Il popolare network dedicato al photo sharing, una tipologia di condivisione alla moda a quanto pare (vedi Pinterest), sta attraversando uno strano periodo. Dopo l’acquisizione da parte di Facebook di una buona fetta di Instagram, le novità immediate non sono mancate. Anche questa volta, il tema principale è la privacy insieme alla gestione dei contenuti.
Pochi giorni fa, in seguito ad alcune dichiarazioni sui cambiamenti dei termini d’uso, era stato annunciato che le foto degli utenti potevano in qualche modo essere utilizzate per fini commerciali attraverso la sponsorizzazione a pagamento. In pratica, le immagini postate dagli utenti potevano andare a finire in qualche pubblicità senza il consenso dei “proprietari” (gli utenti). Un giro d’affari che avrebbe visto coinvolta solo la società proprietaria di Instagram bypassando concetti legate alla privacy e alla gestione dei contenuti personali.
Yahoo has released a new update for its Flickr iPhone application this this week, which brigs with it a number of Instagram inspired features, such as new filters to tweak your photographs.
In total the new Yahoo Flickr iOS app has received 16 new filters together with support for Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and email sharing, as well as group sharing features, which up until today were only available via the Flickr website.
As well as new filters and tweaks YTahoo has also redesigned the Profiles section within the app with with Sets, Groups, Favourites, Photos Of and Contacts options added to the photostream pane for easy access.
“The all-new Flickr App is a complete redesign of the previous version. It’s now easier to use, more beautiful and includes more of the great features you love using on Flickr.com”
The newly updated and redesigned Yahoo Flickr iOS app is now available to download from the Apple iTunes App Store for free.
Instagram è un’applicazione gratuita che permette agli utenti di scattare foto, applicare filtri e condividerle su numerosi social network, tra cui Facebook e Twitter. È compatibile con qualsiasi iPhone, iPad o iPod Touch avente IOS 3.1.2 o superiore. Dal 3 Aprile 2012 è disponibile anche per i dispositivi che supportano Android versione 2.2 e superiori. Il 9 aprile 2012 Mark Zuckemberg ha annunciato l’acquisto di Instagram per circa 1 miliardo di dollari. A settembre è stata completata l’acquisizione per 741 milioni.
Di certo Instagram è uno dei modi migliori per condividere col mondo le potenzialità delle fotocamere dei nostri iPhone, ma non esiste solo instagram ed abbiamo deciso quindi di testare alcune App gratuite che permetteranno di “uscire dagli schemi” e dai classici effetti offerti dall’app base colmandone anche qualche lacuna, eccole elencate a seguire:
One of my favourite camera apps on the iPhone is Camera+, it has just been updated to add in support for the new iPhone 5 and also Apple’s iOS 6, on top of that there is now a stand alone version of the app for Apple’s iPad.
Camera+ on the iPad comes with many of the features of the iPhone version, you can take photos, edit them and share them with your friends, and comes with a range of different filters which produce some pretty cool photos.
Whether you’re a seasoned photographer or someone who’s barely touched a camera, Camera+ will give you the tools to create the best quality images! Transform your photos with our advanced editing features, one-tap dazzling fxs, and easily share them with friends and family.
The Camera+ app for the iPad is compatible with the iPad 2 and the new iPad 3, your device will need to at least have iOS 5 installed in order to use the app, and it is available now for $0.99 from the iTunes app store.
Pixlr combines image design and paint tools with photo editing and adjustment features more convincingly than any other online image editing program. Whether creating an image carte-blanche, layering one image over another or using a variety of filters, effects and level adjustments to transform photographs, Pixlr is equally capable of producing results on par with many of its software-based counterparts. Yet, despite its deep feature-set, Pixlr remains facile, intuitive and, most importantly, user-friendly.
- A fully customizable user interface with movable and scalable windows
- Navigation-free drop-down menus featuring all filters, adjustment and layering options
- Intuitive design and paint features with a dedicated history window for reference and quick undo/redo
- A “Photo Express” portal for quick, simple changes to images and photographs
Instagram ha “silenziosamente” aggiornato la sua presenza sul Web per consentire di guardare le foto e commentare anche a coloro che non amano il mobile. La società l’ha chiamata “The new Photo Page“, un chiaro segno che Instagram si sta espandendo al di là dello smartphone.
