Posts Tagged ‘google’

Google Rushing to Replace Maps Satellite Image Showing Murdered Teen

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Google has agreed to replace a Google Maps satellite image of a Richmond, California railroad yard that may show the body of a murdered teenager. Read more…

Latest Google Street View Project Floats Viewers Through Virtual Venice

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The Google Street View team went amphibious for its latest mission: a 360-degree capture of the canals, streets and piazzas of Venice — the city many view as the most romantic on Earth Venice. Read more…

Google Working to Bring RAW Capability to Android Phones

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Given the incredibly positive response Nokia got from the photo community when it announced that Lumia phones would soon be able to capture images in DNG RAW, it makes sense that operating systems other than Windows Phone would soon follow suit. Lo and behold, it seems Google is on the cusp of just such an announcement itself. Read more…

Google Brings Advanced Non-Destructive Photo Editor to Android 4.4 KitKat

Android 4.4 KitKat was officially announced a few days ago, but one of the coolest features (especially for us camera folk) wasn’t mentioned in the announcement at all: an impressive new non-destructive photo editor is built right in. Read more…

Google+ Update Includes Lots of Photo Enhancements

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No doubt feeling pressure from certain other social media sites raking in the dough, Google announced Wednesday a slew of new features for Google+ intended to enhance the way users share, organize and tweak photos.
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Tour CERN and the Large Hadron Collider with Google Street View

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Few people without PhDs ever set foot inside CERN’s (The European Organization for Nuclear Research) lab in Geneva, Switzerland, home of the Large Hadron Collider. And although we have had the opportunity to share some stunning pics of the world’s largest particle accelerator before, Google is one-upping us (go figure) by letting you take a virtual stroll with Street View. Read more…

Google+ Unveils Improved RAW-to-JPEG Conversion, Supports Over 70 Cameras

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It’s hardly news that Google+ is doing its damnedest to secure itself as the social network of choice for the photographic community. And the network’s ability to handle full-size RAW uploads, in addition to the easy-to-manage system and powerful new in-browser editing tools, in many ways already makes it a shoo-in for that title.

But get ready, because Google isn’t done yet. Another update has been pushed Google+’s way, and this time it concerns your RAW photos. Or, more specifically, how good they look when they’re automatically converted to JPEGs for viewing. Read more…

Photogs Mix Google Street View and Light Painting to Show Off Concert Venue

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What happens when you give a bunch of skaters, some photographers and a light painter free reign to create a Street View tour of a French concert venue/cultural hotspot? We’ll give you a hint, it’s similar to what a French ski shop did for its virtual tour. Read more…

Powerful New In-Browser Photo Editing Tools Added to Google+

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Snapseed’s team has been hard at work since their company was acquired by Google last September. They’ve already put new photo filters in the Google+ app and some auto-enhance tools in Google+, and now they’re working on something even grander: turning Google+ into a full-fledged, browser-based photo editing tool.
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Brand Licensing and the Nikon Phone

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By this point, the crippling blow dealt to compact cameras by the rise of smartphones is old news, but camera manufacturers are now mounting counterattacks. They’ve certainly suffered for long enough. Sales for compact cameras fell by 30% in 2011 alone, and kept on falling. They’re at 102 million units for this year, compared to 144 million units just three years ago. Read more…