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  • Overswipe’s Photo App Makes It Safe To Hand Over Your Phone

    Overswipe’s Photo App Makes It Safe To Hand Over Your Phone

    There are a number of third-party applications that offer up a “secret folder” on your iPhone for hiding certain, ahem, private photos from prying eyes. But most of these require a bit of photo management to take place first – you have to import your photos into the app, then delete the original from the Photo Stream. A new app called Overswipe takes a different approach. Read More

  • Anniversary For iPhone Offers A Moment Of Nostalgia In The Age Of Disposable Photos

    Anniversary For iPhone Offers A Moment Of Nostalgia In The Age Of Disposable Photos

    An app called Anniversary offers a new twist on remembering the past via your photo and video memories. Instead of posting to a social network like Facebook, Anniversary lets you share your content with a friend on some future date of your choosing. The idea is to surprise your friends with old photos, instead of just nostalgically reviewing them on your own. Thanks to smartphones, we… Read More

  • Polymo’s New iPhone App Helps You Pre-Organize Your Photos

    Polymo’s New iPhone App Helps You Pre-Organize Your Photos

    A number of tech companies over the years have attempted to solve the challenges around organizing our ever-growing photo collections. Some offer better tools at curating or sharing photos with friends, while others have focused more on the storage aspects. Now a startup called Polymo is aiming to address the problem from a mobile perspective, with a new app that introduces the concept of… Read More

  • Reelagram Turns Instagram Photos Into View-Master Reels

    Reelagram Turns Instagram Photos Into View-Master Reels

    Before there was Oculus Rift and Cardboard, there was View-Master. Children who grew up in the analog era will have special memories of this stereoscopic viewer and its accompanying cardboard disks featuring images of their favorite characters and scenes from books, TV shows, and movies. Now, a company called Reelagram is tapping into our collective nostalgia for this simpler time by… Read More

  • Apple To Cease Development Of Aperture And Transition Users To Photos For OS X

    Apple To Cease Development Of Aperture And Transition Users To Photos For OS X

    With the release of OS X Yosemite later this year, Apple will cease the development of its ‘pro’ photo editing app Aperture. Users of that program will be transitioned to Photos, a new app that was introduced during the WWDC keynote and that will be released next year. Photos integrates many of the advanced photo editing features that were previously found in Aperture and will… Read More

  • Timeshel Ships You iPhone Photos In A Stackable, Keepsake Box

    Timeshel Ships You iPhone Photos In A Stackable, Keepsake Box

    With the rise of smartphones, a photograph’s value has changed. While some high-quality photos will always be viewed as art, the everyday photos we take of ourselves, our friends and family, and the world around us are viewed differently. Some are so meaningless, we’ve made them disposable – as with apps like Snapchat. Others we want to remember for longer, so we slow down… Read More

  • Flickr Hires Creator Of PhotoDrive To Overhaul Its Photo Uploader

    Flickr Hires Creator Of PhotoDrive To Overhaul Its Photo Uploader

    PhotoDrive, a fantastic photo uploading service powered by Flickr, is being shut down – but that’s because its founder, Jeff Bargmann, is now joining Flickr, as it turns out. This one-man startup machine had earlier impressed us with his mobile apps and newer photo uploading service, which worked something like Dropbox (or the recent Dropbox acquisition Loom) to provide you with… Read More

  • Google+ Stories, Automated Travelogues Built With Your Own Photos And Videos, Arrives On iOS

    Google+ Stories, Automated Travelogues Built With Your Own Photos And Videos, Arrives On iOS

    In the middle of Apple’s big announcement, which includes a revamped iOS Photos application among dozens upon dozens of new features arriving in iOS 8, Google quietly rolled out an update to its own iOS “photos” application, also known as Google+. The company has now released Google+ Stories for iOS, the new multimedia, scrapbooking-like feature which automatically combines… Read More

  • Pictorian Offers A Uniquely Designed Photo Storage App, Perfect For Your GIF Collection

    Pictorian Offers A Uniquely Designed Photo Storage App, Perfect For Your GIF Collection

    On an App Store that today sports over a million applications and a set of recommended design guidelines that hold a heavy influence over how developers proceed, it’s rare to come across an app that offers a unique perspective. But a newly launched photo storage application called Pictorian does just that. The app, a simple utility for storing photos outside your iPhone’s… Read More

  • Dropbox Buys Bubbli, Will Integrate The 3D Photo Tech Into Its Photo Service

    Dropbox Buys Bubbli, Will Integrate The 3D Photo Tech Into Its Photo Service

    It looks like Dropbox has made another acquisition today in the photo space: it has acquired Bubbli, a startup that has built some innovative ways of incorporating 3D technology into 2D views, and packaging it in a mobile app for ordinary consumers to use. We’re reaching out to get more details from both companies. For now, Bubbli has been sending out a notice to its users today… Read More

