Android gets SmugMug’s Camera Awesome


SmugMug's photo app with professional grade editing features comes to Android

SmugMug's photo app, Camera Awesome, is now available on Android. Now, Android users can capture, professionally edit and share photos just as 20 million iOS users already have, but with special Android add-ons.

Available today in the Google Play Store, Camera Awesome for Android captures mobile photos and videos yet enables devices to shoot faster and to produce sharper, better-exposed shots.

The app offers professional-grade creative editing features, including hundreds of special effects, pre-sets, filters and frames. Users can also share photos straight from the app, sending them straight to social networks or via email and text to family and friends.

'With 20 million-plus Camera Awesome users on iOS, we received an overwhelming number of requests for an Android version,' said Don MacAskill, CEO and chief geek at SmugMug. 'We took advantage of Android-specific features, like greater access to camera controls, to help you capture great photos.'

Android-specific features include high speed burst, panorama, and HDR shooting modes, an anti-shake video mode for video image stabilisation, face recognition and tracking to enable automatic identification and tracking of multiple faces in the shot to keep subjects in perfect focus, Selective Editing, so users can touch to add or erase which parts of the image have filter applied, and more.

In addition to sharing pictures direct from the app to Facebook, Twitter, Sinaweibo, Google+, Instagram, Photobucket, Picasa, Tumblr, YouTube and Flickr, users can now share to any other services via supporting apps installed on their device.

The new app will have additional functionality on supported NVIDIA Tegra 4 devices through a new partnership between SmugMug and NVIDIA. Camera Awesome is pre-installed on NVIDIA's Tegra Note, the platform for tablets such as the EVGA Tegra Note 7 and the ADVENT Vega Tegra Note 7.

Special features available on Tegra Note and other supported Tegra devices include always-on HDR (AOHDR), which extends dynamic range by instantly capturing and combining high and low exposures to work with still, burst, panorama and HD video. AOHDR will be available with an OTA update in December 2013. Also, tap-to-track object tracking so users can select an item in the viewfinder and the camera will track and keep it in focus as shots are composed, slow motion video to enable users to shoot great slow motion video at up to 120 frames per second, and more.

Camera Awesome is available for Android users (4.1 or newer) in the Google Play store, and for iPhone and iPad users in the App Store.


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