Photography

  • Facetune maker’s latest app, Quickshot, helps you take better photos

    Facetune maker’s latest app, Quickshot, helps you take better photos

    Lightricks, the company behind the popular selfie-correcting app called Facetune, is adding to its line of mobile photography and editing tools with the recent launch of a new app called Quickshot. Like its other efforts in this space, Quickshot aims to make photo editing more accessible to amateurs. However, in this case, the app’s focus is to assist with taking photos, not just… Read More

  • Sony’s RX0 is a tiny camera with big ideas

    Sony’s RX0 is a tiny camera with big ideas

    Sony just announced a new camera called the RX0, but breaking from the trend of lower number = fancier camera, this one is a tiny device that combines an action-cam form factor with some traditional imaging prowess. It’s an unusual combination, yet somehow tempting. Read More

  • Go big and go analog with the Lomo’Instant Square camera

    Go big and go analog with the Lomo’Instant Square camera

    We don’t do a lot of Kickstarter posts because the outcomes of crowdfunding campaigns, especially hardware ones, are notoriously unpredictable. But it’s with an easy conscience that I recommend Lomography’s new instant film camera; I backed the company’s last one, the Automat, and it’s been fantastic. This one looks similarly fun, and shoots in a larger format. Read More

  • RED’s Hydrogen gets the hands-on treatment

    RED’s Hydrogen gets the hands-on treatment

    If RED piqued your interest with its vague promises of a holographic pocket digital cinema phone (what does that even mean?!), you’ll be interested to hear that YouTuber Marques Brownlee (AKA MKBHD) has gotten his hands on a prototype and was favorably impressed. Read More

  • VSCO launches its first video editing tool

    VSCO launches its first video editing tool

    VSCO is a brand well-known among photographers who take advantage of its presets for desktop and its mobile app featuring film-inspired filters and pro image tools. Now the company is moving into video editing, with the launch of its first video editing tool on iOS. The tool will allow users to apply presets and tools to any size video from their smartphone camera, then share the… Read More

  • Google brings its GIF-making Motion Stills app to Android

    Google brings its GIF-making Motion Stills app to Android

    Google last year introduced an app called Motion Stills that aimed to help iOS users do more with their Live Photos – including being able to crop out blurry frames, stabilize images, and even turn Apple’s Live Photos format into more sharable GIFs. Today, Google says it’s bringing Motion Stills to Android, along with a few changes. Obviously, Android users aren’t in… Read More

  • Facetune maker’s newest app, Enlight Photofox, is a powerful image editor

    Facetune maker’s newest app, Enlight Photofox, is a powerful image editor

    Lightricks, the maker of the popular selfie-correcting app Facetune, is debuting a new photo-editing app today called Enlight Photofox. This is the second time that Lightricks has launched the next generation of an existing app as an entirely new, standalone application — a strategy that’s still somewhat rare on today’s App Store, outside of sequels to games. Read More

  • Ex-Apple designer & former Twitter engineer launch Halide, a premium iPhone camera app

    Ex-Apple designer & former Twitter engineer launch Halide, a premium iPhone camera app

    An ex-Apple designer and former Twitter engineer have teamed up for a new take on iPhone photography, with today’s launch of their iOS camera app called Halide. The idea is to offer a variety of high-end tools for taking quality photographs, but packaged in a way where accessing those controls via gestures becomes like muscle memory – similar to using the dials on a… Read More

  • Google Lens will let smartphone cameras understand what they see and take action

    Google Lens will let smartphone cameras understand what they see and take action

    At Google’s I/O developer conference, CEO Sundar Pichai announced a new technology called Google Lens. The idea with the product is to leverage Google’s computer vision and AI technology in order to bring smarts directly to your phone’s camera. As the company explains, the smartphone camera won’t just see what you see, but will also understand what you see to help you… Read More