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Google+ Gets Photo Zooming, Panning [#googleplusupdate] Google+ Gets Photo Zooming, Panning [#googleplusupdate]

Google has launched the ability to pan and zoom when viewing photos on Google+ from your desktop. To do so, simply open a large photo in the lightbox, then zoom in/out with your mouse wheel, and click and drag to …

Polaroid Wants to Free Your ‘Trapped’ Digital Photos with New Fotobar Stores Polaroid Wants to Free Your ‘Trapped’ Digital Photos with New Fotobar Stores

Polaroid is hoping that people have a desire for the revival of physical photos. Sure, having thousands of photos online is great (in fact, it’s amazing), but for those great photos, the ones that truly mean something – don’t you …

There Are Now Over 15 Million Media Files In Wikimedia Commons There Are Now Over 15 Million Media Files In Wikimedia Commons

The WIkimedia Foundation announced that on December 4, Wikimedia Commons, the organization’s free media repository, hit a 15 million media file milestone. There are now over 15 million pictures, videos and audio files, and the 15 millionth one shows Tropical …

NASA Releases Spectacular New Views of the Earth at Night NASA Releases Spectacular New Views of the Earth at Night

A new NASA and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) satellite has taken photos of the unclouded Earth at night that are of higher detail than any before. NASA today released the images to the public, providing updated desktop wallpapers …

Google Drive Gets Thousands Of New Stock Photos Google Drive Gets Thousands Of New Stock Photos
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Remember back in August, when Google was calling on Google Drive users to select the ThinkStock images they liked best, so they could expand their selection of stock images? Well, Google has now added the selected photos, and there are …

Google Launches Communities For Google+, Snapseed For Android Google Launches Communities For Google+, Snapseed For Android
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Google announced the launch of new Google+ Communities today. These can provide public or private membership, and come with the option to start hangouts and plan events with community members. “From photography to astronomy (and everything in between), Google+ has …

Instant Street View Is Almost Awesome Instant Street View Is Almost Awesome

It just got a lot easier to view Street View imagery. Instead of going to Google Maps and hunting for the area you want to see, just go to Instant Street View, which Google itself has named “Map of the …

Google Lets You Export Panoramio Photos To Google+ Google Lets You Export Panoramio Photos To Google+

Google announced today that it is now letting Panoramio users export their photos to Google+. With Google+ being such a magnet for photographers, and Google touting it as such, it’s kind of hard to believe this wasn’t already an option. …

Google Street View Goes To Taronga Zoo and Luna Park Google Street View Goes To Taronga Zoo and Luna Park

Google announced a couple of new Street View offerings in Australia today: Taronga Zoo and Luna Park. “We’ve used our Street View technology to bring you new 360-degree imagery of the animals, attractions and surrounds of Taronga Zoo and Luna …

Here’s a Road Trip Across America in 5000 Photos Here’s a Road Trip Across America in 5000 Photos
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America is beautiful, diverse, and all around awesome. That’s why there’s always been an allure to hopping in your car and driving a few thousand miles from one end to the other. I know it’s on my bucket list. Well, …

Guy Kawasaki Wants You To Love Google+ As Much As He Does Guy Kawasaki Wants You To Love Google+ As Much As He Does
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If you follow the social media industry, you probably know who Guy Kawasaki is. Just in case you’re not familiar with him, he used to be the chief evangelist of Apple. He’s the co-founder of Alltop.com and Holy Kaw, and …

Instagram Launches Profiles For The Web Instagram Launches Profiles For The Web

Instagram announced today that it will be rolling out profiles on the web over the next few days. The feature is long overdue, and seemed like only a matter of time. We’ve seen signs that it was coming. “Your web …

Fake Storm Photos From Hurricane Sandy Shouldn’t Get Too Far, Thanks To Social Media Fake Storm Photos From Hurricane Sandy Shouldn’t Get Too Far, Thanks To Social Media
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As you’ve no doubt seen, photos from Hurricane Sandy have flooded (no pun intended) the Internet on social media and photo sharing sites like Flickr and Instagram. Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom told Poynter on Monday that there were 10 pictures …

People Are Posting A Ridiculous Amount Of Hurricane Sandy (Frankenstorm) Pictures To Instagram People Are Posting A Ridiculous Amount Of Hurricane Sandy (Frankenstorm) Pictures To Instagram

People are posting a ridiculous amount of images of Hurricane Sandy and its effects on Instagram. Users are posting ten pics to the hashtag #sandy every second. That’s according to the CEO of the company, who is quoted by Poynter …

Google Goes On A Grand Canyon Trek With New Street View Camera System Google Goes On A Grand Canyon Trek With New Street View Camera System

In June, Google unveiled Trekker, a tool designed to capture imagery from Google Maps Street View, which would be unattainable by way of vehicle or even a Street View Trike. It’s basically a backpack with a camera attached to it, …

Here’s What 6 Months of Working on a Timelapse Video Looks Like (Hint: It’s Awesome) Here’s What 6 Months of Working on a Timelapse Video Looks Like (Hint: It’s Awesome)

We’re big fans of extremely well-put-together timelapse videos, and this one that’s creating some viral chatter is no exception. “Humans are part of the natural order. We’re risen apes that acquired language and learned to use tools. Skyscrapers and spacecraft …

Tumblr Launches New Photoset App For iPhone, iPad Tumblr Launches New Photoset App For iPhone, iPad
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Tumblr has launched a new iPhone/iPad app for creating and sharing photosets. It’s called, fittingly, Photoset. “Photosets have been one of our favorite additions to Tumblr,” the company says in a blog post. “You’ve surprised us a thousand times over …

Google Launches Huge Street View Update, Here’s Some Of The Imagery Google Launches Huge Street View Update, Here’s Some Of The Imagery

Google announced that it is launching its biggest Street View update to date, with the addition of 250,000 miles of roads around the world. It’s also doubling its number of special collections. The update includes increased coverage in Macau, Singapore, …

Sergey Brin Is A Pretty Good Photographer Sergey Brin Is A Pretty Good Photographer

Google co-founder Sergey Brin is all about some photography, and has used this enthusiasm to market products like Google+ and Google Glass, both of which were major elements of the Google+ Photographer’s conference, where Brin led a photowalk with attendees. …

Google+ Parades Picturesque Peaks for #MountainMonday Google+ Parades Picturesque Peaks for #MountainMonday

If you hop onto Google+ on any given day, there’s a good chance that users will be trending a highly impressive collection of photography, whether it be their own or curated from other users on the network. That’s because Google+ …

It’s a #FloralFriday on Google+ It’s a #FloralFriday on Google+

Google+ and photography. They fit together like Cinderella and her slipper. Hall & Oates. Facebook and annoying baby posts. Every day, Google+ trends a photography-related hashtag. Yesterday, we oooo’ed and aaaahh’ed over #LongExposureThursday. Other weekday photo showcases include #MacroMonday, #TreeTuesday …