Posts Tagged ‘aprilfools’

Fun Photoshop Tutorial Shows You the Ins and Outs of Photoshop… Version 1.0

Yes, we know it’s the day after April Fools’, but we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to share this little gem. We’re all fans of tutorials, right? Well, today we have for you a tutorial that will dramatically improve your capabilities in Photoshop. Photoshop 1.0, that is. Read more…

A Roundup of April Fools’ 2014 Jokes in the World of Photography

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As we’ve done for the past couple of years, rather than try our hand at comedy and post something tricky on April Fools, we instead round up all the best photography April Fools’ jokes we can find and post them all in one place.

Buckle up, enjoy the ride, and try to imagine a world where these ideas were actually real. Read more…

The Canon EOS 1 Smartphone, Powered by Android … and Sprinkled With Fairy Dust

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From the looks of a recent rumor over on Canon Rumors, we might soon see a Canon branded smartphone. While there’s no information on what cell phone manufacturer they’re working with, it’s safe to say with Canon entering the market, this device may become the smartphone camera to beat.

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A Roundup of April Fools’ 2013 Jokes in the World of Photography

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April Fools’ Day: the beautiful (or painful) day of the year on which the Internet is teeming with fabricated stories designed to fool and humor. We used to participate in the jokes and cover the silliness, but last year we started doing a single roundup post instead to keep you up to speed on April Fools’ Day humor in the world of photography.
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April Fools’ 2012 in the Photo World

April Fools’ Day 2012 has come and gone. Even though we didn’t publish any bogus stories this year, here’s a quick roundup of other photo-related sites that did. The screenshot above shows Kodak’s homepage yesterday, which advertised a new kitten printing machine. Interestingly enough, there was a serious news ticker just below it that discussed the company’s bankruptcy status.
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35mm Cartridge that Transforms Film Cameras into Digital

When a fake camera technology is unveiled, it’s normally called a “concept”. When it’s published on April 1st, however, it’s called an April Fool’s Joke (e.g. last Friday’s Canon iPad monitor). The RE-35 is another fun idea that would be absolutely awesome if it actually existed — it’s a 35mm canister that transforms any 35mm film camera into a digital one using a flexible sensor. Simply load the canister into the camera as you would with film, shoot your photos, and download them by connecting to the canister via USB.

MIOPS: Smartphone Controllable High Speed Camera Trigger

MIOPS is a new smartphone-controlled camera trigger that combines all of the features photographers want in a high-speed camera trigger into one convenient device.

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iPad App for Controlling and Monitoring a Canon DSLR Wirelessly

Sure this might be an April Fool’s joke, but it’s also a pretty interesting concept demo. Perhaps this is a glimpse of how we might be operating cameras in the future.

(via Philip Bloom)

Kodak Executive Russell Hunt Named a CRN Channel Chief for Second Consecutive Year

Editor’s note: This is our first press release published in accordance with the terms of our acquisition by Eastman Kodak, which was announced earlier today.


Rochester, NY, March 28 — Kodak’s Russell Hunt has earned recognition as a 2011 Channel Chief by Everything Channel’s CRN for the second consecutive year. Notably, Hunt has led the successful channel integration of two existing channel communities within Kodak. Through Hunt’s leadership efforts, Kodak expands its channel capabilities to provide customer-focused applications across a broad range of vertical industries.

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PetaPixel Has Been Acquired by Kodak!

We’re pleased to announced today that Eastman Kodak has agreed to acquire PetaPixel. Editorial control and content on this blog will not be affected, though, as part of the deal, Kodak-related press releases will be published along with our usual content. Kodak is attempting to diversify into photography markets outside the ones it has traditionally focused on, and we’re honored to join them in boosting their share of the photography blog market. Terms of the deal will not be announced, but inquiries may be directed to [email protected].

Invisible Camera Shoots Terapixel Photos at Fractional ISOs

Photographer Chris Marquardt claims to have used groundbreaking research to create a mind-boggling transparent camera that’s capable of ISO 1/500, shutter speeds of 1/100000, and terapixel photos the equivalent of 3000 Canon 5D Mark IIs.

This is may be one of the most elaborate photography-related April Fools’ Day jokes we’ve seen. How do we know it’s a hoax (besides the obvious)? The camera will be released on April 1st, 2011 [see comments].