To each their own, but personally, I can't imagine doing serious editing on an uncalibrated screen. I do use my phone quite a bit for casual editing, but there are some great free apps for that, and I don't see any reason to pay for Lightroom.
If it lets you synchronize your phone photos into your Lightroom catalog, that could be useful for some folks. Well, except that the current Lightroom crowd seems to enjoy sneering at phone cameras as being unworthy, so maybe not now.
Maybe with the raw-shooting phones that are always "coming soon." But again, editing on an uncalibrated screen?
PDavis: Did they really Just list as a con "very slow shutter speeds inevitably lead to motion blur in non-static scenes"? Really?
The Android specs provide for an "auto-ISO favoring higher ISO" setting. It's called HJR (hand jitter reduction). I don't know if the G2's libcamera.so module provides that or not.
Many Android camera apps don't give access to HJR even if the camera makes it available. Some that do (at least on my phone) include Snap Camera, PerfectShot, Camera360 Ultimate, and Vignette.
Of course, even if you've got HJR available, how well it works is up to the libcamera.so module that the phone or camera maker provided.
Doesn't work on my LG Lucid. It forces the resolution to a setting that the camera doesn't support (3072x1728 on a 2560x1920 sensor), resulting in an image that's just a bunch of lines. Since VSCO provides no controls, there's no way to reset the resolution to anything that works.
nicolasgmatonti: Hi, i have bought this HOLGA lens pack for my Samsung NX100 but can't take any picture. When i press the button to shot it says "check lens" any idea of what i should do in order to use them correctly? any suggestion? thanks!!!
I don't have that camera, but usually you need to be in M or A mode, because the camera is unable to adjust the aperture for the other modes.
Asked about "video supplanting photography", he says, "A non-linear narrative that allows for increased complexity and depth, and encourages both subject and reader to have greater involvement, will eventually emerge more fully from the digital environment. This, in a sense, is the more profound democratization of media."
Whatever that means.
I think video is the real threat to the traditional photojournalist, not citizens. Still photography will eventually join B&W on the sidelines. The question is how long it'll take until that happens.
Johnsonj: 100 million kids with camera phones will always beat a staff of pros with the best gear.
"iPhone and be there."
Hmm. iOS, iOS, iOS, iOS, iOS, and Win8.
May 25 App news roundup: iOS, iOS, Android, iOS, iOS.
May 17 App News: iOS, iOS, Win8.
May 10 App news: iOS, Win8, iOS/Android, iOS, iOS, iOS.
Final score for May:* 16 iOS* 3 Win8* 2 Android, one of which was also an iOS app.
thx1138: What's the colour gamut of this screen.
I read Qualcomm's new Mirasol screen ahs 94% AdobeRGB gamut. I'd guess these screens are maybe 40% at best.
Don't hold your breath on Mirasol. Qualcomm canceled production of Mirasol last July. Right now there's a lot of news flap over Qualcomm having unexpectedly shown a mock-up of a Mirasol-based smartphone, but Qualcomm has had a many-years-long history of showing Mirasol mock-ups and demo units but never delivering. Even Qualcomm has reportedly said that it's "a few years away from mass production."
Surprisingly (to me, anyway), even the mock-up didn't look all that impressive.
ConanFuji: Yet to see a phone with manual mode for photography
For most kinds of photography, there's no need. The aperture needs to be wide-open to collect enough light; there usually isn't even an adjustable aperture. You can set the ISO and the Exposure Compensation, and the camera sets the shutter speed. On Android, at least, Camera FV-5 lets you select specific slow shutter speeds for long exposures.
Fancy manual-mode photos aren't what today's mobile phone cameras are about. They're mainly about taking snapshots of life moments.
I suspect that variable focal length is much higher on most peoples' priority lists than manual controls are.
HowaboutRAW: Ugh I have to put up with Lightroom if I want to update ACR in a couple years, why? Bridge is excellent.
Adobe should give up on this idea, or at least sell ACR and Bridge as standalone applications.
