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I Hardly Know Her: A Free Flickr Viewer with Minimal Distractions

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Want a cleaner way to show someone your Flickr photographs? Check out the website I Hardly Know Her (IHKH). It’s a free web app that repackages any public Flickr photostream into a super minimalist layout that puts all the focus on your photos.
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LinkedIn Acquires Lynda for $1.5 Billion, Now Owns 500+ Photo Courses and 24,000+ Videos

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LinkedIn announced today that it has shelled out $1.5 billion to acquire Lynda, the popular online education site that is teeming with material for photographers. As part of the acquisition, LinkedIn is now the new owners of, among many other things, 500+ photography courses and 24,000+ photography tutorial videos.
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word.camera Turns Your Photo Into Paragraphs

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word.camera is a curious new website that can magically transform a photograph into words, sentences, and paragraphs that describe what’s seen in your image.
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This Online Interactive Guide Will Help Bring You Up to Speed on Photo Editing Terms

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If you’re just starting out in post-processing digital photos, you may feel overwhelmed with all the different terms and concepts involved in tweaking your shots. To help make things easier to understand, the browser-based photo editing service Polarr has created a helpful interactive website that explains common jargon with interactive demos.
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Facebook Launches ‘Scrapbook’ to Help Parents Tag Photos of Their Kids

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Facebook doesn’t allow children under the age of 13 to sign up for the social network, which makes things trickier for parents who wish to organize photos of their kids with tags. Today Facebook launched a new feature called ‘Scrapbook’ that’s designed specifically to allow parents to tag children who don’t have their own accounts.
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Use CamelCamelCamel to Hunt for the Best Camera Gear Prices on Amazon

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One of the tricky things about online shopping is the price fluctuation that happens for products. The price you see today may not be around when you check again tomorrow. If you regularly shop for camera gear on Amazon, one website that you should bookmark and reference is CamelCamelCamel. It’s a website that tracks the price history of Amazon’s products, allowing you to time your purchases at historically low prices.
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Google Drive Now Gives You Access to Your Google+ Photos

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Google is planning to separate its photo services from Google+ to make it a standalone offering, and we’re starting to see some shifts in service structuring.

The Mountain View-based company just announced that Google Drive users will be able to access their Google+ Photos images directly from inside Drive.
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The Photographic Dictionary Defines Words with User Submitted Images

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The Photographic Dictionary is a project dedicated to defining English words “through the literal, figurative, and personal meanings found in each photograph.” Each word and definition in the dictionary is accompanied by a photographer-submitted image that illustrates it in some way.
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Flickr is Rolling Out a More Powerful Search Engine with New Filters, Users, and Groups

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Flickr’s photo search engine is getting a makeover and a boost in power. Starting earlier this month, Flickr has been rolling out a powerful new unified search interface to its users. Instead of a simple search feature for photos that match keywords, the new search will contain additional image search parameters and will be able to look up people and groups.
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Sotheby’s First High-End Auction on eBay to Feature Famous Photo Prints

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After doing offline auctions for 270 years, Sotheby’s is partnering up with eBay to deliver its high-end auctions more widely in the Internet world. Starting next month, prospective buyers of the auctioned items will be able to submit bids in real time through the new website, found at eBay.com/Sothebys. The very first auctions to be held on the service is a collection of famous photographs.
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