Nokia bumps Creative Studio for Windows Phone 8. Fixes crashes?

Nokia has just begun rolling out an update for their Creative Studio app for editing your photos. The other day we gave you a tutorial on how to make the best of the app, as it’s quite handy for quickly touching up your images (and not downscaling their size).

Version is now trickling out, updated from, though it may take awhile to hit the servers (only a few of our staff were able to see the update, so this is very fresh). 

Of course there is no changelog with this update, which implies that there are no new features. Indeed, upon launching it we have not noticed anything different with the app.

Our bet is Nokia tweaked up the code a bit, hopefully fixing some crashing problem that we had experienced. We previously noticed on occasion that the app would fail to successfully save a photo after editing it. It usually involved cropping and then using ‘Clarity’ and it seemed tied to not enough memory. The trick to keeping it steady was to not have any “large” apps or games hanging in the background, freeing up some RAM. So far with this update, we have yet to re-create that crash scenario, which makes us thrilled.

You can head to the Nokia Collection to pick up Creative Studio here. If you don’t see the update, give it some time, as this is a very fresh rollout. Thanks, Rune A., for the tip!

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Nokia bumps Creative Studio for Windows Phone 8. Fixes crashes?


This is great and all but hey-sus!  I just wish they would update camera to include a sharpness setting.  I took 35 pictures at a chinese lantern festival here in dallas the other night (which looked great btw) but then I spent 20 minutes adjusting them all before I could upload them.  Not a very effecient process.  That simple camera fix and not having seperate volume settings for each function are my only complaints about my 920.  Best phone I have ever owned.

Firmware update for that to happen doesn't REALLY surprise me.  Just don't want them to rest on their laurels thinking we've forgotten about it or that we think the adjustment in creative studio is good enough.  It works but it's an unnecessary pain in the ass.  To reitterate: Still completely in love with my phone.

I find the Lumia 920's low light photos quite disappointing really. It can shot in low light, yes, but the results are whitewashed lifeless things. If you shoot a portrait by a fireplace or something, other phones will perhaps struggle with camera shake and grain, but the 920 will take all the warm glowing light out of the picture altogether. And the exposure compensation seems not to work at all in most cases. I'm sure it could be improved greatly.

This is my favorite photo editing app but not on WP8. On WP7 it has better editing options especially the sketch black & white option! Why Nokia why!?