PicPlz mobile app gets image editing capabilities through Aviary

PicPlz mobile app gets image editing capabilities through Aviary

PicPlz has updated their mobile apps for both Android and iPhone devices.

The updated app now allows the user to edit the photos before they are shared.

The editing capabilities are provided by Aviary.

PicPlz mobile app gets image editing capabilities through Aviary

As many as 15 tools are available to edit the photos!

PicPlz said:

Both picplz 2.4 for Android and picplz 1.8 for iPhone are available now. Requires Android 2.2+ or iOS 4.3+.

Gush releases some new updates on their photo storage platform

Gush releases some new updates on their photo storage platform

Gush continues to enhance their service to become a solid online photo storage platform on the web.

The company revealed that their users have uploaded more than 1 million photos till now.

They confirmed the recent policy change. They are now storing original photos. Earlier they were storing a slightly optimized version of the photos uploaded by users.

Gush website now lets you like photos for quicker access at a later stage. It already offers the ability to quickly share a photo through your Facebook account.

The service remains in alpha stage though you can use it without any worries to upload your photos from your computers.

They are working on offering a download feature in the near future which is a high on demand feature.

Google Plus: You can now manage privacy settings of all your albums from one place

Google Plus: You can now manage privacy settings of all your albums from one place

Google Plus gets another feature update that makes it more powerful to manage your photo galleries.

This is just another step in Google turning Plus into a replacement of Picasa Web Albums.

Users can now manage the privacy settings of all their photo albums stored on their Google accounts from inside Plus from a single screen.

This feature comes very handy in reviewing the sharing settings of all your photos. You can disable sharing and also enable sharing right away.

Google Plus: You can now manage privacy settings of all your albums from one place

Google Plus: You can now manage privacy settings of all your albums from one place

Instagram aims to launch Android support in the next year

Instagram aims to launch Android support in the next year

Instagram has revealed little information about their future plans. But we finally have some news.

Company CEO Kevin Systrom spoke about their upcoming plans and he revealed some cool stuff.

Instagram would definitely come to Android devices in the next 12 months.

They are also working on adding support for Tablet PCs in the future.

Video is also in the pipeline though it could take a bit longer.

Instagram is a major success in the mobile photo sharing market. They would need a massive boost in their infrastructure to add support for video sharing.

The company just recently launched the second major edition of their mobile app for the iPhone which added some cool new features including support for higher quality images.

Gush: A good option to backup all your photos online for free!

Gush: A good option to backup all your photos online for free!

Gush is still in invite mode though it should be easy to get one.

I have been using it myself for a couple of days now and it could turn into a solid platform for backing up your photos.

They are offering their services for free. The idea is to generate money through value added services like prints etc.

I was not really interested in posting about them after I realized that the photos being uploaded through their desktop client were being compressed for storage. They were retaining the dimensions but were lowering the quality.

But the company developers have just updated us that they have changed their policy based on user feedback and their desktop client would now upload original photos for storage online.

The service already features connectivity with Facebook so it can import all your photos from there automatically.

They are working on adding support for more services including Instagram and Flickr which I think would be pretty awesome. Consider this, all your Flickr photos would be backed up here automatically!

Gush does not showcase themselves as a photo backup platform. They are more about collecting all your photos from all sources at a single place. But for me, it does look more useful as a backup service.

They aim to make it fun to share photos quickly with your friends and family. The service already allows you to share photos on Facebook quickly with a single click (or a keyboard shortcut)!

They are probably going to make it much more powerful as they add more services in the future.

For now, they are still in heavy development. Only basic features are offered. You cannot download your uploaded photos right now. You cannot even access your original photos for now.

All of these features would come in the near future.

PS. One thing that might annoy you about them… They are automatically categorizing photos in different sections like:

Recently Uploaded
Shared on Facebook
By Year
By Season
By Camera
By Camera Settings

There are no options to create sections of your own choice right now. This could also be changed in the future.

Google navigation bar links Photos to Google+ Photos now

Google navigation bar links Photos to Google+ Photos now

If you are logged in and have a Google Plus account, the Photos option in the Google Navigation Bar now links to Google Plus Photos instead of Google Picasa Web Albums.

This is a rather strange move from the company considering Google+ Photos is mostly designed to consume photos and has very few features for management of your own albums.

In fact, the default view of the Google Plus Photos is a showcase of all the photos shared by your friends and not your own stuff.

The company is expected to eventually replace Google Picasa Web with Google+ Photos but for now, this is a bad move because of the limitations of the Google Plus platform.

Users can still access Google Picasa Web manually.

Imgur gets a bunch of updates

Imgur gets a bunch of updates

The developer behind the massively popular image hosting service Imgur has delivered an updated edition.

There are no new features but the user interface has been enhanced. Account holders can now upload images from the web from their dashboard. This functionality was previously available from the homepage only.

The embed codes have been updated. Users now get a new code generated specifically for Reddit service.

Hover selection has been replaced with new click to copy buttons which is great for sharing individual files quickly.

The best feature of the update is the bulk selection which was much in demand. Users can now use their mouse to select multiple images from their backend for embedding. Previously, they had to manually select images one by one.

Flickr updates their mobile app for the Windows Phone platform

Flickr updates their mobile app for the Windows Phone platform

Flickr has updated their official mobile app for the Microsoft’s Windows Phone platform.

This is the version 2 of this app and the new enhancements include:

Built in camera: You can now take photos and share directly to Flickr from the in app camera.
Composure grid: The camera features a grid to help you compose and align your shots which you can toggle on or off. It also turns green when you are in focus.
Focus assist: When pressing the camera button turns the grid green when you are in focus.
Photos are not only uploaded to Flickr, but also accessible in your Pictures Hub
Pin new Live Tiles to your Start screen for quick access to the in-app camera, Recent Activity, and your photostream.

Flickr recently launch their official app for the Google Android platform. We hope to see similar improvements in their Android app in the coming weeks.

Hipster launches as a location based photo sharing service

Hipster launches as a location based photo sharing service

Hipster has finally launched their mobile app for the Apple iPhone platform.

The app allows you to take photos and share them linked to the location.

The company says that it is sort of a visual check-in though this is just the starting.

It is not clear whether they would launch a Google Android app in the near future.

For now, you can check it out on the Apple App Store.

Features:

• Choose your postcard style from 10 gorgeous themes.
• Share your postcards on Facebook and Twitter.
• Keep track of where your friends are and what they are doing.
• View the most interesting postcards that were sent from your location.
• Tag the friends who are in your postcards.
• Hipster works with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, and iPod Touch running iOS 4.0 or higher.

Hipster launches as a location based photo sharing service Hipster launches as a location based photo sharing service