There are some apps that are available for free right now that you might be interested in checking out.
First, if you don’t have a camera app, besides the default one, Zitrr Camera is free right now. I just looked at it for the first time, and it has a lot of features including: different grids, a level, different shooting modes, anti shake, filters you can apply while shooting, and the ability to create mirrored images similar to mirrorgram.
LensLight is also free right now. If you like lens flares and bokeh, pick this one up. You can check out my review from a while back, here. I believe more lights/flares have been added since my review. Its worth a look for free.
Developer Dropico has a number of their apps available for free right now as well. If you like adding various effects to your images, or are interested in trying that out, you can save a lot of money by downloading these now. The downside to these apps is their size, which ranges from 49mb to 149mb. They do offer some cool effects though.
Lets get straight to the part you’re probably most interested in. The developer of Hueless was kind enough to give me 5 promo codes to give away. That means if you didn’t buy the app already, you can get it for everyone’s favorite price…FREE!
All you have to do is like David Pasillas Photography on Facebook, if you haven’t already, and leave a comment on the wall there. If you don’t have facebook, you can always just comment below. The winners will be announced by 10am pacific time on Monday.
Now lets talk about the update…
Hopefully you took the time to read my review of Hueless the other day and thought it was a pretty sweet black and white camera. Well, it was just updated with 3 more features that the users requested, including:
- Square shooting: switch back and forth between full-frame and square aspects by pinching in and out on the live viewfinder preview.
- Rest & Release shutter: Some photogs like to rest their finger on the shutter button and lift when they want to capture. Hueless, as you know, will cycle between regular and expanded shutter buttons if you keep your finger on the button. Hueless now has a preference that will disable the button modes and allow photogs to rest their finger on the shutter button and release when they want to shoot. The switch is available in the iOS Settings app Hueless pane.
- Launch Center Pro integration: We have had a lot of requests to add support for this. Not sure if you have tried it out, but it’s a neat utility app. You can get it here.
I shot some more with the square format. I actually really like this format for this camera. Now I can shoot in the more natural landscape orientation without being limited to that layout.
Fotor – Camerabag is free right now. They call themselves the best all-in-one camera and photo editing app. Its definitely not the best camera because of a few features that are missing, but there are so many tools in this app that its worth a look. I haven’t spent more than 10 minutes playing with this, so I can’t tell you a whole lot about it, but it looks pretty decent.
A few features that stand out:
- HDR camera that merges under and overexposed photos.
- Filters with opacity sliders
- More than just the basic editing tools, including 1-tap enhancing.
- Tilt Shift (big aperture)
- Color Splash
I’ve seen a couple people using water on the lens of their iPhone for macro shots. I set aside my fear of destroying my phone with water and gave it a shot. The results weren’t perfect, but some of the shots are very useable and impressive considering it doesn’t cost a thing. I found that having just a little bit of water on the lens was better than having a larger drop hanging and jiggling around with every slight movement. If you’re going to try this out yourself, you have to get extremely close to your subjects before they start to come into focus.
The first image is an unripe strawberry and the second is a ranunculus from the garden.
This is an app that I got a promo code for recently and I’m going to review it when I get the chance, but it just came to my attention that its currently free in the app store.
I’ve only played with it on one image, but it looks like it could be fun. A lot of apps that turn your images into paintings give you a very limited amount of control. You can use a filter or adjust a slider. With PhotoViva, you create each brushstroke.
Visit their website to see some images created wtih PhotoViva and if you do end up downloading the app, watch the demo video there.
Normally, its a $2.99 app, so you might as well download it and check it out while its free.
Today, photobotos.com is graciously featuring one of my images on their blog. They’ve been showcasing some truly outstanding guest photographers recently and I’m proud to be in their company. Go check them out and give them a follow!
Because I was feeling the love, I’m also offering the featured image as wallpaper…for FREE. Just go to my facebook page and click like to get the link. It should be the most recent post unless I have time to post something later today.