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Late Editor of Pop Photo Left an Extensive Collection of Prints by 20th Century Masters

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Carol Carlise was the managing editor of Popular Photography magazine for 35 years in the earlier days of the publication. When she passed away in 2011, she left behind a treasure trove of prints she had collected over the years — photos by some of the great masters of 20th century photography. Some of those works are now being auctioned online.
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Seagate’s New Hard Drive Offers 8 Terabytes of Data Storage for Just $260

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Remember the days when having a 1 terabyte hard drive was exciting? Well, Seagate has announced a new 3.5-inch drive that can hold 8 terabytes of your data, and with an affordable price tag to boot. It’ll cost just $260, which means you’re paying about 3 pennies per gigabyte.
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Adobe Acquires Stock Photo Service Fotolia for $800 Million in Cold Hard Cash

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Adobe has acquired stock photo giant Fotolia to add a serious stock photography and video marketplace to the Creative Cloud. The price it paid is roughly $800 million in cash.
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Columnists at The Guardian Debate Whether or Not Photography is Art

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Grab your popcorn, folks. There’s an interesting royal rumble happening over at The Guardian between columnists Sean O’Hagan and Jonathan Jones. The main question on the table is: “Is photography art?”
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The Omega is the World’s First 10-in-1 Shoot Through Reflector

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Meet the Omega, the world’s first 10-in-1 shoot through reflector. Designed by photographer Jerry Ghionis and manufactured by Westcott, the product has removable center panel that allows you to use it like you would a giant beauty dish or ring flash.
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Instagram Passes 300 Million Users, Now Larger Than Twitter

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Instagram has officially passed the 300 million user mark, making it more popular than Twitter (which reported 284 million six weeks ago).
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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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CollageMo Helps You Turn Your Photos Into Beautiful Collages for Your Wall

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Want to decorate your wall with a collage of your photos, but don’t want to spend the time, energy, and money required to make it happen? CollageMo can help. It’s an app that does for photo collages what Mosaic does for photo books.
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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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Leica Users Seeing a Widespread ‘Sensor Corrosion’ Issue, Company Offers Free Replacements

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Leica is acknowledging that there is a “sensor corrosion” issue that potentially affects photographers who use its M-series digital rangefinders. The problem shows up as white spots in photographs that cannot be removed by a traditional cleaning of the sensor.
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