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Camera Drone Found in Lake with Footage of Owner and Crash Into Water

Anne-Marie Valentine was on a camping trip at Folsom Lake in California last month when she spotted what appeared to be a dead seagull at the bottom of the dry lake bed. When she got closer, she realized that it was a camera drone that someone had crashed into the lake before the drought had sucked away water. What's more, footage in the video camera was still intact, and it showed the drone's unfortunate final flight.

Shutterdial Lets You Search Through Flickr Photos by Camera Settings

Flickr rolled out a new search engine last week, but one thing it still lacks is a way to search by EXIF data. A new website has launched to fill that hole. Called shutterdial, it's a Flickr search engine that lets you find photos by camera settings such as focal length, aperture, and shutter speed.

Cheetyr is the Searchable Photoshop Cheat Sheet You’ve Been Waiting For

Photoshop is a wonderful resource, full of creative potential; to help streamline that creative potential, Adobe has included an insane amount of shortcuts that allow you to easily apply effects, swap tools and perform actions. There's just one issue... there's too many of them to keep track of.

With so many shortcuts for so many different things, it’s sometimes hard to remember the shortcut you need the moment you need it -- unless, of course, you're using Cheetyr.

Yahoo! Snaps Up Startup IQ Engines, Will Improve Flickr Organization and Search

Yahoo! certainly doesn't shy away from acquiring companies it believes will help its cause. In some cases those acquisitions turn into long-term investments ala Flickr, in others the acquired company just sort of disappears.

The latest acquisition news out of the Yahoo! camp is that image-recognition startup IQ Engines is joining the Flickr team in order to help improve the organization and search features of the photo sharing site.

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500px Now Powers Bing’s Daily Featured Homepage Picture

Since Microsoft launched their Bing search engine a little over four years ago in mid-2009, one of its characteristics that set it apart from search giant Google was the featuring of a lovely image that changed on a daily basis.

Featured images ranged from landscapes, animals, people, and more. Today, online photography community 500px has announced that they are collaborating with Bing to power the search engine's daily photo display.

4-Year-Old Murder Victim’s Photo Adorns Child Care Advertisement

You're looking for an image to illustrate your ad promoting child-care services and find a portrait of an adorable tot, obviously free for the taking because it's on the Internet. What could wrong?

More than you could dream up in your worst nightmares, as promoters of the Montreux Jazz Festival have learned after misappropriating an image of a child who turned out to be the victim in one France's most notorious murder cases of recent times.

Bing Now Allows You to Filter Your Image Searches by Licence

As the saying goes: "better late than never." In a move that puts Bing on par with the likes of Google's and Yahoo's image search engines, Microsoft's search giant has just added licensing refinements to its image searching capabilities as well.

Simple Tool Lets You Dig Up Instagram Photos by Time and Location

With the prevalence of smartphones and the massive photo community that is Instagram, it's no surprise that news outlets and journalists are more and more frequently turning to the service to source photos for major events. Unfortunately, Instagram's search functionality is almost non-existent. That's where the new open-source search tool QIS comes into play.

Facebook Announces Major New Search Features for Unearthing Photos

Facebook summoned a group of tech journalists to its Menlo Park headquarters this morning to unveil the latest products its legions of programmers have been hard at work building. The major announcement was a new search engine called "Graph Search," which will allow users to run extremely powerful search queries on the social networks database of 1 billion members, 1 trillion social connections, and 240 billion photos.

Adobe Pixel Nuggets: Search Your Photo Library for Similar Features

Adobe's amazing Image Deblurring demo was the star of the Sneak Peeks event at Adobe MAX 2011, but it was just one of the many demos shown that night. Another interesting photography-related demo was for "Pixel Nuggets": a feature that lets you search a large library of photos for features (e.g. people, landmarks, patterns, logos).