Sunday, April 26, 2009

BetterPix 1.0 Released in the App Store!

My second iPhone application, BetterPix, became available today in the iPhone App store. I initially started working on the application just for my own use, but I soon realized that many people take pictures with their iPhones that can benefit from the photo enhancing methods in BetterPix.

Having the iPhone camera always available is great. However the pictures can be poor because the iPhone camera has a fixed-focus lens and does not have a flash. This results in soft images with low contrast in the mid-tones. BetterPix can fix these problems and make your iPhone photos look better.

BetterPix helps to improve your iPhone images with two sophisticated software approaches that help compensate for the deficiencies of the iPhone camera:

  • The focus method improves image sharpness without introducing the harsh pixelation of simple sharpening filters.

  • The fill flash method improves exposure and contrast in backlit situations and when outdoor subjects are in partial shadow. It will add light to underexposed areas without blowing out the highlights or muddying the shadows.

Unlike many other iPhone photo processing apps, BetterPix processes and saves FULL RESOLUTION 1200x1600 pixel images! Most other apps reduce the image to one-quarter size, vastly decreasing the quality and usefulness of the image. BetterPix keeps every precious pixel that the iPhone camera captures. Also, BetterPix supports both portrait and landscape modes, as well as zoom, pinch, and pan viewing of the preview image.

Monday, April 20, 2009

iKalied 2.1 Available in App Store

The next enhancement to iKalied is now available in the app store. The main benefits of this update are that the distortion effects are now about 3x faster, and a new "Save Central Square" save option is provided. This saves the 320x320 pixel central square of the kaleidoscope, perfect for posting to Flickr or Facebook.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

iKalied Whatzit? Number 2

So what's this? I'll give you a hint that the image has been distorted, but the colors are unchanged from the original. Note that this iKalied image uses the new 'Save Center Square' save option which will be available in iKalied 2.1. The new version has been submitted, and will appear as soon as the app store gurus give it their blessing.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Answer to iKalied Whatzit? Number 1

Here is the answer to Whatzit Number 1. It is a picture of the keypad of my office phone. Not very interesting before it was iKalieded.

Monday, April 6, 2009

iKalied Whatzit? Number 1

This is the first in a sort-of-weekly series of iKalied images created from common ordinary objects. Can you guess what this is? Be the first person to post a comment to this blog entry with the correct answer! I'll post the original image for everyone to see and check their answers in one week.

Friday, April 3, 2009

iKalied 2.0 Available in App Store

The latest version of iKalied is now available in the iTunes App Store. It has a bunch of new and fun features including shake-to-change animation, two new symmetry modes, more special effects, and an enhanced user interface. iKalied will be on sale for the original price of $0.99 for a couple of weeks. After that, the cost goes up to the regular $1.99 price. Take a look.