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Monday, January 21, 2013

Pixlr-o-matic: Swipe: 6x6

Last Thursday I had the pleasure of judging a photo competition at the Manassas-Warrenton Camera Club. I met a few friends ahead of time for a little iPhone shooting in The Iron Horse Antique Store.
Today as I was watching the 2nd Inauguration of President Obama, I was working on a few images I shot last week.
Pixlr-o-matic is not a new app, it was launched in August 2011, and I have had it for quite some time but never really used it. So today I decided to check it out in depth. When it launched it was not a full res app, but it is now and has been since its first update in the same month as it launched! It has been through numerous updates and now supports the iPhone5 as of the last update in mid December.
It is basically a filter app with film looks, frames and light effects, but has some cool filters, especially if you go into the in app purchases and buy more than the preloaded filters.
After processing the images, I dropped in on Marty Yawnick's site Life In Lofi, a site I like to visit as Marty is always testing new apps and honestly reviews them. He reviewed a new app Swipe, for adding text to your images. I like to add text to my images on occasion so I bought it for .99 and used it to test on the images I processed with Pixlr-o-matic. Swipe saved my images at full resolution and has a large selection of fonts, as well as colors. The font size, placement, opacity are options. It would be nice if a drop shadow was an option. (Maybe in the next update) I will be using Swipe its a fine app! All the images here were captured with 6x6.







6 comments:

  1. Oh! love these images so you know what's next - got to check my app library.

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  2. these are soooo cool....

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  3. Terrific images. I always learn from your posts, and always head to the App store. LOL

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  4. Thank you Judy...keep shopping! LOL! That App Store gets me too!

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