Apple iPhone 6s Features 4K Video and 12MP Sensor with “Live” Photos

iPhone 6s

Yesterday, Apple announced the new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, among a number of other new products. Notably, the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus will see an upgrade in the resolution of the rear camera. This marks the first resolution upgrade to the camera since the iPhone 4S launched in 2011.

12MP is hardly a shocking resolution upgrade in today’s world of 50MP DSLRs and 120MP DSLRs around the corner; however, it is important because Apple is also adding 4K video capture. [Read more…]

Will Apple’s Rumored iPad Pro Feature a Wide Gamut (aka HDR) Display?

Apple Wide Gamut Display Patents

One of the big rumors for Apple over the past couple of years has been about an iPad Pro model. The rumors and leaks are well documented and Apple’s faithful fanboys expect it feature a 12.9″ display – as compared to the 9.7″ iPad Air 2 display.

I have a terrible pastime of reading patent applications on the weekends and I happened to notice several published applications from last week indicating that Apple is sorting out both server-side processing and device-level processing of HDR or wide gamut video and images, along with the backward compatibility. [Read more…]

Apple Digital Camera RAW Update 6.06 Adds Sony A7R II, RX100 IV and RX10 II Support


Apple has released Digital Camera RAW Update 6.06 for OS X Yosemite, which adds RAW file support for the following cameras:

You can download the update via the Mac App Store updates pane.

Get a Sneak Peek of an Early Prototype of Adobe’s Mobile Retouching

In this video, Bryan O’Neil Hughes shows off some serious retouching capabilities of Adobe’s mobile photo retouching on the iPad. He doesn’t name the app but these features will probably show up in a future iteration of a Photoshop mobile app.

I have always been a little clumsy making fine edits with my fingers on the iPad. I have tried using a stylus with varied degrees of success. I don’t think I’m alone in these challenges either. Today, I just don’t know how serious this feature can be taken. It could be one of those handy features used occasionally that is nice to have, but not essential.

Then again, it may turn out to be an app/feature that hits just in time for the rumored iPad Pro. The more horsepower Apple continues to put into the iPad, the more closely the spec sheet approaches Wacom’s Cintiq tablets. And, if that happens, Wacom’s products may become even more niche solutions than they already are.

Adobe apps have to become much more robust on iOS and Android before that happens and this teaser shows that Adobe is well on its way to doing just that.