I had taken a photo of my granddaughter with my phone and sent it to my son at work. I wasn’t really happy with the photo and wished I had a way to edit it right then and there. So I went to the App Store and search for a photo-editing app. I found a free one (of course!) and downloaded it. I was able to crop the photo, adjust the lighting and put it in a nice frame. I then sent the revised version to my son, who was very impressed.
|Before - one cute girl, one bad photo.|
After I did all this, it suddenly occurred to me –
I took a picture with my phone.
I sent the picture to my son at work with my phone.
I shopped at the App Store with my phone.
I found a free photo-editing program with my phone.
I took the program from the store with my phone.
I added the program to my other apps with my phone.
I edited the photo with my phone.
I framed the photo with my phone.
I sent the revised version to my son with my phone.
|After - girl is even cuter, photo is more gooder.|
When you start with a wall phone, then advance to a desktop phone, followed by a cordless phone, then a cell phone, a (really) smart phone becomes a big deal. Especially when the phone is smarter than I am!
When I got my first cell phone, I seldom used it. Now, I use my smart phone all day long – but only for important stuff. Like emergencies, taking and editing pictures, checking my e-mail and Facebook, reading books, watching movies, and maybe, perhaps, once in awhile, but not often, I might play a game of Angry Birds.
BTW, the name of this photo-editing app is BeFunky. I don't know if it's available for anything but iPhones, but I'm sure there's something similar for Droids and such.
Till next time,