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Sometimes you need to Take the Bull by the Horns ...

Photosets is the first, & still ONLY, Intelligent Burst Photo Camera App on the planet !

Max Out your iPhone™ with the planet's "Best UN-Discovered Gem App" !

Photosets is the ONLY Camera App on the planet with Intelligent Camera Startup™ support !

It's a Intelligent Algorithm, that knows how to properly "Warm Up" your iPhone OR iPad for High Performance Burst Photo Capture !

Without it, for most but NOT all, High Performance Burst Photo Capture is NOT possible !

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Photosets is (very-likley) ONLY ONE GOOD DAY AWAY from Making History !

Please help us out if you can.

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FYI, v8.13, Approved Wednesday, Nov 25th, is Photosets' 257th App Approval !

If possible, please Rate & Review the app if/when prompted by Photosets.

Photosets will make two & ONLY two "Ratings Requests":

1.) A first request AFTER you capture "60" OR more total photos (over 3 OR more photo sets), & then transition to the Home View.

2.) A second request AFTER you make a first Burst Video, & then transition to the Home View.

Please note that whether a Ratings Request is made OR NOT, is completely under Apple's control.

Like ALL apps, Photosets has ZERO control over it.

Thanks in Advance if you're able to help us out !

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News


Photosets TV

(Universal Binary Update now Available !)

(Newest Build, #51, natively supports both Intel-based Macs & Apple Silicon Macs !)

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Photosets
Burst Photo Camera

+ Premium 30-Scene Burst Video Maker !

(iOS App Store here in the States)


Key STATs (June 10, 2015 - Nov 30, 2020):

Downloads:  46.8K

Updates:  664K

# of Approved Versions:  257 !

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Cosmosent Labs, Inc.

7514 Girard Avenue
Suite 1179
La Jolla, CA 92037


Twitter:  Photosets@PhotosetsCamera


Privacy Policy

Terms of Use

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Our Claim to Fame


App Developer of the Most-Advanced & Highest-Performance Burst Photo Camera App on the planet !

App Developer of the ONLY Burst Photo Set Media Player on the planet !

App Developer of the ONLY iPhone Unit Sales Estimator App on the planet !

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Our Apps





List

(USD)



AAPL's Cut

(USD)



Our Cut

(USD)



Photosets
v8.13


(iOS App Store)



FREE !


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"Pro"
In-App
Purchase
for
Photosets


(iOS App Store)



$6.99


$2.09


$4.90



Photosets TV
v1.0


(this website
ONLY;
Mac App Store
soon ?)



FREE !


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Timmy
v2.0


(TBD)



TBD


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The Pro In-App Purchase for Photosets is Available ONLY on the following 12 Apple mobile devices:

iPhones: 7+, 8+, Xs, Xs Max, 11, 11 Pro, 11 Pro Max, 12 mini, 12, 12 Pro, 12 Pro Max

iPads: 2020 Air 4

Please see our Photosets webpage for the app's Tech Specs.

Timmy made its Debut in the iOS App Store in May of 2018.

Apple pulled Timmy from their iOS App Store on Sept 9th, 2019, the day BEFORE their 2019 iPhone Announcement.

Please see our Timmy webpage for additional information.

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Our Short List of Recommended iPhones & iPads


Display


Recommended
iPhone(s)
OR
iPad(s)



"Pro"
IAP
Avail



Size


Resolution


OLED


6.7"


2778 x 1284
@ 458 PPI






12 Pro Max





6.5"


2688 x 1242
@ 458 PPI






Xs Max,
11 Pro Max






6.1"


2532 x 1170
@ 460 PPI






12, 12 Pro





6.1"


1792 x 828
@ 326 PPI



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11





5.8"


2436 x 1125
@ 458 PPI






Xs,
11 Pro






5.5"


1920 x 1080
@ 401 PPI



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7+, 8+





5.4"


2340 x 1080
@ 476 PPI






12 mini





4.7"


1334 x 750
@ 326 PPI



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2nd-Gen SE


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10.9"


2364 x 1640
@ 264 PPI



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Air 4





A14 devices listed in Red.

