Posts Tagged ‘webapp’

Compressor.io Lets You Shrink Your Image File Size Up to 90% Without Losing Quality

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If you’ve been following PetaPixel for a little while, then you know that the idea of a web app that shrinks down the file size of your images without “noticeable” loss in quality is nothing new. JPEGmini has been doing it for years. So what is it that makes the new Compressor.io web app stand out? Read more…

Interactive Web App Makes Sure You Never Forget a Photoshop or Lightroom Shortcut

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When it comes to getting the most out your post-processing applications, you really want to know your shortcuts. The problem is, there’s so many within each program that it’s impossible to remember them all.

Of course, you can purchase keyboard overlays to give you a visual queue, but many shortcuts change from version to version, making the $10–40 piece of silicon useless in a year, not to mention the fact that many shortcuts change when combined with the “shift” or “ctrl” keys.

Well forget all that, because a gentleman by the name of Waldo Bronchart is here to save the day with a brilliant web application called the ‘Application Shortcut Mapper.’ Meant to be “a visual shortcuts explorer for popular applications,” this resource is a goldmine for photographers, as Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom are two of the first three apps implemented into the resource. Read more…

Background Burner: A Web App That Cuts Out Subjects in Photos

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It’s probably safe to say many — if not all — of us know how to remove a background from an image in order to separate the subject of that image. But, thanks to a convenient website called Background Burner, the process has been simplified for when you need speed more than specificity.
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Drag-and-Drop Web App Lets You Mess With Glitching Your JPGs

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For some reason, corrupting photos has become something of a thing recently. From the Gliché App for iPhone we shared a few months ago to Doctor Popular’s glitched ethereal double exposures, people are trying more and more to turn digital corruption into art.

Well, if you’re curious and want to give it a shot yourself, developer Georg Fischer has a quick and easy solution for you. Read more…

‘Average’ Web App Creates a Composite Image from a Flickr Set or Tag

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We’ve run across some neat web apps in the past — be it the Face to GIF app that lets you create animated GIFs with ease using your computer’s webcam, or something a bit more practical like UT’s enlarging and denoising app.

The ‘Average‘ web app definitely falls on the less-practical side of things. It allows you to easily combine any number of Flickr photos from a set or tag into a composite average of them all. Read more…

Lenstag: A Free Online Gear Registry that Aims to End Camera and Lens Theft

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Camera equipment has long been attractive to the eyes of thieves. After all, it’s generally portable, pricey, and a piece of cake to sell through channels such as Craigslist. In Northern California, robbers have begun targeting photojournalists at gunpoint in order to snatch their gear.

Developer Trevor Sehrer, a Google engineer by day, has been working on a website that aims to help combat the theft of photography gear. It’s called Lenstag, and is an online equipment registry that makes it easier to report and track stolen cameras and lenses.
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MIOPS: Smartphone Controllable High Speed Camera Trigger

MIOPS is a new smartphone-controlled camera trigger that combines all of the features photographers want in a high-speed camera trigger into one convenient device.

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Create Selfie GIFs in Seconds With The Face to GIF Web App

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There are many ways to create GIFs of all sorts of things. Some tutorials on making more complex GIFs (like this one) we’ve even shared with you. But what if you just want to create a quick selfie GIF? Something you could record on your computer’s webcam? Well, the new webapp “Face to GIF” has you covered. Read more…

UT Austin Launches Free Enlarging and Denoising Web App

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Movies and TV shows have a knack for making it seem as if you could take a horrible, low-resolution image and turn it into a high-res masterpiece — the term “enhance” has become almost comical. And for every mention of magical television enhancement, there’s mention of some special algorithm at work that makes it happen.

Well, the University of Texas at Austin’s RCM Tools web app isn’t quite up to cable drama standards, but it’s their attempt to apply special algorithms to image enhancement and denoising, and it’s free for photographers to experiment with. Read more…

Nike Can Decorate Your Sneakers Based on the Color of Your Instagram Snaps

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Instagram has been used in many different ways. We’ve seen the app inspire an awesome DIY photo booth and even become the tool of choice for certain photography projects. However, we never expected to see the day when you could use your Instagram photos to customize your footwear. And yet, that’s exactly what you can do with Nike’s PHOTOiD web app. Read more…

Create a Gorgeous Hyperlapse Video with Google Street View Photographs

Hyperlapse photography involves shooting a series of photographs over large distances and then stringing the photos together into a time-lapse video that zooms the viewer through the locations. Creating a real hyperlapse involves quite a bit of work, so the folks over at Teehan+Lax Labs decided to go virtual by turning to Google Street View to source the necessary photos.

The gorgeous hyperlapse video above was created entirely using Google Street View photos, and shows the locations visited by the Street View camera van in a way that’s very different from what you see through your browser.
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