Sir Apfelot Blog

8 September 2022
Photonic engine

What is Apple's Photonic Engine?

Apple is quite creative when it comes to naming boring software functions, so the iPhone doesn't have built-in software for image improvement with moderately good lighting, but instead a "Photonic Engine". It sounds like a lot […]
7 June 2021
Book review: photography and law in focus

Book tip: “Photography and Law in Focus” by Sebastian Deubelli

I have to admit, when I read texts on legal topics, my eyes quickly close. Somehow, therefore, one has little desire to deal with the legal requirements for photography and the Internet. If you then [...]
17 November 2020
Photo comparison iPhone Xs vs. iPhone 12 Pro

Photos from iPhone XS and iPhone 12 Pro compared

If you expect impressive photos of the wilderness in Canada, New Zealand or Iceland in this article, you will unfortunately be disappointed. As much as I like Austin Mann's photo reviews (here for the iPhone 12 Pro and the iPhone 12 […]
18 November 2019

Skylum Software - Luminar 4 Celebrates Official Release!

With Luminar 4, the most modern software for photo editing from Skylum Software appears today. You can now officially download Luminar 4 for macOS on the Apple Mac as well as for the Windows PC. [...]
5 January 2019
With the camera app "kirakira +" all things can be made to sparkle.

iPhone app kirakira + takes photos with a glitter and glamor effect

Sometimes I come across apps that really inspire me. This is what happened a few days ago with the "kirakira +" app, which I discovered in the app store recommendations. The app is camera software that can be used both in videos [...]
7 November 2018
LightSpectrum Pro: Measure color temperature with the iPhone

LightSpectrum Pro: Measure color temperature and color spectrum with the iPhone

I just finished the test report on the LED tea lights and stumbled upon the color temperature measurement. A customer stated the color temperature of the LED candles to be 2900 Kelvin and I felt the need to [...]