Beastgrip Pro is a Professional Smartphone Camera Rig

Beastgrip Pro Kit

Beastgrip Pro is versatile tool for camera phone photographers and videographers that is part of new Kickstarter campaign and should hit its $50,000 goal by day 2 at this rate.

It is a custom rig designed not only for the iPhone, but for all camera smartphones, to attach a variety of professional photo and video accessories. [Read more…]


Layout is a New App from Instagram for Combining Photos

Layout from Instagram

Instagram has launched a new app, called Layout, which lets you combine multiple photos into a single, square image.

That’s something we have all done since nearly the beginning of Instagram. However, we have done that without the help of Instagram and, instead, used apps like Diptic and other collage-making apps to export images to our phones’ camera rolls and then upload to Instagram.

While Layout is still a separate app that you must install, it does include a share to Instagram feature within to make it a quicker process.

Layout also has a facial recognition features that will allow you to choose photos with only faces of people from your camera roll. Additionally, a Photo Booth feature lets you capture photos that instantly fill your layout.

For now, Layout is only available for iOS devices with support for Android promised in the coming months. You can get Layout for free here on the iTunes App Store.

Lightroom mobile iOS 1.3

Lightroom mobile for iPad

Adobe has updated Lightroom mobile for iOS to version 1.3, which includes the following new features:

  • The ability to edit images faster by copying image adjustments and pasting them onto another photo
  • Segmented view in Collections enables users to easily find favorite images
  • Presentation Mode allows users to share images with family and friends without worrying about flags, ratings and adjustments being accidentally changed
  • Bug fixes for issues identified in earlier Lightroom mobile releases

You can download the update through App Store if you don’t have it already via automatic updates. If you haven’t tried Lightroom mobile yet, you can find it here on the iTunes App Store.