A13 devices listed in Blue.

A10-A12 devices listed in Black.

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High-Level Overview of Photosets & Photosets TV





Photosets


Photosets TV

macOS


iOS


macOS

Apple Silicon
Macs


Camera





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Editor








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30-scene
Video Maker









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8K-Res
Thumbnail Maker









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BIG-screen TV
Media Player



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FYI, our upcoming Rocket Camera is now positioned as a companion to Photosets running on an Apple Silicon Mac !

It fills the void of Photosets running on an Apple Silicon Mac !

Could be a Game Changer !

Additionally, if you're using Photosets on an iPhone OR iPad, & it's directly connected to an Apple Silicon Mac that is ALSO running Photosets, you'll soon have the option of storing your captured photosets ONLY on your Mac !

Could be a Game Changer !


Want to See Something Else that Could be a Game Changer ?

Check this Out


"Pro"
In-App
Purchase
for
Photosets



List

(USD)



AAPL's Cut

(USD)



Our Cut

(USD)



# of Sales
Needed to Reach
$1M USD
in
Net Revenue



Currently


$6.99


$2.09


$4.90


204.1K


Beginning
Jan. 1st



$5.99


$0.89


$5.10


196.1K


Delta


- $1.00


- $1.20


+ $0.20


-8.0K



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News Updates

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BREAKING NEWS: 3 PM (California-time) Monday, Nov 30th, 2020

FYI, we think we've figured-out a Good Way to get our Timmy app, the ONLY iPhone Unit Sales Estimator App on the planet, RE-instated in the iOS App Store !

Specifically, we'll be adding an Annual Sub to the app, & as we understand it, this would prevent us from offering it as a Progressive Web App (PWA), which Apple recommended we do shortly after they pulled-it from the iOS App Store.

And very specifically, (we believe) ALL other considerations are (now) secondary.

Basically, we had some extra time on our hands today while waiting for Photosets v8.14 to get Reviewed, which is still in "Waiting for Review," so we made the most of it.

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Update for 8:30 AM (California-time) Monday, Nov 30th, 2020

Two things to announce:

1.) Photosets v8.14 is in "Waiting for Review" at Apple App Review, & as such, could become Available later today.

2.) Today we are announcing our CY2021 Pricing Strategy for Photosets' "Pro" In-App Purchase.



"Pro"
In-App
Purchase
for
Photosets



List

(USD)



AAPL's Cut

(USD)



Our Cut

(USD)



# of Sales
Needed to Reach
$1M USD
in
Net Revenue



Beginning
Jan. 1st



$5.99


$0.89


$5.10


196.1K


AFTER
196.1K
Unit Sales



$6.99


$2.09


$4.90


-


Delta


+ $1.00


+ $1.20


- $0.20


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Update for 9 AM (California-time) Thursday, Nov 26th, 2020

Two things to announce:

1.) There is a 50% chance we will submit Photosets v8.14 to Apple App Review by day's end today.

We've already Enhanced & Refined the Benchmark Mode support that was Released in v8.13.

As time allows today, we'll continue to work on it throughout the day, & if things look good late today, we'll submit the changes as v8.14

2.) Tomorrow we'll Kick Off R&D work on using Photosets' Burst Video Maker with Third-Party Burst Photo Cameras & Camera Apps.

Intended to circumvent (as best as possible) the recently-Discovered AVCaptureVideoDataOutput Timing Issue.

As a reminder, on the 2016 iPhone 7+, Photosets captured Full-Res 12 Mpx photos @ 30 fps, with PERFECT or near-PERFECT 33.3 ms cycle-to-cycle timing !

Cycle-to-cycle Timing took a hit with the A11 & A12, but was (again) Rock Solid in the A13, until very recently !

