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Evernote Food Debuts Features for Great Food Photography

Evernote Food Debuts Features for Great Food Photography

Posted by Kristina Hjelsand on 24 Jul 2013

Posted by Kristina Hjelsand on 24 Jul 2013

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We think of Evernote Food as the one app you need to inspire and chronicle your life in food. With that in mind, we’ve continually updated the app to make it the only companion (well, apart from friends and family) you need to discover, collect, and share your life’s memorable food experiences.

Today, iOS users who love capturing beautiful food images have two powerful new tools to create artful, shareable photos using Evernote Food: a collection of image filters and a low-light camera setting designed for photographing food in dim lighting conditions.

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Let’s look at how the new photo editing and capture tools work, and after that we’ll also touch on a few other cool enhancements we’ve debuted for iOS and Android users.

Image Filters: Take Beautiful Food Photos with Evernote Food

First, take a photo using the camera function in the My Meals section of the app. Tap on the image to which you want to apply a filter. You can select from a number of image filters we’ve just added to the app. We chose the Boost filter to amp up this image a bit. Bonus: you can apply filters to your images even after creating a meal note. Also, you can now rotate images from the same photo editing screen in My Meals.

nashville filter screen

Food Light: Take Great Food Photos in Dim Lighting

Another awesome feature for iOS users is tailored to people who want to capture their meals in low-light conditions without using flash, which reliably washes images out, makes them too bright, or leaves them grainy.

The app’s new food light was ingeniously designed to use an optimal beam of light for settings in which you might usually use flash, resulting in images that show your meals in the best possible light.

This feature couldn’t be easier to use. When you’re in My Meals and ready to snap a photo, touch the light bulb icon at the top of the screen. Tap it on/off to toggle between flash and no flash in order to see what your image will look like either way. Here’s a look at an image captured using the food light. An additional bonus is that you can apply an image filter within the same screen if you want to enhance the image further.

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With these two new tools, creating food photo essays using Evernote Food just got a whole lot more satisfying, not to mentioned more streamlined. We hope you’ll try this new feature and share your favorite food memories with friends.

Other New Features for Android and iOS

We’re also excited to share some other updates to Evernote Food that are worth incorporating into your use of the app. Both of these new features are available to Android and iOS users who download the latest version of Evernote Food:

Seasonal Recipe Features
Evernote Food is a portal to a vast community of some of the best food blogs and sites out there. They’re the sites whose recipes we rely on for inspiration through the seasons. Now, we’re working with individual blogs and sites to showcase featured seasonal recipes we want to cook and think you might enjoy, too.

Updated Meal and Restaurant Note Design
Beautiful design is a big part of the Evernote Food experience. For this update, we gave the design of meal and restaurant notes a nice refresh. The changes are subtle, but they’ll make your food memories look better than ever.

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  • Amir Masoud

    I just don’t get it! I think the Evernote Food and Evernote Hello are good but they won’t go anywhere. With all the respect, I think they are definite waste of money and time.

    • ChitraSivasankarArunagiri

      Actually there is a huge potential. Not everyone uses Evernote and its associative apps the same way as you do. Most of the people are passionate about a lot of different stuff like Travel, food, photography, blogging… For instance, Traveling is a lot more easier when you have Evernote Hello on your phone. You can easily keep track of the people you meet so that if you are a blogger, you can just use these facts when you sit down to write. This is just one use of it. I use it everyday in my business. Helps me keep track of the clients that I meet everyday.
      Regarding Evernote Food, well I am passionate about food. I love eating more than I love to cook. So in both ways, it helps me take note of recipes, and stuffs about food from various places while traveling. So sure Evernote is clear about what they are doing.

    • Kat

      Well I actually love evernote food. I find it serves as a great scrapbook for date nights among other things

    • lishevita

      Totally disagree. Evernote Food has become the repository for our family cookbook which was previously only updated when our geographically dispersed clan met up every year or two with lots of traded 3-hole-punched recipes to go into the recipe binder. (We’re a food loving family with a professional winemaker and a community baker among the lot.)

      As for Evernote Hello, I personally have not used it as much as I’d like because the thought of asking people I just met to let me take a picture of them for my notes just feels a little awkward. I’ve been trying to figure out how I can use it in a less awkward way, but haven’t come up with a good solution yet. However, I know some families with teens with special needs who find that app a complete lifesaver!

