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5 Great Free Tools For Photographers

Posted by Anne Witton on Tuesday, May 27, 2014, In : Photography resources 

There are plenty of powerful pieces of software for doing highly impressive things with your images, but sometimes you just need a specific tool to perform a job as quickly as possible. Here are my favourite 5 websites for those last-minute photo tasks:

Aspect Ratio Calculator
Great if you need to resize an image whilst keeping it in the correct proportions. Simply enter the width and height and then choose your desired new width or height to find out what the other measurement should be.

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App Review: HDRtist

Posted by Anne Witton on Saturday, September 24, 2011, In : App reviews 

HDRtist (Free)
HDRtist on the web

This is a really simple app for Mac users to create HDR (High Dynamic Range) photos. All you have to do is drag and drop one or more photos onto the app window and it will create an HDR photo.

It obviously works best when combining more than one exposure. Here you can see the results of 2 exposures that I combined:

Pretty much the only thing you can adjust is the strength of the effect, but obviously you could edit the resultant HDR in another image editor to do ...
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App Review: Instamaton

Posted by Anne Witton on Sunday, September 11, 2011, In : App reviews 

Instamaton (69p)
Instamaton on the app store

I downloaded this for free over the weekend, but it's now available on the app store for 69p. So what does it do and is it worth it?

Instamaton is a very basic app that lets you create a strip of photos like those that you would get in an old fashioned photo booth:

The good thing about the app is that it allows you to export a photo strip or a photo square depending on your preference. The bad thing about the app is that it has a tendency to crash and...
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App Review: 100 Cameras in 1

Posted by Anne Witton on Saturday, August 13, 2011, In : App reviews 
100 Cameras in 1 (69p)
100 Cameras in 1 on the web

One of the most impressive things about this app is the gorgeous user interface - it really is a pleasure to use and feels very different to lots of run-of-the-mill iPhoneography apps. It essentially offers 100 different quirkily-named filters / textures presented in themed packages ('Longing people' and 'Fantastic landscape' for example). It does, as the developer intended, all feel very poetic.

The beauty of this app is that you can layer eff...
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TED Talk: 5 ways to listen better

Posted by Anne Witton on Wednesday, August 10, 2011, In : Talks and podcasts 
I really enjoy the free TED talks; If you haven't already discovered them yet, go to and take your pick from more than 900 talks on topics as diverse as poetry, primates, language and leadership. There's a free iPhone app too.

I really enjoyed listening to Julian Treasure speaking about - appropriately enough - listening:

"In our louder and louder world, says sound expert Julian Treasure, "We are losing our listening." In this short, fascinating talk, Treasure shares five ways to ...
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App Review: Magic Hour

Posted by Anne Witton on Tuesday, July 26, 2011, In : App reviews 

Magic Hour (£1.19)
Magic Hour on the App Store

It seems there's a new photography app on the App Store every 2 minutes and it's fair to say many of the offerings aren't that original. So the question is - what has Magic Hour got that the others haven't? Answer - a free filter market where you can upload filters you've created and download hundreds of filters created by others.

Magic Hour markets itself with the cute, if non-sensical, tagline, "for the person who is sensitive than anyone ...
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