Apple R&D simply screwed-up when they released iOS 14.1 !

Sometime today, we will investigate if the problem remains in iOS 14.2.

We do most of our R&D work on iPhone 11 Pro Max devices, so we know it's NOT a hardware issue that we've been seeing.

Rock Solid "capture timing performance" for over a year, until very recently.

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Update for 8 AM (California-time) Tuesday, Nov 24th, 2020

Two things to announce:

1.) Again, we did NOT submit Photosets v8.13 to Apple App Review by day's end yesterday as planned.

We felt it wise to give it another day.

We're currently On Track to submit it by day's end today.

It includes Enhancements, Refinements, & Bug Fixes, that we had NOT originally planned for with v8.13.

2.) We've noticed that Adobe has purchased ALOT of iOS App Store Search Ads against Photosets recently.

As such, we're now looking at ways to use that to our advantage !

Perhaps Adobe knows what Apple doesn't.

Consider this:

An "Adobe / Facebook / Google / Photosets" Alliance !

Have a Nice Ring to it ?

We certainly think so !

We will pursue it !

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Update for 11:30 AM (California-time) Monday, Nov 23rd, 2020

Two things to announce:

1.) We did NOT submit Photosets v8.13 to Apple App Review by day's end on Sunday as intended.

We're On Track to submit it by day's end today.

2.) Among other things, today we're working on Bringing Back Photosets' "Benchmark Mode," & with a twist.

It's intended to Highlight the AVCaptureVideoDataOutput Timing Issue we first Discovered this past Thursday.

Hopefully, Apple R&D will use it to NOT ONLY Fix the Current Timing Issue, but ALSO once Fixed, as a Quick Spot Check to verify they didn't break things in future updates.

As a reminder, Cosmosent Labs, Inc., is a small company of Cal Poly, SLO, Electronic Engineering graduates, ALL with extensive Chip Verification Experience PRIOR to transitioning into Camera App Development (in Sept 2014).

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BREAKING NEWS: 9:30 AM (California-time) Monday, Nov 23rd, 2020

We didn't plan it that way, but it's Crystal Clear to us this morning, Photosets v8.13 could become the Single Greatest Upgrade Catalyst in the History of the App Store !

Why ?

Because of the new 300-photo Limiter, & the (short) list of Apple mobile devices that the "Pro" IAP is Available on.

Also, different subject, we've concluded it's in everyone's best interest for Apple R&D to Fix the AVCaptureVideoDataOutput Timing Issue that we first Discovered this past Thursday !

As a reminder, AVCaptureVideoDataOutput is a key part of Apple's Camera Frameworks.

Either Apple R&D intentionally self-sabotaged it, to make the iPhone 12 family look better, OR they over-looked something during testing, & added a Bug.

Either way, we're Calling them Out on It !

It is our personal opinion that Apple R&D intentionally self-sabotaged it !

Too much of a coincidence that it happens now, AFTER all members of the iPhone 12 family have been Released.

Like we said, we're Calling them Out on It !

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Update for 9 AM (California-time) Sunday, Nov 22nd, 2020

Two things to announce:

1.) We're On Track to submit Photosets v8.13 to Apple App Review by day's end.

In addition to what we've already disclosed (see below), v8.13 includes a new 300-photo Limiter (for those without the "Pro" IAP.

Specifically, if NO "Pro" IAP, capture will Max-Out @ ONLY 5 photos per set AFTER 300 total photos have been captured.

300 photos is sufficient to capture "15" 20-photo photo sets, OR "20" 15-photo photo sets.

Both combinations are supported by the Base version of the app.

Our intent is simply to try to encourage more Users to upgrade to the "Pro" IAP.

2.) Yesterday we began looking at ways to use our recently-Discovered flaw in Apple's Camera Framework to our advantage.

First, we won't assume that they Can, OR Will (even if they could), Fix It.

Second, either way, it doesn't affect Photosets.

