All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Photos’

Apple Live Photos Come to Facebook

Apple Live Photos Come to Facebook

Back in September, Apple unveiled its latest iPhone models – the 6s and 6s Plus – along with a new feature called Live Photos, which show several seconds of live video for each photo taken. The new phones have a new gesture called 3D touch, which you can use to press on a photo you took to get the live …

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Twitter Gets New Photo Experience

Twitter Gets New Photo Experience

Twitter announced a new photo experience for Twitter.com, making users’ timelines “more immersive” by uncropping photos, enabling people to see them as they were meant to be seen. Historically, Twitter has cropped images to fit a certain size, but now users will be able to see the whole thing automatically, without having to click. Here’s the before and after: There …

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Boomerang: The New Instagram App For Animating Your Pics

Boomerang: The New Instagram App For Animating Your Pics

Boomerang is a new app from Instagram that lets you capture quick video loops, or as the company puts it, “turn everyday moments into something fun and unexpected.” Shockingly, the app is immediately available for both iOS and Android rather than one or the other. This is always nice in a new product launch, yet still all too uncommon. Introducing …

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Jenna Dewan, Channing Tatum Share Sexy Photoshoot

Jenna Dewan Tatum and husband Channing Tatum appear to be having a good time with married life. Some recent throwback Thursday Instagram post from Jenna Dewan reveal a “makeup free shot in Cabo.” Apparently, the impromptu photoshoot was all Channing Tatum’s idea. “#tbt to chans insistence on a makeup free shoot in Cabo … too bad he;s not good at …

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Facebook Photos Are About to Look More Like Snapchat

Facebook Photos Are About to Look More Like Snapchat

Facebook, which already handles an unconscionable amount of photos on a daily basis, has been adding tools as of late to get people even more engaged. Now, you can expect the photos you see on the site to look at little more Snapchat-ty. Facebook is letting users doodle on photos from their iOS and Android apps. When you upload a …

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Yelp Experiments With Categorized Photo Browsing

Yelp Experiments With Categorized Photo Browsing

Yelp announced a new way to browse photos – by category. You can now browse by things like food, interior, outside, drink, and menu. The feature comes as the company has been experimenting with using neural networks to learn more about the content in user photos. “Each photo a Yelp community member takes provides meaningful information to other people, but …

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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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You Can Now Put Stickers and Text All Over Your Web-Uploaded Facebook Photos

You Can Now Put Stickers and Text All Over Your Web-Uploaded Facebook Photos

A couple of months ago, Facebook updated its photo uploader on its iOS apps to allow users to easily add stickers, filters, and text. Now, it’s pushing that functionality to the web. When you upload a new photo on the desktop version of Facebook, you’ll now see a new paintbrush icon next to the tag icon. Clicking on that will …

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Blurry iPhone Photos? Apple Will Replace Some Busted Cameras

Blurry iPhone Photos? Apple Will Replace Some Busted Cameras

If you purchased an iPhone 6 Plus between September of last year and January of this year, there’s a small chance your back camera is a little screwed up. According to Apple, a “failed component” makes some back cameras on the model take blurry photos. If you’ve noticed inexplicable blurriness to some of your shots, and your device falls within …

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Hey, Where Did My Twitter Background Go?

Have you logged on to Twitter.com today? If so, you were probably greeted with a much whiter background than you remember setting. That’s because Twitter has decided to remove your custom backgrounds from your home page and notifications page. Here’s a statement the company: We’re removing background images from the home and notifications timelines on web for all users. Now, …

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Google Sets a Kill Date for Google+ Photos

This isn’t a shocker – we knew this was coming eventually. But Google has just set a kill date for Google+ Photos. Google will begin to shut down the photo feature inside its struggling social network on August 1st. The death will happen first on Android and then soon after on the web and iOS. Google unveiled its new Google …

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Google Glass Picture Taking Could Get Even Dweebier

If you thought you looked cool wearing Google Glass before, wait till you see this. Google has been awarded a patent that allows “a computing device, such as a head-mountable device (HMD), to capture and process images in response to a user placing their hands in, and then withdrawing their hands from, a frame formation” In other words, Google wants …

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White House Lifts Ban on Photos, Social Media Posts

After 40 years of surreptitiously snapping photos of the White House during public tours, people can now do it out in the open. The White House has lifted its ban on taking photos during tours of the Presidential mansion. Not only that, but it’s now encouraging people to do so and to share the photos across social media using the …

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Google Unveils Its New Photos App At Google I/O

At Google I/O on Thursday, Google unveiled its new Google Photos app, which removes what little friction its old one may have had (by untying it from Google+) and giving users unlimited storage to store a “lifetime” of photos and videos. As with the existing app, photos are automatically backed up and synced. “And when we say a lifetime of …

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Google’s New Standalone Photo Service Could Debut at I/O

