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Apps for iPad/iPhone/Droid: Apps for Art

Instructions on how to add applications to an iPhone, iPad, or Android.

Flickr App

Click here to view Flickr App in iTunes

Flickr is a fantastic photo/image sharing site. Students and teachers of art can find a wealth of art/photography examples. Create a Flickr account to share your own images/photos and follow people.

Here are some examples of Flickr members of interest to the Visual Arts:

Frank Curkovic (Art teacher) shares sets of his students' art work.

The Smarthistory Flickr group gathers pictures of artworks on location to enrich the information on Smarthistory is a multi-media website that serves as an enhancement or replacement for the traditional art history textbook. 

Boy Wonder (creative photography)

HWSH - Leonardo da Vinci, Trattato della Pittura: "Look at a wall spotted with stains, or with a mixture of stones (...) you may discover a resemblance to landscapes (...) battles with figures in action ... strange faces and costumes (...) and an endless variety of objects"

Justin Livi - generative art

Benjamin Dillenburger - digital structures

J Rinalducci - Art educator

New York Public Library

The Metropolitan Museum of Art - group pool

Royal Museums of Fine Arts, Brussels

World Museums 

Vintage Dictionary and Encyclopedia pages for collage (group) 

The Museum of Found Photographs (group)

Art History (group)

Nikolai Lockertsen's iPad painting using Procreate app

Paper by FiftyThree

Evernote - Organise yourself

Take photos inside Evernote and store them in named notebooks.

It's easy to snap and save, tag with keywords for easy finding.

Instapaper - Read it later

Instapaper allows you to save web pages for later offline reading. The Instapaper app optimizes your reading experience. Great for long articles and blog posts that you find and don't have the time to read. Save to Instapaper and read when you have the time.

Get the Instapaper 'Read Later' bookmarklet here for your computer. Log into Instapaper anywhere and read your saved web pages.

Photo editing apps

Percolator app preview in iTunes


True layers support means you can now composite multiple photos into amazing works of art. Unparalleled powerful tools like curves and levels allow you to manipulate your photos with ease.

Photogene for iPad

Main features: 

- Full featured photo editor: crop, straighten, color adjustments (including histogram and curves), sharpen and denoise, retouch tools (dodge/burn, heal, localized effects and more). 

- Export or upload several photos at once. Photogene supports a wide selection of export destinations, including Flickr, Dropbox, Facebook, Twitter, Picasa, FTP and e-mail. 

- Special effects: center focus, tilt-shift, vignette, frames, reflection, text boxes and much more. 

- Presets: large collection of predefined presets. Instantly give your photo a new look and then tweak it yourself. 

- Collage maker: combine several photos into one piece of art using a variety of templates. 

360 Panorama

Take stunning 360 panoramas everywhere. 360 Panorama turns your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad into a full featured 360 degree panoramic camera. 

Best Art apps

Procreate is a highly recommended app with lots of brushes. 

Click here to preview in iTunes.

SketchBook MobileX

Autodesk SketchBook Mobile Express is a professional-grade paint and drawing application.

Photo editing apps

Highly recommended photo editing app.

Click here to preview in iTunes.

Halftone turns your photos into unique, vintage comics that friends and family will love! More than a simple “photo filter” app, Halftone makes it easy to add paper styles, captions, speech balloons, graphic stamps, and fonts (including built-in comic fonts). Your final image can be sent via e-mail, uploaded directly to Facebook, Twitter, and Flickr, shared with apps like Instagram, Camera+, and Color Splash, printed, and even sent as a real, physical postcard through the mail!

Click here to preview in iTunes.

The Popsicolor app turns your photos into pastel watercolours.


TwistCam - preview in iTunes

How does it work? The app creates a series of concentric circles, each is turned at an angle. These work to shift the reality of your photo.
Configure the size of the circles, the number of circles and the angle to create your own twists on reality. Add as many twists to your photo as you like.

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