Posts Tagged ‘Software’

Snapselect: A Simple Mac App That Wants to Make Sorting and Selecting Photos Easier

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Launched today, Snapselect is a new Mac app by Macphun that’s designed to help picture takers cut down on clutter and save disk space. It’s a photo management app that’s described as “a new smart way to quickly pick your best images.”
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Lytro Unveils ‘Focus Spread’, A Feature That Lets You Pinpoint Where Focus Starts and Ends

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Lytro has released Version 4.1 of its desktop light field photo editing software, and one of the main new features is something called “Focus Spread.” It’s a revolutionary feature that takes advantage of Lytro’s “shoot now, focus later” abilities, giving photographers the ability to control where focus starts and stops in a photo.
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Lytro Branches Out from Photography, Offers Unprecedented Access to Their Tech for $20K

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The folks at Lytro have always believed that light field technology is the future, and not just for photography and storytelling. They believe that anything with a lens and a sensor can benefit from the technology, and with today’s announcement of the Lytro Platform, they’re opening up their proprietary tech to anybody who wants to partner up with them and expand light field into new markets. Read more…

Mylio: A Compelling New Way to Organize and Access All Your Photos from Anywhere

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One of the most interesting products at this year’s PhotoPlus wasn’t a camera, or a lens, or a quirky accessory hiding in one of the out-of-the-way booths. It was a service called Mylio, and it has somehow managed to get everybody (including us) very excited about, of all things, organizing and accessing your photos. Read more…

Red Giant Software Unveils Offload: A Dead-Simple Application for Transferring and Backing Up Footage

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Red Giant Software has unveiled their latest piece of programming built for videographers of all kinds. It’s called Offload, and it offers a dead simple way to securely and simultaneously transfer and backup your footage from your camera to your computer.

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Light Meter Google Glass App Allows You to Measure Light Simply by Looking Around

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Here’s a new reason you might want to consider picking up a Google Glass if you’re a photographer: it can be used as a light meter.

A new app called Google Glass Light Meter is trying to pioneer a new way of metering light — with a device strapped to your face instead of held in your hand.
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Researchers Create Software Capable of Intelligently Averaging Thousands of Photos Into One

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Researchers at UC Berkeley have created software that automatically averages hundreds or thousands of similar images to create the pinnacle of amalgamations.

Unveiled last month, AverageExplorer lets users see the average image that represents whatever collection of images they’re looking at. The idea is to break down the overwhelming amount of images given when searching through Google Images, Flickr or Bing and combining it into one visual summary of the result.
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Impressive New Smartphone Software Can Turn a Blurry Mess Into a Clear Shot

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Besides sensor size, quality glass is the other major hurdle that smartphones need to overcome if they ever want to truly compete, quality-wise, with their bigger more capable brothers.

But since attaching a 500mm lens to a smartphone looks… well… kind of dumb, the folks at Canadian startup Algolux are taking a software-based approach and producing some truly incredible results in the process. Read more…

Game Changing Algorithm Turns First Person Videos Into Incredibly Smooth Hyperlapses

Researchers at Microsoft just changed the POV video game — there’s no doubt about that. Using a newly developed algorithm, they transform long, boring first person videos shot with helmet cams into super smooth hyperlapses that look like they were shot with a steadicam. Read more…

Adobe Officially Working On Aperture to Lightroom Migration Tool, Releases Accompanying Guide

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It’s been roughly a month since Apple announced it’s discontinuing its professional-level photo management and editing software, Aperture. Today, Adobe has officially taken its stance on the situation, making two-and-a-half new announcements.

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