Posts Tagged ‘update’

JPEG Standard Gets a Boost, Supports 12-Bit Color Depth and Lossless Compression

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The JPEG standard made its debut in 1991 (publicly in 1992), and since then it’s become the most widely used lossy compression format for digital images. Now, The Independent JPEG Group at the Leipzig Institute for Applied Informatics — the folks responsible for defining the standard — has released an all new version 9.1 of the software library that comes with some powerful new abilities. Read more…

Adobe Adds Perspective Warp and Linked Smart Objects in Major Photoshop Update

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One of the advantages to the Creative Cloud model is that those onboard don’t have to pay any extra when major upgrades come. No more updating to the newest creative suite because Adobe has added a tantalizing feature like Content Aware Move, the update will come your way and all you have to do is continue to make your monthly payment.

Such an update just went live this very moment, featuring a couple of exciting new features: Perspective Warp and Linked Smart Objects. Read more…

Snapchat Update Includes Ability to Replay Snaps, Add Filters and More

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Snapchat, famous for dealing with the problem of rising attention spans by whittling the life of a photo down to 10 seconds, has gotten a little more time-friendly with an update that includes a limited option for re-viewing images later. Read more…

Sony to Update Both QX Lens Cameras in January, Will Play Nicer in the Dark

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Fans of Sony’s QX10 and QX100 lens cameras — you know, the ones that use your smartphone as a controller/LCD but pack all of the important bits in an external unit — have reason to rejoice today, because it looks like there’s a major update coming to both versions. Read more…

Twitter Takes Aim at Snapchat’s Market by Letting You Send Pics via Direct Message

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The tech world is full of ‘wars,’ all of them over the attention of that flighty creature known as ‘the consumer.’ And one of the wars being raged most furiously is between the major social networks: the established behemoths Facebook, Instagram and Twitter; that stubborn network loved by photogs, Google+; and the new kid on the block that has everybody’s undergarments in a bunch: Snapchat.

Well, Facebook has had its go at stealing some of Snapchat’s market (both literally and through acquisition) and has been ultimately unsuccessful on all counts. Now it’s Twitter’s turn. Read more…

Snapchat Debutes Stories, a Disappearing Recap of Snaps from the Last 24 Hours

Since it first burst onto the scene, Snapchat has become a major player in the social fabric of today. Once, the self-destructing photo messaging model was considered a fad, but no more. As Snapchat surges towards the possibility of a billion dollar valuation and usage statistics continue to climb, that “fad” is clearly more than just that.

But that doesn’t mean the Snapchat team has been sitting in the office twiddling their thumbs, they’ve been hard at work creating an exciting update that was finally announced today called Stories. Read more…

Twitter Revamps Embedded Tweets, Puts Pictures Front and Center

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With Google+ constantly working on making things better for photographers — most recently by incorporating better RAW-to-JPEG conversion — the other social networks are trying to do their part to entice the photo community as well. For Twitter, that means revamping embedded tweets so that photos are more prominent. Read more…

Flickr iOS App Update Adds Customizable Filters, Pro Editing Tools and More

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Many believe that Instagram’s recent acquisition of Luma means that the photo sharing app will soon be adding some cool features, including live filter previews and editing capabilities. Yahoo!, however, has beaten Instagram to the punch by adding all of this and more to the latest version of the Flickr iOS app. Read more…

Canon Revamps Point-and-Shoot Lineup, Unveils New PowerShot G16

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Last night was packed full of announcements from Canon, as the Japanese company saw fit to announce four new point-and-shoots (including a new flagship), update the PowerShot N and release a new lens in one fell swoop. Read more…

Fuji Recalls Highly Anticipated Firmware Update for X-Pro1, Says It Was Faulty

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Firmware updates only become news in one of two situations: either they bring a feature so anticipated to the table that it garners headlines, or there’s a problem. Unfortunately for Fuji’s latest X-Pro1 firmware update, this time it’s the latter.
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