Link: Thomas Hawk Digital Connection » Blog Archive » Google Unveils Cutting Edge Photography Tools to Make Your Photos Look Better and the World A More Beautiful Looking Place
Google unveiled significant new innovation in the world of online photography this morning, continuing their rapid development pace on Google+. All in, Google+ pushed out 41 new features today.
Link: Does Adobe’s Sudden Shift To Subscription Only, Unnecessarily Screw Photographers
The issue for photographers as explained in this photographyreview.com article and comments is the $20 a month you must pay to access your photoshop files. If you don’t pay, your files are “digital trash.”
Link: John Nack on Adobe : You should never lose access to your work, period.
A number of readers have raised a very valid concern about Creative Cloud subscriptions: How can you retain access to your intellectual property (the work you’ve made with the apps) if you end your subscription?
Link: John Nack on Adobe : Sneak Peek: Perspective Warp in Photoshop
If I may echo Rainn Wilson, “Oh my God, that’s ridiculous.”
Link: Photoshop CC: Adobe responds to reaction: Digital Photography Review
We expected a higher degree of this type of reaction from the hobbyist photographic community because currently there’s not a lot of photography-specific value in our subscription products
Link: Hipstamatic launches Oggl, a new social network for creative photographers – British Journal of Photography
The app will allow photographers to capture scenes using Hipstamatic’s filters or apply them after the images have been taken – similarly to what Instagram and EyeEm currently offer. With the subscription, users will gain access to Hipstamatic’s entire catalogue of virtual lenses and films, with new ones added each month.
Link: ProPublica releases simple tool for searching Instagram | Poynter.
ProPublica news application developer Al Shaw discovered an Instagram API that lets you search by both time and geographic coordinates
Link: Snoop Dogg Launches Snoopify, A Mobile Photo App For iOS & Android
With it, users can add Snoop Dogg-related virtual stickers to new or existing photos and then share the newly decorated images. The stickers are designed by illustrator Munk One
Link: John Nack on Adobe : Favorite photography features in Photoshop CC
Julieanne Kost demonstrates her top 5 favorite features in Photoshop CC, including the new Upright perspective correction, Radial Filter, and Spot Removal features in Adobe Camera Raw 8, Image Upsampling and Smart Sharpening, Live Shapes for Rounded Rectangles, and Camera Shake Reduction