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.