Mac users, we're pleased to announce Macphun's all-in-one photo editor Luminar is now available for purchase with special launch pricing. (Existing Macphun customers get a further discount.)
We rated Luminar as "Highly Recommended", and you can now visit the Luminar web site to try it for free.
Mobile photo browsing app Linea has been updated to version 3.3 to include direct access to Dropbox. "Photo enthusiasts who need a way to back up their photos, but can never see or find their photos in Dropbox’s non visual folders, can use Linea to organise and view thousands of pictures, pulling images straight from Dropbox to Linea’s mobile app," the company says. "We realise photo enthusasts are pained with storage and organisation woes on a daily basis. Uploading photos from Dropbox means your photos remain backed up while they are organised automatically in a visually compelling line to be shared with friends and family.” Linea is available as a free download from the App Store.
Linea Press Release
Linea Turns Dropbox Into Beautiful Visual Stories with Photo Import Feature
Linea Version 3.3 Combines Dropbox Feature with Automatic Photo Arranging and Browsing
SEATTLE, June 2013 — Mobile photo browsing app Linea today announced access to Dropbox from its iPhone and iPad app. Photo enthusiasts who need a way to back up their photos, but can never see or find their photos in Dropbox’s non visual folders, can use Linea to organize and view thousands of pictures, pulling images straight from Dropbox to Linea’s mobile app. Once uploaded, Linea uses data about the photos to frame each one appropriately, organizing photos into a beautiful mosiac that you can share, organize or print photo books.
So often photo enthusiasts are pained with the aftershock of storing and organizing photos appropriately. Until Linea, few options for visually organizing photos exhisted. Libriaries of thousands of photos make it difficult to search for photos to print and impossible to share with friends and family—but Linea is putting an end to broken photo libraries by giving users a visual way to organize photos.
“Whether you are an amature or professional photographer, or the average consumer who simply enjoys taking and sharing photos, you’ll probably agree that the way we sort, organize and store pictures now is broken,” said Rowland Hobbs, CEO of Linea. “We realize photo enthusasts are pained with storage and organization woes on a daily basis. Uploading photos from Dropbox means your photos remain backed up while they are organized automatically in a visually compelling line to be shared with friends and family.”
Linea automatically searches for the most interesting component of each photo, whether it be the photo’s positioning, the most asthetically appealing in the picture, or the quality of the image uploaded. It then intelligently arranges the photos, whether uploaded from Dropbox or from another source, into a beautiful mosiac, empowering visual storytelling and browsing. Users can even click to print photo books directly from the app.
In addition to Dropbox, Linea allows you to import photos from Facebook, Photostream and your camera roll. Unlike other photo sharing solutions, Linea displays many photos, not just one at a time. Linea is the first app that turns photo importing into a visually compelling stream of photos.
While dozens of photo technology startups have come and gone in the past decade, few have endured, and none have truly disrupted the space. Consumers are still facing the same challenge their parents faced in the 1960’s when photography went mainstream: there is no one digital technology that offers a visually compelling way to organize and view your photos. Social media networks offer a positive sharing experience and photo storing sites take care of the shortage of storage some users face—but until Linea, no one company has successfully married big data and summarziation technology with a visually compelling photo stream and a joyous user experience.
To best preserve memories of a milestone or event, users can upload photos to collaborate and share lines of pictures. With Linea, users can combine the pictures their mom, aunt and brother took into a fresh line of ready-to-share photos, or share pictures with group of friends. In addition to uploading and viewing photos in a beautiful mosiac, users simply click to print and purchase photo books delivered straight to their door.
Linea’s visual storytelling, designed to preserve and bring memories forward, is available to iPhone, iPad and web users. For more information about Linea, or to download the free iPhone or iPad app, visit http://www.getlinea.com.
Linea makes it easy to browse and share photos while letting you choose who sees them. Behind a beautiful and easy-to-use mobile and web interface, a data-driven, intelligent algorithm uses metadata from each picture to properly frame and place it in a beautiful mosaic for the Linea user. iPhone, iPad and web users can collaborate to preserve memories for years to come. To learn more about Linea or to download, visit http://www.getlinea.com