Posts Tagged ‘google’

Google Working to Bring RAW Capability to Android Phones

nexus5_1

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

autoawesome

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.
Read more…

Tour CERN and the Large Hadron Collider with Google Street View

cern2

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

rawjpgheader

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

labifurk1

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+

gplusedit1

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.
Read more…

Brand Licensing and the Nikon Phone

nexus4edit

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…

Google Business Photographer Explains How He Shoots Street View Indoors

It’s obvious that Google is interested in mapping just about everything that is mappable via Street View, but even our future overlords they need some help on occasion. Although the company is willing to send employees with trekker backpacks to many an exotic location, when it comes to taking a virtual tour of local businesses, the search giant hires on “trusted photographers.”

One such photographer recently sat down with Tested and told them all about the process of becoming a Google Business Trusted Photographer and taking Street View indoors. Read more…

Tour Some of the World’s Most Famous Zoos, Now on Google Street View

streetviewzoo1

Google has made sure that the couch potato in all of us has ample opportunity to see the world by adding everything from the world’s tallest peaks to an extensive tour of the Grand Canyon to its Street View repertoire. But of course, that’s not to say the search giant is anywhere near done.

The company’s most recent update, which went live yesterday, added a long list of world-renowned zoos to the list, allowing users to skip the lines and see some lions, giraffes and pandas in their not-so-natural habitats. Read more…