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external With 200,000 Users, Lightroom Mobile Finds a Foothold —CNET

“The 200,000 customers so far have used Lightroom Mobile to store more than 100 million images, which averages to 500 per person — a solid foothold.”

 
Sep 14, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

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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HTC is Reportedly Building an Action Camera to Challenge GoPro

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Up to this point, HTC has been known as a popular Taiwanese manufacturer of smartphones and tablets. However, the company may soon jump into a completely different market: cameras.

Bloomberg is reporting that the company is planning to launch a waterproof camera designed for capturing extreme sports.
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external How Instagram’s Drug Deals Go Undetected —VentureBeat

So, without a clear defense, how does Instagram put an end to its virtual drug market? With more than 200 million monthly users, you might think the company shouldn’t simply rely on user-submitted flagging. But, apparently, that’s exactly what it does.

 
Sep 12, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

The iPhone 6 Wallpaper’s Photographer Didn’t Find Out About the Use Until the Phone’s Unveiling

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When the iPhone 6 was announced this week, there was one person who received a bigger surprise than most: Espen Haagensen, the photographer behind the phone’s default wallpaper photograph.

Here’s why: Haagensen didn’t know his photo had been selected for this use until the rest of the world saw the photo during the phone’s official announcement.
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Amateur Photographer Experiments with Using a 4K Video Still as its Magazine Cover Photo

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The idea that 4K+ resolution video will soon become a big thing in still photography is one rooted in convenience. While it doesn’t seem video will overtake still photography for good anytime soon, Amateur Photographer wanted to dip their toes in the water.

In a recent experiment, the Amateur Photographer team decided that the September 20th issue of their magazine would feature a cover that uses a still image extracted from video shot at 4K.
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This Photographer Specializes in Professional Tinder Headshots to Help You Find ‘The One’

Meet Max Schwartz, a Brooklyn-based lifestyle photographer who has set up a side project that specializes in spicing up your Tinder profile. It’s called Tinder Headshots and its goal is “to help you get the most out of Tinder by taking photos of you that show your true self, or a slightly better looking version.”

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Photo-Sharing Platform EyeEm Teams Up With HuffPo to Provide Publishers with Relevant Photos

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Photo-sharing platform EyeEm has officially inked a deal with The Huffington Post that will allow the AOL-owned publisher to use EyeEm’s growing archives to find relevant imagery for its content.

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Getty Images Sues Microsoft Over Embeddable Image Widget, Cites ‘Incalculable Damages’

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A recently-released product by Microsoft that allows content creators to embed digital images on their websites is being called a “massive infringement” of copyright images in a lawsuit filed by Getty Images against the computer giant. Read more…

“Why I Want to Switch to Nikon, But Can’t”: Tony Northrup Throws Gas on the Canikon Debate

Photographer and educator Tony Northrop is stirring the pot again, offering a bit of education on a hotly debated topic. Don’t worry though, this isn’t about crop factor… it’s arguably worse.

This time, he’s taking a well-informed, in-depth look at the Canikon debate, meticulously going through the comparisons between each companies lineup of camera bodies, lenses, and flashes, and explaining why he will continue shooting Canon, despite wanting to make the switch to Nikon. Read more…