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Dead Pixels Society podcast: Talking cameras, smartphones and photowalks with Jefferson Graham Podcasts 

Dead Pixels Society podcast: Talking cameras, smartphones and photowalks with Jefferson Graham

Gary Pageau of the Dead Pixels Society talks with Jefferson Graham, photographer, journalist, musician, and former USA Today tech columnist, as he launches his new website, The Best Photowalk.  Graham talks about the switch from film to digital, what camera makers are doing wrong, why Google Photos is the turkey of the year, which photobook service is his favorite (and his least favorite) and much more. Read More
Google Photos adds Cinematic effect, more Memories options New Products News 

Google Photos adds Cinematic effect, more Memories options

Google Photos has updated how it presents photos and memories with a new “Cinematic” effect. Cinematic photos use machine learning to predict the image’s depth and produces a simulated 3D representation (even if the original image doesn’t include depth information. Cinematic photos will be automatically created for users of the most recent version of the Google Photos app. Google Photos... Read More
Google Photos adds monthly subscription, retail pick up at Walgreens News 

Google Photos adds monthly subscription, retail pick up at Walgreens

Google Photos is adding two more ways for consumers to print their photos, including a revival of its monthly print subscription service. Google Photos tested a $7.99 monthly 10-unit 4×6 cardstock photo subscription service earlier this year but discontinued in June. Google uses AI to choose the photos. In the newest service, the photos are still chosen by AI but... Read More
Google debuts new Pixels, updates Google Photo editor News 

Google debuts new Pixels, updates Google Photo editor

Google introduced the Pixel 4a (5G) and Pixel 5 smartphones. These phones improve Pixel’s leading photography features to the next level. The cameras come with an ultrawide lens alongside the standard rear camera. Pixel 4a (5G) and Pixel 5 come with Cinematic Pan, which gives videos a professional look with ultrasmooth panning that’s inspired by the equipment Hollywood directors use.... Read More
Google redesigns Google Photos, adds map view News 

Google redesigns Google Photos, adds map view

Google has redesigned its Google Photos app with a new three-tab structure featuring larger thumbnails, auto-playing videos and reduced white-space between videos. To compensate for ever-growing photo libraries, Google Photos puts search front and center in a tab. The library tab features high-impact areas like Albums, Favorites, Trash, Archive and more. For U.S., E.U. and Canada users, the library tab... Read More
Facebook makes photo transfer tool to Google Photos more widely available News 

Facebook makes photo transfer tool to Google Photos more widely available

A tool from Facebook to make it easier to transfer photos from Facebook to Google Photos is now available in the United States and Canada. In March, Facebook expanded the availability of the photo transfer tool to more countries in the European Union, the United Kingdom, Latin America, South East Asia and Africa, after starting in Latin America and Asia... Read More
Facebook launches photo transfer tool to Google Photos News SDKs and APIs Updates 

Facebook launches photo transfer tool to Google Photos

Facebook launched a photo transfer tool (initially in Ireland) to enable users to port their photos directly to Google Photos  via encrypted transfer. Facebook says it is still testing the feature based on feedback but states “worldwide availability” is coming in the first half of 2020. The company added the service is part of the Data Transfer Project, “a collaborative effort... Read More
Google Photos debuts print-to-retail at Walmart, CVS News Opinion 

Google Photos debuts print-to-retail at Walmart, CVS

Despite the fact prominent tech personalities ignorantly stating photo printing is dead, no one has bothered to tell Google Photos that. After a series of upgrades to its popular photo app – including photo book printing – the giant has added canvas prints and same-day print-to-retail to 11,000 locations, primarily Walmart and CVS Pharmacy. In a blog post, Shimrit Ben-Yair,... Read More
Google announces changes to Google Drive, Google Photos News Opinion Updates 

Google announces changes to Google Drive, Google Photos

In a blog post attributed to Google Drive product manager Dan Schlosser and Google Photos product manager Jason Gupta, the company outlined the changes to the backup and storage functions for these popular services. Backup and Sync for Windows and macOS will still work as before. “We’ve heard feedback the connection between these services is confusing, so next month, we’re... Read More
As digital cameras struggle, global smartphones reach peak sales point News Opinion 

As digital cameras struggle, global smartphones reach peak sales point

The photo enthusiast sites frequently bemoaning the continued decline in camera shipments from Japan. Citing CIPA stats, it’s clear the trend isn’t optimistic, as shown from the chart at right. The growth in mirrorless category hasn’t done much to offset the secular decline in the digital camera industry. We can all debate the merits of which is better – the... Read More
Shoebox photo storage website is shutting down News Opinion 

Shoebox photo storage website is shutting down

Shoebox, a free photo storage service in operation in 2012, told users yesterday it will shut down effective May 22nd. No reason was given for the secession of service, but given the rise in free storage services from Google Photos, Shutterfly, Amazon Photos and others, it’s possible those players were just too big to overcome. Shoebox was one of the... Read More