Technical Camera: An iOS Camera App with a Simple UI and Serious Features The Hungarian software company DIRE Studio has just launched Technical Camera, a new iOS camera app that’s designed for serious photographers who want a simple yet advanced tool for capturing still photos.
What you missed at the 2018 LDV Vision Summit – Kaptur The 2018 edition of the LDV Vision Summit was, like its four predecessors, a refreshing display of creative ingenuity, stunning engineering and brilliant problem-solving. With successive keynotes never longer than 5 minutes each, subtlety interrupted by more extended fire chats or panels, there is […]
See in the Dark: a machine learning technique for producing astoundingly sharp photos in very low light / Boing Boing A group of scientists from Intel and the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign have published a paper called Learning to See in the Dark detailing a powerful machine-learning based image processing technique that allows regular […]
Facebook Training Image Recognition AI with Billions of Instagram Photos While companies and researchers around the world work to build the most advanced and powerful AI systems, Facebook has a special treasure trove that most don’t: billions of tagged photos thanks to Instagram. Facebook has now used those photos to create a leading image recognition […]
Canon’s New Speedlite 470EX-AI Shows How Fast Computational Photography Is Moving – PhotoShelter Blog We previously wrote about the state of computational photography in September 2017. Included within that piece was a reference to the work by Kukas Murmann, Abe Davis, Jan Kautz and Frédo Durand who built a prototype flash mounted on a servo […]
Why Can Everyone Spot Fake News But The Tech Companies? And beyond that, why is it — after multiple national tragedies politicized by hoaxes and misinformation — that such a question even needs to be asked?
10 Questions for a Founder : TruePic – Kaptur With each iteration of Photoshop, it is easier and easier to alter images, making it impossible to spot the alterations. Soon, with AI generated images taking over in many fields, it will be impossible to trust if an image is an actual photograph or a complete fabrication. Photography is […]
OK Computer: Computational photography is here to stay! Whilst many photographers remain deep in conversation concerning the evolution from analog to digital photography—and the positives and negatives of both—the world of photographic technology has paid little heed to their protestations and continued on with its research and development. As a result, we find ourselves today — in […]
2 research that will change photography forever – Kaptur A couple of research papers were recently published, both touching on advancement in computer vision and machine learning. While research papers are a common occurrence in this field, these two are worth reviewing a bit deeper, as their implication will have a wide impact once they mature.
A crypto Kodak mess ? – Thoughts of a Bohemian Will stop here with our analysis because it seems to be clear that even if it is under the once respected name of Kodak, this project still has a lot to clear before becoming trustable. For one, and foremost, a working demo would go a […]
How an A.I. ‘Cat-and-Mouse Game’ Generates Believable Fake Photos – The New York Times At a lab in Finland, a small team of Nvidia researchers recently built a system that can analyze thousands of (real) celebrity snapshots, recognize common patterns, and create new images that look much the same — but are still a little […]
How Do You Vote? 50 Million Google Images Give a Clue – The New York Times For the first time, helped by recent advances in artificial intelligence, researchers are able to analyze large quantities of images, pulling out data that can be sorted and mined to predict things like income, political leanings and buying habits. […]
The WIRED Guide to Digital Security | WIRED IN AN AGE of nonstop breaches and hacks, getting a handle on your own digital security matters more than ever. But everyone has their own threat model—a set of concerns unique to themselves. The average smartphone user doesn’t need to know what a Faraday cage is; an […]
Capture One 11 Unveiled with New Features and Better Performance Phase One has just announced Capture One 11. The latest version of the popular raw converter and image processing software brings a new processing engine along with a number of powerful new features.
Do Facebook and Google have control of their algorithms anymore? A sobering assessment and a warning | Poynter Platforms rely on these algorithms to perform actions at scale, but algorithms at scale also become increasingly inscrutable, even to the people who wrote the code. In her recent TED Talk about the complexity of AI, Zeynep […]
Macphun Unveils Luminar 2018 to Take on Adobe Lightroom California-based software developer Macphun (soon to be Skylum) has announced Luminar 2018, a digital photo editor and organizer that’s aiming to be a direct competitor to Adobe Lightroom.
What Photographers Need to Know About Computational Photography In a panel at PhotoPlus Expo, several experts explored scenarios for what computational photography will mean for creative professionals. The short answer: more immersive virtual reality, smaller and lighter cameras that nonetheless perform as well if not better than DSLRs and the embedding of more information inside […]
Adobe Cloak is Content-Aware Fill for Video Adobe demoed a number of technologies at Adobe MAX 2017 yesterday, including something called Cloak. It’s basically Photoshop’s Content-Aware Fill for video — you can easily remove unwanted things from video, as you can see in the 6-minute demo above.
Ubiquitous photography – Kaptur One of the most important announcement during Google latest release event has mainly passed under the radar or simply dismissed as a gadget. The Pixel Clip camera is a small device that can be attached anywhere and, using a simple A.I., continuously takes photos when it recognizes familiar faces. Perfect for busy parents who […]
Google and Facebook Have Failed Us – The Atlantic There’s no hiding behind algorithms anymore. The problems cannot be minimized. The machines have shown they are not up to the task of dealing with rare, breaking news events, and it is unlikely that they will be in the near future. More humans must be added […]