Posts Tagged ‘Software’

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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Free Aperture to Lightroom Migration Tool is in Open Beta

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The announcement that Apple is discontinuing Aperture has left many users wondering how they’re supposed to properly transfer their soon-to-be irrelevant file structure over to Adobe’s Lightroom.

Neither Adobe nor Apple have yet released an official means to do so (at least not yet), and so software developer Adrian Grah took it into his own hands and created Aperture Exporter: a free utility that automates the process of moving from Aperture to Lightroom 5. Read more…

Canon Dramatically Retooling Digital Photo Professional, Adds 64-Bit Support & More

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Earlier this week Canon announced the fourth major iteration of its Digital Photo Professional software. Said to be the largest update since the software was launched, news of the update is turning quite a few heads in the industry. Read more…

Diving Into the Tech Behind the Lytro Illum and Its Impressive 30-250mm f/2.0 Lens

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Lytro came into the photography world not only to create a novelty product, but to fundamentally change how we approach image capture. Because despite light field photography being around for over a century, it’s only with the latest technology that the company is able to exploit what it is a camera is truly capable of doing.

We recently spoke with Lytro about its upcoming Illum camera a bit, diving into the technology behind the specs and revealing how Lytro’s approach is allowing the company to not only step, but leap into the future. Read more…

Google Unveils New and Improved Analog Efex Pro II, a Step Forward Into the Past

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Today, Google has officially announced Analog Efex Pro II, the latest update to its Nik Collection line-up. Striving to “pay homage to the classical, vintage, and alternative processing techniques that photographers used so many years ago,” this update includes a plethora of new features and fixes, further refining the program and taking it to the next level. Read more…

Today Only: Get Zoner Photo Studio, a $90 Lightroom Alternative, for Free!

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It’s tough for photo editing and management suites to woo users away from the comfort and familiarity of Lightroom, but as it turns out, that can be a great thing for you! Case in point: check out today’s deal/giveaway of Lightroom Alternative Zoner Photo Studio 15 PRO. Read more…