      • KaseyFHickey

        Kathy, please contact Support: http://evernote.com/contact/support/

  • rimbaud0000

    Evernote Food? Seriously? Please spend some of your evidently huge resources on a native Linux client that people will actually want and use.

    • Dallas Despain

      I love Evernote Food! Have you tried it? It is the best food journal around. Really well designed, great idea!

      • Tim Mohler

        Okay, I have to thank you guys- I long ago gave up on an earlier version of this app, couldn’t see the point. The redesigned version with integration of recipes that have been lying around in my notebooks, as well as restaurants near me is really good… Glad you convinced me to take another look!

    • IAH GVA

      I do use Evernote food everytime I eat out, ie several times a week. Excellent app, disregard the ignorant comment of rimbaud0000 who seems to forget he would have loved this app in his youth when visiting all of Paris’ cafes with Verlaine….

    • apoorvab89

      I love using Evernote Food! It has all my food memories in one place! Hey I spent some money on that awesome, might as well cherish it! Ignore rimbaud000 please, he/she must not have the taste-buds to appreciate food! :D

  • ChitraSivasankarArunagiri

    Great stuff guys.

  • Linda Hopkins

    Don’t really get if this links to “main” Evernote? Joy of Evernote for me (which I’ve used daily for 2 years and is my must have “grown-up” app) is having everything in one place, backed up, accessible anywhere and searchable. If I already keep food notes in here why would I want to put them in a different/separate app? I’m then having to remember “did I put that recipe in Evernote or in Food”. Which sounds like missing the point for me. Anyone know more?

  • Linda Hopkins

    Don’t really get if this links to “main” Evernote? Joy of Evernote for me (which I’ve used daily for 2 years and is my must have “grown-up” app) is having everything in one place, backed up, accessible anywhere and searchable. If I already keep food notes in here why would I want to put them in a different/separate app? I’m then having to remember “did I put that recipe in Evernote or in Food”. Which sounds like missing the point for me. Anyone know more?

    • Lisa

      It does link with Evernote. Anything tagged “recipe” or put in a notebook called “recipes” will show up in your cookbook. And if you clip something from Food app, it gets saved in your Evernote. They are using the same database.

      There are benefits for using Food instead of just Evernote. The view of the recipes is nicer, and if you are using something like an ipad, the ipad won’t turn off after you haven’t used it like it would with Evernote.

      Also when searching for a recipe in your cookbook, it will also look for recipes on the web with similar names. I have found that useful at times.

      Finally, the restaurant finder is nice when traveling.

      It is a very nice app and has improved very quickly form it’s initial just take pictures of your meals app in the beginning. Give it a try! It doesn’t have to change your normal work flow with Evernote, it just enhances it.

    • Lisa

      It does link with Evernote. Anything tagged “recipe” or put in a notebook called “recipes” will show up in your cookbook. And if you clip something from Food app, it gets saved in your Evernote. They are using the same database.

      There are benefits for using Food instead of just Evernote. The view of the recipes is nicer, and if you are using something like an ipad, the ipad won’t turn off after you haven’t used it like it would with Evernote.

      Also when searching for a recipe in your cookbook, it will also look for recipes on the web with similar names. I have found that useful at times.

      Finally, the restaurant finder is nice when traveling.

      It is a very nice app and has improved very quickly form it’s initial just take pictures of your meals app in the beginning. Give it a try! It doesn’t have to change your normal work flow with Evernote, it just enhances it.

  • Ravi888

    Evernote Food is great. I do run into a few issues, but quite frankly for any foodie or food blogger it’s a must have.

    Certainly not a waste of resources and your download and user base clearly reflects that.

  • TLY

    I was looking for something like this to keep recipes and food related stuff. I like cooking and love keeping photos of new things. This one app I can use for all that and more… It’s like a food journal I can work on from all my devices!

  • anet dedlow

    Thank goodness for Evernote Food! I no longer have to log into many different websites for saved recipes as they are all in one place now, thanks to the Evernote Food app. And when I go to Evernote, I can see them or filter them out. A fantastic app