Like your Instagram photos? Then why not put that as your Facebook cover photo? But the limited tools on your computer is not going to cut it. It’s easy to set a single photo as your Facebook cover photo, but not if you want to customize sets of photos. Yes, I’m talking about putting up a gallery of Instagram photos as your Facebook Cover Photo.
How? Use Insta Cover. Insta Cover allows you to select a gallery of Instagram photos and turn your Facebook cover into a gallery of beautiful photos instantly. Let’s get started.
If you’ve been using smartphones for any length of time you’ve probably heard of Bump, the app that allows you to transfer photos and contact information between two phones with a simple… well… bump. And now they’ve expanded their functionality to include a website/webapp that makes transferring photos from your phone to your computer a breeze.
All you have to do if you already have the app is log on to bu.mp, select the photos you would like to transfer from your phone, and bump the phone against the space bar (although we’re pretty sure you could just hit the spacebar with any apendage…). After that you can download them straight to your computer to get them off Bump’s servers or share them with your friends via permalink. There’s not much “professional” application here, but it’s a great way to quickly transfer photos from your phone to your desktop when you’re in a bind.
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.
Having braved the wilds of Tanzania and emerged with some brilliant photos, but a camera destroyed by a lion, the remote control BeetleCam is back at it. This time around, the buggy’s got a Canon 550D, is sporting an armored shroud and it brought a buddy with some serious imaging chops to help it get up close and personal with a pride of lions in Kenya’s Masai Mara. The new BeetleCam, dubbed the Mark II, has six wheels, two flashes, a Canon EOS 1Ds MK III for stunning stills and GoProcamera capable of streaming HD video. How did round two in Africa turn out? Pretty darn well, but as they say, the proof is in the pudding, so check out the amazing shots taken by the twin BeetleCams at the source below.
So, you got a shiny new iPhone 4S, and with its spiffy new camera, you’re itching to dabble in some Dada-esque picture composition. But, what if you’re an on-the-go type with no time to fix your pics on a laptop? Worry not photog friend, Artifact is here to let you photoshop right on your phone and give Adobe some competition. The app works on any device running iOS 4.1 or later, and lets you splice photos together with the greatest of ease. Once you’ve got two images to combine, simply open one to create a canvas layer, then open the second to have it it appear as a transparent layer on top. You can adjust them –individually or locked together — by rotating or with pinch to zoom, and painting selected areas of the top layer with your fingers combines them for good. It’s a really slick interface, and one you should see for yourself, so head on past the break so see Artifact in action.
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.
Well, it’s not exactly a good day for anyone that placed their bets on a Twitter-linked photo service. As expected, Twitter today announced its own integrated photo-sharing service, which will launch “over the next several weeks” and let folks upload an image and attach it directly to their tweet from Twitter.com — the same functionality is also said to be coming to its official mobile apps “soon.” The service isn’t completely in-house, though — Twitter has partnered with Photobucket to actually host the photos. In more immediate news, Twitter has also announced that a “completely new version” of Twitter search is rolling out today. It promises to deliver more relevant results for searches and trending topics, as well as related photos and videos that will be displayed next to your results (which can also be browsed and explored in-depth). Head on past the break for a quick demo video.
When Denis Smith found himself faced with a dark depression in his life, he found motivation and purpose through his newly found photography hobby. After moving to South Australia, Denis picked up a camera and began to explore the serendipitous world of night photography. After playing around with long exposures he realized he could bring his own creativity to his images in the form of light painting. Denis’s images are really interesting because he mixes strong technical long exposure landscapes with his unique “ball of light” light painting technique. Skip to 5:20 on this video to see how he came up with the idea and check out many examples of his work over at Ball of Light.
I think the most beautiful pictures are those made in nature. Nothing compares with the expression of a tiger, the majestic flight of an eagle or the strength of a hurricane. Below you can see 74 superb photos that will capture your attention.