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best photo management app?

12-18-2008, 08:22 PM
#1
best photo management app?

Hi,
I had the misfortune of my iPhone crashing, and all I could do was go into DFU mode to reactivate it. Of course, I had lost all my holiday snaps on the iPhone.
Are there any recommendations on which apps to get that do the following? I would prefer a one-stop-shop app, but won't mind running over multiple apps if the results are far superior.

1) Edit photos (crop, brightness, contrast. Changing to B&W or Sepia is optional)
2) Mass upload to Flickr or MobileMe to act as a online backup.

Any advice?
Thanks
12-18-2008, 08:26 PM
#2
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Originally Posted by hkiphone View Post
Hi,
I had the misfortune of my iPhone crashing, and all I could do was go into DFU mode to reactivate it. Of course, I had lost all my holiday snaps on the iPhone.
Are there any recommendations on which apps to get that do the following? I would prefer a one-stop-shop app, but won't mind running over multiple apps if the results are far superior.

1) Edit photos (crop, brightness, contrast. Changing to B&W or Sepia is optional)
2) Mass upload to Flickr or MobileMe to act as a online backup.

Any advice?
Thanks
This would be nice. I'd also like to know. If you find one elsewhere, let me/us know here.

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12-18-2008, 08:30 PM
#3
Joined: Nov 2008
Location: San Francisco, CA
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Quote:
Originally Posted by hkiphone View Post
Hi,

1) Edit photos (crop, brightness, contrast. Changing to B&W or Sepia is optional)


Any advice?
Thanks
Photogene and Camerabag

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12-18-2008, 08:45 PM
#4
I was eying up Photogene too, but two more have caught my eye: Photonasis ($0.99) and Photo Daily (free). Just noticed that they have lite versions, so will try them too.

Any other recommendations, or reviews on these apps?

Last edited by salsamd; 12-18-2008 at 08:55 PM.
12-18-2008, 09:01 PM
#5
Joined: Nov 2008
Location: San Francisco, CA
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Originally Posted by hkiphone View Post
I was eying up Photogene too, but two more have caught my eye: Photonasis ($0.99) and Photo Daily (free). Just noticed that they have lite versions, so will try them too.

Any other recommendations, or reviews on these apps?
Photo Daily is free. Photonasis lite (free) is the same as the full version, but allows only one save/day. But you can just take a screen save of the n+ 1 images...

But for image acquisition, see article on Camera Pro:

Professional camera features for your iPhone. Take pictures of yourself with the timer, digitally zoom in on people and objects, burst mode, auto-level and silent shutter. Everything you expect from a digital camera, you can do now with your iPhone.

Includes the following features:

Self-Timer (on/off)
Burst Mode (on/off)
Digital Zoom (up to 20 x magnification)
Black & White (color filter)
Set Image Size (1600x1200, 800x600, 640x480, 320x240)
Leveler (display motion sensor info)
Auto-horizon (photo always leveled)
Silent Shutter (shutter sound off)
Free, lifetime upgrades
Free customer support
What the press says:

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For iPhone version 2.0 and iPhone 3G . Will become available in the official App Store & iTunes as soon as Apple approves sale. Date yet unknown. Burst mode will not be available in the App Store version, but it will include a built-in picture viewer and more features t.b.a..

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Last edited by salsamd; 12-18-2008 at 10:06 PM.
12-19-2008, 04:14 AM
#6
Photogene is great, I use it all the time. Another app I can easily recommend is Magic Touch, its on sale right now.

To upload pics to flickr I use ShoZu but Klick works just as well. You might also want to check out Pic Quickr which just was made free.
12-19-2008, 08:06 PM
#7
Thanks guys, you've given me some great help. I did go for Photogene, and its awesome. It does all the essential things needed for a quick touch up, but in incremental levels offering much finer control than the others.
I tried the lite versions of Photonasis and Photo Daily, but they didn't really impress me. Photonasis especially seems weird as you have to select a filter based on a photo of a jet plane... jumping back and forth between that and your photo seems rather silly.
Photo Daily makes good use of the slider control but not as much control as Photogene.
Magic Touch seems quite interesting too, I think it would be damn useful for portrait photos. Might get that abit later.
Downloaded Klick, AirMe Pic Quickr to do the uploading duties, and will let you know about them later.
I'm also considering CameraBag. Did you know there's a big community of CameraBag users on Flickr??? Amazing.
Scavenge looks interesting - daily challenges to take photos of randomly picked topics, that is, if you have lots of time on your hands.
Collage and Photoboard look interesting too. Free form rotation and zooming of photos, overlay on each other, then take snapshot of that collage as a new photo.
SodaSnap lets you send any photo as an e-postcard.

For uploaders, there's quite afew. As well as AirMe, Pic Quickr and above mentioned Shozu, there's also FlickUp.

www.iLounge.com had a lengthly article about photo apps too.