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Google Updates Camera App with Aspect Ratios, Still Capture During Video & More

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In a continuing efforts to give its users the best photography experience possible, Google yesterday gave its Camera app a substantial update. The update touts a few new features including a timer, updated panorama modes, still capture during video and more. Read more…

Creative Cloud Update Allows You to Install Previous Versions of Adobe Software

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In addition to introducing a few speed enhancements and fixing a few bugs — you know, typical update stuff — the most recent Creative Cloud update, version 1.6.0.393, brings one exciting and unexpected feature: you can now install and run previous versions of Adobe programs alongside the latest and greatest. Read more…

Adobe Will be Revealing the ‘Next Evolution of Creative Cloud’ at June 18th Keynote

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Mark your calendars ladies and gentlemen, because “the next evolution of Creative Cloud” will be revealed during a live-streaming keynote on June 18th at 1pm Eastern, and it promises to be a doozy of an announcement. Read more…

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…

external Studio Design App Snazzes Up Your Instagram Photos —PSFK

Talking about the community using the app so far, Wilson told TechCrunch, “They’re not designers, not photographers, not artists but they’re creating things,” says Wilson. “Our goal is to have the largest community in the world of people creating.”

 
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New DxO Optics Pro 9.5 Features Complete Integration with Adobe Lightroom

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Up until now, when exporting a RAW image from Lightroom to another program to work on, Lightroom first had to convert it to a JPEG or TIFF image. This effectively rendered shooting in RAW useless if you were wanting to do much outside editing on the images. Here to change that though is DxO with Optics Pro 9.5. Read more…

Google Adds GIF & Collage Creation Tools to Its Google+ Android App

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Today, Google has announced a new set of features for its Google+ Photos for Android app. Two of the features included in the update are the ability to create animated GIFs from a collection of photos, as well as the ability to create a custom collage. Read more…

Free Chrome Extension Allows You to View RAW Images In-Browser

Update: The extension’s creators have emailed us with some corrections, which have been applied throughout the post. See bottom for details.


RAW image files are wonderful in almost every regard. The problem is, viewing them requires software capable of reading the various formats RAW images take, none of which are easily accessible to the masses and all of which are tied to an application. But a new Google Chrome extension by FilePreviews.io is changing all that. Read more…

Adobe Reveals a Full-Fledged Touchscreen Version of Photoshop CC at Surface Event

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Looking to address the growing market of touch devices, Adobe today showed off a new, touch-friendly version of Photoshop CC at Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3 announcement. A touch iteration impressive simply because it doesn’t cut corners or features on its way to touchscreen functionality. Read more…

Anti-Theft Service Lenstag Can Now Help You Stop Gear AND Image Theft

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We’re big fans of anybody who helps to stop gear theft, and so naturally, we’ve always been big fans of the free service Lenstag. Initially unproven, the service made its first recovery a couple of months ago, and as its database of registered gear expands, it can only get better.

But Lenstag isn’t just resting on its laurels and waiting for that moment to come, content with what it has achieved. No, the service is branching out with an awesome new feature that will help you keep track of unauthorized use of your images as well! Read more…