Want to do something different with your pictures? Bored of the same old look and want to make your photos really stand out? Well, you could learn better photography, but if you aren't interested in making so much effort, apps that apply filters to your images are a quick way of getting eye-catching photos. The most famous app amongst these is of course Facebook-owned social network Instagram, but there have been plenty of others along the way as well.
Today, we're taking a look at eight apps that the Gadgets 360 team really loves - here are our five favourite free image filter apps, with Sherlock Holmes (Benedict Cumberbatch from the BBC's Sherlock) as the model.
Cameras on smartphones have transformed the way we take and share images, and the camera on the iPhone 7 is one of the best around.
The trouble is, with a fixed focal length with a wide field of view, it's not suited to every subject we point it at.
You could reach for compact camera or DSLR – but given the connectivity and ease of use of your iPhone, and the fact that you're more likely to have it with you most of the time, getting better results from your phone is preferable to lugging a camera around.
Olympus made a bunch of announcements on Tuesday at the Photokina show in Germany. The company added a new camera to its Pen lineup with the Olympus Pen E-PL8. The compact interchangeable-lens camera is a good looking Micro Four Thirds camera with a small and slim design and metal and leather-grained finish. Olympus also announced the development of the EM-1 Mark II to bring alive the DSLR vs Mirrorless camera debate all over again. The company claims the SLR-style mirrorless OM-D E-M1 MK II camera is one of the fastest for sports and professional photography.
Mars, Jupiter and Saturn are showing themselves at its best this year. As Mars has recently passed its closest point to the Sun, Jupiter is rapidly approaching to the solar opposition thus becoming visible during the whole night.
After its major update in May, Instagram has now released an update solely for iOS users. This update brings the ability for users to share photos and videos from the Photos app, without needing to open the Instagram app.
Another series of great photoshoots was made by Belarusian astronomers in the beginning of June. Being lucky for a good weather and a cloudless sky the enthusiasts caught on their cameras a plenty of the objects including the planets of the Solar System as well as a far space objects.
As summer begins astronomers have discovered a group of unusual sunspots of a size bigger than that of Earth.
A cluster of sunspots titled AR 2546 was detected on May 22 with a help of telescope Sky Watcher BKP 2008 HEQ5 SynScan PRO and could be visible even with a naked eye when using safelight filters.
Dr. Shree Nayar, Director of Columbia University’s Computer Vision Lab, studies the science behind photography. “Wouldn’t it be nice if we had cameras we can wrap around things?” he wondered one day.
Photo storage is so important – no one wants to lose their precious memories. Obviously cloud services are a great cheap way of storage – but they do not offer clever organisation. For example have you ever been in this situation;
You are telling a friend a story about an amazing holiday you had back in 2010 and then they say ‘have you got the pictures?’ and then you spend the next 15 minutes scrolling through your iPhone trying to find the right picture….