Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Live Frames Available

Release (1.4.4) includes Live Frames. This is a great feature. You can select frames, view them in the camera and then when a photo is taken, two images are saved, the normal and the framed photo composition. Live Frames also include image effects such as retro effects with color and scratch overlays.

You can purchase cool Six Packs of Live Frames as install apps. Here's the first one: Retro Frames

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Say Cheese Camera Iphone

Just wanted to verify that I have indeed begun work on Say Cheese Camera for the Iphone/Ipad. Something I like about Iphone development is that there is only one device to support. But I still love the openness and open source from google for android development. I'm wondering what happens with Google now that they are becoming a phone maker like Apple. Is that good or bad news for developers?

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Published Feedback

Wow! The error reporting code I wrote about in programming tips is turning out to be valuable. I recommend you check it out if you are a developer.

After publishing Say Cheese, I've received some great feedback for the next release. I'll update to 1.4.1 in the next day or two. I've had issues with unsupported focus modes, and some other items causing exceptions that should be fixed in the next rev.

Also having a way to share Say Cheese itself is included in the update. Needed the App Store url before I could implement that feature.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Say Cheese Effects App

Besides the standard photo effects built into the camera and implemented by Say Cheese, we are getting requests for Advanced Filter Effects, such as outline and old photo surface effects and frames. There is already a button for using third party image handlers such as Google Googles, but providing our own is a good idea.

So, I'm writing a new companion app called Say Cheese Effects. I could publish this app within a week. It will launch directly from Say Cheese Camera, and visa versa. Effects will work with any photos in the gallery, not just those taken with Say Cheese Camera, so it will be a stand alone effects handler for use from other apps, not just Say Cheese Camera. But there will be a dedicated effect button in Say Cheese Camera to launch Say Cheese Effects immediately after taking a photo.

Effects will have some cool filters but also frame compositions, including old retro style frames with surface textures. This should be fun and a great enhancement to Say Cheese Camera. I'll post some programming tips as I write this puppy.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011


You can make facebook rainslides direcly from say cheese when batch uploading photos. Here's a snapshot of a rainslide I generated from Say Cheese.