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: 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: 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.
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: Adobe CC
Sadly we all will lose on the financial front since to continue to use the latest version of Photoshop will mean paying more in aggregate for a yearly subscription than the previous cost of a version upgrade. And for those who in the past would skip a version (unless there was a compelling new feature), the new cost is even higher.