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Photo and Image Editing

Published 12/21/2010 and rated Ratingstars4 4 out of 5 stars
by AppAppeal Editor
What can you use the app for?

It is not hard to find a place offering photo hosting and a community of users posting images. MugTug takes those concepts and puts a little passion into them. Users can upload their favorite photographs and share them with the community. MugTug is dedicated to sharing beautiful photographs. The tools available allow users to manage their albums and gain inspiration from other users in the MugTug community. The Dark Room gives users a place to edit images, from simple alignment to white balance, rotation, and brightness settings. The MugTug Sketch Pad gives users a place to create freely. Along with the many tools, MugTug users can also access a community of equally passionate individuals who want to connect, promote and share their work.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

MugTug was created by Orange Honey. The Orange Honey team consists of Seattle, Washington based Charles Pritchard who is currently Chief Executive Officer and his fellow technology entrepreneur, Michael Deal located in Portland, Oregon. Deal handles New Product Development for Orange Honey. MugTug is offered up as Orange Honey’s main creation, which includes the many features and unique functions available with this photo themed application.

What are the differences to other apps?

There are many ways to find a website that will host images. Social networking websites usually offer users their own personal photo albums to fill while other sites provide free hosting and sharing services. MugTug stands out because it offers a higher level of photograph management. The site is dedicated to those who are passionate about photography (which is also the primary user base in the MugTug community).

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

The MugTug website features a stylish black background which contrasts the many vibrant colors used throughout the site very well. Users can easily navigate the site and access the three main components using the large images on the homepage. These include the Dark Room, Sketch Pad, and user community.

How does the registration process work?

A new user can become a MugTug member by clicking on the orange “Sign Up” link at the top, right hand corner of the homepage (to the left of the white search bar). The registration form is kept short and requires an email address, username, password, and date of birth. After entering the details, the user can click the blue “Submit” button at the bottom of the form to continue. As soon as the user submits their details, they are taken to the profile dashboard and can begin accessing MugTug features.

What does it cost to use the application?

MugTug is available to all users who will make an account for free. Creating an account gives the user access to all features. There is currently no premium paid membership offered by MugTug. All users get the same access, which works well to encourage participation in the user community. There has been no indication that MugTug will change its free status anytime soon. For now, anyone can become a MugTug user and share their passion for photographs with the community.

Who would you recommend the application to?

MugTug is an ideal application for anyone who loves editing, managing and sharing photographs. The user can create and share pictures and get feedback from a community of like minded individuals. The site is easy to use and offers up its own personality which compliments the theme of the site. The free membership is another benefit that makes MugTug accessible to anyone and everyone.

  • Edit photographs in the MugTug Black Room
  • Work on sketches and drawings with the MugTug Sketch Pad
  • Participate in the user community to get feedback and discover the work of others
  • Monitor stats including age of photo and vote count
  • Build a user profile, with information such as favorite photos and personal interests

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