Posts Tagged ‘feature’

Facebook Now Auto-Enhancing Your Smartphone Photos

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Ready to see an improvement in all of your Facebook friends’ snaps? Facebook is rolling out a new auto-enhance feature for its mobile app that will automatically correct things like light, shadows, and clarity in your smartphone shots.
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Touchscreen LCDs Coming to Nikon DSLRs Starting with the D5500 in January 2015

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Canon and Nikon DSLRs have traditionally been neck and neck in terms of feature sets, but one thing that Canon has offered since the T4i in 2012 is a full-fledged touchscreen interface.

There’s good news for Nikon shooters, though: the gap is set to close in the very near future. Nikon’s new D5500 will reportedly be announced in January 2015, and the camera will feature a touchscreen LCD.
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Lytro Unveils ‘Focus Spread’, A Feature That Lets You Pinpoint Where Focus Starts and Ends

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Lytro has released Version 4.1 of its desktop light field photo editing software, and one of the main new features is something called “Focus Spread.” It’s a revolutionary feature that takes advantage of Lytro’s “shoot now, focus later” abilities, giving photographers the ability to control where focus starts and stops in a photo.
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Nikon Patent Shows a Vibrating DSLR Shutter Button That Helps You Track Moving Subjects

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Cameras have many different methods of guiding photographers toward capturing quality shots, but physical feedback isn’t really one of them… yet. In addition to providing useful visual and auditory information, DSLRs in the future might actually guide photographers through their sense of touch.

A recently published Nikon patent shows a DSLR that helps photographers capture moving objects without having to look through their viewfinder. Instead, the camera uses vibrations to guide the shooter.
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A Look Back at 100 Years of Leica Cameras

German news broadcaster Deutsche Welle created this short feature on the history of Leica in light of the 100th year anniversary of the brand’s existence. Oskar Barnack created his first functional Leica model back in 1914, and its compact size sparked a revolution in photography.

The video also offers a glimpse into the exhibition in Hamburg titled, “Eyes Wide Open: 100 years of Leica photography” that features 500 works created with Leica gear.

(via Leica Rumors)


P.S. Leica also created its own video in a brilliant ad that recreates 35 of history’s most iconic images. Be sure to check that one out.

Canon Patent Suggests Feature That Would Choose Between JPEG and RAW For You

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In the future, “Auto” may be an option for choosing between JPEG and RAW on Canon DSLRs. A recently published patent reveals that the company has tinkered with the idea of a feature that could automatically choose which photos to save in RAW and which ones to save as JPEG only.
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Tinderella: Portraits of Tinder Dates Insightfully Capture the Awkward World of Online Dating

Name: Samuel Age: 32 Occupation: Videographer Date: Fashion launch at The Grey Lady followed by drinks on a friend’s rooftop

Name: Samuel
Age: 32
Occupation: Videographer
Date: Fashion launch at The Grey Lady followed by drinks on a friend’s rooftop

In the age of the Internet, dating has taken an interesting turn. Some would say it’s for the better, some may say it’s for the worse, but whatever your thoughts, there’s no denying that online dating services are more prevalent ever before — especially among the younger generation.

Australian photographer Kirra Cheers decided to capture this strange, awkward world by meeting up with and photographing ‘matches’ she found through the dating/hookup app Tinder. The resulting series Tinderella is interesting, sometimes appalling and surprisingly artful. Read more…

‘Self-Portraits with Men’ Series Explores the ‘What-Ifs’ of Life with Different Partners

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Have you ever wondered what you life would be like if you ended up with one of your exes? Or just a random person on the street, somebody whose trajectory in life would have changed your own drastically?

Czech photographer Dita Pepe has, but she took it an step further than most of us when she turned these spousal what-ifs into a series of portraits that take an interesting look at “what might have been” had her family life taken a different direction. Read more…

Sneak Peek: A Useful Focus Selection Tool is Coming to Photoshop CC on June 18th

A couple of weeks ago, we told you to mark June 18th on your calendars, because Adobe would be revealing “the next evolution of Creative Cloud.” Well, we’re still a few days away from the fateful keynote, but Adobe has given us a little teaser, showing us just one of the features that the Photoshop team has been working on for this major update. Read more…

New #AmazonCart Hashtag Brings Gear Shopping to Twitter

For those of you who already have an Amazon camera gear purchasing infatuation, leading to a slim wallet and empty bank account, this may be NSFL (so turn your head away): Amazon has teamed up with social media giant Twitter for a new feature that allows you to now add items to your Amazon cart directly through the social network.
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