Notable photo app updates for December

Several mobile apps have published updates. Here’s an overview:


  • Tiny Prints luxe cards collection, with unique designs and styles
  • Art Filters available only in the app
  • Get a free photo book a month


  • Latest update features new December Filters (S1, S3, S3), say hello the Spruce Collection, the combination of moody hues.
  • New Joy border pack, minimal in design
  • New “choose format” editing screen for quicker editing

Amazon Photos

Improvements to ordering function, with the printing of digital photos in multiple sizes, plus wood, metal, canvas, acrylic or mounted prints from the app.

  • Post and view comments on photos shared in groups
  • Faster loading of photos and Live Photos
  • Share all photos from a year in This Day with a single tap.


Three all-new film-set preset packs; Portra Pushed, Fujicolor Pushed, and Kodak Everyday original. Purchase these from the in-app store

  • All current tools are unlocked and now free with the purchase of the app
  • Redesigned in-app store
  • All new onboarding experience
  • Updated app manual, accessible from settings panel,
  • Lens toggle for dual-camera iPhones accessible in Camera view


Close Friends list – share only with those friends.

Google Photos

Photobooks now available in Austria, Sweden, Bulgaria, Finland, Ireland, Slovakia, Croatia, Denmark, Lithuania, Slovenia, Latvia, Estonia, and Malta.

Camera+ 2

Adds several new modes:

  • Action Mode is a special shooting mode to help capture that special moments-in-motion. Action mode does this in two ways. The first is cutting-edge focus tracking. Just tap your subject in the viewfinder and a yellow box will follow them around, keeping them in focus. The app also selects the best pictures from a series.
  • Burst Grouping shows just one thumbnail for a group of photos stored in the Lightbox. Double tapping this group will bring up a mini Lightbox within the Lightbox where normal functions can be done: edit, share, save and delete.
  • 9:16 allows the user to take portrait photos in this ratio.