The next thing we learned about was 1) storage within the ipad and 2) different camera apps. I did not realize that there were so many camera apps available to people. I did know there were a lot, but as I explored, there are a lot that are great. Kelly showed us a few of his favorite apps- Camera +, which is 1.99 and What Camera Plus does is pretty much take a camera and Jet packs it. It makes it like a professional camera in an app. The other thing that it does is filters, borders, and captions- which most camera editing apps do not do. I think this would be a cool app because I am big in to social media, but I also save the photos in my archive, but it has really cool features. The second app he shows us was was MagicCam- which is $.99- it kind of like Instagram but in a separate app form, it limits the selection of filters, it is quick and easy. However, I see more of a benefit of using something like Instagram because Instagram is free, it socially posts it, and you get all of the filters. I just found a bunch of Camera apps online at http://appcrawlr.com/ios-apps/best-apps-polaroid-effect because I am more interested in the filter and the borders/ Polaroid look of photos for social media. The problem with these apps, as well as some that Kelly was showing us, is that they are not Free. I have noticed that a lot of Camera editing apps are not Free, which in my opinion, makes it hard to choke down spending the money, downloading it, trying it and hating it. I wish that Apple did what Droids do, which is you are able to download apps that you purchased, try it out, and if you dont like it, you can return it.
I think the coolest app that we used today that was Camera based was Aviary. It is an app that has a lot of features to add to pictures that regular Camera apps don't have. Like the ability to draw on the picture, Memes, text, and frames. On top of that, it has all of the features that other camera apps have. AND IT IS FREE!! The problem is, there are a few bugs within the app that need some fixing before I will be completely up to using it, i.e. stickers and frames need to work.
Once he went through all of the apps, he went to the computer and showed us online editing tools for our pictures. My favorite one, which I use often, is Pic Monkey. To me it is like PicNik, which no longer exists. The reason why I like it is because it is easy, user friendly, and when you are done you do not have to sign up for their service- you just used their service. I am all about adding texts and stickers to pictures, this is the online tool for that.
After lunch we learned about Garage Band on our ipads. I was already familiar with all of the Garage Band fun that is on the laptop, but I was not familiar with the ipad version. I like it because there are more instruments to be played right at your finger tips- the Laptop version is not like that, you actually have to plug the item in. The one thing I like about the Laptop version is that you can edit regular music that has already been recorded and make your own cut on the song (I like making ringtones).
We spent the rest of the class learning about what our final assignment is and we were able to work on it.