Posts Tagged ‘glitch’

Trippy Glitch Photographs Blend Manual and Algorithmic ‘Accidents’ to Create Awesome Images

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We’ve showcased glitch photography before, both purposeful and accidental. Blurring the lines between science and art, glitch photography is often like a fingerprint, with each image being unique.

Today we have for you an awesome collection of these photographic fingerprints by artist and freelance photographer Sabato Visconti. Read more…

PSA: Dropbox Can’t Automatically Backup Your Photos in iOS 8 Yet

Update: Dropbox has contacted us to let us know that the issue has been fixed!


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Dropbox users waiting anxiously for iOS 8 to drop so they can take advantage of all the cool new features like manual controls and a more robust photo experience take note: your automatic backup will be temporarily shut off once you update to the new OS and download the newest version of the Dropbox app. Read more…

A Cautionary Tale: How a Bug in Dropbox Permanently Deleted 8,000 of My Photos

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TL;DR: If you are using Dropbox as a sole backup of your files, think again. Without making a mistake, you might lose your files.

I started using Dropbox back in 2009 and have always loved the service. Over time, I kept moving more and more files to my Dropbox folder and eventually had to upgrade to the Pro plan to keep up with the space requirements. In particular, I moved there all of my photos in order to be able to view/share them online and also to have them backed up.

In April of this year, a hard drive in my laptop was running low on space so I decided to use the Dropbox’s Selective Sync feature to unsync some large directories from the laptop. Because there was never any problem with the service and also because it’s already the year 2014, I thought it might be about time that one can trust a cloud-based storage service and use them as a sole backup of their files. Boy, I was wrong. Read more…

Shutterfly Accidentally Sent Out Newborn Congratulations to Random Users Today

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Oops, talk about an embarrassing technical glitch. Earlier today, hundreds of random Shutterfly users received an email with the subject line “Congratulations on Your Bundle of Joy”… which would have been a sweet gesture… if these people had actually had a baby recently. Read more…

Hubble Telescope Shoots Some Accidental Light Painting Thanks to a Tracking Glitch

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The Hubble Space Telescope recently decided to make a foray into light painting when it created the image you see above (full res below). A total accident caused by a glitch, the final image turned out more like modern art than the typical awe-inspiring photography we’re used to seeing from Hubble. Read more…

Cryptstagram Uses Encryption and Glitch Art Filters to Send Secret Pics & Messages

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“The Internet is riddled with watchful eyes,” begins the description on the homepage of Cryptstagram, and the creators of the site intend to do something about it. Put together by folks at The Barbarian Group, Cryptstagram is an online tool that lets you use uploaded images to send secret, encrypted messages. Read more…

Drag-and-Drop Web App Lets You Mess With Glitching Your JPGs

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For some reason, corrupting photos has become something of a thing recently. From the Gliché App for iPhone we shared a few months ago to Doctor Popular’s glitched ethereal double exposures, people are trying more and more to turn digital corruption into art.

Well, if you’re curious and want to give it a shot yourself, developer Georg Fischer has a quick and easy solution for you. Read more…

Ethereal Double Exposures Merge Digital Glitches with Analog Street Photography

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San Francisco-based photographer and self-proclaimed super nerd Doctor Popular — the same one that made this film canister valentines day card back in February — started off his photographic career with an iPhone. Unlike many photographers, he moved backwards, eventually purchasing a film camera “strictly out of curiosity” at a yard sale and shifting his focus more and more to film.

His most recent endeavor, Glitch Double Exposures, mixes the two worlds of digital and analog by combining street photos with photos of purposely glitched images into ethereal double exposures. Read more…

Photographer Thankful to Laptop Thief for New Creative Direction

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Having your laptop and photographs stolen usually isn’t a good thing, but for photographer Melanie Willhide, it actually helped her career move forward.
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Glitché App Intentionally Distorts Photos Into ‘Works of Digital Art’

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Aberrations, distortions, corrupt images; all of these are things we typically try to avoid in the world of digital photography. But the Glitché app does the exact opposite. Instead of trying to remove digital imperfections from your photos, the app piles specific distortions on, and in the process turns your pristine pics into “works of digital art” … at least that’s what they’re calling them. Read more…