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Visual Art: Image editing apps

Online resources supporting the learning and teaching of the Visual Arts

Art Apps

Allows you to cut out areas of an image and have that area appear to be raised or recessed with torn paper, cut or ripped edges where you cut. Interesting grunge effects with plenty of scope to finely tune the effects and colours used.

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Has 'stickers' of animals, objects etc which actually save in reasonable resolution.

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Warps your image with various different liquid effects, burning effects and colour burst effects. You can fine tune the effects, and can achieve very interesting artworks.

Uses dots or lines as in comics, newspapers etc with many choices of styles and configurations.

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Turns your image into a little planet. Great for panorama landscapes Word Photo - puts whatever words you choose in a selection of fonts over your chosen image.

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This one is a virtual graffiti app, good fun! Also good as a layer for merging.

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This one is quite amazing, and very useful for creating pattern backgrounds to use in collage. iOrnament is an app that is designed for drawing ornamental designs that are both artistically and mathematically fascinating. You draw simple strokes and the app repeats them over and over according to the rules of the 17 crystallographic wallpaper groups. By this, fantastic symmetric patterns are created. Kaleidoscope like pictures, tilings, complicated knots and artistic pavements are right at your fingertips. In addition iOrnament contains an interactive pop-up book that explains mathematical backgrounds on the theory of wallpaper groups and a sampler of classical ornaments from ancient cultures. 

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A painting and drawing app which you can use in conjunction with a photo or by itself.

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This is a simple and clean iPhone and iPad app with a single purpose, blending together images. You can use multiple blending modes (like Multiply, Overlay, Screen and many more), move, rotate, resize and mask the top image.

 

Artwhatson

artwhatson is a free app which let's you know what's happening in galleries around Australia. You can search for Victorian galleries specifically. Click here to go to the artwhatson website.

Hipstamatic

Excellent camera outfit of lenses, films, flashes and camera cases to mix and match. This one is an old favourite.

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Superimpose

This app is used for collage work, masking and isolating images to use in other settings. It also allows you to save your crops in a library.

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Snapseed

Excellent editing app for cropping, adjusting and filters, does many things!

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OutColour

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OutColor lets you easily and quickly produce compelling, depth-rich images from single, conventional 2D photographs. With just a few touches on the screen, you can turn ordinary photos into impressive "Out of Bounds"(OOB) images where the contents are taken outside the boundaries, presented in creative 3D perspective. OutColor allows you to make flexible post processing and modify any aspect of the composition freely. The app renders realistic 3D frame and cast-shadow based on the scene's underlying geometry without acquiring any 3D information. It is fast, stable, and fun to use.

ClearCam

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ClearCam performs its magic by analyzing multiple images and combining their information – a technique known as Super Resolution. It is the first and only app that does this with a seamless end-to-end interface that anyone can use.

Pic Transfer

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The easiest, fastest way to transfer your pictures & videos between your iPhone, iPod Touch and your iPad.  Send multiple pictures & videos between your iPhone, iPod touch and your iPad. 

- Transfer using Wifi or Bluetooth! With Bluetooth transfer, you can transfer your pictures and videos anywhere, without a network connection

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Camera Apps

Saves in high resolution

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Just like a real camera with all the dials and gizmos ClearCam - a camera that will take a series of shots in a row and choose the best one of the group then save it directly to your camera roll. Good fast little camera.

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Similar to Hipstamatic

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Laminar (formerly Iris Photo Suite) provides iPhoneography enthusiasts with a complete set of tools to quickly add life and emotions into their images. It offers complete set of tools needed to edit your images on the go. From filters and textures, to histograms and layers. Great for resizing photos. (from Appshopper)

ScratchCam FX

Great for grunge effects, scratches etc.

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Image Blender

Allows you to merge two images together, giving many different effects, using either two of the same image or two different images.

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Photo Transfer

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Photo Transfer App allows you to transfer photos between your iPhone or iPad and your computer as well as exchange photos between devices over Wifi.