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Flickr Opens Up 50 Million Creative Commons and Licensed Images for Flickr Wall Art

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A little over a month ago, Yahoo! revealed Flickr Wall Art, a service that lets you turn your images into beautiful prints to hang… well… wherever you want them. Today, they’re kicking that service up a notch by removing that pesky need for these photos to be yours.

No, you can’t steal other people’s photos and use them, but Flickr is opening up its entire Creative Commons library and some hand-selected collections from its licensed artists for your wall-hanging pleasure. Read more…

Pixact.ly: An Online Game That Lets You See How Well You Can Eyeball Pixel Counts

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If you do a lot of photo editing, you’ve likely gotten pretty used to making estimates of pixel dimensions. But how good are you, exactly?

A new browser-based game called Pixact.ly wants to help you answer that question. It’s based around the simple idea of drawing a box with specific pixel dimensions.
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Swift Galleries Lets Clients See Your Prints on Their Walls, Pick an Arrangement, and Place an Order

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Swift Galleries is an upcoming platform whose goal is to get your photography work on your clients’ walls and, in turn, bring in some extra profit for you.

By leveraging a simple drag-and-drop web app, Swift Galleries makes it easy for you to customize and show off how your photographs would look in your clients’ homes, with little to no effort on your behalf.

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Skyfire Predicts and Maps Out Where the Best Golden Hour Light Will Be a Day in Advance

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When you’re looking to get out and grab some landscape or sunset photography, getting the perfect light is usually a game of chance, but a new web app called Skyfire is looking to change that. By using a proprietary algorithm, Skyfire creates a heat map of light quality, ranked on a scale of 1 to 5, across the United States so you can find the perfect spot and plan your trip ahead of time.

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WallApp Shows You What Your Photo Would Look As Wall Art in a Room

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Want to see what one of your photos would look like as wall art in a living space? WallApp can show you. It’s a new browser-based tool that lets you see your photos in the context of a room without having to create a mockup yourself in Photoshop.
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Creepy Website Streams Feeds from 73,000 Private Security Cameras Across the Globe

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The website Insecam claims it’s providing a public service announcement of sorts… the trouble is, that announcement seems to be: change your security camera password or we’ll broadcast your bedroom or living room publicly for all to see… and make a profit doing it. Read more…

Flickr Responds to XKCD Challenge with Site that Tells You if Your Picture Has a Park or Bird in It

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It might not be the most useful website ever designed, but Flickr’s new Park or Bird microsite serves a purpose: namely, it’s the Flickr Vision team’s response to a challenge by the popular webcomic XKCD. Read more…

The Flickr iPad App Has Officially Arrived

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In its quest to continue resuscitating Flickr, Yahoo! has finally responded to popular demands and released its first official Flickr for iPad app — a release that coincides very well with Apple’s decision to make the iPad a more capable (if still embarrassing to use) camera. Read more…

Interactive and Predictive Fall Foliage Map Will Help You Find the Perfect Fall Colors

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If you’re looking to capture the perfect Fall colors this season, we’ve found a fantastic resource for you. It’s called the 2014 Fall Foliage Map, and it’s an interactive and predictive map that will help you find the perfect Fall foliage location no matter when you decide to go on your trip. Read more…

Hacker Allegedly Stole Millions of Dropbox Passwords, Dropbox Says It’s Not True

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If you use Dropbox to store and share your photos, the recent news of an alleged username and password hack probably has you worried. But according to Dropbox, it shouldn’t. Not only was Dropbox not hacked, but any usernames/passwords that might have been compromised were reset months ago due to suspicious activity. Read more…