“iPhone Obsessed, Photo Editing Experiments with Apps,” just released from Peachpit Press is part how-to and part interactive book. It’s filled with coverage of over 47 of the best iPhone photo applications.

Author Dan Marcolina explains his techniques on combining app effects such as blurs and vignettes, high dynamic range, film looks, and painting to turn snapshots into statements. You not only learn some advanced techniques on integrating Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop but also how to think about image taking on the mobile device.

“iPhone Obsessed” has over 125 creative app recipes for the new generation of mobile image makers using the Apple smartphone. Plus, there’s a compendium of over 45 of the “most useful and sometimes unexpected photography app recommendations and reviews.” Marcolina says it’s the first book of its kind to deeply integrate the use of Microsoft tag and the iPhone to enhance and extend the readers experience.

When scanning one of the 75 tags printed in the book with the free iPhone Tag Reader (http://gettag.mobi) up pops full screen video clips of the author giving app overviews and step-by-step image tutorials along with links to many other resources and surprises. “iPhone Obsessed” is available for US$19.39 at Amazon.com (http://macte.ch/M8kXf).