Samsung Cloud has a new gallery app, and it’s one that’s meant to be fun.
The app, dubbed “Shot” by the creators, allows you to snap photos of things on the go, and then use that photo to create an interactive “cloud gallery” that lets you see a photo and even edit it.
It’s a nice idea, especially since you can take photos of everything from your cat to your coffee table.
But it’s not exactly what most people are going to be using it for.
“It’s not what people are doing when they’re out and about, especially with this new Apple Watch, so it’s a little bit of a weird one,” says Sarah Coyle, a technology writer for CBC News.
“I’ve been using Shot a lot over the past few weeks, and I really enjoyed it, and really liked the fact that it allowed me to do a bunch of cool stuff,” she says.
Coyle says that while she was initially impressed with the way Shot lets you create an image with your phone, the more time she spent with it, the less it felt like a good idea.
“You’re going to start to get more into the way it works, and you’re going a little more into editing things and things like that,” she explains.
“A lot of times when you’re creating something with a phone, you’re kind of like, ‘oh, I don’t have to go through all this stuff,'” she adds.
“There’s so much that goes into the creation of an image on a smartphone, so I think Shot makes that a little easier.”
She says that, while she wasn’t too surprised to see it become popular with more tech-savvy users, she did feel it wasn’t exactly the kind of thing you’d use to create your own digital art.
“The idea that you can create something that’s basically a piece of paper that you take photos and you put them on a piece or an album and then you can edit and do things with that, I was a little disappointed in that,” Coyle says.
“But the way the app works is, you can add, delete, resize, and move all those things and then it will automatically sort and sort it out, and also, you’ll have the ability to turn on the image-editing mode so that you’re able to edit things.”
She also says that she’s not entirely sure how many people actually use Shot as their photo-editable art tool, but that she did find that it was more popular than most other image-sharing apps.
“One of the things I noticed when I was using Shot was that I was more likely to use it to share things that I really liked, like my cat, my coffee table, my car, my dog, and so on,” she recalls.
“Then it’s kind of more a tool for sharing things like my house or my car with friends.”
Coyle also found that it could be tricky to find people who liked to work with the app.
“Most of the time, I would find that I would have to find a new friend, a new colleague to work alongside me, and that’s a bit of an awkward experience,” she adds, noting that this might be due to the way Instagram works.
“Instagram doesn’t actually do any kind of filtering.
It’s not really really a photo-searching service at all, it’s just kind of a way for you to find stuff.”
Coyne says that this is why it’s interesting to see the way other people are taking advantage of Shot.
“People are really using it to collaborate, and they’re really using Shot as a way to work together, and maybe that’s what’s missing,” she notes.
“They’re not using it just as a photo editing tool, they’re using it as a creative tool.
And if that’s something that appeals to you, then you might want to check it out.”
With a growing list of new Apple products, Samsung has also made it easier for people to share their own photos and make them into interactive experiences for people.
In addition to adding a new app to the gallery, Samsung is also adding new filters for the app to let you tweak the look of your photos.
“We’ve been trying to make it easier and easier for our users to share, and we’ve really been looking at ways to make the experience even more fun and more personal,” says Tade Thompson, vice president of Samsung Cloud.
“We’ve seen the response to Shot and really like it, so we’ve added a bunch more filters.”
“You can really see that Shot is being used by a lot of people.
It has a really good number of users.
And we’re really excited about the future of Shot.”
He says that Shot has been used by over 1 million people to create more than 10 million photos and to share them