App news: YouTube on Windows 8, Wikipedia wants smartphone photos, iOS app updates galore
Lauren Crabbe | Published: May 10, 2013 at 21:10:29 UTC1
Amazon brings Amazon Cloud Drive Photos to iOS
After releasing the Android version last fall, Amazon is now offering its Amazon Cloud Drive Photos app to iOS users. The free app lets you store images in the Amazon Cloud, accessible from your iOS device, computer or web browser. The first 5GB of storage is free; additional storage space is $0.50 USD per gigabyte per year. We offered a more in-depth look at the Android version of the app recently.
YouTube launches official Windows Phone 8 app
Windows Phone 8 saw a ton of news this week. Between Angry Birds and Star Trek, it seemed like everyone was releasing apps for Microsoft's mobile platform. What got us excited was the launch of the official YouTube app. The free app allows users to pin videos, playlists, channels and search queries to Start as Live Tiles, making it easy to access videos straight from the home screen.
Wikipedia Commons app for iOS and Android accepting smartphone photos
Wikipedia often has trouble finding non-copyrighted images to pair with its user-curated articles. To help create a library of images, Wikipedia now has its own smartphone app for iOS and Android. Users can take and upload photos from their smartphone, add a title and description, and post the photo to the Wikipedia Commons. By submitting the photo, users make it available for use by Wikipedia and other sites. Read more at The Verge.
Hueless and Huemore for iOS update with "lossless TIFF"
For lovers and haters of color, sister apps Hueless and Huemore offer a ton of options for adjusting the saturation and color balance of your iOS photos. Available for $1.99 each, the apps each received pretty hefty updates this week. On top of some minor changes, both apps now offer "lossless TIFF" file saving—letting you keep the most unprocessed version of your image. Some claim these giant files allow for more post-processing options while others say they just take up more space. For the latter party, the Hue-y apps will now save Max Quality JPEG files.
Larger file sizes for onOne Software's Perfect B&W for iOS
OnOne Software's plug-ins for Photoshop, Lightroom, Aperture and Elements feature tons of tools for RAW processing as well as niche editing situations like masking and selective focus. You can find onOne's black and white editing features in the Perfect B&W iOS app. The $1.99 app was released in late April and has one-touch filters as well as customizable effects. A new update released today offers larger file sizes at 2048 px.
CollegeHumor's Bout for iOS recieves major update
For mobile photographers who enjoy a chuckle along with their photo filters, CollegeHumor's Bout app gives user a chance to compete against each other to see whose observations is the funniest. The debut version of the app turned a few heads. The latest update for the app makes for a more fluid user experience. Check out Bout for free in the iOS App Store.