As long as Users are running v8.12, that is.

Third, if it doesn't get Fixed, our Rocket Camera then has more value.


NOT Rocket Science !

Those sufficiently Skilled in the Art should (easily) see where we're going with this !


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Update for 8:30 AM (California-time) Saturday, Nov 21st, 2020

FYI, Photosets v8.13, Available Monday ?, adds the following app-to-app AirDrop support.



Sender


Receiver


Photosets


Photosets TV

macOS


iOS


macOS

Apple Silicon
Macs


Photosets
on
iOS









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Photosets
on
macOS


Apple Silicon
Macs








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Our primary goal is to support Direct app-to-app AirDrop transfers illustrated by the Blue Checkmark.

As a reminder, OR for those who are UN-aware, we're simply bringing-back a Capability that Photosets used to have.

Photosets has supported HSPX in one form OR another for about four years !

Also, please see yesterday's update for additional information.

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BREAKING NEWS: 5 PM (California-time) Friday, Nov 20th, 2020

FYI, we intend to submit Photosets v8.13 to Apple App Review by day's end on Sunday !

Here is a Head's Up:

Adds support for "Direct" AirDrop transfers from Photosets running on your iPhone OR iPad, to Photosets running on an M1 Apple Silicon Mac !

Just prior to sending via AirDrop, Photosets running on your iPhone OR iPad will package the photos of your photo set into an HSPX (container file).

On the receiving end, Photosets running on your M1 Apple Silicon Mac will extract the photos from inside the HSPX (container file), & set them up (inside the app) just like any captured photo set, for you to do whatever you like with.

As a reminder, HSPX stands for "High-Speed Photoset Container File".


Please see Photosets' Mail Drop feature if you can't wait for v8.13.

It uses HSPX for Mail Drop transfers.

It ALSO offers an additional benefit.

It will teach you how to use Photosets' HSPX Decoder !

Specifically, if you Copy an HSPX file into Photosets' HSPX folder, the app will automatically extract (& setup) the contents (i.e., photos) of the file (when it transitions out of Background / Suspended State).

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Update for 10:30 AM (California-time) Friday, Nov 20th, 2020

FYI, Photosets v8.12 was Approved earlier today, & is now Available for Download.

As we stated yesterday, it is NOT ONLY a viable candidate for App of the Day, but it is ALSO a credible candidate for iPhone App of the Year !

Today, we're working on Refinements to it, so that it works as Best as Possible when running on Apple Silicon Macs.

Specifically, on Improvements for transferring photo sets from Photosets running on an iPhone OR iPad, to Photosets running on an Apple Si Mac.

Also, because it is so special, we decided to make v8.12 Available WW !

We encourage everyone to Update to it ASAP.

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Update for 5 PM (California-time) Thursday, Nov 19th, 2020

FYI, Photosets v8.12 is now "Waiting for Review" @ Apple App Review.

NOT ONLY is it a viable candidate for App of the Day, but it is ALSO a credible candidate for iPhone App of the Year !

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Update for 8:30 AM (California-time) Wednesday, Nov 18th, 2020

FYI, there is a 50% chance we will submit Photosets v8.12 to Apple App Review by day's end.

Yesterday, among other things, we added a first-cut of support for the new Apple Silicon Macs !

And because Photosets supports both iPhones & iPads on iOS, you have more window RE-sizing capability (on your Apple Silicon Mac) than iOS apps that simply support ONLY iPhones !

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Update for 4 PM (California-time) Tuesday, Nov 17th, 2020

FYI, we intend to release a Universal Binary version of Photosets TV v1.0 by day's end.

It will be Build #51, & will natively support both Intel-based Macs & Apple Silicon Macs.

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BREAKING NEWS: 12 Noon (California-time) Tuesday, Nov 17th, 2020

FYI, we are Excited to Announce that Photosets will soon include support for Apple Silicon Macs !

