Roundup: Tumblr app update, Imgur for iOS and Afterglow name change
Tumblr updates iOS app, improves camera feature
Bloggers and Gif-lovers alike are rejoicing today as Tumblr rolled out its latest iOS app update. The new version of the Tumblr app allows users to create photosets straight from the app and double-tap posts to like (Instagram-style). Users will also have easier time editing their profile and posting links as they can now just tap the avatar in their profile to change it and if they post an URL, Tumblr will automatically input a title.
The biggest change in the Tumblr update can be found in its camera feature. Previously, Tumblr's camera was just a super basic capture tool. Now, users can adjust flash and compose using a rule of thirds grid. Users can also easily access their image gallery by swiping from the bottom of the screen.
iOS users can download the Tumblr app from the App Store.
Imgur's iOS app on the way
Imgur took to its Facebook page today to announce that its iOS app is nearing completion. Imgur (pronounced Image-Er) is a popular image viewing platform for the forum site Reddit. Users of Imgur upload over 25 million images per month through its website and third-party applications like Imgupr. Soon, Imgur-ers will be able upload images with Imgur's very own iOS app.
In a gallery posted earlier today, Imgur shared screen shots of the new app. Features on the app include gallery creation, expandable comment threads, and swipe-to-browse gallery viewing. Users can upload images from their device's camera, photo albums, or from an image URL.
Afterglow gets major update, changes name
iOS image editing app Afterglow has had a bit of an identity crisis. The popular filter-based app had to change its name to AfterLight for legal reasons. The latest version of the app adds a series of new features. From the AfterLight iTunes page:
- This update comes with the Instant Film pack. It includes 19 new textures and 3 new frames. All inspired by and created with instant film. This will be a growing pack that will receive new content.
- To celebrate the transition to a new name, we've created 5 new Original Filters. All you have to do is like our new Facebook page to unlock them. It will greatly help us through this new change, so thank you to every one in advance!
- Try out our new Mid Tone tool. It has been created to go along with our Shadow Tone and Highlight tone tools for even more control over your coloring.
- Pinching and zooming with the frames has been enhanced with a fixed sensitivity issue.
- We've added 3 new frames.
- Tap and hold on your image when Filter & Texture editing to hide any part of the interface that might be covering your image.
- The Clarify tool has been enhanced for quality and speed, and we've fixed a bug.
- The cropping tool has been enhanced. The free transform option has more control, and we've added a golden ratio crop option.
You can download AfterLight from the iOS App Store for $0.99.
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The 250mm F4 is Fujifilm's longest lens for its medium-format system. It's equivalent to about 200mm on a GFX camera, and we put it to work on some portraits as well as some scenes around Seattle's waterfront – take a look.
Sony has removed the ability to download firmware version 2.0 for its a7 III and a7R III mirrorless cameras from its website.
Handing out awards for the best gear of the year is a big job, so we called in some reinforcements from Calgary to help us.
A new patent from Canon lays out the schematics for a speedbooster-style adapter for mounting Canon EF lenses onto EOS M cameras, but with a variable baffle to reduce the risk of flare.
The Jackson Hole Travel and Tourism Board has started a campaign asking visitors to stop geotagging their specific locations when visiting Wyoming's national parks.
Film simulation app Filmborn has been updated with new presets, features, and overall improved support on Apple's latest mobile operating system and devices.
The Colorado Tripod Company has introduced what it claims is the world’s first titanium tripod system, with a funding campaign on Kickstarter.
We've been shooting with the LX100 II both in and out of the studio, as part of our ongoing review. We're pretty impressed, so far, with the revised JPEG color and addition of a touchscreen both noticeable improvements.
An upcoming Xiaomi smartphone might use a 48MP sensor for pixel-binning, high-quality digital zooming and other algorithm-powered imaging features.
It's not cheap, but you may soon be able to get your hands on peel apart film once again thanks to ONE INSTANT.
Skylum's Luminar 3 arrives on December 18 with the long-awaited ability to manage your photo library. However, it won't be a full DAM (digital asset manager); the company plans to roll out features throughout 2019 and won't charge for updates from Luminar 2018 during that time.
Hasselblad has released an update to its Phocus post-production software that brings new and updated tools, as well as updated native lens support.
Nikon's IPTC Preset Manager, a tool for creating predetermined sets of metadata, has received an update. Version 1.1.0 no longer uses Microsoft Silverlight, sheds the network connection requirement, adds extended language support, updates support for Windows 8.1 and Windows 10, and ends support for Windows Vista and Windows XP.
Insta360 has launched a software update for its One X 360-degree camera and announced a camera bundle exclusively available on Apple.com.
Xiaomi has laid out the details for its new AI-powered image processing platform DeepExposure.
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset is expected to power most 2019 high-end Android phones, including the Samsung Galaxy S10.
Camera app developer Hipstamatic says it has found a way to use the depth data generated by the iPhone X to improve the way its TinType app works out which areas of a picture to render out of focus.
If you're looking for a high-quality camera, you don't need to spend a ton of cash, nor do you need to buy the latest and greatest new product on the market. In our latest buying guide we've selected some cameras that while they're a bit older, still offer a lot of bang for the buck.
The Verizon-owned social network platform Tumblr has announced it will be removing all adult content - including photos - from its platform starting December 17th, 2018.
Guests who would rather spend time actually enjoying their Swiss vacation can now do so while still maintaining a presence on social networks, thanks to Ibis Switzerland Hotels' new social media sitting services.
Two challenges to Apple’s claim that its iPhone X can shoot studio quality portraits have been turned down by the UK’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA).
We take a head-to-head look at the Apple iPhone Xs's bokeh effect versus a 58mm Nikkor lens on full-frame. The results? Well, we're pretty impressed.
The organizations and organizers behind Photokina have announced Photokina 2019 will be cancelled and postponed until May 2020.
Samsung Malaysia has been caught using a doctored DSLR photo to advertise the 'portrait mode' on its Galaxy A8 Star smartphone.
Lensrentals has shared a detailed analysis of the most-rented cameras and lenses of the year.
A dual-screen design on Vivo's upcoming flagship smartphones could eliminate the need for a front camera.
After years of development, Sony’s mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras offer among the most advanced autofocus technologies on the market. Here's how to make Sony's AF work for you.
It's that time again! This is your opportunity to make your voice heard by voting for your favorite photography products of the year. Polls are currently open in six categories but don't deliberate too long – they close December 17th.
This year, plenty of amazing cameras, lenses, accessories and other products came through our doors. As 2018 winds down, we're highlighting some of our standout products of the year. Check out the winners of the 2018 DPReview Awards!