The introduction of iPhone (News - Alert) 5 and iOS6 platform has raised the level of smartphone photo quality and photo sharing apps couldn't afford to be left behind. Now, a new trend in photography-related apps has emerged with app makers creating newer ways to share images.
Beamr, an app from an Israeli technology company, ICTV (News - Alert), is an example of this. With its introduction, there has been a paradigm shift in the way high resolution photos are shared and a new appreciation for full resolution images has emerged.
Using a proprietary patent-pending media optimization technology that reduces the file size of photos by up to three times while retaining the original resolution, this technology enables automatic and maximum compression of photo file size. As a result photos are delivered faster than other apps.
In the process, battery life, time and data cost is reduced, redundancies removed; all without file quality being compromised. The end result is an auto arranged optimal viewing experience based on the viewer's device.
For the first time, an unlimited number and quality eight megapixel photos can be shared at lightning-fast speed via e-mail and social media sites, enabling the creation of personal, online, glossy-style photo magazines with downloadable images of any size.
“Beamr is setting a new high standard for iPhone photo-sharing ease, quantity, speed, resolution and aesthetics,” said Sharon Carmel, CEO of ICVT, developers of Beamr for iPhone, in a statement.
Unlike other photo apps, which only enable small images full-resolution images to be shared one at a time slowly, Beamr allows users to share as many as they like, very quickly. Also, no registration of any kind is required to either send or receive files. As Beamr viewing files is web-based, the recipient is not required to download the app.
Once the Beamr photo magazine link is received, viewers can download full resolution, original quality photos and save them anywhere they choose. The link includes a download photos button for full size download of all images at once via zip file.
A tap of the red and white “b” app icon will ensure that the iPhone's camera roll is quickly loaded into the app. By continuously tapping the images, viewers can select as many photos as they want to include in their personal online magazine. Another tap and the magazine title, theme, issue name can be inserted along with required credit to the iPhone photos that are being used to tell the story.
Edited by Amanda Ciccatelli