The final hurdles have been cleared, and Instagram is now officially part of Facebook. The startup’s 16 employees will be relocating from San Francisco to Facebook HQ in Menlo Park. In an announcement released through its newsroom, Facebook reaffirmed its commitment to keeping Instagram running as a standalone service:
As we said from the beginning, we are committed to building and growing Instagram independently. Instagram will continue to serve its community, and we will help Instagram continue to grow by using Facebook’s strong engineering team and infrastructure. We also can’t wait to work with the talented Instagram team to improve the mobile experience.
There will certainly be more resources available at Instagram founder Kevin Systrom’s disposal: the photo sharing app is being taken in by a company with roughly 4,000 employees and legions of world class software developers.
Adorama had a Valentine’s Day discount on Adobe Lightroom 3 yesterday, pricing it at just $80. It’s back to $135 now, but if you missed out, you now have another chance: B&H has decided to one-up Adorama by selling the program for just $70. The sale will last until the end of today, so you might want to act fast this time if you’ve been on the fence.
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 [B&H Photo Video]
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We’re unclear on whether this is a permanent price drop or a temporary sale, but Adorama is current selling Lightroom 3 for just $80. That’s $59 cheaper than Amazon’s price and cheaper than the student and teacher edition.
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 [Adorama]
Update: Apparently the deal is for today (Valentine’s Day) only.
Update: The deal prices seem to be fluctuating. They might not be what our screenshot shows.
In the market for memory cards? B&H is currently offering SanDisk Compact Flash cards at crazy prices. They’re listing Extreme Pro cards at less than 50% of the price offered at other retailers. For example, a 16GB Extreme Pro card currently costs $60 (with free shipping in the US) from B&H but $130+ at most other places.
SanDisk Compact Flash Cards [B&H Photo Video]
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Amazon is selling the Photive ML-L3 Wireless Shutter Release Remote for Nikon DSLRs for just $2 with free shipping. The retail price is $30, so it’s a crazy 93% discount. No idea if the price will last — maybe it’s a mistake.
Photive ML-L3 Wireless Shutter Release Remote (via The Digital Picture)
Update: Looks like the remote only ships to US addresses.
Update: Here’s something similar for Canon DSLRs for $2.88.
Awesome deal alert (for those of you in the US): Walmart is offering a free 16×20 photo poster print. These things normally cost $13 or $14 bucks, and are a great way to show off a photo on your wall. Download the coupon here to print out yourself. You’ll need to place the order through Walmart’s photo site and then pay at the counter when picking it up. The coupon expires at the end of October, so you have a month to pick out your favorite photo.
FREE 16×20 poster (via NSOP)
P.S. Before placing your order, it might be a good idea to call your local Walmart to double-check that they’ll accept this coupon.
Deal alert: you can buy a 16GB Kingston 266x CompactFlash card over at Buy.com for just $23 with shipping included. Just for comparison, these cards are listed for $33 everywhere else. Not sure how long this deal is good for.
Kingston 16GB Ultimate CompactFlash Card (via Photography Bay)
Update: Reader Benjamin Watson points out that the deal involves a mail-in rebate, and that your checkout price will be $33.
If you’re into experimental film photography at all, Lomography is currently offering a $50 voucher towards its website or NYC store for $20 through Groupon (available to people in the US only, sorry!). There’s free shipping on orders over $25, so you could get 18 rolls of Lomography color negative film with some change to spare!
$20 for $50 Worth of Analogue Cameras and Accessories (via 1001 Noisy Cameras)
Update: Looks like the item has sold out.
Here’s a sweet deal alert: you can currently pick up a boxed copy of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 with free shipping over at Newegg for $119.99 by using the coupon code ADOBE723 at checkout.
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 (via Slickdeals)
In the market for a cheap compact camera? Amazon’s Gold Box deal of the day today is a Canon A490 for $50. Be sure to also grab the free Lowepro case if you decide to buy.
Canon PowerShot A490 (via Photography Bay)
Update: There’s also an amazing deal for a Canon SD1300 over at Radioshack. The $180 camera is currently priced at $70!