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Tumblr Inks Deal to Allow Ditto to Scan Your Photos for Clues About What Brands You Use

Update: Major changes have been made after learning a majority of the online coverage of this updated was incorrect.


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Tumblr users post approximately 130 million photos every day. And starting this week, they will begin to sort through every single one of them for various brands and items, with the help of Ditto Labs.

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external Bolt Vs. Bolt: A New Photo Messenger Debuts Using A Familiar Name —TechCrunch

“Snapchat is optimized for quickly sending photos, but it’s fairly crappy at being able to consume photos – number one, because they suddenly disappear; number two, because you have to hold your finger on the screen; number three because there’s no history,” explains Bicanic. “I thought: Why isn’t there a simple app that does both of these things combined? And that’s what we came up with.”

 
Aug 14, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

August: A Fulfilling Photo Sharing Platform that Makes Discovering Talent as Fun as Being Discovered

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Photo sharing and portfolio building sites, if you’ll allow us a cliché, are a dime a dozen. Once you strip away the marketing speak they act in much the same way, with the differences are few and great work is often buried under an avalanche of work that’s just ‘okay.’

It takes a lot, in other words, to really break the mold — which is what makes the August platform/app such a breath of fresh photo sharing air. Part respectable art gallery, part photo sharing and discovery platform, it offers a unique and incredibly fulfilling experience for both creators and consumers. Read more…

external QuickDrop Adds Instant Dropbox Uploads And Downloads To Chrome —Lifehacker

QuickDrop is a new, free Chrome extension from our dear friend Dropbox that allows you to quickly and easily download or upload files directly from the browser.

 
Aug 12, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

external EyeEm Partners With Foursquare And Huff Post For Photo Challenges —TechCrunch

To get their users to venture outside the EyeEm community, EyeEm has partnered with Foursquare and The Huffington Post for a friendly photo challenge. Users can submit photos around certain areas or topics for the chance to win various prizes. Just be informed that you may be giving out work for free in exchange for “exposure”.

 
Aug 10, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

A Cautionary Tale: How a Bug in Dropbox Permanently Deleted 8,000 of My Photos

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TL;DR: If you are using Dropbox as a sole backup of your files, think again. Without making a mistake, you might lose your files.

I started using Dropbox back in 2009 and have always loved the service. Over time, I kept moving more and more files to my Dropbox folder and eventually had to upgrade to the Pro plan to keep up with the space requirements. In particular, I moved there all of my photos in order to be able to view/share them online and also to have them backed up.

In April of this year, a hard drive in my laptop was running low on space so I decided to use the Dropbox’s Selective Sync feature to unsync some large directories from the laptop. Because there was never any problem with the service and also because it’s already the year 2014, I thought it might be about time that one can trust a cloud-based storage service and use them as a sole backup of their files. Boy, I was wrong. Read more…

MIOPS: Smartphone Controllable High Speed Camera Trigger

MIOPS is a new smartphone-controlled camera trigger that combines all of the features photographers want in a high-speed camera trigger into one convenient device.

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How Much Do Publications Pay for Freelance Work? ‘Wiki’ Shares Names, Fees and More

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Who Pays Photographers? is a Tumblr dedicated to demystifying at least some of the compensation standards held by many editorial clients throughout the world.

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external Firefox Android Beta Puts Instagram Feeds Straight Into Your Browser —Engadget

Here’s yet another way to browse your Instagram feed. With a new set of APIs, app developers can create a home screen page directly through the browser.

 
Jul 29, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

This Interactive Map Shows Where You Can’t Fly Drones for Aerial Photography

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Just got your hands on a drone and can’t wait to use it to shoot aerial photographs? First, make sure you only use it where it can legally fly. If you’re not sure where to look for this info, there’s a new website designed just for you.

It’s called Don’t Fly Drones Here (DFDH), and is an interactive map that shows off limit areas of the US by shading them in with red.
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Hotel WiFi Speed Test Can Keep You Well Connected When Traveling with Your Camera

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Want to make sure you can upload your travel photos quickly from your hotel room? Hotel WiFi Speed Test is a service that can help you plan ahead when you’re roaming the world with your camera.
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