Photography

  • Microsoft’s AI camera app Pix is now a business productivity tool

    Microsoft’s AI camera app Pix is now a business productivity tool

    Microsoft Pix, the iOS camera app that leverages A.I. to help you take better photos, is venturing beyond being a tool for consumers with an update that now sees it able to assist with photos of business documents, whiteboards, post-it notes, and business cards. According to Microsoft, the additional support focused on office productivity made sense because people were already doing a lot… Read More

  • Zoom, artificial bokeh and other phone camera features now figure in DxOMark’s tests

    Zoom, artificial bokeh and other phone camera features now figure in DxOMark’s tests

    Testing cameras is what DxOMark does, but while many DSLRs and mirrorless systems have remained more or less the same for the last decade, one can hardly say the same for mobile phones. Dual lenses, optical zoom and more are now marquee features and as such need special testing setups and scoring benchmarks — which is what DXOMark just added to the mix. Read More

  • Apple’s iPhone 8 Portrait Lighting lets mobile photographers mimic studio effects

    Apple’s iPhone 8 Portrait Lighting lets mobile photographers mimic studio effects

    Apple has a new feature for its iPhone 8 camera called “Portrait Lighting” that works in addition to its existing Portrait Mode. The feature uses machine learning to analyze in real time the images taken with the camera, letting you change the lighting effects either in preview, or after you’ve taken the photo using the Photos app. Read More

  • Facetune maker’s latest app, Quickshot, helps you take better photos

    Facetune maker’s latest app, Quickshot, helps you take better photos

    Lightricks, the company behind the popular selfie-correcting app called Facetune, is adding to its line of mobile photography and editing tools with the recent launch of a new app called Quickshot. Like its other efforts in this space, Quickshot aims to make photo editing more accessible to amateurs. However, in this case, the app’s focus is to assist with taking photos, not just… Read More

  • Sony’s RX0 is a tiny camera with big ideas

    Sony’s RX0 is a tiny camera with big ideas

    Sony just announced a new camera called the RX0, but breaking from the trend of lower number = fancier camera, this one is a tiny device that combines an action-cam form factor with some traditional imaging prowess. It’s an unusual combination, yet somehow tempting. Read More

  • Go big and go analog with the Lomo’Instant Square camera

    Go big and go analog with the Lomo’Instant Square camera

    We don’t do a lot of Kickstarter posts because the outcomes of crowdfunding campaigns, especially hardware ones, are notoriously unpredictable. But it’s with an easy conscience that I recommend Lomography’s new instant film camera; I backed the company’s last one, the Automat, and it’s been fantastic. This one looks similarly fun, and shoots in a larger format. Read More

  • RED’s Hydrogen gets the hands-on treatment

    RED’s Hydrogen gets the hands-on treatment

    If RED piqued your interest with its vague promises of a holographic pocket digital cinema phone (what does that even mean?!), you’ll be interested to hear that YouTuber Marques Brownlee (AKA MKBHD) has gotten his hands on a prototype and was favorably impressed. Read More

  • VSCO launches its first video editing tool

    VSCO launches its first video editing tool

    VSCO is a brand well-known among photographers who take advantage of its presets for desktop and its mobile app featuring film-inspired filters and pro image tools. Now the company is moving into video editing, with the launch of its first video editing tool on iOS. The tool will allow users to apply presets and tools to any size video from their smartphone camera, then share the… Read More

  • Google brings its GIF-making Motion Stills app to Android

    Google brings its GIF-making Motion Stills app to Android

    Google last year introduced an app called Motion Stills that aimed to help iOS users do more with their Live Photos – including being able to crop out blurry frames, stabilize images, and even turn Apple’s Live Photos format into more sharable GIFs. Today, Google says it’s bringing Motion Stills to Android, along with a few changes. Obviously, Android users aren’t in… Read More

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