Ice Cream Sandwich versus Apple iOS 5

By Ranjith Murali

IMS-CORE, PurpleLeap

A comparison on Photo Editing Tools

Guess what??? Finally I got my hands over IOS 5 from Apple… yes that’s true. Am working close to mobile technology for my organisation, our team is preparing itself to explore mobile operating system and deliver it as a lead technology on our programs.

I consider my I-POD to be the furthermost beloved device on earth; after my Blackberry, it creates such a tune to which I can not hold my feet from tapping, sometimes even sing with it.

There is a reason behind talking about I-POD at this point of time; it’s all because of Apple IOS 5. Regardless of the generous camera you have on your Apple or Android device, one thing you’ve no doubt on jotting down at present are tons of photo editing applications existing for both Apple and Android systems. In the recent mobile software updates, Ice Cream Sandwich (Android Operating System) and iOS 5 (Apple Operating system), have implemented some of those features which are already present in other competitive devices.

Apple Features:

Apple has added grid lines, pinch-to-zoom gestures, and single tap focus. Additionally, there is an option to use the new Photo Stream. You can choose to use it or not, but if you do, your photos automatically get downloaded to your other devices.

Android Features:

The Android 4.0 has been updated with few features like stabilized image zoom, face-detection and pinch to zoom. Whereas on the other hand, Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) offers continuous focus, zero shutters lag exposure and dwindles shot-to-shot speed.

ICS adds the ability to take a photograph besides shooting video. By tapping the screen a full video resolution snapshot can be taken while the camera is still filming. One of the core trading features here is the panoramic photo mode. It assembles a single panoramic photo from the camera after you start the exposure and sweep across the landscape in one motion. The images are not stitched together but appears like a complete sequence.. After taking any images, by tapping a thumbnail it can be shared through email, social networks, and Bluetooth or text message.

Google has also upgraded the Picture Gallery and photo editing. In the gallery, more albums are shown and the thumbnail images are larger, and the albums can be sorted by tags, location, people or time. The new photo editing tools include cropping and rotating photos, setting levels and adding effects.

Once edited, photos can be instantly shared by text or several other ways. The new Android version has a more robust set of tools for photos than Apple, but not by much. Because there are so many camera apps out there, neither company probably wanted to duplicate too many ideas.

Advise me in the comments on your favourite camera apps with any mobile technology.

HaPpY Reading 🙂


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