December 18, 2014 14:25 ET

500px Takes Mobile Photography Experience to New Levels Empowering iOS Users With Direct Capture Features

New iOS App Gives Mobile Creatives Enhanced Tools for Taking, Viewing and Editing Photos without being Tethered to Desktop

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Dec. 18, 2014) - 500px, the premier photo community for discovering, sharing, buying and selling the highest quality photography, announced today a new iOS app with direct image capture functionality and enhanced features, bridging the gap between mobile and traditional digital photography. The new 500px iOS app is the first step in executing the broader 500px vision of inspiring its 5 million photographers of all levels to create and find an audience for their best photos regardless of what platform they prefer.

The mobile photography industry has experienced exponential growth in the last year as smartphone image quality has continued to improve leaps and bounds. This surge has opened up new opportunities for products tailored to mobile photographers. The new iOS app is the next step in the 500px vision of bringing the premium photo experience of 500px to mobile users.

"500px gives photographers a community for developing and showcasing creativity," said Evgeny Tchebotarev, Chief Photography Officer of 500px. "Artistic images should not be limited to one platform or community. We saw a big variance in the tools available for traditional photographers and mobile photographers. This new 500px iOS app empowers mobile photographers to use the platform they are most comfortable with and strengthens the experience with features to enhance their creativity."

A few of the features included in the new iOS app are:

  • Built-in camera with the option to control focus and exposure manually
  • A professional photo editor powered by Adobe Lightroom technologies, which enables the photographer to adjust the exposure, contrast, highlights, shadows, clarity, vibrance, temperature, tint, sharpening, and noise reduction of an image. Additionally, the editor has 22 different presets available to layer onto any photo taken with or imported into the app.
  • Photo Import from Adobe Lightroom Mobile giving users who use Adobe Lightroom a seamless experience
  • Support for the 1Password extension for secure and easy app login

The app can be found at https://itunes.apple.com/app/500px/id471965292.

500px Momentum:

Heading into 2015 500px plans to build off its unprecedented growth from 2014. Five million 500px photographers have uploaded more than 50 million photos to the 50 million unique users in the 500px community.

About 500px:

500px is a premier photo community for discovering, sharing, buying and selling the highest quality photography. Millions of people visit the 500px website and mobile apps monthly from around the world to find the most inspiring photography.

The company is headquartered in Toronto, Canada where it was founded in 2009 and has an office in San Francisco, USA. 500px has raised over $10 million in funding from Andreessen Horowitz, Harrison Metal, ff Ventures, and other investors.

Learn more about 500px at: http://500px.com/about

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