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March 11, 2012

Mobile Noise: iPhoto and Photoshop Touch iPad review wars (also: Kelby lighting app & more)

"Mobile Noise" is an infrequent round-up of mobile photography themed subjects. This is one of those infrequent days ;-) In the land of the iPads we have a little bit of an Apple vs Adobe duel, with Apple's recently launched iPhoto and Adobe's Photoshop Touch for the iPad vying for mobile photographers pixel-peep-affections.

On the Photoshop Touch pour la iPad front, we have new reviews of the software at dpreview (by the AppWhisperer), along with ephotozine, Wired, Cult of Mac, TWiP, et al.

On the iPhoto for iPad front, Ars Technica has published a detailed 4-page review, proclaiming victory for iCupertino, while brother-from-another-mother Wired has a rather different opinion. Meanwhile Gizmodo's hands-on throws around the ...S-word... More hands on at PC Magazine, et al... Regardless, if you are set on getting iPhoto, The Digital Story has published five tips to consider considering.

iPhoto requires iPad-2 or iPad-3 (2012 model, new model), but Ars Technica points to a trick to get it working on the first iPad.

Meanwhile, Scott Kelby Inc has another new development, a free iPad app , Lighting Secrets offering about 45 minutes worth of lighting-related teachings. It is compatible with iPad and iOS 5+. (via Galbraith, PhotoXels).

On the Android front, The Google is celebrating its re-arranging of the Android Market as the new "Google Play" store and as part of the celebration they are having 25c daily specials in every major category. Of photography interest, the current 25c app special is Camera Zoom FX for 25c. If you miss this 24 hour window, you can get it as part of the 49-cent apps special which ends in a couple of days.

UPDATE: Instagram has teased an Android version of the popular app at SXSW in Austin::Texas says Tech Crunch and others.

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