Posts Tagged ‘flickr’

Yahoo! Introduces New Flickr Photo Books Service, Keeps Flickr Renaissance Going

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Just in time for the Holidays, Yahoo! is introducing a new service for printing custom photo books through Flickr, touting automatic features and a “clean, stunning design” that the company hopes will encourage Flickr users to take advantage of the new feature instead of going elsewhere for their photo book needs. Read more…

Spectacular Time-Lapse Born Out of 13,000 Miles and 10,000 Photos

The “quit your day job and go on the adventure you’ve always dreamed of” piece of advice is given so often as to almost be cliché. And yet, many of us are still blown away when someone actually finds the guts to do just that.

And, well, if they capture a time-lapse so gorgeous it gets National Geographic‘s attention in the process, all the better for us photography blog types. Read more…

19-Year-Old’s Flickr Photo Leads to Maroon 5 Album Cover and Big Time Photo Career

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You can worry all you want about photos being stolen via Flickr, but maybe someone will like your photo enough to buy it… and put it on the cover of a platinum-selling rock album… and boost you overnight from the fuzzy border of hobbyist/professional to a high-profile career as a portrait and fashion photographer. Read more…

NYC Mayoral Candidate in Hot Water After Campaign Ad Used Swiped Flickr Shots

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New York Republican mayoral candidate Joe Lhota may be running as a law and order guy, but apparently the “law” part doesn’t cover intellectual property.

Turns out nine of the images used in a recent Lhota campaign ad — an ad meant to illustrate what a mess the Big Apple used to be — were taken without permission from Flickr users, several of whom are not too happy about it. Read more…

Flickr Rolling Out New Google+ Style Photo Pages with a Nifty Side Panel

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Flickr’s recent attempt at a major website redesign didn’t go over very well with many of its users, so now the Yahoo-owned company is taking the feedback it received to try again. A help page on the Flickr website reveals that a new photo page is currently being rolled out across the service.
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Student Wins Photography Contest with Filched Photo

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It’s one thing to swipe a photo and slap it on your website, and quite another to enter that stolen image into a high-profile photo contest passed off as your own work.

That is exactly what Mark Joseph Solis, a graduate student at the University of the Philippines, is discovering as he becomes a subject of international ridicule for winning several thousand dollars worth of prizes with a purloined portrait. Read more…

Charity Donation Settles BuzzFeed Photo-Stealing Dispute

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It’s rare that we get to report happy news from the intellectual property side of the photography business, so let’s take heart from a win-win settlement achieved between a wronged photographer and viral media site BuzzFeed. Read more…

‘Average’ Web App Creates a Composite Image from a Flickr Set or Tag

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We’ve run across some neat web apps in the past — be it the Face to GIF app that lets you create animated GIFs with ease using your computer’s webcam, or something a bit more practical like UT’s enlarging and denoising app.

The ‘Average‘ web app definitely falls on the less-practical side of things. It allows you to easily combine any number of Flickr photos from a set or tag into a composite average of them all. Read more…

Flickr iOS App Update Adds Customizable Filters, Pro Editing Tools and More

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Many believe that Instagram’s recent acquisition of Luma means that the photo sharing app will soon be adding some cool features, including live filter previews and editing capabilities. Yahoo!, however, has beaten Instagram to the punch by adding all of this and more to the latest version of the Flickr iOS app. Read more…

Yahoo! Snaps Up Startup IQ Engines, Will Improve Flickr Organization and Search

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Yahoo! certainly doesn’t shy away from acquiring companies it believes will help its cause. In some cases those acquisitions turn into long-term investments ala Flickr, in others the acquired company just sort of disappears.

The latest acquisition news out of the Yahoo! camp is that image-recognition startup IQ Engines is joining the Flickr team in order to help improve the organization and search features of the photo sharing site. Read more…