It might turn out to be the other way around. Adobe has said that they plan to continue updating ACR for CS6 for as long as they keep selling CS6. Adobe has NOT said [anywhere that I can find] that they plan to update Lightroom beyond the Lightroom 5 release.
Lee Jay: "The move will not affect Lightroom customers, who will continue to be able to purchase 'perpetual' licenses."
You will continue to be able to purchase "perpetual" licenses of CS6, too. The question is, after LR5 comes out, will Adobe be updating Lightroom or only Lightroom CC?
If Adobe does continue updating Lightroom, I wonder how long it'll be before they change *that* policy?
Amadou Diallo: Hi everyone,I'll be speaking with an Adobe rep in a few moments about this move. If you have any specific questions you'd like answered please reply to this post.
What about Photoshop Elements?
The big questions: what about Lightroom? Will it be frozen, too? What about Raw file updates to it?
Are my eyes broken? When I look at the "globe" crops, it looks to me like the D7100 image is full of (non-color) moiré, particularly noticeable in areas without detail. Is that merely what the globe looks like, or is the globe printed with a half-tone and we're seeing moiré due to the absence of an OLPF?
Herewith my usual suggestion to consider Streamzoo as well as EyeEm.
I've got the free Camera FV-5 Lite on my LG Lucid, and the ISO setting has no effect. It'll let me set whatever ISO I want, but the picture is always taken with Auto ISO. I don't know if that's true of the paid version.
Other camera apps are able to adjust the ISO, so I don't think it's my low-end phone that's the problem.
DWare: Wish some examples could have been posted but did appreciate reading the review. Seems a common theme with these apps is truncated, low resolution when applied. Bummer.
Yeah, I apologize about the lack of samples. I've become tied up on a non-photo-related project and I just wanted to get this information pushed out the door.
As for the resolution, well, that was part of the criteria for which apps were chosen. The only apps I reviewed in this article were those with very low resolution or which forced filtering.
trevmar: Camera FV-5 saves images as lossless PNG with a background queue to allow fast recovery, shot-to-shot. Adjustments include EV, ISO and a stack of other things which make a control-freak photographer, like me, very happy...
I also use Pro HDR Camera and CameraPro. The latter for taking videos beyond the 4GB file length limitation.
At least on my (low-end) LG Lucid, FV-5's ISO setting doesn't function. I can set it however I want, but it'll use auto-ISO regardless. All of my other apps with ISO setting — Android's Camera app, Camera360, Vignette, and RetroCamera — do adjust the ISO, so I know it can be done on my unit.
TORN: First the TOS resulted in reports of 40% of leaving users and now they have an incredible total increase. I wonder what is really happening. At least half of my IG connects left the ship end of december. Many good ones too.
You have to keep a close eye on what numbers are being reported. There are "people who ever signed up," "people who have downloaded the app," "people who currently have an account," "people who use Instagram at least once a month, and "people who use Instagram pretty much every day."
It was that last category that Instagram got clobbered on. The most active users — the daily users — left in massive numbers in January. Less-active users continued to join.
As was clearly noted in this article, Instagram's "people who currently have an account" number hit 100 million last September (prior to TOS-gate), and this announcement is about "people who use Instagram at least once a month" hitting 100 million.
I suspect that the disparity in user rankings is because iOS hardware is so homogenous. It's pretty much just iPhone4, iPhone4s, iPhone5, and iPad.
The Android market is much more disparate, and a look at the low-ranked comments on any given Android app (photo or otherwise) shows that most of them are on the order of "1 star: Couldn't get it to work on my Fizzle 4709."
From my observations, the popularity of Samsung's Android products contributes to this incompatibility problem. Samsung seems to like to do things in weird ways at times, and apps have to be coded to work not just with "proper" Android implementations but with Samsung as well.
Then there's the cheap stuff. My LG Lucid shares a problem with some of the old Acer smart-phones: due to a bug in libcamera.so, the EXIF dates stored in photo files are always 2002/12/08. The Lucid's Android Camera app gets around that bug, but most third-party apps don't. I now know better than to blame the apps, but most people don't.