Tenete a mente, tuttavia, che questo aggiornamento non mette insieme tutte le vostro foto Instagram. Non si può parlare ancora di un profilo web stile Facebook o Google Plus. Instagram sta procedendo a piccoli passi, quasi a voler sperimentare questo nuovo sistema per capire quale sia la risposta generale dell’utenza.
Il tema blu, quasi in stile Facebook, che recentemente ha fatto la sua strada verso le applicazioni, ha coinvolto anche il lato web della piattaforma di photo-sharing.
Non si può dire che non sia accattivante esteticamente parlando. Tra l’altro, questo nuovo look dispone anche di immagini più grandi, sfruttando la crescente qualità delle fotocamere degli smartphone di ultima generazione.
Instagram, the photo-sharing tool that made headlines as the reason people start blurring their photos during a time of high-definition TVs and 3D movies, has captured the hearts of millions. The fact that it was recently acquired by Facebook for $1billion is also hard to ignore. While some wonder about the future of the photo-loving app, let’s take a step back and take a look at some apps out there that were built to enhance your photo-sharing experience on Instagram.
Here is a list of 20 apps, named in one variation or the other (it’s a toss between Insta and gram except for one exception) that can help you get more out of Instagram. If you have others that you think can beat the ones in this list, don’t keep it to yourself. Drop in your two cents in the comments area.
TwitPic, the popular photo sharing service has launched an iPhone app, and the company also announced that it has over 35 million users, the app is available as a free download for the iPhone.
TwitPic is a popular way for users to share photos on Twitter, although since Twitter launched their own built in photo sharing, TwitPic is evolving into more that just a way to share photos on Twitter.
The first ever photo sharing site for Twitter comes to the iPhone! Twitpic is the easiest and best way to share your photos and videos with your Twitter followers.
Quickly and seamlessly share your photos and videos with all of your Twitter followers
Edit your photos with beautiful filters and easy to use enhancement tools
Browse your Twitter photo timeline with photos from people you follow in a beautiful interface
Browse photos from the most popular Twitpic users
Manage your Twitpic photos and videos in your own timeline
You can download the TwitPic app for the iPhone for free over at the iTunes App Store.
You probably know Samsung best as the mobile tech giant that it’s exploded to become. The Korean company has also unleashed a blockbuster television or two in the past few years, along with some of the most gorgeous tablets to come out of the Far East. One area where Samsung has yet to dominate is the digital camera market, however — the company pumps out some pretty innovative imagers, that for one reason or another haven’t caught on like their Japanese counterparts, including those from the likes of Canon, Nikon, Olympus, Panasonic and Sony. Sure, Samsung’s point-and-shoots could be labeled as gimmicky under-performers, despite their success in Asia, but its mirrorless cameras have been established as viable competitors in the fast-growing ILC market — from a performance perspective, at least.
We have been hearing for a while that the popular photo sharing app Instagram is coming to Google’s Android platform, and the wait is finally over as Instagram is now available for Android on Google Play.
Instagram has been extremely popular on Apple’s iOS platform with over 30 million users and we suspect that number will increase significantly which the launch on Google’s Android platform.
Share your photos in a simple photo stream with friends to see – and follow your friends’ photos with the click of a single button. Every day you open up Instagram, you’ll see new photos from your closest friends, and creative people from around the world.
Instagram for Android is available as a free download from Google Play and it will work with Android devices running Android 2.2 and above.
After having launched in January, Samsung’s WiFi-enabled DV300F camera officially hit the market today, according to a fresh announcement from the Korean manufacturer. As the latest addition to the DualView line, this 16 megapixel shooter features a 25mm wide angle lens with 5x optical zoom, and boasts a three-inch main LCD, along with that 1.5-inch front-facing display. The latter is specifically designed to make self-shots a bit easier to manipulate, but it also features some extra kids games in “Children Mode,” to help keep the little ones at bay. And of course, there’s onboard WiFi connectivity, allowing users to instantly upload shots to Picasa and Facebook, and an extra “Smart Face Recognition” function. According to Samsung, the device is now available on a “global basis,” for a price of ₩299,000, or about $266. For more details, check out the full, but choppily translated PR, after the break.
