All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Photography’

Cindy Crawford Says Famous ‘Unretouched’ Photo Was Fake, Manipulative [Pic]

Cindy Crawford is speaking out about something very embarrassing that happened to her last year. The odd thing is, many people saw the event as a positive thing. Last year, a photo hit social media that was reported to be Cindy Crawford “unretouched.” The model was wearing lingerie, and her stomach was showing. Her skin showed stretch marks and signs …

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These Three Instagram Photographers Are So Good They Got $10,000 Grants

These Three Instagram Photographers Are So Good They Got $10,000 Grants

After more than 1,200 entries from 109 countries, three Instagram photographers have received $10,000 each to continue “documenting stories from underrepresented communities around the world using Instagram.” The grant comes from Getty, who launched the Getty Images Instagram Grant program back in May. “Our three recipients could not better exemplify the original aim of this grant: to document and share …

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Instagram, No Longer Square, Lets You Post Landscape and Portrait Photos

Instagram, No Longer Square, Lets You Post Landscape and Portrait Photos

Instagram photos are square. That’s just how Instagram has always been. Has it been annoying for many users? Absolutely. If you want to share a wider or taller photo on Instagram, often the only option is to create a letterbox image in a third-party app. It isn’t ideal, but it’s what people have to do to make sure the entirety …

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Facebook Releases Moments App To Help You Sync Photos With Your Friends

Facebook just announced a new standalone called Moments, which lets users share photos with friends privately. What it’s really about, however, is the syncing of photos with those of your friends. “Syncing photos with the Moments app is a private way to give photos to friends and get the photos you didn’t take,” explains product manager Will Ruben. “Moments groups …

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Google Celebrates World Oceans Day With Gorgeous Street View Imagery

Google has managed to capture some truly amazing imagery for Street View over the years, and when I stop and think about how Street View didn’t even exist not all that long ago, it completely amazes me to see how far it’s come. In honor of World Oceans Day on June 8, Google is now sharing some new imagery of …

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Google Street View Now Lets You Tour Madagascar, The World’s Oldest Island

Google announced that Street View has come to Madagascar, which is said to be the world’s oldest island. According to Guinness World Records, Madagascar became an island around 80-100 million years ago, when it split off from the Indian subcontinent. It has an area of 587,041 km² (226,657 miles²), and ranks as the world’s fourth largest island. “For almost 88 …

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Getty Images & Microsoft Bury Hatchet, Partner

It appears that Getty Images and Microsoft have buried the hatchet after legal issues last fall, as the two just announced a new partnership, which will see Microsoft taking advantage of Getty’s imagery. The two companies will work together to develop “image-rich, compelling products and services” for Microsoft products like Bing and Cortana, which use Getty’s library of images. Both …

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‘Boyhood’ Star, Photographer Talk At Google

With Richard Linklater’s Boyhood nominated for six Oscars, the film that has captivated so many since its premiere, will no doubt be one of the hottest topics in film over the coming weeks. If you haven’t seen it yet, what are you waiting for? As you’re probably aware, the movie was filmed over the course of twelve years, showing the …

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Here’s What Netflix’s New Official Instagrammers Are Doing

Back in September, Netflix announced that it was looking for “Grammasters” to become its official Instagrammers to travel around and shoot famous TV and movie locations for the official Netflix Instagram account. Wanted: #Grammasters: Become Netflix’s official Instagrammer & shoot famous TV&movie locals http://t.co/Cl5M0iRsnG https://t.co/y1sSzb4D6S — Netflix US (@netflix) September 29, 2014 Netflix now has its Grammasters, and they have indeed …

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Flickr Apologizes For Selling User Photos

A few weeks ago, Yahoo’s Flickr angered some photographers by selling their work for profit, which it would not share with them. The complaints started, and eventually it became a news story, which gained national attention courtesy of The Wall Street Journal. Now, the company is saying it’s sorry, and is changing its plans. Did you follow this story when …

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Adobe Acquires Stock Photo Service Fotolia For Creative Cloud Integration

Adobe announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire stock photo service Fotolia, which it will integrate into Adobe Creative Cloud. The idea is that it can give users the ability to easily purchase images right from the product There are currently over 34 million of them to choose from. Adobe is paying $800 million in cash for …

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Twitter Adds Photo Filters On iOS, Android

In what might be considered another anti-Instagram move from Twitter, the company is rolling out new photo filter options on its mobile apps for iOS and Android. The company didn’t make a huge announcement about it, but mentioned it in a tweet from its Twitter Mobile account (via TNW): We're rolling out new filters to spice up your photos. Download …

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Microsoft Office Ditches Clip Art For Creative Commons Images From Bing

Microsoft has faced the facts that nobody really wants to use lame clip art in the year 2015. As this year draws to a close, so does the era of clip art for Microsoft Office. Now, users are going to be able to utilize Creative Commons images from Bing Image Search rather than the clip art library they previously had …

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Yahoo Angers Photographers By Selling Their Work

How would you feel if the photo storage service you use decided to start selling your photos, and not share the profits with you? That’s what Yahoo’s Flickr is doing, and it’s leaving a bad taste in the mouths of some. Assuming the provider is within its legal bounds to be able to do so, would you mind if they …

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Google Gives Chromecast Users More Image Options

One of the nice things about Google’s Chromecast other than its incredibly attractive price tag, is that it keeps getting better on its own thanks to both Google’s own updates and increasing adoption from other apps. Google announced one of its own updates today, enabling users to tap into a wider variety of pictures for the images that appear on …

