Here we go again for the second installment of “Combo Apps”, I’ll be blogging about Pudding Camera & Diptic.
I will write about Pudding Camera first, since it’s a Korean Photo App. Lots of people seem to be intimidated with the Korean Language, well there’s nothing to be scared or turned off by the language. You can look for the actual site by KTH. Then you can translate the Korean into English. One other thing we all have in common in the world or universal is symbols, icons and numbers. It was really easy for em to figure out to use this app with the icons/symbols and numbers. The best thing of all about this app…IT’S FREE !!! So let’s get started with this AWESOME app !!!
After the app is loaded you will noticed the different cameras & film types. It’s pretty easy to figure out. You move your finger up and down to find what camera suits your need. They also give you the ratio aspects and millimeters of each camera. It even gives you a demo pic of each of the cameras too. I mean how great is that !!! What an AWESOME APP !!!
I took a screen shot (in the dark) of what it would look like if you were to use the camera part of the app. I will explain all of the icons/symbols. You will noticed that this app is a full screen view finder. Which I find really cool and easier to see the full view picture taking. Also if your using Fantasy 50mm and Fisheye, it will have darken (cropped) out areas of where the picture will be cropped. The reason is they make square shots. If your using the Panorama & Motion x2, you will see a darken top and bottom area.
1. On the left you will notice a dial or a part of a half circle sticking out. That is the exposure dial for you camera. I put mine at -0.5, why because I like my photos on the darker side or underexposed. I like having real deep saturated color.
2. Is a picture of what camera your using, while shooting your pictures. Again if your using the Panorama, Fantasy 50mm, Fisheye and Motion x2. You will see the darken cropped out areas on the view finder.
3. Sprocket looking icon/symbol is a list of things for the camera app. The list is below. You will also notice that resolution setting is only at 1280px. For me I don’t care about HD or Retina display, I just enjoy taking picture on the app. If you care about that stuff then get over yourself, THE APP IS FREE FOR GOD SAKES !!!
The settings page:
A. If you login you will have access to more features (the app allows you to upload pictures to an online service called Paran, who sponsors the app as far as I understood).
C. Saved photo size (pick either small/472px, medium/700px or big/1280px).
D. Enable/disable geolocation info (blue means it’s enabled, you may want to disable it for privacy concerns).
E. Announcements (info about the app and online sharing service, Korean only).
F. App version.
G. Go to “Face Recognition” app (if you click the right button, Safari opens a page with info about another app, which I think by its icon is more a joke than a really useful app anyway).
H. Go to other Paran apps (if you click the right button, Safari opens a page about other apps related to Paran).
4. The square icon/symbol is where your pictures are stored in the app, by date & time. and in your camera roll too. Unlike the built-in Photos app, it groups the photos you take by date: at the top you can see the date and the number of pictures you took that day. Clicking on a photo you see a larger thumbnail with four “buttons” you can tap: the one with P uploads the pic to the online service, the next one allows you to email the photo, the next one shows with more info about the picture (as displayed in picture B) and the trashcan deletes the pic. If one clicks the small camera in the overlay banner, a pop-up says the app picks the same lens/filter combination for the next pictures (this wasn’t translated, but from my tests this is what it does), a nifty feature and time saver. Every time you take a new photo it is also saved in the iPhone’s camera roll, so you can use them as any other photo you took with the built-in camera app. But due to some limitations it loses all its metadata like geolocation. But if you email the photo using the in-app email feature nothing is lost. Again very helpful, so you can send the pictures to Flickr or Twitpic, for instance.
5. Finally the last button on the bottom row allows “self-portrait” photos, where you can touch anywhere on the screen to activate the shutter.
6. Camera button to take the picture.
7. Top right is the camera swivel to take self portraits or take a group front picture.
8. Flash indicator will let you know if you have flash on, auto or flash off.
Now that covers the Pudding Camera App. This the site I got my info on, thanks to emebadan on Instagram.
Then I try to line up the photos as best I can, so the lines look seamless. After I do that I press the “Effects” button to take the border out. Then hit the “Export” button and save it at “high res”. It takes longer to save, but it’s well worth it for posting on Flickr or printing the image.
This concludes this weeks blog…if you have any questions, please leave comments on the blog, Combo Apps Flickr Group, or email ME (firstname.lastname@example.org). You can also give me ideas or suggestions on improving the blogs.
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