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HoudahGeo 5.2: Photo Geocoding Solution Adds Lightroom Classic Support

Houdah Software announces HoudahGeo 5.2, a major upgrade to the photo geotagging tool for Mac. HoudahGeo tags photos with GPS coordinates and location names. Geotags allow photo cataloging tools to organize and find photos by location.

 

Location information adds to the “story” of a photo. A photo pinned to a map has context. A series of tagged photos documents the path taken.

 

That’s why we took a GPS track logger on our trek to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in Africa. Later on, this allowed us to geotag our photos using HoudahGeo.

 

Browsing the photos we took during this once-in-a-lifetime vacation, we can retrace our steps through the rainforest, into the heather zone, the mountain desert and finally to the summit. Seeing the photos and track log on a map helps recalling details, understanding the route we took and makes telling our story so much more visual and interactive.

 

For details on the equipment we used on the Kilimanjaro trek, check out the Houdah Software blog. There you will also find examples of what our photos look like in Google Earth and Google Photos.

 

HoudahGeo makes it easy to geotag digital photos with GPS location information. It writes future-proof EXIF, XMP, and IPTC tags to JPEG and RAW image files. HoudahGeo also supports XMP sidecar files.

 

HoudahGeo can load photos from Apple Photos, iPhoto, Aperture, and Adobe Lightroom catalogs. HoudahGeo can then tag original image files and add location information to photos in Apple Photos, iPhoto, and Aperture libraries. This gives the users of Apple’s photo cataloging tools access to the many photo geocoding options HoudahGeo has to offer:

* Automatic geocoding using GPS track logs
* Geocoding using reference photos taken using iPhone, a smartphone, or a GPS-enabled camera
* Geocoding without a GPS. Use the built-in map to double-check, adjust, or assign locations to your photos

 

How is geotagging different from assigning locations in Apple Photos?
Geotagging writes location information to metadata tags within the original image files. This creates a permanent bond between a photo and the location where it was taken. HoudahGeo writes the same industry-standard EXIF and XMP as used by GPS-enabled cameras. Such geotags can be used by Apple Photos as well as other photo cataloging or publishing tools.

 

Location information added in Apple Photos exists only within the library database. The original images remain unaltered. Only exported versions of the photo can be set to include geotags.

 

HoudahGeo feature highlights:
* Supports many methods of geocoding: GPS track logs, built-in maps, Google Earth, etc.
* Writes GPS data, location names, title, description and keywords to EXIF, XMP and IPTC tags
* Works with JPEG as well as a large number of RAW file formats. It also supports XMP sidecar files
* Notifies Apple Photos, iPhoto, and Aperture of changes made to photo location information
* Exports photos and track logs for viewing in Google Earth

 

New in HoudahGeo 5.2:
* Support for Lightroom Classic CC. Import photos and metadata from Lightroom catalogs
* HoudahGeo now offers autocompletion when editing location, city, province/state, country names
* HoudahGeo now reads and writes the EXIF v2.31 OffsetTimeOriginal tag. This specifies the camera clock time zone
* HoudahGeo now updates the XMP MetadataDate tag when writing EXIF/XMP tags
* Greatly improved performance of bulk changes. E.g. setting the location name on all selected images

 

Notable additions in previous releases:
* Apple Photos: HoudahGeo can now add locations to photos in the Apple Photos library. Requires Photos 2.0 on macOS Sierra
* Places: Quickly assign photos to favorite places and apply coordinates and location names
* Drag-and-drop geocoding: Drag images to the built-in map and drop them at the location where they were taken
* Reverse geocoding: Look up location names in English, German, Spanish and French
* Camera import: Download photos from your camera. Geotag photos before importing them into your photo library
* Lightroom integration: HoudahGeo reads location metadata directly from the Lightroom catalog
* Keywords editor: The new keywords editor makes it easy to assign keywords in bulk
* Map search: No GPS? No problem! Search for landmarks, cities, as well as your favorite places
* Publish KML to Dropbox: Upload photos and track logs to Dropbox. View in Google Earth and Google My Maps

 

Pricing and Availability:
HoudahGeo 5.2 is priced at $39 USD (+ tax) for a single-user license. A full-featured demo version is available. Licenses are available from the Houdah Software in-app and web stores.

Play an Animated Photo Slideshow on Your TV With SlideFlow 1.0 for iOS

VeprIT has released SlideFlow 1.0, their new slideshow app for iOS devices. SlideFlow was specifically designed for generating animated photo slideshow with background music, and playing it on a TV screen.

 

Play an Animated Photo Slideshow on Your TV With SlideFlow 1.0 for iOS

 

The app offers a natural viewing experience by first displaying the full photograph, and then applying the Ken Burns effect to zoom in on human faces. Users can play the generated video on a connected TV, export it, or share it. The app works over Wi-Fi with many smart TVs, Apple TV, and Chromecast.

