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Acorn: A Great Photoshop Alternative

For years Photoshop has been the king of photo editing apps. Its professional feature set has the notorious reputation of being complex and hard to navigate. Often these pro features are more than the average user needs and licensing costs a small fortune. It’s difficult to find an alternative that has a range of features without breaking the bank or causing frustration. Acorn is a Photoshop alternative that claims to be designed “for humans”. With a significantly smaller price tag and a large variety of features, Acorn will turn you into a photo editing pro with an easy to handle price! Read More...

iOS 5 Quick and Convenient Camera Access - Helpful Camera Tips

The new iOS 5 operating system brings more than 200 new features to the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch.

Some of the most useful new features are part of the Camera app.  With iOS 5, your camera is now literally one touch away.  That’s because you can open the Camera app right from the lock screen.  So you won’t lose precious time unlocking your device with a passcode and then finding and tapping the Camera app. 

The camera also has grid lines, pinch-to-zoom gestures, and single-tap focus and exposure locks so you can compose your picture right from your device.  Then with a click of the volume-up button you can quickly snap a photo. 

You can also edit photos right on your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch.  With crop, rotate, enhance, and red-eye options built right into the Photos app, you can work on your photos right on your device.  You can also organize your photos into albums, and if you have Photo Stream enabled in iCloud your new new photos are pushed right onto all your iOS devices.

The main advantage of the iOS 5 operating system is that all of the photo features you need are conveniently available in one place and can be accessed right on your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch from the lock screen. Read More...