Posts Tagged ‘photos’

Nokia ‘EOS’ Product Photos Leak, Might Make Landfall Later This Month

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About a month ago, we got our first look at what is rumored to be the next big thing from Nokia camera-wise. Codenamed the ‘EOS,’ a few sources leaked IRL photos of the upcoming smartphone, showing off the bulging PureView camera module on the back and encouraging many consumers who believed that this would be Nokia’s stateside version of the company’s 808 PureView.

Now, we have a couple of leaked low-res product shots to corroborate those IRL images, and a potential release date that has the phone making an official appearance before month’s end. Read more…

New Irish Law May Kill Photography Jobs

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A group representing Irish photofinishers and related businesses says the country’s new driver’s license policies could kill as many as 500 photography jobs. Read more…

Google+ Now Makes Moving, Uploading, Downloading Photos a Breeze

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Google’s Plus social networking site — now in its second year — has received a series of updates that are expected to make photo sharing on the service a bit more convenient, and a bit less painful. That’s according to Google’s Jon Emerson, who has posted some updates to Plus on his very own Google Plus page¬†as of Friday.
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Chicago Tribune and Sun-Times Covers After the Stanley Cup Finals

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After the Chicago Sun-Times laid off its entire staff of photographers at the end of last month, the newspaper’s editor sent out a memo stating that employees would be trained in using their smartphones to contribute photography (“iPhone photography basics,” it was called).

We may be starting to see the negative effects of having an army of staff iPhoneographers rather than photojournalists. The side-by-side comparison above shows what the Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun-Times newspaper covers looked like on June 26th, 2013, two days after the Stanley Cup finals.
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iOS 7 Lets Developers Detect Blinking and Smiling in Photos

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When a beta version of Apple’s iOS software is released, you can bet developers are sifting through the code like mad to see if any new features have been added to the mobile operating system.

It would appear as if hidden in the code for iOS 7 beta 2 are camera-oriented features for use by developers. One feature apparently detects smiling in photos, the other detects blinking. These detectors may hint at features coming to the iPhone, iPod, and iPad cameras in the future.
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Photos That Reveal the Hidden Nature of Depression When Turned Upside Down

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Here’s an example of photography being used to deliver a powerful message in a creative way: Singapore-based suicide prevention organization Samaritans of Singapore recently ran a series of ads recently that highlight the challenge of spotting depression.
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iOS 7 Brings Overhauled Photos App With Filters, Sorting, and Sharing

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Apple has just concluded the WWDC 2013 Keynote in San Francisco, and they’ve announced the next iteration of their ever-so-popular mobile operating system, iOS 7.

Amongst all of the announced changes is perhaps one of interest to the photo lovers out there. The revamping of the stock Photos application that we’ve all come to know so well. Read more…

Photo Collages That Show the 4 Seasons with 1 Million Photos Each

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There’s no shortage of interesting work coming from Shin Seung Back and Kim Yong Hun of Seoul, South Korea. Yesterday we posted an interesting body of work that employed the use of computer algorithms to detect facial structures in the clouds above. The duo has another project that caught our eye: one that shares a representation of the four seasons — with a twist.
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Nine Month Time-Lapse of Photos Taken on Mars by the Curiosity Rover

NASA’s Mars Curiosity Rover has sent down a constant stream of images from the Red Planet. Ever since it landed on August 8th, 2012, it’s spent every spare moment snapping selfies, panoramas and surveillance footage, and sending it back home from between 33.9 and 250 million miles away (depending on the relative positions of Mars and Earth).

The majority of Curiosity’s photos that get picked up by the press are taken by the Mars Hand Lens Imager and Mastcam, but Curiosity is actually taking pictures each and every day. Equipped with Front Avoidance Hazard Cameras or “Hazcams,” the rover has been snapping black-and-white images ever since it landed, and one YouTuber has decided to stitch all of those images into a time-lapse. Read more…

Google+ Android App Updated: Improved Photo Experience, Snapseed Integration

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Following the Google+ updates last week at Google I/O that overall improved the photo experience for its users, Mountain View-based Google is now making that very updated experience for users of its Google+ Android application.

The update, which boasts 41 new features total, includes Auto Backup (stores photos as you take them), Auto Highlight (allows for the ability to browse top shots from added sets), Auto Enhance (automatically enhances images), and even something called Auto Awesome (which creates fun new versions of pictures, such as panoramas and animations, based on images already in your library). Read more…