App Review: Photo+

We received an email from our friends at Wallpaper Wizard for a special deal on a new Mac OSX app called Photo+ from ArcSoft. If you do photography like we do, chances are you have quite a few applications that all do certain things very well. If on a Mac, you’re probably used to using the default Preview app. While great for single images, viewing multiple images in full, zooming, cropping, and such are a bit cumbersome and limited. With Photo+ however there are a host of great features to make showcasing a whole folder of images really easy and fast to display.

Photo+ (screenshot1)

Using your track pad or Magic Mouse you can easily slide left and right or hover over images to view them. Full images within large folders open quickly. As you can see you have plenty of controls to use to:

  • Easily start a slideshow
  • Navigate images
  • Delete images
  • Share to social media sites like Twitter, Facebook, and Flickr
  • Make photos favorites
  • Zoom
  • And my favorite is entering full screen while still being able to scroll and navigate images

Photo+ Screenshot 2

As you can see from this screenshot, you can easily crop out and copy to your clipboard, or save the image quickly.

Photo Plus (3)

Well take advantage of their Mac App Store introductory sale from $9.99 to .99Cents. Within a few seconds of purchasing it was downloaded and I was up and running with no fuss. Arcsoft does have some well documented tutorials should you need them, but looking at the icons they’re all pretty familiar if you already use most other photo editing programs.

Communication Error 500 iPhone WordPress App

Communication Error 500If you have an iPhone and a self hosted WordPress platform, and recently had troubles connecting to from the app here is the solution.

Though outdated, I currently am still using WordPress version 3.0.0.  The .htaccess file has a string of code in it that you can view/edit by using any text editor or Notepad (on Windows OS’s).  Upon opening the code you’ll see this string of code:

# BEGIN WordPress

AddType x-mapp-php5 .php <IfModule mod_rewrite.c>

RewriteEngine On

RewriteBase /

RewriteRule ^index.php$ – [L]

RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f

RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d

RewriteRule . /index.php [L]


# END WordPress

You’ll need to replace all of that with the code below:

AddType x-mapp-php5 .php

AddHandler x-mapp-php5 .php

I’m not sure where else this solution may help.  Maybe other communication problems with this iPhone app or other 3rd party publishing issues.  Another note I’d like to add is that my hosting company is 1and1.  I found some debates and posts around the internet about 1and1 being on PHP4 and not PHP5.  If you have some other key facts to add to this please post in the comments below.