photo apps

  • Everpix, The Cloud-Based Photo Startup, Is Shutting Down

    Everpix, The Cloud-Based Photo Startup, Is Shutting Down

    When it comes to photo-oriented web services, for every slam-dunk success like Instagram, there seem to be quite a few Color-like shutdowns. And today, another photo startup is hitting the deadpool. Everpix, the San Francisco startup that launched its cloud-oriented photo storage and sharing platform at SF Disrupt in 2011, announced today it is shutting down. Starting now, new sign-ups and… Read More

  • Kodak Alaris Calls To App Developers With New Print API That Sends Photos To Target & Elsewhere

    Kodak Alaris Calls To App Developers With New Print API That Sends Photos To Target & Elsewhere

    Kodak may have filed for bankruptcy, but its brand and business carries on. Today, the Kodak Alaris group is launching a new service for mobile app developers, which will allow them to integrate an API into their apps so customers can print their photos to a number of retail locations. At launch, these include Bartell Drugs in the U.S. as well as all Target stores nationwide, while in Europe… Read More

  • Instagram Denies 25% Holiday User Drop From TOS Backlash, And Here Are Real Explanations For A Usage Dip

    Instagram Denies 25% Holiday User Drop From TOS Backlash, And Here Are Real Explanations For A Usage Dip

    Sure, it’s not unlike the New York Post to be sensationalist. But in this case it misinterpreted data to suggest Instagram was hit harder by backlash to its terms of service changes than it actually was. Combined with it being a quiet-ish holiday news week, I am taking a story it published today on a 25 percent drop in Instagram users with a little more than a grain of salt. Read More

  • Trey Ratcliff Talks About The Austin Photo Walk at SXSW 2012

    Trey Ratcliff On The Rise Of Social Photography [TCTV]

    Trey Ratcliff, the travel photographer known for popularizing HDR (high dynamic range) photo techniques online through his very popular Stuck In Customs blog and more recently his own apps and Google+ page, hosted a photowalk in his hometown of Austin, Texas this week during the South By Southwest Interactive conference. Watch him talk to TechCrunch TV about his one piece of advice for… Read More

  • Y Combinator-Backed Chute Launches A Twilio For Photos

    Y Combinator-Backed Chute Launches A Twilio For Photos

    We’ve heard a lot about photo-sharing apps over the last year or two, and although the launch of a new social photo app may result in eye-rolling by some, images are becoming an ever-more important medium for communication. As our lives, products, and communications become increasingly visual, content producers, app developers, and site owners alike all have to ramp up their services to… Read More

  • Technology Advancing Art: Photo Apps Are The Folk Art Of Our Generation

    Technology Advancing Art: Photo Apps Are The Folk Art Of Our Generation

    Around 2004-2005, puzzled non-tech journalists continually asked me why people were using MySpace — this was before social networking was a common phrase, before moms & dads were using social sites, and before Facebook was open to the public. Back then I would answer something like “MySpace is email with pictures, on steroids.” It was the simplest way for me to try… Read More

  • PhotoAppLink Ties iPhone Photo Apps Together, Makes Multi-App Editing Simple

    PhotoAppLink Ties iPhone Photo Apps Together, Makes Multi-App Editing Simple

    Several iPhone app developers have teamed up to launch PhotoAppLink, a new open source initiative that aims to simplify photo editing by tying multiple photo-editing apps together. As you know, there are an incredible number of photo editing apps in iTunes today, and often, each especially excels in one particular area. For example, converting photos to black and white, cropping, compositing… Read More