 

“The SlideFlow idea was born in a search for the best way to present photos, especially from mobile devices.” explains Dr. Demid Borodin, VeprIT owner. “Myself, I usually look at the full photo first, and then zoom on human faces (if any) to see them better. This is exactly what SlideFlow is doing, automatically, with a beautiful animation.”

 

SlideFlow works with:

  • Apple TV
  • Many modern smart TVs, for example Samsung, LG, Sony, Panasonic, and Philips TVs
  • Chromecast
  • Android TV
  • Other devices supporting DLNA or Google Cast

 

Features:

  • Generate beautiful video slideshow with library photos
  • Animate photos using Ken Burns effect
  • Recognize human faces and zoom on them to provide the most natural viewing experience
  • Add music
  • Apply creative effects to the slide photos
  • Play the generated slideshow directly on a TV
  • Save all your slideshow configurations and videos for future quick access

 

SlideFlow 1.0 is Free and is available in the App Store. [GET IT HERE]

PhotoStory 1.0.1 Offers Image to Video Transformation for macOS

einstein’s legacy v2.0, LLC introduces PhotoStory 1.0.1 for macOS, an image-to-video transformation application. PhotoStory turns a collection of images into a high-quality digital movie for use in promotion, storytelling and creating time-lapsed applications. The app features modern codecs, variable speed playback and a simple WYSIWYG user interface. PhotoStory 1.0.1 includes the following key features:

PhotoStory 1.0.1 Offers Image to Video Transformation for macOS

* Easy Organization – Drag’n’drop images into the desired order for output or sort the collection according to name or date
* Adjustable Speed – Set the playback rate by hand or choose from almost 20 frame-rate-based preset options
* Appearance – Control the background color and placement of images within the frame of the output movie
* Modern Codecs – Create new movies in a variety of formats for a range of devices and playback situations
* Sharing – Share your output movie using Vimeo, Facebook and other popular internet services

 

“PhotoStory was born out of our own need for a simple product that could transform a collection of images into a movie clip,” says Douglas A. Welton, einstein’s legacy Chief Product Officer. “We’ve kept the application simple. Adding only those features that help video content creators be most productive. This isn’t a heavyweight application like Final Cut Pro X or Adobe Premiere. PhotoStory opens quickly and allows users to get their task done so they can get to the next step in their workflow.”

 

PhotoStory 1.0.1 is available for $9.99, and is available through the Mac App Store in the Video category.

Snappd – The Home of Vertical Video Is Here

Snappd Ltd. has announced the release of Snappd 1.0, its new video discovery and storytelling app developed exclusively for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. The goal of Snappd is to give (vertical) videos longevity and to boost discovery for the creators of these stories. The app is for content creators and influencers who make stories but also for people looking to find and watch engaging mobile videos. Creators and influencers can re-purpose their content to grow their audience and boost discovery.

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Viewers can discover and watch stories from categories & tags that interest them. They can also follow creators and be notified when they upload. As these stories will not expire creators can share their content easily across social media and even embed them into a website or blog post with just a few taps.

 

Snappd is fully optimized for mobile which is key as the trend towards creating and consuming vertical video content continues to grow. Discovery is an essential aspect of the app. Each story must have a tagline and at least two tags to give context so that viewers know what the video is about.

 

Categories also allow viewers to find stories and creators in a range of different topics from ‘Business’ and ‘Tech’ to ‘Marketing’ and ‘Beauty.’ The home page is where you can find the featured section which highlights curated videos which are regularly updated to showcase must-watch stories.

 

To ensure that stories are quality each user must apply to be a Snappd creator – everyone will be able to upload one story then their profile is reviewed in order to grant the ability to upload more videos.

 

Snappd 1.0 is free and available on the App Store in the Photo & Video category.

Panols – Share iPhone Panorama Shots on Instagram

Independent designer, Juan Arreguin is proud to announce the release of Panols 1.1, his ingenious Instagram utility for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. Panols allows users to split their panorama photos into three panels, making them perfect for posting on Instagram.

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Panols allows photographers to share the panoramic photos taken with their iPhone, as well as other photos stored in their Photo Library, with Instagram users everywhere. The app takes the Panorama shots stored in the device’s Photo Library, and accurately splits the wide-shot into three separate shots, allowing users to take advantage of the Instagram profile display grid to showcase them in their full glory via the social network’s standard three-across display view.

