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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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Vhoto: An App That Automatically Pulls the Best Photos from Video Clips

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There are times when actually creating and composing a photo are key. But, there are also times – especially to the general population – when just capturing an ‘alright’ photo is hard enough. Here to help solve this problem is a new iOS app called Vhoto, which blurs the line between capturing videos and photos.

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external Instagram Update Personalizes Explore Tab

The new version of Explore changes that. It’s now a combination of what’s globally popular, and what’s hot with people you follow. If you track a bunch of painters, you’re more likely to see fine art on Explore. Follow athletes? You might see more sports photos and videos. And if you follow people that live nearby you, you might see your own city crop up on Explore. This makes me much more interested in the tab. It’s like listening to Pandora instead of the radio.

 
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Google’s New Camera App Takes a Stand Against the Scourge that is Vertical Video

The new “Google Camera” app has gotten a lot of attention for its fancy fake-bokeh Lens Blur feature and its 50MP high-res Photo Spheres, but there’s one feature that stands head and shoulders above the rest (okay, maybe we’re exaggerating) and has gotten somewhat overlooked.

You see, Google Camera is also doing its best to help us win the war against that most unforgivable of smartphone video sins: Vertical Video. Read more…

Simplify Your iOS Photo Management with Tidy

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When it comes to iOS as a whole, there’s one aspect the operating system that frustrates me more than any other: photo management.

As I’m sure many can empathize with, my Camera Roll is filled with a collection of images from varying sources, with minimal methods of automated separation. Screenshots, photographs, saved images and anything else all wind up in one place where, for the most part, they’re either stuck on your device and/or uploaded to your Photo Stream.

Thus, when it comes time to offload and archive the images on your device, it’s nothing short or a logistical nightmare. Thankfully, Daniel Nicolae, the developer behind the wonderful note-taking app Meernotes, reached out to us with a new app he’s been working on. It’s called Tidy, and I’ll give you a quick run-through of how it works and my thoughts on it below. Read more…

Flickr 3.0 for iOS and Android Gives The Mobile Experience Its Biggest Update Yet

Today, Yahoo! has announced its biggest overhaul to the mobile Flickr experience yet. Appropriately sporting the 3.0 version name, this new Flickr experience turns what was once an attempt to bring the browser version of Flickr to mobile devices into an entirely new experience that they hope will feel as natural on a mobile device as Instagram. Read more…

Google Releases Standalone Camera App, Features Lytro-Like Focus Control

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Google wants to give all Android users (or at least those running Android 4.4 and up) the opportunity to use a camera app designed by the same people who made the operating system, and so the company has decided to release a standalone ‘Google Camera’ app packed with a few features that will make it a very tempting download at the price of “on the house.” Read more…

Dropbox Launches Carousel: An All-In-One Photo Archive and Sharing Application

During an event yesterday morning, Dropbox announced a new photo application called Carousel. Meant to be a photo and video archive and sharing platform that uses the images stored within your Dropbox, it seems the company is trying to think outside the box in their latest endeavors. Read more…

iOS App Colorbay Seeks to Redefine Photo Browsing and Discovery

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From the designers and developers at MetaRain comes a new universal (meaning a single app for both iPhone and iPad) iOS app, Colorbay. Deemed “a one-stop app to discover and view photos,” Colorbay manages to present images from multiple services in an absolutely gorgeous design. Read more…

Adobe Brings Lightroom to Your iPad, But Only for Creative Cloud Subscribers

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After showing off early versions on photography shows and leaking a troubling $100/year Lightroom for iPad page momentarily earlier this year, Adobe has finally dropped the iOS version of Lightroom in our laps for free.

Well, actually, that depends. If you’re a Creative Cloud subscriber, chances are this app was just dropped in your lap for free. If you’re not, then Adobe has turned something of a cold shoulder to your plight… you can’t even buy it. Read more…