Photoediting software for your iPhone or iPod Touch

Consumer Reports News: October 23, 2009 04:45 PM

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The Perfectly Clear iPhone app from Athentech, allows you to adjust the contrast, brightness, tint and other aspects of the digital photos and images stored on your Apple iPhone. (Click to enlarge.)
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Cameras and accessories have been the major focus at this year’s PhotoPlus Expo in New York, but products for other devices with camera capability are getting attention, such as photoediting software for the iPhone.

At an industry event last night, Adobe, which makes Photoshop and Photoshop Elements image-editing software, announced that its free Mobile for iPhone application has been downloaded over 1 million times from Apple's App Store, a milestone reached in less than one week of availability. Additionally, Adobe said, the application has held the No. 1 position for all ‘Top Free’ applications for 10 consecutive days. The app lets you edit, upload, view and share photos directly on an iPhone or iPod Touch and crop or rotate, as well as transform photos with filters and effects.

Another company, called Athentech, has been doing demos of its iPhone app called Perfectly Clear, for $2.99, on the trade-show floor. The app corrects a picture’s contrast, exposure, and tint. It can also tweak saturation and sharpen images.

Canon also recently introduced a free iPhone app called Canon Easy Photo-Print App, which they claim enables you to wirelessly print photos from your iPhone or iPod touch on compatible Canon PIXMA printers via a wireless network with a few simple taps.

All three applications are available at the iTunes App Store. —Terry Sullivan

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