 

Features:
* Easily select the exact portion of the panorama shot for processing
* Quickly splits any panorama shot into three images
* Uses a copy for edits, never making changes to the original photo
* Edit metadata, including names, descriptions and geolocation
* Results are easily posted to Instagram, resulting in a three-across grid view of the panorama on your profile
* Panols images are stored in a convenient “Panols” album in your Camera Roll
* Album includes a copy of the original Panorama shot, to ensure the photos are posted in the proper order

 

Panols was featured on the popular Product Hunt website when it was originally released, ranking in at #3 in the Photography category.

 

What’s New in Version 1.1
* Fixed: Crash when user selected an iCloud image while offline
* Added: Manage downloading images from iCloud to use
* Added: Error dialog when media is not available

 

Panols 1.1 is just $1.99 USD (or an equivalent amount in other currencies) and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Photo and Video category.

Instagrids Collage – Amazing Layouts Designed for Instagram Profile Page

Ultralab Apps today is excited to announce the release and promotional sale of Instagrids Collage 1.0.0, an iOS app that features a myriad of creative multi photo frames designed specifically to be posted and viewed as large Instagram profile banners. With Instagrids Collage users can easily join their favorite snaps together in one of the templates and split the resulting image into several parts that show up as one impressive photo grid on the profile page.

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With popular Instagrammers being more and more deliberate in how the things that they post will affect the overall look of their feed, it’s a trend to have a thoroughly curated stream of pics following one theme and melding perfectly together. But what if some images you really love and would like to share just don’t quite go with the rest? Or you don’t want to be like everyone else and use the same filter for every image you post? Instagrids Collage seamlessly ties a number of photos together with the help of eye-catching backgrounds and frames that run through each pic. At that, with just a few taps and no need for mad Photoshop skills users get a very memorable Instagram profile that screams creativity.

 

Even for those not looking to go pro with their social media game, Instagrids Collage is a great tool to spice up the posts and effortlessly give one’s Instagram a nice, polished look. Using the app is extremely easy, and is down to choosing a template, filing it up with photos, and following the app’s simple instructions on posting. The colorful templates available within the app were designed not only to be enjoyed from the profile page. Each photo piece is beautiful on its own and will look great in the followers’ feed.

 

For a limited time, Instagrids Collage 1.0.0 is free with In-app purchases for additional content and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Photo & Video category.

PixCompare for iOS 2.0 – Search for Duplicate Photos on Your iPhone

Lakehorn AG is pleased to announce the new release of PixCompare for iOS version 2.0. With PixCompare, users can easily search for duplicate and similar photos on their iPhones and iPads. Photos can then be selected for batch deletion. PixCompare will save actual space on your devices.

PixCompare for iOS 2.0 - Search for Duplicate Photos on Your iPhone

PixCompare is based on a very fast algorithm that was developed and improved by Lakehorn over the past 20 years on the Mac platform. It only uses parts of the actual photo to compare them to one another, plus additional photo properties, like location and date. This results in an excellent performance. On a fast iPhone, loading and comparing 1.000 photos takes less than 6 seconds. The whole comparison process executes on the user’s device(s). Photos are never transmitted to any third party, therefore the privacy of the photos is guaranteed.

 

Main features include
* compare up to 10.000 pictures
* compare any album, the camero roll, or the full library
* display results in groups or pairs of similar photos
* display up to 500 potential duplicate photos

 

Language Support:
PixCompare is localized into English, Japanese, French, German, and Italian languages.

 

PixCompare 2.0 is a $0.99 download available worldwide through the App Store in the Photography category. PixCompare is also available for the Mac.

Ultrapop Infinite – Endless Source of Unique Color Filter Combinations

Minsk, Belarus – Ultralab Apps today is excited to announce the release of Ultrapop Infinite, a simple one-button photo editor that draws its inspiration from the colorful custom-designed effects of the Ultrapop series. While the app lacks habitual adjustment tools and filter presets, it is extremely easy to pick up and offers a fun-filled and exciting editing experience every use.

 

Ultrapop Infinite is a lazy way to turn a regular snap in a creative over-the-top digital masterpiece in an instant. The app’s interface is more than laconic with a single button that puts an unexpected mix of peculiar effects on the uploaded image. Every tap of a button produces a one-of-a-kind filter combination, allowing for an unlimited number of unique photo edits. Each edit can be saved and shared with equal ease right within the app. Thus, Ultrapop Infinite enables users that are willing to go beyond the standard set of photo filters to quickly snap a photo, instantly transform it, and share it on their favorite media.

 

Ultrapop app series has an active and growing Instagram community. Everyone interested in creative photo editing is welcome to join by following @ultrapopapp and tagging their photos with #ultrapopapp.

 

Device requirements:
* iPhone, iPad and iPod touch
* Requires iOS 8.0 or later
* 12.2 MB

 

Pricing and Availability:
Ultrapop Infinite 1.0 is $1.99 and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Photo & Video category.

 

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