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Color vulnerable to simple GPS hack, lets you spy on anyone, anywhere

Color, the $41-million-in-funding location-oriented photo sharing startup, is susceptible to simple GPS spoofing. With nothing more than a jailbroken iPad or iPhone, you can use FakeLocation to trick Color into thinking you're somewhere else. Within seconds you can be browsing photos that were snapped thousands of miles away. With a little digging, you can pore through photos not intended for your...

Views.fm Dropbox viewer offers slick galleries, and adds commenting

Sharing an entire Dropbox folder can be a bit of a pain, unless it's your Public folder. Plus, Dropbox only natively displays photo galleries for your Photos folder. What's a sharing addict to do? Try Views.fm, a Dropbox viewer that lets you share any folder publicly or with selected friends, and adds great-looking galleries and comments to boot. Views.fm connects to Dropbox, and then lets...

Quickshot camera app for iOS saves photos straight to Dropbox

If you upload a lot of photos from your iPhone to Dropbox, you know it's kind of a pain in the butt. Opening the Dropbox app and then individually transferring each photo takes quite some time, and there's no batch photo select option available. Quickshot with Dropbox for iOS offers a way to get the job done, though. With Quickshot, you just select a photos folder in your Dropbox and start...

Flickr adds lightbox viewer for iPad surfers

Flickr has announced that visitors who browse the site using an iPad can now view photos using a lightbox-style viewer. On any photo page, simply tap the picture you'd like to view and the background will darken and the higher-resolution image will load in the foreground. It's a subtle change, but one which definitely makes browsing Flickr on an iPad a more enjoyable (and efficient)...

Instagrid is an easy way to create a gallery of your Instagram photos

Looking for a clean, simple way to display and share your Instagram photos as a gallery? Check out Instagrid, a new Web app that makes the process about as painless as it can be. Just create an account, plug in your Instagram account details, and starting choosing photos. Photos can be viewed in a single-column display at full size, or as a neatly laid-out array of thumbnails. Clicking a...

Photoshop Express 2.0 for iOS adds $4 in-app purchase for noise reduction, self timer

For the grand old fee of $3.99 you can now have access to two very alluring photographic features on your iPhone, iPod touch and iPad 2: noise reduction for your low-light shots, and a self timer so that you can be in your own photos! These new features are available as an in-app purchase for the excellent (and free) Photoshop Express 2.0 for iOS. $3.99 seems a little bit expensive, but there's...

Photoshop.com gets featured albums in galleries, new profile pages

Adobe's Photoshop.com, the free online brother of the most-used photo editing suite, has received a couple of updates this week, focused on making the service more appealing to both its users and those who view their photos. First up, Photoshop.com galleries now each have a space in which your favorite album gets featured. This happens in a so-called 'hero carousel' that now shows up at the top...

Instagram adds better news feed, tilt-shift filter

Instagram, the trendiest iPhone photo sharing app in the land, is on a roll. Fresh off the launch of an API, Instagram has updated its iOS apps with an improved news feed and a tilt-shift option to add some punch to your photos. The news feed used to show only activity on your own photos -- likes, comments, and new followers. Now it has a second tab that shows what your friends are liking...

Kik adds easy photo sharing, group messaging

Kik continues its quest to become the multi-platform BlackBerry Messenger alternative. Today, the company announced the arrival of two important features: photo sharing and group messaging. Group conversations have been implemented the way many desktop instant messaging apps have done so. Start a conversation with one user, and you can add other contacts to your discussion -- it's a more...

Flickr for Windows 7 tablets and Windows Phone 7 officially introduced

Originally unveiled back in January, Flickr has now officially introduced its apps for Windows Phone 7 and Windows 7 tablets. You'll find the Flickr WP7 app in the Zune Marketplace, while its tablet-friendly cousin is downloadable from this page (Silverlight required). Both apps provide a slick interface for browsing and searching Flickr, and they also provide a nice way to upload and manage...

Picasa Web Albums now store unlimited small images and videos

Recently, some users of Google's Picasa Web service noticed something odd. Like Gmail, Picasa Web tells you how much of your total available storage you're using. Something appeared to be wrong, however -- users were reporting having more free space than they previously had. It's common for Google to silently bump our upper storage limits, but how were these users showing the same number of photos...

BlackBerry PlayBook Scrapbook app creates and shares fun photo collages (video)

At Mobile World Congress, RIM continues to showcase the upcoming BlackBerry PlayBook tablet. Today, it's shared video footage of a very slick photo editing tool called Scrapbook. The app was developed by The Astonishing Tribe, a Swedish development house RIM acquired back in December 2010. As you can see in the video after the break, Scrapbook makes it easy to throw together (almost literally)...

Cooliris Liveshare brings slick group photo sharing to Windows Phone 7

Liveshare by Cooliris has been a popular way to share photos with friends for iOS and Android users for some time. Now, the company has released a Windows Phone 7 app -- and it's a must-have app for WP7 socialites who love to snap pics on the go. Sign in to the app via your Facebook account, then head to Liveshare's personal screen to create a new photostream. If you're creating a stream,...

Gimp Paint Studio expands GIMP with new brushes, presets

Looking for a way to expand GIMP's default toolset? Have a look at Gimp Paint Studio, a Creative Commons-licensed set of brushes and tool presets that add a wide range of new artistic options to your painter's toolbox. While GPS itself is a fantastic and functional add-on for GIMP, its creators hope that it also provides a spark to encourage others to experiment with the open source photo app's...

Microsoft shows off Windows Live Photo Gallery's Photo Fuse compositing

If you haven't tried Windows Live Photo Gallery 2011, it's definitely worth a download. The Inside Windows Live team has published a blog post showing off two features they find particularly cool: Photo Fuse and image compositing, and pixel-level retouching. A one-time Microsoft Research project, Photo Fuse allows users to makes it easy to combine elements from two similar photos. Got a...