  • Litely Is The Best New Photo-Filtering Application For iOS

    Litely Is The Best New Photo-Filtering Application For iOS

    A new photo editing application for iOS called Litely, created by the professional photographer responsible for a number of Instagram’s filters, has climbed its way to the top of the App Store in the days following its release earlier this month. Today, the app is #3 Overall on the App Store’s top charts (free apps), and #1 in the Photo & Video category, thanks in part to… Read More

  • PastBook Brings Its Collaborative Photo Book Maker To iPhone

    PastBook Brings Its Collaborative Photo Book Maker To iPhone

    There are a number of tools to build photo books from your phone today – including apps like Shutterfly, Mosaic, Printic and others, but today Dutch company PastBook is now joining the fray, bringing its online, collaborative photo book maker to the iPhone. While the majority of photo book making utilities share a similar feature set – you select photos from your local gallery… Read More

  • 500px Launches ISO For Showcasing Its Members, Easier Bulk Upload And Editing

    500px Launches ISO For Showcasing Its Members, Easier Bulk Upload And Editing

    Flickr-competitor and photo-focused startup 500px is launching a trio of new things today, including a new blog called ISO that’s designed to build stories around member photos, revamped upload and management tools, and new collections which are curated photo groups that are designed to provide members with more sources of inspiration. The ISO blog and the Collections initiative are… Read More

  • Flayvr Raises $2 Million To Help Us Make Sense Of Our Growing Photo Collections

    Flayvr Raises $2 Million To Help Us Make Sense Of Our Growing Photo Collections

    Before Apple’s iOS 7 update began organizing your photos into “moments” based on time and place, there was Flayvr. The Tel Aviv-based startup has built automatic organization technology which takes your smartphone’s photos and videos and places them into albums that you can quickly share with your friends and social networks. Today, the company has raised another… Read More

  • Printic Lets You Quickly Build Photo Books From Your Smartphone

    Printic Lets You Quickly Build Photo Books From Your Smartphone

    Printic, the smartphone application that lets you order Polaroid-like photo prints with your own custom captions, is now expanding its product lineup to also include photo books. The books are similar in style to those from competitor Mosaic (owned by Mixbook), with a black linen hardcover and cut-out windows on the front, allowing you a sneak peek at some of the photos inside. The… Read More

  • Fotobit’s Modular Photo Frames Let You Decorate Your Walls With Instagram Prints

    Fotobit’s Modular Photo Frames Let You Decorate Your Walls With Instagram Prints

    A clever modular framing system called Fotobit is nearing its Kickstarter goal of $16,000 for its packages of photo frames designed especially for showcasing your Instagram photos in creative ways. These small frames can be clipped together in a variety of combinations, offering photo enthusiasts a way to spread their own custom photo mosaics across the walls. Read More

  • Twitter Adds People Tagging And Multiple Photo Sharing To Tweets

    Twitter Adds People Tagging And Multiple Photo Sharing To Tweets

    Twitter has announced a couple of additions to its image offerings today, including the ability to tag up to 10 people in a photo without using any precious characters up. You’ll also now be able to attach up to four photos to a tweet, and Twitter will automatically craft a collage for you. The people-tagging feature will undoubtedly offer Twitter a way to increase the density of its… Read More

  • Timehop Brings Its Mobile Time Machine To Android

    Timehop Brings Its Mobile Time Machine To Android

    Timehop, the mobile app offering a way to recall your past one day at a time by displaying your old photos and posts from Facebook, Instagram, Foursquare and Twitter, is now launching its service on Android. The app, for those unfamiliar, is a simple service that lets you look back on what happened on this day last year, and the year prior, and so on. It’s a “this day in… Read More

  • Google Launches Photowall iOS And Android Apps For Beaming Collaborative Galleries To Chromecast

    Google Launches Photowall iOS And Android Apps For Beaming Collaborative Galleries To Chromecast

    Google has launched a new iOS and Android app with Chromecast-specific features called Photowall. The app, as detailed by 9to5Mac, lets users send photos from their device to their Chromecast-connected TV, and works with either one iPhone user or a group on the same network. There are also photo editing features that let you doodle and make notes on images displayed on the big screen. Finally… Read More

  • LifePrint’s “App-Connected” Wireless Printer Makes Its Kickstarter Debut

    LifePrint’s “App-Connected” Wireless Printer Makes Its Kickstarter Debut

    LifePrint wants to bring back the fun associated with printing out photos – something users once marveled they could do at home with store-bought printers until social media reached critical mass, offering far easier ways to share. With LifePrint, described as an “app-enabled wireless photo printer,” the idea is that photo printing could become a part of our modern mobile… Read More