Posts Tagged ‘apple’

The iPhone 6 Wallpaper’s Photographer Didn’t Find Out About the Use Until the Phone’s Unveiling

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When the iPhone 6 was announced this week, there was one person who received a bigger surprise than most: Espen Haagensen, the photographer behind the phone’s default wallpaper photograph.

Here’s why: Haagensen didn’t know his photo had been selected for this use until the rest of the world saw the photo during the phone’s official announcement.
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A Rundown of the Photo-Related Features in Apple’s Exciting New Watch

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After unveiling Apple’s latest lineup of iPhones, Tim Cook got back up on the Apple stage and said the now-iconic words that Steve Jobs became known for, “one more thing…”

That one more thing was Apple Watch, affectionately referred to as Watch if you like symbols. And while a watch is traditionally more of a fashion accessory than a functional tool for photographers, the wrist-worn device definitely has some neat photography-related capabilities.

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Apple Unveils the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus with On-Sensor Phase Detect AF & Optical Stabilization

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Apple’s long-awaited iPhone 6 has finally arrived, and it comes in two flavors that both offer some much-needed and impressive improvements to the ‘world’s most popular camera.’ Read more…

Apple Sends Out Invites for September 9th Event, Will Likely Announce the iPhone 6

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Apple wishes they could say more about their event on September 9th, invites for which just went out. Sadly, they cannot, but all rumors point to an iPhone 6 announcement on that day with the possibility of an iWatch as well, so you’d better mark your calendars. Read more…

Apple Ups Its RAW Game, Extends Mavericks Compatibility to Several New Cameras

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Yosemite is right around the corner, but Apple isn’t done improving Mavericks yet. The Cupertino company just yesterday announced a Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update for OS X Mavericks that offers system-wide RAW file compatibility for several of the newest cameras to hit shelves. Read more…

New App and Plugin Tonality Brings Black & White Darkroom Magic to OSX

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From the creators of photo-editing apps, Intensify, Focus and FX Photo Studio comes a new black and white image editor for Mac called Tonality. Both a standalone app and plugin for Photoshop, Lightroom and Aperture, Tonality is versatile in its implementation into your workflow.

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500px Launches ‘Insights,’ New Analytics App for iOS

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Today, 500px launched a new iOS app. It’s called 500px Insights and its purpose is to provide users access to the statistics of their 500px content. Not only does it provide statistics though, it’s also meant to provide a better promotional platform to strategically engage with their audience, all from a mobile device.

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Free Aperture to Lightroom Migration Tool is in Open Beta

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The announcement that Apple is discontinuing Aperture has left many users wondering how they’re supposed to properly transfer their soon-to-be irrelevant file structure over to Adobe’s Lightroom.

Neither Adobe nor Apple have yet released an official means to do so (at least not yet), and so software developer Adrian Grah took it into his own hands and created Aperture Exporter: a free utility that automates the process of moving from Aperture to Lightroom 5. Read more…

What Flickr Looks Like On a 25-Year-Old Macintosh

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What was it like to browse Flickr back in 1989? We don’t know, because Flickr didn’t exist then. However, thanks to a clever setup from Flickr user Jeff Jackson, we get a little glimpse at what it would be like.

By tweaking a 25-year-old Macintosh SE/30, Jackson decided to browse around the web to see what websites looked like and how they functioned. He ended up giving Flickr a go and the above screenshot is what he was presented with. According to Jackson, it took a full five minutes to load just one Flickr page; just a bit slower than the second or two it takes now.

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Image credits: Macintosh SE/30 on the 68k MLA Flickr Page by Jeff Jackson

Apple Confirms 3rd-Party Extensibility and Robust Editing Features in OS X Photos

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Although still far from its public debut, more and more information about the new Photos app for OS X is making its way to the public.

Meant to be the successor to both iPhoto and now Aperture, Photos is said to create a more seamless photography workflow across OS X and iOS devices. And the latest news indicates that the OS X version of Photos will offer some potentially exciting features. Read more…