Posts Tagged ‘CNET’

Survey Reveals that Adobe’s Photography Program is Bringing in Tons of Users

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If you’ve followed PetaPixel even just the last month, you might have noticed that Adobe extended its Photoshop Photography Program (also referred to as the Photography Bundle) to people regardless of whether or not they own a previous version of Photoshop not once, not twice, but three times.

That is: this special promotion that allowed everyone to sign up was supposed to end on the 2nd… then on the 8th… and now is extended all the way to the end of the year. And while our you guys have come up with all manner of reasons in the comments as to why Adobe might be doing this, a new survey reveals the real reason: it’s working really well. Read more…

CNET Doubts Sony ‘Lens Cam’ Rumors, Original Source Says ‘Wanna Bet?’

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You don’t get a lot of “scuffles” between tech and rumor sites, but a recent CNET Rumor Has It episode poked fun at a report by sonyalpharumors, and the rumor site has decided to respond in good fun. Read more…

A Closer Hands-On Look at the Lytro Light Field Camera

Here’s CNET’s introduction to the new Lytro camera. The square LCD screen on the back of the camera might be small, but it’s a touchscreen display that lets you play around with the focus directly in-camera rather than having to connect the device to a computer.

AllThingsD also has a video showing the camera being demoed at their conference last Thursday.

(via Doobybrain)

Canon PowerShot G12 Photo and Specs Leaked by CNET

It looks like someone hit the “publish” button too early over at CNET Asia, accidentally spilling the beans on the upcoming Canon PowerShot G12. The 10-megapixel camera’s main selling points seem to be features that are also included in the PowerShot cameras announced today by Canon: 1080p 720p HD video recording and a special High Dynamic Range (HDR) scene mode that snaps three bracketed photos for you and combines them into a single photo.
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Doppelganger Week May Violate Facebook’s Terms of Service

This news might come as a buzzkill for some Facebook users: Facebook’s unofficial viral celebration, Doppelganger Week, during which Facebook users change their profile picture to a photo of their celebrity lookalike, could violate the social site’s Terms of Service, notably:

You will not post content or take any action on Facebook that infringes or violates someone else’s rights or otherwise violates the law.

Not so fun for Facebookers eager to boast their resemblance to Brad Pitt or Big Bird this week, but good news for the photogs and content creators the ToS and copyright law protect. However, Facebook’s spokesperson told CNET that user-posted content is only kept in check by copyright holders, who haven’t made any removal requests yet:

“Users are responsible for the content they post, but as always, Facebook will respond to requests for removal that it receives from copyright holders,” spokeswoman Brandee Barker said in an e-mail to CNET. “In this case, we have received no such requests.”

(via CNET)


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