Adobe announced today they have acquired Aviary, a photo editing software developer that is, perhaps, most notably known for it’s free contribution of their SDK (software development kit) to third-party developers. The powerful SDK is currently the backbone to over 6,500 different mobile apps including apps from Flickr, Photobucket, and Squarespace. [Read more...]
A California lawyer, Svitlana Sangary, is facing legal trouble of her own after she was caught posting fake photos to her business website. Sangary added herself to dozens of photos, making the images appear as though she were personal acquaintances of different celebrities and politicians. The California Bar Association is now suggesting to the Supmreme Court that Sangary’s license be suspend for 6 months, followed by a 2 1/2 year probation period.
In her response to the disciplinary charges, Sangray sent the court a mini-novel which the courts called a “16-page soliloquy with little to no rational connection to the charges.” According to CNN, inside those 16 pages of irrational response, Sangray attached a copy of an email she received which was addressed from President Obama (with whom she “posed” with for one of her photos) asking her to donate “$3 or more” to help his political campaign. [Read more...]
The aptly named Show Focus Points, is a small, but extremely handy Lightroom plugin that allows you to quickly display the focus points your camera used to take each of your photographs. A feature that could vastly improve editing time, especially when working with a focus stack. As Gannon from over at PetaPixel points out, having an option to display focus points seems so obvious, it’s a wonder Lightroom hasn’t built the feature into it’s module in the first place. [Read more...]
The same night Austin Mann left the recent Apple Keynote address, he hoped on a plane to Iceland wielding an just announced iPhone 6 and iPhone 6+, to compare the treasures to his iPhone 5S. He spent 5 days exploring the land of fire and ice and putting the Apple devices to the test. In the video clip below (which was also shot entirely on iPhone 6 and iPhone 6+ devices), you can take a look at some of the stunning work Mann was able to create and see how the new iPhone improves on it’s predecessor. (He was especially impressed with the improved focusing the iPhone 6 exhibited over the iPhone 5.)
Rumors are spreading like wildfire over the internet of the possibility that Canon is planning a surprise announcement of a pro DSLR during PhotoPlus, which takes place in New York City. The excitement comes after a longtime member of the forums on FredMiranda.com made a concise post declaring “…Canon will release a 46mp pro body at the Javits Center in October.” Later on in the thread, he noted the DSLR will come at a price point somewhere between $8000 and $9000.
I have to admit, I love the idea of a smartphone that has Leica glass more than I like the idea of attaching a giant lens to my existing smartphone. While both have their downfalls, it’s still nice to see phone manufacturers really starting to get inventive and pushing the technology that drives our phone’s ever important camera elements. Jumping on that bandwagon is a start up company named Relonch which is looking to enter the competitive world of smartphone photography with the release of a new iPhone case. The Relonch case appears to pack quite a punch in terms of what it can do for your phone’s current camera. [Read more...]
As more people abandon their point and shoots for the ease of their smartphones, Panasonic is hoping to stay relevant by establishing a strong foothold in the smartphone industry and, by the looks of it, they may have knocked it out of the park with their forthcoming LUMIX DMC-CM1. Panasonic has dubbed the 20 megapixel device a smartcamera–a smartphone in which impeccable detail has been placed on the device’s camera function. And, indeed, the camera elements of the device certainly do not disappoint. [Read more...]
Apple doesn’t have any plans on implementing 4K into their iPhone models anytime soon, as we already know from last week’s keynote, but it looks like someone managed to make it happen already. Developing company i4software has a new app out called Vizzywig 4K, and if you’ve got an iPhone 5S, iOS 7.0, and about $1,000, you can get it from the App Store right now.
Many camera manufacturers are looking to snag their own part of the action camera market these days. We’ve seen more than several manufacturers (Sony, Polaroid, and Ricoh to name a few) take a crack at the fast-growing wearable camera market and now, HTC, the smartphone maker, is rumored to be stepping up to the plate, too. [Read more...]
Does the mere sight of a Leica M9 make you start yawning? Does it’s understated design make you feel bored? Don’t despair, Kai is here to show you how pimp your Leica for maximum
style hilarity and, fortunately for him, he gets to do it to someone else’s camera. Have a laugh as Kai replaces the skin on his producers Leica, then takes it upon himself to add a few creative embellishments of his own.
(Leica fans be warned: it’s a little hard to bear witness to at times.)