I spend a lot of time pursuing the perfect photo app, and have accumulated an impressive array. I have apps to blend pictures, merge pictures, refine, remodel and completely alter them to make them into pictures not even remotely resembling the original. All of which is good, but, I still take lousy pictures.
So, here is the skinny on photo apps.
1.) Enlight. It will do a ton of stuff, but as with any robust program it is complicated. I have it, I love it, but I only use it when I have a lot of time to poke around and repair the inevitable mistakes. Not that other people will have these problems, but anybody this age (fifty six), with a limited (very limited) amount of technical proficiency will struggle, and love every second.
2.) Pixlr. This is great, it has a lot of options, is easy to use, and can clean up most of my photography problems. Maybe all, if you are not too fussy. It is from Autodesk, so the fact that it is user friendly amazes me, I used AutoCad briefly and it was so complicated, so filled with menus, and options it seemed Satanic.
3.) Aviary. A lot like Pixlr, only not so much, more like Pixlr Lite. But still very useful.
4,) Strip Design. This one is my favorite. Not because it is the best, but because it was one of the first apps I ever bought. And no matter how terrible my photos they can all be made into cartoons.
My point is, technology is fun, and should be used to make your life easier, more pleasant, and fun. Don't be afraid to try new things, several new things. There are thousands of apps, with games, and image manipulation, all waiting for you. Jump in, we're with you every step of the way.
When you find some cool apps, let me know, I am always in the market.
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Photo Apps, for a Smart Phone, a List, Kind Of.
There is not much to say, but, for those who find any offense, please remember these are only stories, jokes, and have no relation to reality. Kind of like life.
I like life, and hope it lasts a long time, but it does require some explanation, that is why these blogs exist. To help people navigate times and events that make no sense.
Here are a few places you can find a few things.
The Original Life Explained. Where it all started, a little rambling and a lot of nothing important.
Life Explains The End Views on humanity's race to self extinction. I hope I am wrong.
Life Explains Smiles Because everybody likes it when you smile.
Life Explains Aging Getting older is not always easier, but it is worth the effort. And a few small things can make it much more pleasant.
Life Explains Traveling and Commuting Mostly commuting. Driving bugs me and working bugs me so driving to work is the ultimate insult of modern life, and I like to complain.
Life Explained Explores History. The real problem with history is there is so much of it. It is all over the place. But, if you take the time to look at the small pieces it is fascinating.
Life Explains Music Music is a universal language. I like guitar based rock and roll, but there is a little bit of a lot here.