Category: Photo Apps

Prisma app: Our cool free app of the week

Beyond cropping out background noise or scrolling through a few Instagram filters, I don’t usually spend a ton of time messing around with my photos. But after downloading the new and free Prisma app for iOS this week, I’ve discovered how fun and easy it is to turn pictures into little works of art. Edited to add: Prisma is now available on Android too! After selecting the photo I want to use from the ones sitting on my phone, I can scroll through over 30 different overlays to see how each one looks when applied to my snapshot. It only takes only...

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AfterCam video capture app: Free cool app of the week

If you’re into taking video, have I got a reco for you! It’s AfterCam, a sort of “after-the-fact” video recorder that helps you capture the past 5, 10, or 20 seconds in time without clogging up your phone with tons of extra video data. And, for Memorial Day weekend only, it’s free to download. You know this scenario:  Your kid is about to do something cute, or momentous, or surprising–or all three–but you aren’t exactly sure when to start recording it on your phone. So you start recording looooong before the recorder solo starts or the first step actually happens and end up with...

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Red Stamp app lets you send awesome last-minute Mother’s Day cards: Our cool free app of the week

We’ve been talking about the easy-to-use, tasteful, and free Red Stamp app for a few years, though today it’s worth a reminder, so that you can be sure to send your mom, grandma, or favorite mom-like person a beautiful and heartfelt message for Mother’s Day. In fact, you can send every mom and grandmother you know an ecard made just for them because the Red Stamp app for iOS and Android makes it so quick and simple to email, text, or even post your cards on social media for the world to see. With options for adding one or more photos, as well...

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4 of our favorite photo booth apps. Because, why have one party selfie when you can have four?

These days, one of the best parts of parties of all kinds, are photo booths, whether we’re employing pro photographers, or some great photo booth apps installed on our own laptops or tablets. The fantastic pics they yield of our costumed kids on Halloween, our slightly tipsy (and uninhibited) holiday party guests or the great-grandparents sporting silly hats and mustaches at a wedding are totally worth the set-up time. Besides, it’s pretty much an expected activity these days; as our editor Liz informed me, no proper kids party is complete without a photo booth. The good news is, we’ve got some tips so you can have all the...

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How to use the new Boomerang app from Instagram. Because who doesn’t love GIFs?

Its pronunciation may be in the tomayto/tomahto zone, but when it comes to GIFs there’s no debate about their popularity. So, last week when our favorite social network rolled out the Boomerang app that basically lets you produce and share GIFs, let’s just say that we were pretty (hard-G) geeked-out to give it a try. The Boomerang app is super simple to use. All you do is press a button — choosing portrait, landscape, or selfie mode — and then shoot a one-second burst of five photos which is then tacked together in a silent, high-quality, mini video that plays forwards and backwards on a loop. Related: Instagram’s...

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The easy, free Splice video editing app is a new must-have for parents who shoot.

While parents have phones and computers filled with family video these days, I admit that I don’t always have the most cinematic eye when it comes to taking videos of my own kids. I take after my dad in that I like to narrate way too much –– Today is Oct. 18, it is a beautiful day outside…we’re at a soccer game… In other words, we have lots of video of the kids awkwardly waving at the camera and yelling at me to turn it off. So basically, anything that can help make my videos better is something I’m interested in...

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An awesome photo app that helps preserve more than snapshots, it preserves your family stories.

So, you have tons of photos on your iOS Camera Roll, right? Yeah, same. Now, how would you like to preserve those memories — with audio — forever and a day? Yeah, that’s what I said. Bring it! That’s why I was happy to discover the everyStory app. Related: 5 of the coolest new photo apps for iPhone and Android out now This new, cloud-based, interactive photo album lets you also record audio narration to help tell the story of the moments capture in photographs. As you flip through your digi pics, you can narrate along (think, the director’s commentary included in...

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Recently Magazine App turns your photos into a magazine…of your own life

Getting excited at a recent dentist visit to sit and read an actual magazine made me realize how little time I have to myself. (And perhaps that I need to find a hobby). People aside, turns out I found a magazine of sorts that I’ll most definitely make time for every month, thanks to a new app called the Recently Magazine app . Even if my own kids are the star of it, and not Jennifer Lawrence or Channing Tatum. Related:2 super easy new photo book apps for iPhone CanDo Baby, the makers of one of our former favorite Baby Book apps (now sadly defunct),...

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Picjoy: Because one way to help with a photo organization problem is to have an app do it for you.

If we asked you to count the things you’d rather spend a day doing than iPhone photo organization, what number would we be talking about here? Fifteen? Fifty? Eleventy hundred other things you’d rather do? Yeah, wrangling the tons of photos we’ve all collected is never really that much fun. Good thing the Picjoy photo organization app hears our collective groan and addresses it. Related: Essential tips to help you organize your photos, and the new apps and services that make it easy. This new photo organization app automatically sorts all of your pics for you — no matter where your images are stored — and makes...

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How to repost an Instagram photo: A comparison of the 3 top #regram apps

We have gotten a lot of questions about how to properly repost an Instagram photo on your own feed, and no surprise, there are a ton of apps to help you do just that. Yes, you can technically just screenshot the photo, upload it to your own feed, and just tag it with the #regram hashtag and the source’s IG handle, but wow, that’s a lot of work. So, we tried out the 3 most popular free Instagram reposting apps to help you decide which one is best for your own needs. For the very, verrrry casual Instagram user: Regram 7 app   ...

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