PhotoBox free for iPad
Boinx Software has introduced the PhotoBox iPad application, a tool for photographers on-the-go to analyse the technical quality of photos imported from cameras to the iPad via the iPad Camera Connection Kit.
Boinx described the software as a breakthrough app, as it uses the iPad to provide photographers with an on-the-spot analysis of images in terms of exposure, focus, colour, and overall look and composition. Post-shoot, photographers can connect their iPads to a VGA projector to show their photos on the big screen for a deeper analysis and critique.
With a long history of developing image applications the Boinx team is taking a different path by offering its users the first version free.
“It is our goal that Boinx users will come to think of PhotoBox as their own personal photography assistant,” comments Oliver Breidenbach, CEO, Boinx Software. “We have an exciting vision for PhotoBox and view the initial release as a springboard for early adopters to help define the tool. The feedback we can receive from professional photographers in the field will be invaluable – helping not only our team produce a higher-quality product, but also in the end helping photographers produce that perfect image. Our team is equipped with extensive experience in producing fantastic image applications, thus we have an arsenal of ideas up our sleeves to make PhotoBox truly shine. We look forward to working with our customers to turn PhotoBox into the ultimate photographer’s assistant.”
The initial, free download provides photographers with an in-depth on-the-spot analysis of each captured photograph, ensuring they leave their assignments or shoots satisfied with their images. PhotoBox serves as a guide to help adjust photographic elements on location, such as lighting, exposure and focus, while histograms show the tonal distribution across your image. Boinx claims the app will not only save photographers hours of precious time sifting through images in the studio post-shoot, but also the cost of repeated setup and travel to attain usable images. As Breidenbach further comments, “Professional photographers, to photo enthusiasts, and everyone in between, will benefit from PhotoBox’s extraordinary ability to produce an on-the-spot analysis of each and every captured photograph, ensuring they have captured the perfect shot.”
PhotoBox comes with the capability to connect a VGA projector to your iPad for deeper analysis of image quality on the big screen. You can enable masks for an in-depth view of dark and light areas or tap to select an image and get the colour and luminance histogram. Double tap to zoom in on an image or use the buttons in the button bar to turn on the over and under exposure detection tool. PhotoBox also allows users to view images in any orientation; in landscape mode, the RGB channel histograms can be combined and expanded into one with a simple two-finger pinch/zoom, while in View mode, a double finger tap and hold will zoom to 100%, giving users the ability to glance around the photo and immediately zoom out again after releasing both fingers.
Visit Boinx to learn more about PhotoBox