Posts Tagged ‘photosharing’

Instagram Now Lets You Tag People and Brands in Photographs

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One of the key features afforded by the fusion of photo sharing and social networking is people tagging. On services such as Facebook and Flickr, adding information to identify the people in photos is as easy as clicking/tapping a face and telling the service who that subject is.

Instagram this morning announced that it’s joining in on the people-tagging fun. The company has released a new “Photos of You” feature that makes tagging a person as easy as adding a hashtag.
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500px Upgrades Portfolios, Adds Features and Hikes Prices

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Earlier today, online photo community and Flickr competitor 500px announced that it would be releasing an overhauled portfolio system very soon. Rebuilt from the ground up, the new system offers a slew of features that 500px “Awesome” users will be able to take advantage of in order to build online portfolios they’re proud of. Read more…

Prime: How One Programmer is Hoping to Tackle “Photo Consumption Fatigue”

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Photo sharing is “in” these days. Just look around, and you’ll find that pretty much every major social network has it as a major pillar of their service. Facebook is the largest photo sharing site in the world by volume. Google+ has all but absorbed the once powerful Picasa brand.

With so many services competing for your pixels, it’s getting harder and harder to keep up with the best images from your contacts. It’s something developer Arthur Chang calls “photo consumption fatigue,” and he believes he has a solution.
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Albumatic: Create Social Photo Albums With Friends Near and Far

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Social photo sharing, especially where location services are involved, is tricky. As we saw with the Color app debacle, privacy concerns rule all and no amount of pre-release hype and funding can overcome those. Still, as TechCrunch columnist MG Siegler said on his blog, “a killer social photo album service” should exist, and Albumatic is making a bid for that designation. Read more…

Google+ Mobile App Gets Retro Filters Thanks to Snapseed Acquisition

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Retro filters are still doing their steady march toward becoming ubiquitous across camera and photo-sharing mobile apps. Today, Google announced a new update to its iPhone and Android Google+ apps that adds these filters for people who want to make their photographs look “retro.”
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Google+ Quietly Rolls Out a Photos-Only Filter for Search Results

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Facebook announced its photos-only news feed filter earlier this month (alongside a major News Feed revamp) at a major press event surrounded by much fanfare. Now, Google has followed suit with its Google+ social network — albeit much, much more quietly.

The service unveiled a new photos-only feed today, but instead of holding a major press event about it, it was outed by Google engineer Dave Cohen through his Google+ page.
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Order Polaroid-Style Prints Straight from Your iPhone for $1 with Printic

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Printic is a new service that mixes two popular cultural movements. The first is that nostalgic pull back towards the days when we actually got to hold our pictures in hand; the second, the square crop, retro, lo-fi movement.

So what do you get when you combine these two? You get a service that lets you select and crop photos directly from your phone, and send Polaroid-style high-quality prints to whomever for just $1 a piece.
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Share Full-Res Photos Through Google+ Using Google Drive

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Many photographers are uncomfortable sharing their work at higher resolutions online, preferring instead to share smaller (and perhaps watermarked) photographs. If that doesn’t describe you, then you might be happy to know that you can now share full-resolution photographs with your followers, friends, and family on Google+.
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Rando: The Antisocial Photo-Sharing App

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Photo-sharing apps run the gamut between the hyper-social (ala Instagram: like, comment and share to your heart’s content) and the secretive (ala Snapchat: this photo will self-destruct in 3 … 2 … ). Ustwo’s new app Rando falls somewhere in that latter category, because while you can share photos with Rando, you have no idea who you’re sharing them with, or who is sharing them with you — and forget about likes, comments and favorites. Read more…

Study Looks Into Whether Photo Websites Play Nicely with Copyright Metadata

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How well does your favorite photo hosting and/or sharing service handle the copyright information and EXIF data of your photographs? How do the popular services stack up against one another in this regard?

Metadata handling isn’t often discussed when photo sites are compared, but that’s what the International Press Telecommunications Council (IPTC) has been devoting an entire study to. The organization has published its findings regarding which companies play nicely with your metadata, and which pretend it’s not there.
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