Photography

Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL reaffirm Google’s top spot among smartphone cameras

Google’s changes to the Pixel cameras are mostly on the software side, but they gain some excellent additional abilities, including a new Portrait mode, as well as optical image stabilization to

Google Photos gets more pet-friendly

If you’re a pet owner who uses Google Photos, you’ve probably typed in “dog” or “cat” before in order to surface photos of your furry pal – like anytime someo

Galaxy Note 8 ties iPhone 8 Plus in camera tests

The iPhone 8 Plus's reign as "the best smartphone camera" was a mighty short one. DxOMark, the testing outfit many look to for fair evaluations of cameras from DSLRs to phones, gave Samsung's Galaxy S

iPhone 8 and 8 Plus cameras get top marks from testing outfit DxOMark

If our review didn't convince you that the cameras in the latest iPhones are something special, perhaps DxOMark's lab-heavy evaluation process will do the trick. The camera testing site unequivocally

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 busin

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, o

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 ta

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. Li

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 i

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 Lomogr

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) h

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 v

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 t

Facetune maker’s newest app, Enlight Photofox, is a powerful image editor

Lightricks, the maker of the popular selfie-correcting app Facetune, is debuting a new photo-editing app today called Enlight Photofox. This is the second time that Lightricks has launched the next ge

Ex-Apple designer & former Twitter engineer launch Halide, a premium iPhone camera app

An ex-Apple designer and former Twitter engineer have teamed up for a new take on iPhone photography, with today’s launch of their iOS camera app called Halide. The idea is to offer a variety

Google Lens will let smartphone cameras understand what they see and take action

At Google's I/O developer conference, CEO Sundar Pichai announced a new technology called Google Lens. The idea with the product is to leverage Google's computer vision and AI technology in order to b

Photo-blending app Dubble is back from the dead

Dubble is officially (re)launching today, in v2, after a year-long hiatus off the app store while the team re-engineered the backend and applied some gloss and community-requested features on the fron

Lytro pursues 360-degree video and cinematic tools with $60M Series D

Ever-shifting camera tech company Lytro has raised major cash to continue development and deployment of its cinema-level camera systems. Perhaps the company's core technology, "light field photography

Nikon restructuring causes casualties to bottom line, camera line and production line

Nikon's plan to restructure in the face of challenges to the digital imaging space has proven more costly than expected in more ways than one. A rough quarter means the company will not only miss prof

Creative Commons unveils a new photo search engine with filters, lists & social sharing

Finding free and legal images to accompany your web content has never been difficult, thanks to Creative Commons. The nonprofit organization offers copyright licenses that creators can use to share th
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