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Photo App Turns Users Into Unwitting Spies for US Military

Premise is a micro gig worker app with photography as a core task, paying users around the world to complete simple assignments for small payments. What those users don't know, however, is that they may essentially be unwitting spies for the US military or other governments and entities.

Profoto Launches Camera App with New ‘Profoto Raw’ Photo Mode

Profoto has been slowly adapting its products to work more seamlessly with mobile devices and it has built on top of that with the launch of the Profoto Camera app. Separate from the Profoto Control app, the Profoto Camera app is both for lighting control and photo capture that includes a new RAW format.

Turn Your iPad Into a Drawing Tablet: Sidecar vs Astropad vs Duet vs Luna

If you own an iPad and an Apple Pencil, there are several ways to pair them with your computer and transform them into a high-quality drawing tablet for photo editing. There's Apple's own Sidecar feature, the popular app Astropad, the hardware-assisted option Luna Display, and the "made by ex-Apple engineers" Duet Pro. I wanted to see which of these options offers the most features and the best experience for the photographer on the go.

Clubhouse for Photographers: Social Media as We Know It is About to Change

Many photographers have had the same reaction that I did upon hearing about yet another new social media app hitting the radar: a yawn and a roll of the eyes. We have seen countless apps and image-sharing sites emerge with fanfare and then fail to gain traction in the crowded sphere of social media, and we feel pressed to carve out time for the platforms that we already use.

Adobe Lightroom v6 is Falling Apart

Lightroom version 6.0, officially Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC 2015, was the last major release of Lightroom that was available with a perpetual license (i.e. a one-time purchase). Unfortunately, some users who don't wish to make the jump to paying a subscription through the Creative Cloud are finding that "perpetual" isn't as all-encompassing as they thought.

Leica’s FOTOS App is Now 100% Free

When Leica launched version 2.0 of its FOTOS universal smartphone app last year, it became a freemium app that had optional Pro features you could subscribe to for $70 a year. But Leica has now quietly made FOTOS 100% free.

Instagram Brings Back Its Classic Icons, Adds ‘Stories Map’ Feature

Instagram is celebrating its 10th anniversary this week with a couple of new features and a fun surprise. The photo sharing app has expanded its anti-bullying features, created a 'Stories Map' and calendar, and has added a hidden option that lets users roll back to one of its classic logos.

Why I’m Still Using Picasa in 2020

Google’s Picasa was first released in 2002 as a quick way to catalog and edit your photos en masse. In 2015, Google released its last update and has since replaced it with the now ubiquitous Google Photos.

The Pixelmator iPad App Now Lets You Upscale Photos Using AI

Pixelmator Photo—the iPad version of the popular Mac app Pixelmator Pro—has just released a major update with a new machine learning-based tool at its core. Called "ML Super Resolution," the tool allows you to upscale (AKA "Enhance!") your photos with just one tap.

Phocus Mobile 2 App Now Lets You Tether Your Hasselblad to an iPhone

If you own a Hasselblad X1D II 50c, 907X Special Edition, or if you ordered the 907X 50C that was released yesterday, you now have some new tethering options. The company has released version 2 of its Phocus Mobile app, making it possible to tether your camera, wired or wirelessly, to an iPhone.

How to Use Your Phone as a Tiny LED Panel for Light Painting and Portraits

Here's a simple, maybe even obvious, run-and-gun lighting tip for beginners from the YouTube Channel Run N Gun. If you find yourself using your smartphone for portrait lighting in a pinch, don't turn it around and use the flashlight—download an app or solid color image instead, and use your phone's display as a small LED panel.

VSCO Terminates One Third of Its Staff as Market Shifts ‘Overnight’

GoPro isn't the only company whose balance sheet has been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic. VSCO—the startup behind the photo sharing app and community of the same name—announced that it was forced to let go of nearly one third of its entire workforce as the market environment changed "overnight."

Wanted: A Panoramic Photo Calculator App for My Phone

I have in mind a program that would be of great assistance to anyone trying to do panoramic pictures. I am confident that someone who understands the math and how to create an app would make short work of it. That is certainly NOT me! I do know it would be quite useful for me and I would happily pay a few bucks for it in the app store. (I use Android!)