Posts Tagged ‘feature’

After the Kodak Moment: How an Iconic Photo Brand is Trying to Reinvent Itself

The New York Times has published an in-depth feature in its business section that looks at how Kodak, at one time a juggernaut in the photo industry, is working to reinvent itself after missing the boat when the camera world shifted to digital.

Decades ago, when it was the heavyweight of consumer film, Kodak was pulling in $19 billion a year with 145,000 on its payroll. Now the company has $2 billion in annual sales, 8,000 employees worldwide, and is dabbling in niche film and printing markets while exploring new ways to grow.

At Kodak, Clinging to a Future Beyond Film [NYTimes]

Flickr is Rolling Out a More Powerful Search Engine with New Filters, Users, and Groups

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Flickr’s photo search engine is getting a makeover and a boost in power. Starting earlier this month, Flickr has been rolling out a powerful new unified search interface to its users. Instead of a simple search feature for photos that match keywords, the new search will contain additional image search parameters and will be able to look up people and groups.
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Trevor Paglen on Photographing Secret Military Sites with a Telescope

PBS series Art in the 21st Century recently released this 6-minute look at the work of photographer Trevor Paglen, a guy who points his camera through astronomy telescopes at secret military sites to photography things that are off limits to the public. As we shared back in 2012, Paglen calls his imagery “Limit Telephotography.”
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A Look at How Colorizer Dana Keller Breathes New Life Into Historical Photos

Dana Keller has made a name for himself as a talented photo colorizer, using his Photoshop skills to offer an idea of what historical black-and-white photos might have looked like had the photographer been able to shoot in color. The video above is a 6-minute look at how Keller approaches the task of colorization.
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Olympus to Make 40MP Sensor Shift Photos Possible During Handheld Shooting

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One of the main innovations found in the new Olympus OM-D E-M5 II is its ability to shoot massive 40MP photos with its 16MP sensor by doing “sensor shifting” and combining multiple shots. The main downside, however, is that you need a tripod to make sure the camera doesn’t move between shots.

That may soon change: Olympus says its working on making the sensor shift technology work even when the photographer is shooting handheld without stabilization.
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Flickr Rolling Out Camera Roll: A New Way to Browse, Edit, and Organize Your Shots

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Flickr is rolling out a new feature called Camera Roll that’s designed to make it even easier for users to browse, edit, and organize their photos. It’s a speedy and intuitive interface that lets you jump around in time and make changes to quickly select multiple photos at once.
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Here’s a Look at the VR Sport Stabilization in Nikon’s New $12,000 400mm f/2.8 Lens

The Nikkor 400mm f/2.8E FL ED VR is a new $12,000 lens for sports and wildlife photographers. One of the new features to appear in the lens is a vibration reduction mode called VR Sport. The video above offers a look at how VR Sport compares to VR Normal and no stabilization.
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Google+ Can Now Apply Its Auto Enhance Magic to Your Home Videos

Back in May 2013, Google+ began offering auto enhancement to improve the quality of users’ photos. Now the magic has arrived for video as well.

Open a video through the Google+ website or through the Photos app on Android and you’ll see a new “Auto Enhance” feature that can automatically help correct lighting, color, stability, and speech.
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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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