Lens Blur in the new Google Camera app

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

Lens Blur in the new Google Camera app

This Little-Known iOS Feature Will Change the Way We Connect

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.

This Little-Known iOS Feature Will Change the Way We Connect

I am Hany Farid, a Dartmouth Professor specializing in photo forensics technology. Ask me anything.

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.

I am Hany Farid, a Dartmouth Professor specializing in photo forensics technology. Ask me anything.

Google+ Releases Advanced New Photo Editing Tools

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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.

Google+ Releases Advanced New Photo Editing Tools