Canon’s New ‘Virtual Camera’ Tech is Something Straight Out of Sci-Fi Intel isn’t the only one working on sci-fi-style virtual camera systems for things like sporting events. Canon just announced that it’s developing a new “Free Viewpoint” virtual camera system that will let you virtually move around inside a recorded event.
The iPhone X and Digital Lighting Will Change Photography Yet Again There’s a feature tucked away in the new iPhones that doesn’t seem to be getting a lot of traction, but it represents a massive sea change in photography. It’s the “Portrait Lighting” mode, and it’s the second shot across the bows of traditional photography […]
By 2022, there will be 45 Billion Cameras – Kaptur It might have all started when Snapchat rebranded itself “A camera company”. Or even long before, in 2002, when Nokia decided to put a camera on their cell phones. Whenever it happened, it is still really only the beginning…
AI Can Easily Erase Photo Watermarks: Here’s How to Protect Yours Using clever AI algorithms, it’s possible for a computer to zero in on the exact watermark and remove it from a photo as if it was rubbing away a smudge. Here are a couple examples Google shared using stock photos:
This New AI Can Retouch Your Photos Before You Snap Them What if your camera could professionally retouch your photos… before you even shoot them? That’s what researchers at Google and MIT are currently working on.
Adobe accidentally leaks Nimbus Mac & Windows apps, offering ‘Lightroom in the cloud’ | 9to5Mac Adobe last year teased a new Mac and Windows photo editor, with the project known as Nimbus. The app appeared to borrow heavily from the simplified iPad version of Lightroom, with a key feature being that both images and edits […]
Proof-of-concept camera encrypts images with GPG / Boing Boing W Aaron Waychoff, creator of the Falsom Upside-Down ⊥ “Resist” campaign, was inspired by this 2016 post; he writes, “I’ve made a proof-of-concept encrypting digital camera based on the open source, widely adoped GnuPG. This project uses public key encryption to encrypt every photo the camera […]
Research Blog: Using Deep Learning to Create Professional-Level Photographs To explore how ML can learn subjective concepts, we introduce an experimental deep-learning system for artistic content creation. It mimics the workflow of a professional photographer, roaming landscape panoramas from Google Street View and searching for the best composition, then carrying out various postprocessing operations to […]
Scientists have inserted a GIF of a horse into living bacteria — did your brain just explode? | TechCrunch It’s a weird idea, but scientists have actually been using the genetic wondertool known as CRISPR or “clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats” for data storage parlor tricks for some time.
Mac blog publishing app MarsEdit 4 now available in public beta | 9to5Mac There’s a new version of the MarsEdit blog publishing software out, and Mac users running the current version can try out the public beta for free ahead of its release. MarsEdit 4 is the first major release in more than seven years […]
Affinity May Be Building a Lightroom Competitor When asked if there are plans for a “photo processor/organizer,” Affinity replied that it has a Digital Asset Manger in the works.
Caltech Made a Sensor That Could Be the Lensless Camera of the Future The brainiacs at Caltech have produced something really cool: an imaging chip that produces an image from light sensors… without lenses. It’s a chip that could be the birth of the future of photography.
WWDC takeaways: lots of great news for photo app developers, but one major puzzler – Kaptur The photo app developers I spoke with are overwhelmingly excited about a range of WWDC announcements, even though one of these dumbfounded several developers. We’ll get into that one later; let’s start with the four most exciting announcements.
The battle of the photo format – Kaptur Hidden deep inside Apple’s WWDC 17 was an announcement that made little waves but that might have great repercussion: In their OS11 release, the Cupertino company plans to store images using their new HEIF format rather the almighty JPEG. The reason? HEIF compression takes half the space of the JPEG […]
iOS 11’s new HEIF/HEVC camera formats will save you 50% on storage | 9to5Mac At this year’s jam-packed WWDC 2017, Apple introduced two new camera formats that are included in iOS 11: HEVC and HEIF. In using the new camera formats, Apple estimates users will be able to save up to 50% on storage needs, without […]
Professional photo editing app Affinity Photo now available on iPad for special introductory $19.99 price | 9to5Mac Affinity Photo was shown off as a part of Apple’s WWDC introduction of its newest iPad Pro hardware. The app takes advantage of the new iPad Pro hardware features, such as the 120Hz refresh rate, for a smooth […]
Apple Will Add Creative New Features to Photos and Camera Apps in iOS 11 Many of the improvements in the Photos and Camera apps come from machine learning. Using artificial intelligence technology, iOS 11 will be able to add newfangled effects to your Live Photos, such as long exposure blur, intelligent loops, and boomerang-style ‘bounce’ […]
Is the Future of the Image Sensor Curved? | PDNPulse A curved sensor bestows several potential benefits for cameras and particularly lenses. Many of the optical elements used by lens manufacturers are in place to correct optical distortions and bend light so that it can land on a flat sensor. With a curved sensor, you […]
10 Questions to a Founder : Picasso Labs – Kaptur While billions of images are being shared daily, little to nothing is known about how viewers respond to them. Until now. Using hundreds of thousands of data points extracted from million of images, Picasso Labs offers the first A.I. powered insight tool for images. Thanks […]
Halide is a beautiful iPhone camera app with gesture-based pro controls | 9to5Mac Toggles include automatic and manual control; gesture-based ISO, shutter speed, and white balance adjustments; RAW + JPG capture; plus a 3×3 grid and super handy level tool. These settings can be adjusted on-the-fly with a swipe down and a tap or completely […]