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Pixaloop. Once in a while you find a gem. Pixaloop offers a…



Pixaloop. Once in a while you find a gem. Pixaloop offers a clever way to add mesmerising animations to photos and paintings. The example above shows how Westminster in the Moonlight by John Atkinson Grimshaw (1880) can be turned into a moody loop with the flowing river Thames and drifting clouds. The animation is defined by the combination of vector strokes and fix points that do not move at all.

Some more examples and experiments by myself on twitter: Strong WindsVenus and Aeneas | red mural girl | Borsig Berlin | Helgoland  

The basic version is free. A subscription offers even more features like rotating spiral areas. But the fee is  is quite high.

Pixaloop Home | Pixaloop App 

Artivive. Well, what’s going on here? This is a screenshot…



Artivive. Well, what’s going on here? This is a screenshot of Artivive, while augmenting the reality as displayed on my computer screen – showing a photo of a painting by Paul Delvaux at Albertina in Vienna. Of course, the original intent is to use your mobile phone or tablet while exploring the museum. Surprising - fun - interactive – if the piece of art has been prepared to be animated with Artivive.

Artivive Home | Artivive App

Artivive. Well, what’s going on here? This is a screenshot…



Artivive. Well, what’s going on here? This is a screenshot of Artivive, while augmenting the reality as displayed on my computer screen – showing a photo of a painting by Paul Delvaux at Albertina in Vienna. Of course, the original intent is to use your mobile phone or tablet while exploring the museum. Surprising - fun - interactive – if the piece of art has been prepared to be animated with Artivive.

Artivive Home | Artivive App

How to create a very special and unique login screen:1) Launch a…









How to create a very special and unique login screen:

1) Launch a space station /phew, this is done.
2) Tune into the live video feed – for instance at ISS Webcam
3) Get the upper video into full screen and landscape mode.
4) Gaze in awe until you fall in love with the current view.
5) Take a screenshot and use it as your lock screen wallpaper. 

6) As a kicker, you can follow TheRealBuzz and wait until he shows up on your screen in space. Epic!

How to create a very special and unique login screen:1) Launch a…









How to create a very special and unique login screen:

1) Launch a space station /phew, this is done.
2) Tune into the live video feed – for instance at ISS Webcam
3) Get the upper video into full screen and landscape mode.
4) Gaze in awe until you fall in love with the current view.
5) Take a screenshot and use it as your lock screen wallpaper. 

6) As a kicker, you can follow TheRealBuzz and wait until he shows up on your screen in space. Epic!

Snapseed 2. It seems that google has waited for my recent post…





Snapseed 2. It seems that google has waited for my recent post on Snapseed 1.6 to release a completely redesigned version of Snapseed. 

One item checked off from my wish list: Snapseed contains multiple undo and  multiple redo functionality including “re-adjusting the past”. Impressive. The rest of the redesign is debatable. The current state of the image is displayed full screen – much larger than before, which is good. You can even zoom in further to check the details. As a trade off the tools are accessible via a (+) control button to be revealed as an overlay. A simple GOMS analysis would show that this takes approx. twice as many steps to choose a filter compared to the interaction model in Snapseed 1.6 before. Of course, the filters have been reorganized and a couple of new tools are available. I will update this post when my first impression is no longer dominated by sorrow on the loss of the Grunge module. Right now it feels that Snapseed lost its personality.

[Update 29-May-15] Grunge is back. Yeah!

Snapseed

PS: The image above: Schulterblick am Schulterblatt 

Snapseed 1.6 was a wonderful app for the post production of…



Snapseed 1.6 was a wonderful app for the post production of photos. The interaction model matches the properties of the touch tablet without being too fancy or too dumb. It is a joy to control and witness the process in which the pixels develop into some pieces of art; my Snapseed portraits.

On my wish list: better undo or even version management. In fact Undo does not exists and Revert propels you back to the stage when the image was first opened.

Snapseed

Warning: If you love the current Grunge module do not update to Snapseed 2  b/c google made the unfortunate decision to remove it.

The image above: Sol & Glenn