If Google+ has seen any sort of enthusiasm over the past couple of years, it’s thanks to photos. Google+ has some nice photo features, but there’s a problem – it’s all tied to Google+. The social network aspect of Google+ hasn’t been the most successful venture in the company’s history, to say the least. More evidence of that comes today, …

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Facebook Doesn’t Own Your Photos, But Someone There Thought It Might

Here’s an interesting story of a Facebook rep not quite understanding the company’s policies (or understanding them perfectly … muahahahaha). After months of issues, while once again trying to get the Facebook page for her website restored, the blogger behind online photo theft-tracking site Photo Stealers received a rather interesting response from a Facebook sales rep. “…once something is posted …

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Instagram a Feet Pic and Toms Will Donate a Pair of Shoes to a Child in Need

Somewhere between the bad food pic and the car selfie lies the bare feet pic, an Instagram post that very few people really care to see. But now, that foot selfie will actually do some good in the world. Toms, the shoe company known for donating a pair of shoes to a child in need for every pair purchased, is …

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Here Are the Brands Using Instagram’s New Carousel Ads

Last month, Instagram announced a new ad unit called Carousel. It lets brands add multiple photos to a single post, which users can cycle through by swiping left. The Carousel ads also feature a link to a site of the business’ choice, making it easy for them to get users from Instagram to their official product pages. Now, Instagram is …

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Facebook Now Lets You Tag Your Kids, Organize Their Photos in a Scrapbook

Accepting that its site is now at least 50 percent photos of kids, Facebook is finally letting you tag your kids in said photos. If you’re a parent, you’re likely well-aware of the protocol. You post a photo of your cute little guy, and you tag your partner or spouse in the photo. That way, the photo is tied to …

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Instagram Finally Launches Its Own Photo Collage App

Instagram just killed all those photo collage apps, so you can probably start deleting them right away (if you’re an iOS user). The company has just launched its second standalone app, and it’s a photo collage app called Layout. It’s notable that Instagram chose to launch a standalone app for this, instead of just adding the ability to make collages …

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Instagram Just Gave Brands a New Photo Feature That Regular Users Would Love

Instagram is testing a new way for brands to deliver ads on the network, and it’s something that the average user would probably kill to have access to. The company has just announced a new format called Carousel ads. It lets brands add multiple photos to a single post, which users can cycle through by swiping left. The Carousel ads …

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Should Photos Still Be Part of Your Facebook Strategy?

Last month, SocialBakers shared some interesting findings about how different types of Facebook Page posts have been performing in terms of organic reach. Many were surprised to find that photos have become the least effective type of post in that regard, especially considering that a year before that, they were getting the most engagement. Have you found photos to be …

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Facebook Organic Reach Compared By Post Type

On Monday we heard about data from SocialBakers finding that photos, which used to be the most engaging type of Facebook post and perform the best, are now the kind of post that is seeing the least amount of organic reach. Since we wrote about it earlier, SocialBakers has made its data more easily accessible. Take a look at how …

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What Not To Do To Increase Facebook Organic Reach

Want to know what not to do to increase your organic reach on Facebook? Don’t post a bunch of photos thinking that’s what the News Feed algorithm likes best. That may have been true in the past, but not anymore. Less than a year ago, research showed that photos were your best bet for getting engagement on Facebook. Nowadays, photos …

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Twitter Wants Celebs to Stop Posting Instagram Links

Twitter wants celebrities and other high-profile users to know that Twitter has its own photo editing tools and that they should be using those, and posting photos natively via Twitter – not just cross posting their Instagram photos to Twitter. That’s just lazy. Plus, they don’t even show up, remember? This has been a common sight on Twitter for a …

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Facebook Is Now Auto-Enhancing All Your Photos

I guess Facebook doesn’t trust all of you amateur photogs out there, because the company now wants to help make your photos look better automatically. Facebook is now auto-enhancing every photo you upload on iOS. When you select a photo to upload, Facebook will give you a message that says “Brighter, Cleaner photos – when you add a photo, we’ll …

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Instagram Adds a Handful of New Filters

Instagram has launched an app update today, and it brings with it five new filters which the company describes as its “best yet”. Joining the filter lineup today are Slumber, Crema, Ludwig, Aden and Perpetua, which “soften and subtly shift colors”. The last time Instagram added new filters was way back in December of 2012, alongside a major update to …

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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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Twitpic Is Shutting Down After All

The rollercoaster ride that is the survival of the once-king of Twitter photo hosting appears to be over. It looks like Twitpic will be shutting down after all. Back in early September, Twitpic announced that it would be shutting down, blaming Twitter and a trademark dispute for the abrupt move. “Unfortunately we do not have the resources to fend off …

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Amazon Instant Video App Adds Personal Photo, Video Access

Amazon announced that Amazon Cloud Drive users can now access their personal photos and videos through the Amazon Instant Video App on PS3, PS4, and select LG and Samsung smart TVs in the U.S., U.K., and Germany. “The Amazon Instant Video app is the latest place where customers can view and enjoy personal photos and videos stored on Amazon Cloud …

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