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Instagram’s Hyperlapse Gets Front-Facing Camera Support

A new update – version 1.1 – for Instagram’s Hyperlapse app is available in Apple’s App store, and it adds what must have been a commonly requested feature – support for front-facing cameras. The app now encourages you to “record a selfielapse” (I really hope that one doesn’t end up in the dictionary). Here’s a reminder of what Hyperlapse is …

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Getty Launches Photo Viewing, Sharing App Stream

Getty Images announced the launch of a new mobile app called Stream, which lets consumers view and share its photos. This is the company’s first consumer app. Getty seems to be aiming to give users more ways to share its photos, but with more control over how they do so. Earlier this year, Getty launched an embed feature that lets …

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Google Settles Photographer Copyright Suit

Google announced that it has settled with a group of photographers, visual artists, and affiliated associations over a lawsuit related to copyrighted material in Google Books. The terms of the settlement were not disclosed, but Google said in a statement, “The parties are pleased to have reached a settlement that benefits everyone and includes funding for the PLUS Coalition, a …

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Hyperlapse Marketing Is Obviously Already Happening

Whenever a new social media experience catches the media’s attention, marketers are usually among the first to take note and utilize it. On Tuesday, Facebook’s Instagram announced the launch of Hyperlapse, a new iOS app designed to let users create high-quality time lapse videos even while in motion. Introducing Hyperlapse from Instagram from Instagram on Vimeo. On Wednesday, Re/code is …

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Instagram Launches Hyperlapse App For Time Lapse Videos

Instagram just announced the launch of a new app called Hyperlapse, which lets users capture high-quality time lapse videos. This can even be done while the user is in motion. Introducing Hyperlapse from Instagram from Instagram on Vimeo. “Traditionally, time lapse videos depend on holding your phone or camera still while you film,” the company says in a blog post. …

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Google Starts Selling Google Earth Imagery To Businesses

Google announced the launch of Google Maps for Business imagery, which enables businesses to buy and use Google Earth imagery for the first time. Through the new program, Google is giving businesses access to high-res aerial imagery from around the continental U.S. Organizations will be able to view the imagery on a desktop GIS system via WMS, include it on …

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Google Adds Street View Imagery Of Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship

Google continues to add Street View imagery to more places yet to be mapped. It’s had Street View-style indoor imagery for many places for quite some time, but now it’s doing cruise ships. Google and Royal Caribbean International have partnered on a virtual tour of the cruise line’s Allure of the Seas vessel – the world’s largest cruise ship. It …

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Google Said To Be Close To $1 Billion Skybox Imaging Acquisition

Google is on the verge of acquiring Skybox Imaging, a satellite company, for over $1 billion, according to a report from TechCrunch. This isn’t the first time the two companies have been reported to be in talks. The Information reported last month that the two were in early discussions. Now, according to TechCrunch, the talks are in the advanced stage, …

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Google Maps Lets You Browse Old Street View Imagery

Google has updated Google Maps to enable users to look at historical imagery using Street View. Users can browse imagery dating bak to 2007. This shows you how: “Now with Street View, you can see a landmark’s growth from the ground up, like the Freedom Tower in New York City or the 2014 World Cup Stadium in Fortaleza, Brazil,” says …

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Instagram Surpasses 200 Million Users, Tests Facebook Places Integration

Instagram announced that it has grown to over 200 million active users “capturing and sharing their lives every month.” The announcement comes about thirteen months after it announced 100 million monthly active users. Instagram also says it has exceeded 20 billion photos shared to date. “The vibrance and diversity of this community has increased as it has grown,” it says …

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Google Adds Beautiful Street View Imagery Of Endangered Colorado River

Google has partnered with American Rivers to bring imagery of the Colorado River to Street View. Take a look at some of the beautiful scenery: “For 6 million years, the Colorado River has flowed through the heart of the desert southwest, its waters slowly carving out a canyon so vast it can be seen from space—yet so remote it didn’t …

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You Can Now Use Millions Of High-Quality Pics From Getty On You Site For Free

Getty Images, long known for suing people for using its photos on blogs, has surprised the Internet by making millions of them free to use. The photography giant announced that tens of millions of its photos are now embeddable, which means you can feel free to embed them on your blog. Just make sure you’re using the photos the way …

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Google Gets More Hawaii Street View Imagery

Back in 2012, Google added some stunning imagery from the Hawaiian Islands to Street View. Today, the company announced the addition of more. The new imagery comes as a result of the Trekker Loan Program Google announced last summer, which lets organizations borrow Google’s Trekker backpack camera device to capture imagery for Street View. The program’s first partner was the …

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Google Adding Underwater Street View Imagery For Sydney

Not content to just photograph the world’s land for Street View, Google has been acquiring imagery from under the sea as well. Back in 2012, Google teamed up with The Catlin Seaview Survey to add underwater imagery from the world’s oceans. Last week, Google announced that it has new imagery from the partnership up, including from Isla Mujeres and Cancun. …

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Here’s How Multimedia On Wikipedia Could Work In A Couple Years

The WIkimedia Foundation is thinking about some changes it can make to the way multimedia works on Wikipedia, and has shared its vision for some possibilities for the next couple of years. It looks like the experience will be getting much more social. “The Wikimedia Foundation’s Multimedia team was formed to provide a richer experience and support more media contributions …

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