Camera Awesome

Discussion in 'Vendors' started by Baldy, Mar 3, 2012.

  1. Baldy

    Baldy Site Owner Administrator

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    Hey, we've been working on an app worthy of the fantastic hardware that the iPhone has and we turned it loose on the App Store a few days ago. We didn't know what to expect, but it rocketed to the #2 app on the store with a million downloads already. :eek1

    Anyway, we made it because we thought it'd be cool for guys like us who need a small camera that you can still get great pics with. Here's a leetle video I made about it:

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  2. hoadie72

    hoadie72 Adventurer

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    Features look good but it constantly crashes on my iPhone 3GS :(
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  3. traveltoad

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    I've been digging it on my iPhone 4!
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  4. AKwriter

    AKwriter Been here awhile

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    Works great on my iPhone 4. Looking forward to trying all the different features. Can't beat free.
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  5. bikyto

    bikyto Dans le doute...gaz!

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    Looks awesome!
    Can't wait to try it. :clap
    Good job!!!!!
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  6. OlyRider

    OlyRider Long timer

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    Where's the *Zoom*?!

    Can't figure that one out?

    And how do I upload more than one photo at a time to my Smugmug?
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  7. Hotspice

    Hotspice Satellites not acquired

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    Oly, the zoom is right above the camera button you use to take the pic. It's in the actual viewfinder area and you have to touch it before it appears.

    Lots of features in the app and hoping there will be more documentation on it.

    It's an Awesome photo-app that I would have been willing to pay for.

    Thanks for creating it Baldy.

    :freaky
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  8. Rwelch360

    Rwelch360 Been here awhile

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    Hey that looks awesome, i was on the fence about which phone to get when i am able to get my new device. I think I just got sold on the Iphone, that app looks really cool and I could absolutely put it to some good use. Very awesome!:thumb
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  9. snorty

    snorty no-diggety

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    That looks excellent. I'll have to install it on my iPhone. I love the way it "awesome-izes" the cathedral shot. Plus the sharing feature is really handy.
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  10. CalGSer

    CalGSer Robust Adventurer

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    Hey Baldy,
    This looks great. Will download tonight. Until now, didn't know that you were another valley citizen.
    Thanks mucho.
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  11. Anticyclone

    Anticyclone Ride more worry less

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    Got it the first day it came out. Been playing with it daily, and spending $1 at a time getting the filters I want, just as I'm sure the smugmug braintrust intended:D. It really is a well put together app. Thanks Baldy!

    Pretty neat when you can do this in 30 seconds on your phone:

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  12. swellguy

    swellguy Been here awhile

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    I'm a pro photog and think this is a great looking app. Of course, I switched to Android about a year ago, so . . . damn.
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  13. OlyRider

    OlyRider Long timer

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    I *love* Baldy, and all he has done for us, but I don't *like* this phone app. The "ZOOM" function is practically useless for me! I just tested it again for the 100th time. Two-thirds of the time the zoom function doesn't zoom at all. The rest of the time, because it is *right next to* the shutter button, the camera takes a picture for me when I don't want it to. And it doesn't seem to have the two-finger squeeze that the other camera apps(and most other apps) have for zoom in or out.

    And no one answered my question about sending batches of photos to Smugmug, so I'm guessing it doesn't do that either. As far as i can tell...it's one at a time. Very slow.

    I'm absolutely willing to be *corrected* about my impressions, but please keep them constructive, and point out where I have my facts wrong. Not just an unnecessary defense of all things *Baldy*. All I'm saying is the Camera+ app has been much more useful for me, for all the things it does well.

    And I'm very willing to listen to reason.
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  14. HD Steve

    HD Steve Nonposer in Training

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    Baldy:

    I'm a new smugmug user and just found Camera Awesome through a Wall Street Journal writeup. I love it so far, and am looking forward to learning all the functionality. Smugmug has been a great tool to try and move my photo collection to another secure location.
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  15. Baldy

    Baldy Site Owner Administrator

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    We're working on an Android version but wow the programming is tough in that environment. I dunno if we can make it as fast and robust. Now I understand the scarcity of camera apps on Android. We made a mistake by saying we're working on an Android version because Apple is pissed at us now...
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  16. Baldy

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    Nice shot! We're getting some complaints about having to repeatedly get dinged for a dollar, how about one buy button to get them all forever... Working on that.
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  17. Baldy

    Baldy Site Owner Administrator

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    Yeah, we're not too happy with the way the zoom works and thinking of alternatives...

    For bulk uploading (to SmugMug or facebook or wherever) here's one way to do it:

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    So you're in your library looking at thumbs of your images, and in the upper right you'll notice a slider that toggles between one image and many. Toggle it to many. Then just tap on all the images you want to bulk upload to select them and you get a checkmark and they gray out a little and get a white border. When you've selected them all, share to SmugMug.

    The other way is to auto-archive by going into the settings menu and selecting auto-archive on. It will create a SmugMug gallery called Camera Awesome Archive and everything you shoot will automatically be backed up there. You'll also see an option to only do that when you're on wifi.

    I hope this helps.
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  18. sonoran

    sonoran copacetic

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    Love it!!

    Thanks Baldy!

    :clap :clap :clap
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  19. dirtydeeds

    dirtydeeds I'm alive.

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    I just downloaded this app. I'm trying to figure out how to get my photos from the camera roll to smug mug. Does this app do thi.
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  20. Tilt2turn

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    Yes. After opening the app, tap the photo button on the bottom left to access pictures taken with this app. Tap the top left icon (the button with 9 square boxes) to see all pictures. There is a + button on the bottom right that goes to the phone's Camera Roll. Selecting a photo from there will add it to Camera Awesome pics. Once pictures are in the Camera Awesome app, click on the photo, tap the forward button, and send it to Smugmug.

    It is easier than it sounds. That + button is hard to see depending on what picture is under it.
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