Make NO mistake, could be a Game Changer !

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Update for 4 PM (California-time) Monday, Nov 16th, 2020

Three things to announce:

1.) We've been Asked, & have Agreed, to Drop the Price of Photosets' "Pro" IAP to ONLY FIVE U.S. BUCKS ...Done !

2.) We intend to submit Photosets v8.12 to Apple App Review by day's end on Thursday.

Among other things, it adds the same Tools for RGB3 that the app currently offers for RGB2.

3.) Today we've Kicked Off R&D work on an Important Enhancement to Photosets !

Specifically, an innovative, custom-built "UN-comp. Converter" that will support Apple ProRAW, Legacy / Traditional RAW DNG, as well as UN-comp. RGB.

Why are we doing this now ?

Because it's ALSO applicable to M1 Apple Silicon Macs, which began arriving to customers today !

In other words, we can (soon) make ALL Features & Capabilities of Photosets, except for the Camera, available to M1 Apple Silicon Mac users !

As a reminder, UN-comp. simply refers to (image) UN-compressed photos.


High-Level Overview of Photosets' UN-comp. RGB


Format


File
Extension



Compression


per-Photo
Metadata



Color
Depth


(bits)

Photosets'
Full-Res
12 Mpx
Photo
Capture
Rate



Image


Data


Lossy


Lossless


Lossy


Lossless


Apple
ProRAW



.dng


-


-


-








10-12


1 fps
Estimated



RAW DNG


.dng


-


-


-








10-12


3 fps


UN-comp.
RGB



.rgb4


-


-


-








10


30 fps
Estimated



.rgb3


-


-


-








8


30 fps


.rgb2


-


-


-





-


8


30 fps


.rgb


-


-


-


-


-


8


30 fps


HEIC


.heic





-


-


-





8


30 fps


JPEG


.jpg





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-


-





8


30 fps


Apple ProRAW is supported by Apple ONLY on the 12 Pro & 12 Pro Max, & requires iOS 14.3.

Apple ProRAW captured via the Back Wide Camera is
12-bit Image Sensor Data packaged in a 14-bit Container.

Apple ProRAW captured via the Back Tele OR Ultra-Wide Camera, OR via the Front (Selfie) Camera, is
10-or-12-bit Image Sensor Data, dependent upon the Camera, packaged in a 14-bit Container.

Legacy / Traditional RAW DNG, supported by Apple on the Back Wide Camera on select iPhones & iPads, is
10-or-12-bit Image Sensor Data, dependent upon the Model, packaged in a 14-bit Container.

And specifically, it's the Container File Format that has 14 stops of Dynamic Range, NOT the actual captured Image Sensor Data !

And, among other things, it's the image sensor's ADC Read Noise that will generally determine what level of Color Bit Depth can be supported.

.rgb = 1st-Gen UN-comp. RGB

.rgb2 = 2nd-Gen UN-comp. RGB

.rgb3 = 3rd-Gen UN-comp. RGB

.rgb4 = 4th-Gen UN-comp. RGB (requires BGR10A2, the ideal 4B/pixel format)

As a reminder, UN-comp. RGB (all flavors except RGB4, which is still under development) is 8-bits of Red, Green, & Blue, per pixel, in the P3 D65 (i.e., Display P3) color space, & with NO Image Compression.

It represents the Highest Burst Photo Quality possible in smartphones,
& to our knowledge, is ONLY supported by Photosets (on iOS) & Photosets TV (on macOS) !


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Photosets TV Updates

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Photosets TV v1.0 Build # 51

The Install Deadline is Midnight on Nov 30th.

If you install it prior to the Install Deadline you can use it (with NO strings attached) for 30 days !

As a reminder, Photosets TV is our 100% FREE companion macOS app for Photosets !

Please note that the User Interface is optimized for a 16:9 aspect ratio Monitor / Display / BIG screen TV !

Please visit our Photosets TV webpage to Download it.


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