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New Google Night Sight feature creates photos in near darkness Feature News Updates 

New Google Night Sight feature creates photos in near darkness

Google‘s Marc Levoy and Yael Pritch Knaan posted some sample images featuring the new low-light capabilities of the Pixel Camera. The results, shown above, continue the advancement of the HDR+ format to bring together multiple images to create one image. Night Sight is a new feature of the Pixel Camera app that lets you take sharp, clean photographs in very low... Read More
Google launches Live Albums to automatically update shared photos New Products News Opinion Press releases 

Google launches Live Albums to automatically update shared photos

Google Photos has added a new feature for automatically gathering photos into albums for sharing. According to the blog post, Google Photos can turn any album into a live album. The user simply chooses the people or pets, and Google Photos will automatically add photos of these subjects to the album as they happen. Live albums are rolling out now... Read More
Google Pixel 3: Make every day more extraordinary New Products Press releases 

Google Pixel 3: Make every day more extraordinary

Today we’re introducing Pixel 3 and Pixel 3XL, the new smartphones from Google. Pixel brings you the best of Google in a phone, powered by AI to deliver more helpful, thoughtful and enjoyable experiences. That means a phone that answers for you when a telemarketer calls, a camera that uses AI to make sure you never miss the shot, and... Read More
Visual 1st announces top-flight speaker, sponsor lineup for its Oct. 22-23 consumer imaging conference Events Press releases Sponsored post 

Visual 1st announces top-flight speaker, sponsor lineup for its Oct. 22-23 consumer imaging conference

Oakland, August 15, 2018 – Visual 1st, the premier worldwide executive conference focused on promoting innovation and partnerships in the photo and video ecosystem, announces its 2018 program featuring an outstanding lineup of speakers and sponsors. Originally named Mobile Photo Connect, the 6thannual edition of Visual 1st will be held October 22-23 in the Golden Gate Club in the San Francisco Presidio... Read More
Apple closing Photo Print Products Service by Sept. 30 News Opinion 

Apple closing Photo Print Products Service by Sept. 30

Apple Inc. will be closing its integrated Photo Print Products service this fall, according to a dialog box in the macOS 10.13.6 Photos app. The app now recommends the user download a Photos Project Extension from the Mac App Store to create books, cards, calendars and prints. The company added final purchases using the existing built-in service must be placed by... Read More
Content marketing for photographers Feature Marketing 

Content marketing for photographers

In today’s multichannel world, marketing and advertising take many forms. There’s social media, paid media, PR, blogging, blogging and so forth. Breaking this down further, you’ve also got multiple social-media platforms — Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube. Snapchat — and business pages — Facebook, Yelp, Google Business — all clamoring for your attention. How in the world is a... Read More
DxO Labs confirms bankruptcy filing, promises quick resolution News 

DxO Labs confirms bankruptcy filing, promises quick resolution

French software and camera maker DxO Labs announced on its blog the company is undergoing financial restructuring but will emerge soon. This confirms rumors posted on credible blog sites, like Canon Rumors. The post promised continued support for its DxO PhotoLab desktop imaging software, as well as the upcoming release of a new version of the Nik Software Collection, which... Read More
Google opens VR video and photo format VR180, promises new publishing tools Updates 

Google opens VR video and photo format VR180, promises new publishing tools

Google posted in a blog post outlining how to publish videos to in the new VR180 format, including support for VR Photo Format.   For VR180 video, we simply extended the Spherical Video Metadata V2 standard. Spherical V2 supports the mesh-based projection needed to allow consumer cameras to output raw fisheye footage. We then created the Camera Motion Metadata Track so... Read More
Analysis: What is up with Snap? Opinion 

Analysis: What is up with Snap?

Snap, the company, is an enigma. The company’s AR-powered social network/camera app is a phenomenon, yet the company itself isn’t turning heads. According to CNBC, Snap is laying off 100 engineers, accounting for 10 percent of the team. Not a great sign for an innovation-driven company. Previously, Snap has had layoffs in marketing, recruitment and content divisions. The news comes... Read More
Android P adds HEIF support to Pixel devices Updates 

Android P adds HEIF support to Pixel devices

Google has released the developer preview of the upcoming Android P mobile operating system, which includes support for a display cutout – like the iPhone X “notch” – and High Efficiency Image Format (HEIF)-support. Android P devices will support the same HEIC version of the High Efficiency Image Format (HEIF) as the latest Apple iPhone. HEIC files are roughly half the... Read More
Google adds Lens to Google Photos for Android Updates 

Google adds Lens to Google Photos for Android

Google Photos announced on Twitter  that Google Lens visual search functionality is coming in the latest version of Google Photos for Android. Initially available only on Google Pixel 2 smartphones, Lens lets the user lookup artwork, landmarks, and other objects by snapping a photo, then using the “Lens” button in Google Photos to pull up relevant information. Lens also has text recognition, so a photo... Read More
Third-party Android apps can now use Google’s Pixel 2 Visual Core News 

Third-party Android apps can now use Google’s Pixel 2 Visual Core

Photos taken with the impressive Google Pixel 2 smartphone will soon look better when taken with popular apps like Snapchat and Instagram. Google engineering manager Ofer Shacham posted the company was turning on the Pixel Visual Core technology to third-party apps. Shacham notes Visual Core powers the HDR+ technology debuted in the Pixel 2, which had only been accessible using the... Read More
Google launches Google Clips wireless smart camera New Products 

Google launches Google Clips wireless smart camera

Google has launched its $249.99 “life-blogging” camera, Google Clips, from its website. The camera automatically captures photos and videos, and uses AI learning and facial recognition to recognize important people. The camera is 50mm tall, has a 130-degree field of view lens and 16GB of storage. Connection is by Bluetooth, WiFi and USB-C connector. According to Google, “Google Clips features... Read More
YI Technology and Google Unveil YI Horizon VR180 Camera at CES 2018 Events New Products Press releases 

YI Technology and Google Unveil YI Horizon VR180 Camera at CES 2018

Users and Viewers Can Easily Make and View More Immersive Videos Using 3D Camera for Google’s VR180 Format LAS VEGAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–CES – YI Technology (YI), the leading provider of advanced, intelligent imaging technologies, in collaboration with Google’s Virtual Reality (VR) team, announced details of its YI Horizon VR180 Camera. Developed to leverage Google’s new VR180 format, the stereoscopic, 3-D camera... Read More
DxO to release new version of Nik Collection in 2018 News 

DxO to release new version of Nik Collection in 2018

DxO posted (on Google Plus, of all places) it will release a new version of the Nik Collection in 2018. In October, DxO acquired the assets of the Nik Collection from Google. In May, Google announced it was abandoning the Nik Collection, which it had acquired (along with Snapseed) in 2012. By 2013, Google killed off Snapseed for Desktop, and... Read More
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