App news for photographers: Aviary, Leonardo, Mirrorgram and more
Theano Nikitas | Published: Aug 5, 2013 at 18:40 UTC0
Easy Instagram and email from Aviary
Aviary iOS update v. 2.4.0 adds Instagram and email options to the sharing page by pushing the image to your Instagram app or opening email client. And, if you share Aviary with five friends, you'll get a free Jetset Pack. This version also includes minor bug fixes and improvements.
EyeEm gets a new home (screen)
In addition to a redesigned home screen, the latest EyeEm update (v. 3.6 for iOS; Android update "coming soon"), the developers have simplified the sidebar to include a trio of options: Home, Friends, Missions. You'll find multiple bug fixes as well.
Lasso Photos — a view with a zoom
Lasso Photos' latest update for iOS (v. 2.1) lets you zoom into photos as you're viewing them and has added a new photo count function to the main page, so you can see how many images your friends have uploaded. UI enhancements, bug fixes and improvements to friend matching and inviting are also part of this update. There's no Android version, yet but Lasso Photos promises that one will be available "soon."
Leonardo is a new, full-featured image-editing app
Leonardo, a recently launched photo editor for iOS offers a wealth of features that are rarely found in a single app, including layers, channel mixer, adjustable curves, IPTC editing and a whole lot more. The app requires a minimum of iOS 5.0 and is available for iPhones, iPad (v. 2 or newer) and iPod Touch. We'll take a closer look at this app soon.
Multiple Mirrorgram layers
A new Fuse option in the free iOS app Mirrorgram allows users to layer multiple effects and filters. There's a new in-app purchase option Unwrap effect that the developers tout as a "totally warped twisted effect." Version 1.3.1 also includes bug fixes and makes it easier to connect with @mirrorgram on Instagram.
Nokia Photo Transfer for Mac
Nokia Photo Transfer for Mac is a desktop software that may make it easier to move images — including formats that iPhoto can't handle like Cinemagraphs — from your Lumia Windows 8 phone and back again. And it's free.
Push notifications for Vine Android
The Vine folks don't rest! They've again updated Vine for Android with push notifications for new likes, comments, and mentions. And, in addition to bug fixes, the latest version of Vine allows you to share public posts to Twitter or Facebook.