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iPhone Friday – Can You Spot The Difference?

I still had some images on my iPhone from my visit to the University of Western Ontario last week so I thought I’d share one more. I really love trying new apps but I still have my work horse apps that gets used all the time.

Here’s the image straight out my iPhone taken with Camera+

Western University, London, Ontario, campus, iphoneography

When I process an iPhone shot it always goes through Snapseed first for adjustments (when needed) in contrast, brightness, ambiance or saturation. I then also adjust sharpness and/or structure. I may stop there with Snapseed or try some of their different presets. My next favorite app is PhotoToaster. I just love the presets in this app but more than that the individual adjustment sliders give you fantastic control over the image. You can adjust exposure; temperature; lighten shadows; tint; blacks and so much more.

This image was processed with both Snapseed and PhotoToaster as described above. I did use a new app I just downloaded called Over. Over allows you to add text and artwork to your photos. Can I tell you how I found out about it??  You know those little free app cards you can pick up at Starbucks? Well last week Over was on the card. Yup…don’t overlook those, you never know what little gems you might find.

Western University, London, Ontario, campus, iphoneography, snapseed, PhotoToaster, Over

36 responses

  1. Len

    It is quite amazing what these apps do Edith. Terrific transformation of the original photo. Have a great weekend.


    June 28, 2013 at 7:31 am

  2. Great set of tips. Useful as always.


    June 28, 2013 at 7:50 am

  3. Nice edit! Wonderful old world feel to it!


    June 28, 2013 at 7:52 am

  4. Good work Edith! Hadn’t heard of phototoaster, will have to give that one a try!


    June 28, 2013 at 7:53 am

    • Thanks Tina. I use PhotoToaster a lot. You can actually download a free version which is great and then for .99 I upgraded to the full version which is even better.


      June 28, 2013 at 11:40 am

  5. I dig it!


    June 28, 2013 at 7:58 am

  6. Wonderful dear Edith levy, Thank you and have a nice weekend, love, nia


    June 28, 2013 at 8:17 am

  7. Jimi Jones

    Nice, Edith. There are so many apps and so much fun to have. Love trying new ones.


    June 28, 2013 at 9:16 am

  8. Really wonderful transformation, Edith.
    Wishing you a fantastic weekend!


    June 28, 2013 at 9:43 am

  9. Really like this app’s editing ability. Well done. Thanks for the tip about Over. I like that you can use the text as a watermark. I’m not a coffee drinker, but I sure like the hint about Starbucks and cards with free apps. Thanks.


    June 28, 2013 at 10:07 am

  10. Beautiful editing. Thanks for the tip, too.


    June 28, 2013 at 11:31 am

  11. elisaruland

    These photo apps are amazing, and you have the right touch to utilize them to their fullest extent! Not everyone could pull this off….beautiful!


    June 28, 2013 at 11:10 pm

  12. IiPhoneograpgy is a whole new world of creativity. This gives a very realistic vintage feel to the original image.


    June 29, 2013 at 4:04 pm

    • Thanks Andy. I really enjoy shooting and processing with me iPhone. It brings my creativity out in a whole different way.


      June 29, 2013 at 7:44 pm

  13. Looks terrific Edith!


    June 29, 2013 at 5:54 pm

  14. Edith do you have Paper Camera? It’s pretty cool and it’s free today.


    June 29, 2013 at 8:06 pm

  15. I really like the outcome… personally, I don’t have the patience to process images on my phone, just a few adjustments and then I share away 🙂


    June 30, 2013 at 2:11 pm

    • Thanks Bashar It’s fun to do especially when I’m waiting for something or someone 🙂


      June 30, 2013 at 5:47 pm

  16. Rich McPeek

    Wonderful shot Edith! Love how you processed it! Thanks for sharing!


    July 1, 2013 at 11:13 am

  17. You are a pro at these apps…I have only started to play very little with a couple of them on my iPad. The toaster effect is very cool.


    July 1, 2013 at 11:15 am

  18. Very nice final result, Edith. I’m continually amazed at what we can do with our phones now.


    July 1, 2013 at 12:25 pm

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