Sunday, August 27, 2017

Drone Camera Apps

It seems that the Swift programming language, IBM Bluemix, Watson, Cloudant and  OpenWisk are ideal technologies for building DJI Drone Camera Apps. Here's a sample App called Skylink, including source code. Any ideas for the best Drone Camera Apps?

Skylink Camera App

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Depth Imaging Smartphones

Here is an interesting article about Depth Imaging Smartphones. Is depth imaging mobile cameras in the near future or not?

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Best Camera looks at Drone Apps

Drones are a great way to take photos and videos. Spectacular footage comes from drones. But what are some good Add-On Apps for Drones? Below is a good list of helpful Apps for drones pilots with a quick summary of their best features. But what we are really looking for is Apps with Artificial Intelligence for feedback as well as enhanced computer generated imagery. For that we are doing our research, so stay tuned.


This IOS App is a great App for beginning Drone Pilots. Hover comes with No-Fly zones to help you know where you can legally fly your drone. 


This App is for both IOS and Android helps pilots connect with other pilots. You can chat, share ideas and even meet-up. 

For IOS and Android, use this App to track nearby helicopters and airplanes. Check the air before launching safely. 


For IOS, this app has a flight trainer to help you fly better. 

Sun Surveyor

For IOS and Android, use this app to see exactly where the sun is located throughout the day using augmented reality. Basically you have the power to map the best time and locations to photograph.


This IOS App helps correct the horizontal and vertical distortion common to drone photography. 

Friday, August 4, 2017

Enhance your images for social media

Here is an excellent article on on how to enhance your images for social media. Many of these tips apply to printing as well. You will want a Camera App with solid photo editing and text on photo features to implement these great tips.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Recovering old Photo of my Dog from 1962

Mobile App Photo Editing

i was able to use the Lightroom and Afterlens mobile Apps to help restore this ancient photo of my childhood dog, Zed.

Here's the before and after photos.

                                    Before                                               After

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Why Shoot Raw Photos?

Apple’s built-in Camera app has no option for shooting in raw files and saving them to an open-source format like DNG files.  But iOS 10 makes it possible for third-party camera apps to to save Raw file. And it's possible to convert raw to the open source format or JPEG.

But why would you want to shoot raw photos? These photos have not been automatically improved by IOS. So you would not want to shoot RAW unless you have a photo editor in your camera app for improving the files. Here's a list of advantages in shooting RAW photos.

1. Higher quality. Afterlens computer editing is better for processing and converting photos than the camera is.

2. It is easier to correct over exposed or even under exposed photos if they are raw. 

3. JPEG, the native camera file format, only records 256 levels of brightness. But raw photos have up to 16,384 levels. This can make a big difference with afterlens editing of exposure, blacks, fills,  contrast, and brightness.

4. You have access to more details.

5. It is easier to adjust white balance because it's not lost in the JPEG conversion by the camera. 

6. If your App does any printing such as posters, wall plaques, photo books or greeting cards, then you will get better print results from originally raw photos. You get less banding which is bad for printing. And you have finer colors. 

Again, the downside is that your Camera App needs afterlens photo editing. Here's an example of raw on the left and pre-processed on the right. The Raw file is ready for better afterlens processing. 

This new Camera App looks interesting from Ex-Apple Ex-Twitter Duo

petapixel article on Halide Camera

What's changed since 2014?

Hot Apps from 2014. What's changed?

HDR, AI, Slow Motion, Advanced Default Cameras, Photo Editing and more were not available back then.

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