Want to adorn a wall with a giant print using your own photography? Here’s a great video in which photographer Lee Morris shares how he shot, printed, and framed a massive 5-foot-wide panoramic print for less than $150 — super cheap compared to the $1,000+ you might pay to have it professionally done. After shooting multiple photos on a bridge in Rome, he merged the images using Photoshop, had a metallic print made by Bay Photo Labs, and then framed it using a large mirror he found at Bed Bath and Beyond. The final result is quite impressive!
Samsung continues its camera announcements today with the NX200, a 20.3 megapixel interchangeable lens system using the company’s proprietary APS-C CMOS sensor. It also features a high-speed continuous mode that shoots up to 7fps and full HD video recording, 1920×1080 at 30p. If those specs aren’t enough, notice the wide ISO range, from 100 to 12800, covering seven stops. Availability hasn’t been announced yet, but pricing should run about $900 with an 18mm-55mm zoom lens and on-camera flash — a number of other lenses will roll out in the coming months. Give your eyes a feast with the gallery below, and check out the full PR after the break.
Sometimes a photographer needs to get really, really close to his or her subject. And sometimes that requires a little help from a friend. Samsung has just that situation in mind with its new WB750, which features an 18x optical zoom with 24x Smart Zoom — that’s the longest zoom in the company’s compact portfolio. The camera also sports a 12.5 megapixel CMOS sensor with Sammie’s proprietary BSI (Back Side Illuminated) technology, and a redesigned image sensor, lens, and image processor. In addition to still photos, it also shoots 1080p HD video; a dual capture function allows you to shoot video alongside 10 megapixel pictures. Or, if you’d rather, you can take up to 10 frames per second in high-speed continuous mode. Pricing and availability have not yet been announced, but we have our fingers crossed it arrives before our next safari. See more pictures in the gallery below, and check out the full PR after the break.
For many photographers, in-camera WiFi may be an attractive feature before you leave the store, but confusing setup and limited functionality reduce its appeal once you actually go and try to use it. Panasonic sets out to better take advantage of wireless connectivity with its Lumix FX90, adding Android and iPhone app support for transferring pictures and video directly to a mobile device, then uploading them to Lumix Club — a cloud-based photo-sharing service — and on to Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, etc. You can also share photos directly from the camera — a dedicated WiFi button launches a menu prompting you to select a sharing service — but app support brings the added benefit of your phone’s data connection. Beyond those new wireless features, the FX90 includes a 12 megapixel CCD sensor, 5x, 24-120mm optical zoom lens, 3-inch touchscreen, and 1080i AVCHD video capture. The FX90 will ship this fall with pricing yet to be announced, but jump past the break for the full rundown from Panasonic in the meantime.
Epson has just introduced the Epson Artisan 837 ($299.99) and Artisan 730 ($199.99) wireless all-in-one printers for photo enthusiasts. The company claims that the Epson Artisan 837 and Artisan 730 deliver the world’s fastest 4”x6” photo print speeds of any inkjet photo all-in-one priced at $299 or less. Both models allow users to print from any room in the house with built-in wireless and Ethernet networking, and both. offer Epson Connect for hassle-free printing on the go. With Epson Connect, mobile device users can print photos and documents directly from compatible tablets, smart phones and other mobile devices. Both devices are capable of scanning and copying reflective media such as documents and prints. The difference between the two models is that the flagship Epson Artisan 837 also offers high-speed colour copying and faxing with a 30-page automatic document feeder.
If you use the RAW image format to take photographs and upload them onto a Windows based machine, you will be pleased to know that Microsoft has this week rolled out a new updated called the Camera Codec Pack, that brings with it support for RAW files to Microsoft Windows Explorer and Live Photo Gallery.
Windows has never before support the RAW file format used in most of todays DLSR camera’s. Forcing users to use third party applications to be able to view and edit the files. RAW files are so named because they are not yet processed and therefore are not ready to be printed or by edited with a bitmap graphics editor. Watch the quick video after the jump to see the new Codec pack in action.