in the Mac App Store that is a fairly good option. While it isn’t Instagram, doesn’t work on your iPhone, and won’t make your morning cup of coffee any more interesting than it is, what it will do is allow you to add textures to your pictures. With the free version of the app, you get two textures each of metal, wood, and fabric. While the color scheme for each texture is fixed, the app allows you to make some adjustments and change the brightness level. Read More

Live Image Widget Cycles Through Photos From The Web On Android Home & Lock Screen

Live Image Widget is a customizable home & lock screen widget for Android capable of displaying and automatically circling web-based images from various user-specified URLs. By automatically updating photographic content from your preferred URLs, CCTV devices and / or webcams at specific intervals, the widget helps you instantly preview pictures from required online sources. This can be especially useful where the images are dynamically updated at the target URL. You may place multiple widgets on your home screen and view any image in full screen mode with zooming option. Moreover, you can manually refresh the widget's content, switch between different images, and even save the current photo to your device. There is even more to Live Image Widget; keep on reading to find out. Read More

GramWidget Is An Awesome Instagram Widget For Android Home & Lock Screen

Since the official Android app of the popular social photo-sharing wonder Instagram doesn’t (yet) support a dedicated widget, most avid users have to rely on a third-party offering to take a glance at the various activities taking place on the network from their home screens. In this regard, we have already reviewed an elegant solution by the name of BlinxBox that impressed us greatly with its overall features. However, with the widget no longer available in the market anymore, it’s a great opportunity for the developers community to offer a viable alternative. That’s exactly what the developer of GramWidget has done! Just like BlinxBox, GramWidget is a third-party Instagram Android widget capable of circling your favorite photo content from the service on your home screen. Users on Android 4.2 or higher also get the option to set GramWidget, complete with Instagram’s picture-filled goodness, on their devices’ lockscreens to enjoy an unending stream of high quality photos from their Instagram account. Read More

500px iOS App Redesigned And Now Available For The iPhone

Almost a year after its iPad release, 500px has finally arrived on the iPhone. Unlike a lot of other popular apps, the iPhone version of 500px is quite feature-rich and sports just about everything on offer in its tablet counterpart. You can manage your 500px account from within the app, follow other users and, of course, view the staggeringly large collection of images that this service offers. The whole interface has been revamped, and users can now finally enjoy “Flow” on their iDevices. If you don’t already know, Flow is a customizable feed that can be used to view updates from your favorite professional photographers and other 500px users.  Read More

Autodesk Pixlr Express Is One Of The Most Powerful Android & iOS Photo Editors Around

Following the success of their maiden photo editing Android & iOS app, Pixlr-o-matic, the folks over at Autodesk Inc. have just released another remarkable tool by the name of Pixlr Express. Effectively, Pixlr Express can be cited as an advanced version of its predecessor, with quite a few additional photo editing & beautifying features, lighting and vintage effects, picture frames and image correction tools. Besides these basic improvements, Pixlr Express brings to the table several advanced features, including the denoise (noise reduction) effect, DSLR-like circular and linear focus blur, auto-fixation, red eye removal, whitening tool, and the best of all, a color splash (selective color) tool. Each effect or tool is further adjustable in multiple ways to help you with finding the perfect picture output you’re looking for. Read More

How To Create & Use A Secret Board In Pinterest

Pinterest became popular not just as a great service for sharing images, but also, as an excellent example of UI design. The Pinterest interface has been replicated and reimagined in many ways since the service became popular, but it is the core functionality of the service that keeps users coming back to it. Until a few days ago, the boards you created on Pinterest were all publically visible and anyone could go through the images you had pinned to it. With the increasing popularity of the service, the people at Pinterest have finally decided to add a private element to the network. Secret Boards, as their name implies, are meant to be contributed to and viewed by a select group of Pinterest users, much like Picasa's collaborative albums or the Shared Photostream feature introduced in iOS 6. Unlike the public boards that anyone, with or without a Pinterest account, can view, these Secret Boards are reserved for only Pinterest users that they have been shared with. The visibility of a board is set at its creation and cannot be changed afterwards. This means, if you want to make any of your current boards secret, it won’t be possible. You can make a Secret Board public, but the change will be permanent with no chance of reversing the process. Read More

Official Android App For Managing Amazon Cloud Drive Photos Now Available

If you feel that your Android device has room for the companion app of yet another cloud storage service, and your memory can slot an additional login ID, a pretty-looking app is up for grabs. Just released to the Google Play Store by Amazon, Cloud Drive Photos is a dedicated photo backup solution and gallery for images on your Android device's local storage, as well as those stored on Amazon’s very own Cloud Drive. Signing up with the service earns you a maximum of 5GB free cloud storage. The mobile app then lets you view your local and online photos in beautiful layouts. Using the app, you can also save online images directly to your device, upload Gallery photos to the cloud itself, and share them with friends. Users interested in getting their hands on additional space can avail a $10 per year 20GB storage package. Read More

FFF Is A Dedicated Gallery For Facebook Photos & Videos [Android]

The social networking giant, Facebook, is all about sharing. Be it your thoughts on a specific topic, details of an upcoming event, photos of your new skateboard, video highlights of a local football match, or birthday wishes, the popular online service lets you share it all with utmost ease. Amid the sea of shared content, it can prove quite challenging to sift through and enjoy the the posts you want to see on your Facebook Wall. What’s more annoying is that even the official Facebook mobile app doesn't help a great deal in this regard. Enter Fun From Friends (or FFF), a free Android app that focuses solely on presenting your Facebook Wall photos and videos in fine style. The app comes with a native video player, image gallery & bookmark manager, and lets you enjoy slideshows of images & videos plucked from your Wall. In addition, FFF supports HD video streaming, and allows you to specify a preferred image quality. Read More