Blink is the visionary—and yet, now that it exists, obvious—idea of Julien Jourdes and Matt Craig, former photo editors at the Wall Street Journal. It brings together media professionals of all stripes: editors, agencies and, remarkably, freelancers.
Link: New service will rate the authenticity of digital images | Poynter.
The Izitru website and iOS app can “distinguish an original JPEG file captured with a digital camera from subsequent derivations of that file that may have been changed in some way,” according to the company.
Link: Lens Blur in the new Google Camera app | Research Blog
Lens Blur, a new mode in the Google Camera app. It lets you take a photo with a shallow depth of field using just your Android phone or tablet. Unlike a regular photo, Lens Blur lets you change the point or level of focus after the photo is taken. You can choose to make any object come into focus simply by tapping on it in the image
Link: PDNPulse » Adobe Launches Lightroom Mobile App for iPad; Here’s Our Hands-On Review
I had a chance to try out the Lightroom mobile app before tonight’s launch and found it to be a handy if slightly underwhelming program
Link: Lightroom mobile now available!
Lightroom mobile extends your existing workflows beyond the desktop, allowing you to utilize your iPad to review and edit your images and have the changes sync back to your Lightroom catalog at home
Link: This Little-Known iOS Feature Will Change the Way We Connect | Gadget Lab | Wired.com
In a time when the idea of any sort of digital privacy increasingly seems laughable, this type of networking promises true privacy and anonymity. On top of that, it’s a way of communicating that cannot be centrally controlled or shut down, Daligault says. And that is truly exciting.
Link: Silicon Valley’s Youth Problem – NYTimes.com
Cool exists at the ineffable confluence of smart people, big money and compelling product. You can buy it, but only up to a point.
Link: I am Hany Farid, a Dartmouth Professor specializing in photo forensics technology. Ask me anything. : IAmA
The research in my lab for the past 15 years has focused on developing techniques for detecting photo tampering. I am co-founder of Fourandsix Technologies and the new website izitru.com. Ask me anything related to image forensics, our work on photoDNA, our photo authentication site izitru.com, or anything else that you’d like.
Link: Exclusive : Getty Images new phone App | Thoughts of a Bohemian
Getty Images is currently beta testing an iphone app that allows them, in this early stage, to post request that get immediately broadcasted to their contrat photographers. Andreas Gebhard, Getty’s Director of Content Development , was kind enough to show us how it works.
Link: izitru Trusted Photos
Shot an unbelievable photo?
Share an izitru image link to prove it’s real
Link: John Nack on Adobe : Some rather brilliant imaging tech from Microsoft
the technology calculates a smooth path – like a Steadicam – through the locations for each photo, and then slices the images into multi-resolution pyramids for efficiency
Link: Thomas Hawk Digital Connection » Blog Archive » Google+ Releases Advanced New Photo Editing Tools
Today Google+ released a whole new enhanced online photo editing suite of tools. I’ve been playing around with them for the past few hours and am impressed with what you can do with them as an online editor. While they won’t replace my more traditional desktop tools (i.e. Lightroom, Photoshop, Nik, FX Photo Studio Pro, etc.), I think a lot of more casual users will love them.
Link: Marksta adds FTP capability to its popular watermarking app – British Journal of Photography
Marksta, a watermarking app created by photojournalist John D McHugh, now features a File Transfer Protocol capability, enabling photographers to transmit batches of images to their clients
Link: Editorial Photographers UK | Staying Safe: Mobile Phone Security
As we increasingly take our mobile phones for granted David Hoffman suggests that photographers should be alert to the dangers of carrying a sophisticated monitoring device in their pocket, especially when working abroad.
Link: The Online Photographer: Adobe Photoshop Creative Cloud, Part II: The Good
This time I’m going to talk about how I’ve come to think this is a really good idea. Seriously.
Link: The Online Photographer: Adobe Photoshop Creative Cloud, Part I: The Bad
Adobe did not spring this on us in the worst possible way, but it’s way high up on the incompetence scale. Some of their strategy and marketing people need to be fired. I’m not kidding. Most of the whirlwind they are reaping is entirely of their own making and was entirely unnecessary.