Posts Tagged ‘free’

Instagram Announces Layout, an App for Combining Multiple Photos Into a Single Image

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Today Instagram unveiled its new Layout. No, it’s not a redesign of the company’s website or app, but rather a new official app for easily combining multiple photos into single images that can quickly be shared.
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SpaceX is Now Publishing Its Photos Into the Public Domain Thanks to a Tweet

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NASA is a government agency, so the photographs it creates are released to the public domain and can be used by anyone for any purpose. Now that private companies such as SpaceX are getting involved in space exploration and collaborating with NASA, the copyright of mission photos becomes a little more murky.

All that cleared up in a big way this past weekend: SpaceX is following NASA’s lead and will now be releasing photos to the public domain.
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Download a Free Copy of the $60 Perfect Effects 9 by onOne Software

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Heads up: you can currently download a free copy of onOne Software’s Perfect Effects 9. It’s a $60 program that can be used as a Photoshop or Lightroom plugin or as a standalone tool. Inside are customizable filters and hundreds of presets that allow you to quickly apply custom looks to your photos.
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The Cincinnati Public Library Lets You Use DSLRs and Studio Equipment for Free

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As books are easier to buy and borrow in digital forms, public libraries are evolving and experimenting with new ways to stay relevant. The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County has one awesome idea for how to do so: the main branch of the library in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio, features a makerspace that provides free access to tools for creative people — equipment that includes DSLRs and photo studio gear.
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Darkroom: A New iOS Photo Editor with DIY Filters, Curves, and Infinite History

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Darkroom is a new photo editor for iPhones that just launched today. The app offers a number of powerful features for editing photos on iOS, including do-it-yourself photo filters, a curves tool, and an infinite history with all your edits.
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The Consequences of Working for Free

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More than a few articles have been written on the detrimental effects of working for free in the photo industry. Unsurprisingly, the same issue has raged on for years in the writing community. But I didn’t expect to see the issue percolate in my Facebook feed in relation to the circus industry.

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A Scathing, Brutally Honest Rant About Not Working for Free

Editor’s note: This video contains strong language that is not suitable for some environments.


In 2007, famed science fiction writer and fierce protector of his copyright, the somewhat controversial Harlan Ellison, was being filmed for a documentary about himself called Dreams with Sharp Teeth.

Before the documentary went live, this short clip was released in which Ellison talks about Warner Brothers asking him to use one of his interviews for free. His response is characteristically scathing, brutally honest, and something more than a few photographers would probably love to say themselves.

You Can Grab a Copy of DxO Optics Pro 8 Completely Free for a Limited Time

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Between now and January 31st of 2015, those interested in switching up your post-processing workflow and experimenting with software outside of the Adobe ecosystem have a great incentive to do so: DxO has partnered with Digital Photographer to offer free, no strings attached licenses of DxO Optics Pro 8 to anybody who wants one. Read more…

Camera+ For iPhone is Free Through November 16th; Here’s How to Get It

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Camera+ is one of the most well-liked third party camera apps for iOS devices. It has sold over 10 million copies, and its robust interface and suite of editing tools help set it apart from the stock camera app.

Normally Camera+ would set you back $3 in the app store, but right now there’s a lesser-known promotional offering from Apple that lets you download a copy for free. You just need to know where to look.
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How I Built a Lightbox for $0

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I’m 39 weeks into a 52 week project. Every week I go to this Art Prompt Generator for a random prompt and then spend a week taking a photo to match the prompt. This week was “Candy”. I wasn’t getting great results taking pictures of candy on plates, counters or other mundane surfaces so I thought I’d try a lightbox. Read more…