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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Ireland, Pottery the iPhone and a new App ~ Glaze

Image 1: Original Image Capture: Camera+
Image 2: Processed in SnapSeed for textures and grunge effect, then Processed in Modern Grunge for the 'ripped" area and more texture.

One of the stops we made on the Peter Cox Photography Tour of  "wild" Ireland, was at the Louis Mulcahy Pottery Craftsman shop. Louis Mulcahy designs and makes his own pottery in this workshop on the R559 road to the west of Ballyferriter. This isolated pottery studio stands between the R559 and a minor road just inside the southern edge of this square.
I had been thinking about making a blog post on a few shots I made there with the iPhone when I became aware, as a result of a post by Donnie Fulks, of a new to me app called "Glaze."  It is not a high res app but can be great for blending back with other files in Image Blender where if you choose the highest res file first for the blend the resulting file will be that size. So essentially the file gets upsized by making the blend in Image Blender. I made a shot of one of the large urns in front of the shop and I thought it would be perfect to work with. The shots below were processed in Glaze from the Image 2 file above, that I had already processed in SnapSeed and Modern Grunge. Glaze can be found in the app store.
Image 3: Filtered with app "Glaze"
Image 4: Filtered with app "Glaze"  
Image 5: Filtered with app "Glaze"
This app has 30 filter presets, which all look very nice, and a randomize feature where you roll the dice and see what happens. Resolution options are Low 382 x 512, Regular 764 x 1024 and Print 1528 x 2048.  The app also has a feature where you can combine filters within the app. This app is quickly becoming one of my favorites for its artistic looks and blend options.
Image 6: Filtered with app "Glaze"
I am also excited to announce my iPhone Photography Course at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore this fall. 
For more information and registration: click here.


  1. Great glazes Karen! It's wonderful to see people using our apps!

    Gilles Dezeustre (co-author of Glaze)

    1. Thanks Gilles! I love the app and hope in time it can delivery full res files? Thanks for checking out my blog.

    2. Now that we had a great launch we can justify spending more time on Glaze, so higher res is on the way. What do you call "full res" exactly? 4K? 6K?

    3. Hi GillIes glad your launch was a success! It's a great App! Full Res: iP4 - delivers a file sized 2592 x 1936 or5 mp for the iP4s full res delivers a file sized 3264 x 2448 or 8 mp.

  2. Karen, very interesting looking app and it gives nice treatment to the images. Must have a look. G

    1. Thanks Gerry, I know you will enjoy working with it!

  3. Thanks for the mention Karen. Glaze is addictive with so many options. Just when I swore I was done buying apps...

  4. Its Really a Good Glazes.
    I like your post and appreciate your work about handmade pottery. I glad to come across your post. Thank for sharing.