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Adobe: No, We’re Not Killing Lightroom Classic

Adobe is pushing further into the world of cloud-based software, and this week it rebranded Lightroom as Lightroom Classic CC so that the company's new cloud-oriented app could be called Lightroom CC. But if your loyalties lie with the desktop app formerly known as Lightroom, don't worry: Adobe says it will continue developing that app into the future.

The iPhone X and Digital Lighting Will Change Photography Yet Again

There's a feature tucked away in the new iPhones that doesn't seem to be getting a lot of traction, but it represents a massive sea change in photography. It's the "Portrait Lighting" mode, and it's the second shot across the bows of traditional photography from the world of computational photography.

10 Predictions About the Future of Photography

How might photography evolve in the coming years and decades? The folks over at COOPH took a look at current trends and research projects to come up with 10 productions about the future of photography. They're discussed in the 4.5-minute video above.

Affinity May Be Building a Lightroom Competitor

Back in 2015, we saw the launch of Affinity Photo, a sleek, lightweight, and powerful alternative to Adobe Photoshop for doing professional edits on photos. Originally released for Mac, it launched for Windows at the end of 2016. Now it seems like there's more big news on the horizon: a possible Lightroom competitor.

Startup Promises VR with ‘Human Eye Resolution’

Virtual reality is an up and coming industry. Big jumps are being made, with many genres of photography and film getting on board. But VR has always been limited in its resolution, with the experience feeling a bit pixelated to the user. Finnish startup Varjo wants to change this with "human eye resolution."

The Rise of 8K: Pros, Cons, and Why You Should Adopt it ASAP

8K is the future... at least that's what Matt Granger believes. And so he recorded this educational video at the YouTube studio in NYC to prove his point, explain some of the benefits and pitfalls of ultra-high res footage, and convince you to adopt 8K just as soon as you can.

An Interview with with Ming Thein, the New Chief of Strategy for Hasselblad

The biggest photography announcement of the week came from Hasselblad. In a move that is being praised by most of the photo community, the storied camera company appointed photographer Ming Thein as its new Chief of Strategy, leaving us all to wonder "what happens now?" PetaPixel sat down with Ming to find out.

100 Megapixels: The New Standard in Photography

A career in commercial photography is a progression in learning. One that wanes when complacency creeps in and thrives when pursuit of knowledge lives at its heart. Having a broad mind in both approach and equipment is the key to clearing your mind to be creative.

Adobe Launches Chromebook Apps for Free, in the Name of Education

Starting this month, select Chromebook users will be able to download and use a full suite of Chromebook-optimized Adobe Android applications for free. From Photoshop Mix to Lightroom Mobile and more, Adobe wants to give students the tools they need to unlock their creativity inside the classroom and beyond.

On the Future of Cameras and How it Hurts Progress to Treat Digital Like Film

The digital revolution—and a revolution it was—enabled photographers to immediately start saving money after new equipment purchases. Sure, the quality sucked initially (and convenience was overstated) but after a few years, the whole thing really started to work properly, for the most part.

Has Nikon Shuttered Its 1 Series Line of Mirrorless Cameras?

Nikon made a splash back in September 2011 when it decided to jump into the mirrorless camera industry with its J1 and V1 cameras. Since then, Nikon has expanded and updated the line to consist of the AW1, V3, J5, and S2. But now there are murmurings that Nikon has ended the development of its 1 Series line of mirrorless cameras.

All Hail the Video Portrait

In an April 2016 interview, Mark Zuckerberg told Buzzfeed News, “I wouldn’t be surprised if you fast-forward five years and most of the content that people see on Facebook and are sharing on a day-to-day basis is video.”

The Camera of the Future = No Camera

For thousands of years humans have engaged in making visual records of the world around them. From the earliest Ice Age animal cave paintings to birthday photos of our children, a common value seems to be expressing itself through our ever evolving technologies and skills that create “visual likeness.”

Samsung Patents a Blink-Triggered Contact Lens Camera

We're getting closer to being able to take pictures with cameras built directly into contact lenses. Samsung has been granted a patent in South Korea for a smart contact lens that projects images directly into the wearer's eyeball... and which has a built-in camera that's controlled by blinking.