Posts Tagged ‘service’

Live Portrait Wants to Bring Boring School Pictures to Life with Augmented Reality

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Live Portrait is a new service that’s trying to breathe new life into the standard school portrait. Instead of simply static photographs, the company’s idea is to use augmented reality through a smartphone camera to add a video element to every photograph in a yearbook.
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Use CamelCamelCamel to Hunt for the Best Camera Gear Prices on Amazon

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One of the tricky things about online shopping is the price fluctuation that happens for products. The price you see today may not be around when you check again tomorrow. If you regularly shop for camera gear on Amazon, one website that you should bookmark and reference is CamelCamelCamel. It’s a website that tracks the price history of Amazon’s products, allowing you to time your purchases at historically low prices.
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Flickr is Rolling Out a More Powerful Search Engine with New Filters, Users, and Groups

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Flickr’s photo search engine is getting a makeover and a boost in power. Starting earlier this month, Flickr has been rolling out a powerful new unified search interface to its users. Instead of a simple search feature for photos that match keywords, the new search will contain additional image search parameters and will be able to look up people and groups.
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Blipfoto Facing Tough Times, To Be Liquidated

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Just two months after partnering with Polaroid for a rebranded version of its service, the pioneering photo-a-day website Blipfoto has now gone into liquidation.
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Mapillary is Building a Crowdsourced Street View with User Submitted Photos

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Google’s well-known Street View service is one of several monumental efforts to document the world’s travel routes through ground-level photos. These projects generally use fancy camera rigs on cars, backpacks, and even camels to capture their images.

Mapillary is a startup that’s trying to do things a little differently. Instead of taking the grunt work of photo-taking upon itself, the service is building a crowdsourced Street View competitor using photos submitted by users.
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KidPost Helps Parents Send Out Daily Digests of Kid Photos with a Simple Hashtag

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Although things like RSS feeds and social networks have become primary channels for broadcasting and consuming content these days, some people still enjoy good old fashioned email newsletters. If that describes people in your life whom you’d like to share your latest kid photos with, KidPost is a service that wants to help.

It’s an easy way to send out daily newsletters containing the latest photos of your kids without the hassle of maintaining the newsletter itself. All you need to do is share through social networks and include a simple hashtag.
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Bevy Collects All Your Family’s Photos In One Device That Can Be Enjoyed From Anywhere

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Family photographs used to be collected in things like photo albums and shoeboxes, but these days digital photographs are scattered across all kinds of devices and services. Bevy is a new device and service that wants to help you and your family cut through the clutter to organize and enjoy the photos you care about.
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GuruShots is a Sleek Online Photo Contest with Real-Time Challenges

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GuruShots is a newly launched service that turns photography into a game with a real-time online photo competition system. Photographers compete against one another to win contests, increase in level, and earn valuable prizes.
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Flickr Rolling Out Camera Roll: A New Way to Browse, Edit, and Organize Your Shots

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Flickr is rolling out a new feature called Camera Roll that’s designed to make it even easier for users to browse, edit, and organize their photos. It’s a speedy and intuitive interface that lets you jump around in time and make changes to quickly select multiple photos at once.
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A Look at the Service Repair Receipt for the Nikon D750 Flare Fix

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In mid-January, Nikon started offering completely free repairs for D750 to fix the flare issue that was discovered in some units. Photographer Jared Polin of FroKnowsPhoto was one D750 owner who took advantage of the service advisory. He tells us he just got his camera back yesterday, and the receipt above shows the repairs that were made.
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