Posts Tagged ‘google’

Google+ Photos Update Brings Snapseed-esque Functionality to the Browser

Google’s acquisition of Nik Software some time ago caused quite a stir in the photography community. Creators of a number of plugins, filters and the editing app Snapseed, Nik Software had a lot to offer Google in the world of photography.

And little by little, as Google has continued to improve its photo platform and services, more and more influence and integration from the acquisition is making its way to the end user. Case in point is Google+ Photos’ latest update, which features a number of Snapseed-esque editing tools. Read more…

Google Street View Offers a Glimpse at the Incredible Rate of Gentrification in Brooklyn

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We told you to expect a wave of interesting “then and now” series when Google first integrated the ‘time-machine’ feature into Street View, and that prophesy is starting to come true.

A couple of weeks ago we showed you GooBing Detroit, a Tumblog that tracked the demise of Detroit in Street View images. And today, Gizmodo published a fascinating look at the rapid pace of gentrification that has transformed several areas of Brooklyn. Read more…

Humor: The Daily Show Makes Fun of the Intolerance Faced by Google Glass Owners

Here’s a little chuckle for your Monday morning. You may have heard the stories of discrimination and sometimes outright violence faced by Google Glass users in some parts of the country.

People who are afraid they’re being inconspicuously photographed or videotaped (and they sometimes are) by Glass wearers are at times lashing out against the would-be invaders of their privacy. Read more…

Flickr to Drop Google and Facebook Login Options at the End of this Month

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Earlier this year, Yahoo! announced plans to wean off the Google and Facebook-based logins for its services. The first victim was their sports service platform, and at the end of this month it’s Flickr’s turn. Read more…

Google Updates Camera App with Aspect Ratios, Still Capture During Video & More

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In a continuing efforts to give its users the best photography experience possible, Google yesterday gave its Camera app a substantial update. The update touts a few new features including a timer, updated panorama modes, still capture during video and more. Read more…

Google Adds GIF & Collage Creation Tools to Its Google+ Android App

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Today, Google has announced a new set of features for its Google+ Photos for Android app. Two of the features included in the update are the ability to create animated GIFs from a collection of photos, as well as the ability to create a custom collage. Read more…

Google+ Stories Can Automatically Create Impressive Albums from Your Uploads

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In their ongoing efforts to better organize and curate media, Google has announced the addition of Google+ Stories. Automatically pulling together media and data from photographs uploaded to Google+, Stories pieces together impressive chronological photo albums. Read more…

Google Hops on the Instagram Bandwagon

Instagram already boasts some high-profile names, but the community got a whole lot more impressive yesterday when none other than Google itself decided to finally joined up. Read more…

North Korea Revealed in Photos Captured on Google Glass

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While Google Glass user Kenny Zhu was in North Korea this past April, he took advantage of the small and comparatively inconspicuous size of the device on his head to snap what appear to be the first images taken in North Korea using the wearable tech. Read more…

Google Unveils New and Improved Analog Efex Pro II, a Step Forward Into the Past

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Today, Google has officially announced Analog Efex Pro II, the latest update to its Nik Collection line-up. Striving to “pay homage to the classical, vintage, and alternative processing techniques that photographers used so many years ago,” this update includes a plethora of new features and fixes, further refining the program and taking it to the next level. Read more…