Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Kindle Tip: PicShop, for Kindle Fire (all models) and other Android devices. Filters, frames, overlays

In reply to the blog entry about the HD Camera app, commenter David Silva alerted us to another camera app he recommends for Kindle Fire HD owners.

  It's the PicShop Lite Photo Editor, by esDot Development Studio, and it's free.

1.  For this free version, there are currently 104 customer reviews, with an average rating of 4.2 stars.
Almost all the 1-star and 2-star ones are from April-June, and it gets higher ratings after that.

Product Features

Full Editing Suite
Filters and Effects
Frames and Overlays
Sketch Mode w/ 8 different brushes
Meme Maker
Speech Bubbles
Text w/ Adjustable Font
Fun Stickers (Hats, Moustaches, Love etc)
Social Integration (Facebook, Twitter, Email)
Customize app with your own personal theme

The "Editing Suite" includes:
Color / Saturation; Brightness / Contrast; Sharpen / Blur; Tilt Shift
Depth of Field; Blemish Remover; RedEye Remover; Auto-Correction;
Crop; Rotate; Flip

2.   There's a $2.50 regular version as well.
It also has an average 4.2 star rating, with 783 customer reviews, and the sizeable 1-star ones are almost all June 2012 and earlier.

The app maker doesn't mention what the differences are, but one customer said the "full version" was needed to "unlock" something, another customer wishes she "didn't have to buy [the] full version" to get the rest of it, and one person said it seemed to "taunt" you with things available only in the $2.50 version (although if one likes it, $2.50 is not a huge price and it has a sizeable number of people who chose it over the free one eventually).

The Product Description from the product page:

PicShop - Photo Editor
Photo editing on your Android device
Full-Featured Photo Editor for Android
PicShop - Photo Editor features a beautiful design combined with tons of editing options and dozens of filters. With support for HD images up to 8MP, PicShop is great for serious photographers as well as casual.  Post your perfected photos to Facebook, Twitter or e-mail with a single click.
The UI Layer for PicShop is fully GPU accelerated, which translates into extremely low battery consumption, and a beautifully smooth 60hz interface. This app is a joy to use.
Photo Editing Controls
The Editing Suite includes Color/Saturation, Brightness/Contrast, Sharpen/Blur, Tilt Shift, Depth of Field, Blemish Remover, RedEye Remover, Auto-Correction, Crop, Rotate, and Flip.

This editor can of course be used with photos that you transfer to the Kindle Fire HD, either via a USB connection to a computer or via the WiFi File Explorer "over the air."

Related blog articles:
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  . Comparison reviews of the Kindle Fire HD 7" and Google Nexus 7" tablets

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  1. I need to know how to delete pictures on the picshop lite please.

    1. Anonymous, Picshop is only for editing and isn't a file manager. So once you edit something you can Save it or Cancel it. If, later, you want to Remove one that you saved, you go to something like ES File Explorer, which is a great file manager, at the Amazon appstore (and all other app stores), and it's free.

      There you can remove files, move them around, etc. Sorry I could not get to this earlier!


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