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Popular Photo Editing App 'Darkroom' Expands to the iPad

Popular iPhone photo editing app Darkroom is today expanding to the iPad, marking the app's biggest update since its 2015 launch. Darkroom has been rebuilt from the ground up to add support for the iPad, which means there are app-wide refinements, improvements, and optimizations. The new interface works with all iOS devices in every orientation. The app now supports Portrait, Portrait-Wide, and Landscape orientations on iOS devices, and it has been optimized to choose the best layout for each device and each size for a consistent editing experience. On devices where Darkroom is used in landscape orientation, Albums are available at the top level of the library next to photos for quicker album access. Also new to the landscape layout is a photo strip, making it easier to navigate through the photo library when editing. A long press on the photo strip will also bring up photo actions like copying edits, resetting edits, deleting photos, and more. Darkroom for iPad is designed to take advantage of all of the iPad's features, ranging from split-screen multitasking to keyboard shortcuts to the larger display. Along with iPad support, the update also adds a color histogram for visualizing the colors present in an image and how the sliders are interacting with those colors, and there's integration with the Moment Pro camera. Other improvements include value labels on sliders, tweaks to filter strength adjustments, right to left language support, and undo and redo gestures. Darkroom for iPad and iPhone can be downloaded from the App Store for free, but

Photography App Darkroom Gains Support for iOS 12 and New iPhones

Popular photography app Darkroom was today updated with support for iOS 12, introducing several useful new features. The app has been optimized for the larger displays of the iPhone XS Max and the upcoming iPhone XR, with additional space for controls available on the 6.5-inch iPhone XS Max. A new Portrait HD option allows Darkroom to detect and automatically load a "Portrait Matte Effect," which is a high-definition depth map that Apple added in iOS 12 when a Portrait Mode photo is captured. Using this depth map, the Portrait HD feature will pull in higher quality face and hair details, while a separate Standard Depth option in Darkroom offers richer scene detail. Support has also been added for iPhone XS and XS Max Portrait Lightning effects and the new Depth Control feature introduced in the new devices. To introduce support for Depth Control, the blur slider in Darkroom has been deprecated on iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR. Darkroom now uses custom-made hashtag sets that can be copied with one tap from anywhere, which is ideal for adding hashtags to your social media posts. With Siri Shortcuts support, you can create a custom Siri phrase to copy a hashtag set without the need to open up the Darkroom app. Hashtags are also available through a Today screen widget, when 3D Touching on the app icon, and within the Darkroom app itself when exporting a photo. Multiple other enhancements and performance improvements have been added to the Darkroom app, with a full list of changes available on the Darkroom website. Darkroom can be downloaded from the

Darkroom Gains New Frames Tool, Duotone Filter Pack and App-Wide Refinements

Popular iOS photography app Darkroom received a major update today, introducing a long list of app-wide improvements, a new Frames tool, a premium filter pack, and more. The new Frames tool, which marks Darkroom's first top-level tool addition in three years, offers up content-aware frame colors. Content-aware color allows the frames tool to analyze the colors in your photograph and generate a set of frame colors that will match your image. The color of the frame itself is hugely impactful to how the viewer's eye perceives colors in your photos. That's why we added content-aware colors which automatically analyze the photo and pick a curated set of colors that perfectly match your photo. This ensures you always have frame colors to pick from with just a tap, that will fit the mood of your photo seamlessly.Support has also been added for the 9:16 aspect ratio for Snapchat and Instagram stories, as well as 4:5 for Instagram portrait photos. 2:1 has also been included, and all of the frame aspects can be used when exporting a single image or multiple images. Also included in today's update is a new premium filter pack, Duotone Filters. Darkroom says these filters are designed to be "extremely graphical and punchy," to make photos "feel like they popped right out of a magazine." New privacy tools have been added to allow users to enable or disable embedded location information when exporting photos. The option will let location be included on your phone for captured photos, but it gives users the ability to strip it out when publicly sharing photos. In

Darkroom 3.5 Update Adds Depth Editing Features, Depth-Aware Filters, and More

Popular photo editing app Darkroom reached version 3.5 today, introducing the ability to edit Depth shots taken on supporting iPhone cameras, along with several other notable new features. After updating to v3.5, Darkroom will automatically load the depth map for Portrait photos encountered in the library and recreate applied blur from scratch, handing control of its strength and location back to the user. Thanks to a new depth range selector, it's now possible to define exactly where the foreground and the background are. Meanwhile, in what the developers are calling an industry first, Darkroom 3.5 now features Depth-Aware filters. These come premium Portrait Filter pack to be depth-aware. Each filter will automatically adjust foreground and background settings to optimize the focal point of the image on the face, not on the background. User-created filters with depth settings also now carry over those settings to the filter itself. Additionally in this release, Darkroom's RAW engine has been rebuilt to take full advantage of the Extended-Range color space of Raw files, which should enable photographers to dramatically improve the amount of detail that's recoverable from shadows and highlights. Similarly, the brightness, contrast, highlights and shadows sliders have been rebuilt to operate in the extended space, offering finer-grain tone control. Elsewhere, the developers have undertaken app-wide performance refinements in an effort to make photo editing in Darkroom as fast as photo browsing. There's also now a dedicated button at the top of the library

Darkroom 3.3 Update Adds Support for RAW+JPEG Composite Image Editing

Popular pro-grade photo editing software Darkroom reached version 3.3 on Saturday, bringing improved image format handling to the app and smoothing out a handful of new features that were introduced in November's iPhone X focused redesign. Last month, Darkroom v3.2 embraced Apple's latest dual-lens camera smartphone with a brand new 5.8-inch user interface and support for Wide Gamut Color, which makes the most of the OLED screen's full-color depth and contrast. It also received a 20 percent boost in performance thanks to its implementation of Metal 2 rendering. The big news in today's v3.3 update is added support for RAW+JPEG images. Now, when Darkroom detects that a photo is a RAW+JPG composite image, it will default to treating it as a RAW image. The feature is designed to appeal to DSLR users who prefer shooting in RAW, as well as bring Darkroom into a greater level of harmony with the Halide camera app, which is often included in user workflows. The only caveat is that Darkroom users won't have access to the JPEG variant of the composite image, although the developers aim to add support for the file type in the future. Moving on, Darkroom now has an in improved Modify Original export option which aims to make workflows that rely on multiple apps more seamless. Users can now continue editing on top of previous edits made either by Apple's native Photos app or other third-party apps. Previously, Darkroom had an issue where image edits would be double applied when the image was edited in another app, after being exported from Darkroom using Modify