Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Kindle Fire Free App of the Day: PicShop Photo Editor

Today's Free App of the Day is PicShop - Photo Editor
Originally $4.99


This is a very nice photo app that will let you use your Kindle Fire HD camera more fully or edit photos on your original Fire. I discussed the free version of this app here on KBoards in December 2012. I liked the free version enough that I bought the paid version back then for $2.50. It's been upgraded considerably.

 Some of the reviews say you can't save photos you've edited; I'm not sure if it's something they've fixed, but you can--it is somewhat confusing though, it could look like you can only save to FB. But there are two buttons, one that says "Save" with a right-pointing arrow, and one that says Facebook. Clicking on the Save button saves to your device.   I was able to save my edited picture with text to my device and then reopen it in a different app and the saved version was there.

 When you first open it up, you'll see a black screen with a little picture icon in the lower left corner. Tap on that and choose Camera, Gallery or Facebook. If you choose Camera, you'll be able to take a picture and edit that in the app. Selecting FB just got me a spinner. Gallery opened up the pictures on the device (make sure "Device" is selected at the top if you don't see the pics you want). If you pick Camera, and have other apps that use the camera, you'll be given the choice of Camera or the other app(s).

 Note that when you pick Camera, you'll be given options to adjust the settings on your camera. Tap on the woven looking icon surrounding the blue shutter button to adjust the white balance (AW), exposure (+/-), the "scene mode" (auto, action, night, sunset, party--I'm thinking this is shutter speed?) and a menu icon that lets you set the store location and the picture size--I recommend the defaults for these).

Picture edit options include autofix, crop, straighten, brightness, color, blemishes, red eye, focal point, tilt & shift, fish eye, sharpness, and rotate. There are filters, frames, and extras such as background fill, add an image layer, stickers, pointers, Attention (lets you place a shape around something), sketch, text, meme maker, colorize, speech (lets you add thought bubbles).

769 of 1000 reviews are four stars and above.

These apps are compatible with the original Fire and with my Fire HD 8.9" 4G. To tell if an app works for your Fire HD or other Android device registered to your Amazon account, click on the above link and look on the right side of the web page.  Amazon will tell you if it will work with your registered device.

Have fun!

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