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Google+ Adds Full-Size Photo Uploading From Desktop

Google announced that it has added the ability to upload full-size photos from the desktop on Google+. This follows a similar feature previously launched on Android. Google’s Jon Emerson discusses the update in a Google+ post: Jon Emerson19 hours ago Upload and share full-size photos from your desktop Back in December we launched full-size backups of your Android photos (http://goo.gl/coFZ7). …

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Google Takes The Trekker To The Arctic For Street View Imagery

Google announced today that it is debuting the Trekker for the first time in Canada, as it lends the devices out to some locals. Earlier this year, Google launched the first Trekker-based imagery for the Grand Canyon. Trekker is a backpack-based camera device, which takes panoramic imagery for Street View. You can see it in the photos below. “Two Trekkers …

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Google Gives Us A Street View Tour Of Lucas Oil Stadium

Google has posted an interactive photo tour of Lucas Oil Stadium, home of the Indianapolis Colts. The company says this is the first imagery of of inside an NFL stadium in Google Maps, leading us to believe there will be more to come. “With this new interactive, 360 degree imagery, you can march out of the tunnel and down the …

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Look At Google’s Beautiful New Grand Canyon Street View Imagery

Google continues to expand its Google Maps Street View coverage into more and more interesting places. While things like “The Gates of Hell” may not actually be real, Google has recently expanded imagery for Hawaii, the Arctic, Zoos, Tsunami-ravaged buildings, and the ocean floor, to name a few. In June, Google unveiled Trekker, a tool designed to capture imagery for …

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It’s My Food and I’ll Instagram It If I Want to: A Defense of Amateur Food Photography

Apart from posting a copious amount of baby photos on Facebook (nobody cares and your kid isn’t even that cute anyway), and going overboard with the politically-charged rhetoric (nobody cares and your opinion is stupid anyway), there’s not really a social media faux pas more common and more annoying than the oversharing of food photography. Personally, I enjoy a well-shot, …

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Awesome Timelapse Shows Construction of Backyard Ice Rink

This is a timelapse video of a man constructing a giant backyard ice rink. So yeah, you want to watch it. Prepare to be jealous. “More than 28,000 individual photos combine to follow the construction of the ultimate backyard ice rink located outside Chicago, Illinois. Five days of labor, 15,000 gallons of water and sub-freezing temperatures,” says uploader Four Winds. …

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Google Adds New Photo Sharing Options For Google+ Local

Google announced the launch of a new Google+ Local feature in a Google+ post last night. Now, when you upload a picture of a place or of food you ordered at a restaurant, you can easily share it with friends, using the Google+ Circles (or public) functionality. Here’s what Google had to say about it: Google+12 hours ago When you …

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Yahoo Image Search Gets Creative Commons Flickr Images

Yahoo announced that it has added images from Flickr that are available for re-use or re-posting under Creative Commons terms to it Image Search results. This includes tens of millions of photos. To access these images, simply go to Yahoo Image Search, and search like normal, then if you want to use something, just select the “labeled for reuse” filter …

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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 pan right, left, up or down. Google’s Dave Cohen announced the feature in a Google+ post last night, which Google’s …

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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 want to hold it in your hand or hang it on your wall? The company is thinking that answer may …

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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 Depression Seventeen-W, described as a “tropical cyclone that developed during the 1996 Pacific typhoon season.” It comes from the U.S. …

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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 for thousands of people. Absurdly large versions of the image can be found here. The new images depict the glow …

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