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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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This Online Depth of Field Simulator Helps You Wrap Your Mind Around the Concept

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Want to understand the concept of depth of field better? Polish photographer and programmer Michael Bemowski has created a fantastic and feature-rich online depth of field calculator and bokeh simulator that can help you wrap your mind around what’s going on when you change things like focal length and aperture.
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Mapillary is Building a Crowdsourced Street View with User Submitted Photos

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Google’s well-known Street View service is one of several monumental efforts to document the world’s travel routes through ground-level photos. These projects generally use fancy camera rigs on cars, backpacks, and even camels to capture their images.

Mapillary is a startup that’s trying to do things a little differently. Instead of taking the grunt work of photo-taking upon itself, the service is building a crowdsourced Street View competitor using photos submitted by users.
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A Look at How Colorizer Dana Keller Breathes New Life Into Historical Photos

Dana Keller has made a name for himself as a talented photo colorizer, using his Photoshop skills to offer an idea of what historical black-and-white photos might have looked like had the photographer been able to shoot in color. The video above is a 6-minute look at how Keller approaches the task of colorization.
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KidPost Helps Parents Send Out Daily Digests of Kid Photos with a Simple Hashtag

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Although things like RSS feeds and social networks have become primary channels for broadcasting and consuming content these days, some people still enjoy good old fashioned email newsletters. If that describes people in your life whom you’d like to share your latest kid photos with, KidPost is a service that wants to help.

It’s an easy way to send out daily newsletters containing the latest photos of your kids without the hassle of maintaining the newsletter itself. All you need to do is share through social networks and include a simple hashtag.
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