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  • Skype launches Photo Effects – sticker suggestions powered by machine learning

    Skype launches Photo Effects – sticker suggestions powered by machine learning

    Not content with merely launching its own take on Instagram and Snapchat’s Stories, Skype today is adding another copycat-like feature to its app: photo stickers. The company says it’s introducing new “Photo Effects” (as it’s calling these stickers), which include things like face masks, decorative borders, witty captions, and more. However, unlike the photo… Read More

  • Album+ organizes photos with AI that runs on your phone, not in the cloud

    Album+ organizes photos with AI that runs on your phone, not in the cloud

    A new iOS app, Album+, is taking advantage of the increased AI capabilities and GPUs in modern iPhones to help people better manage their photos. It can de-duplicate photos, for example, as well as categorize the people, places and objects it finds in your images. Album+ organizes and ranks photos using on-device, offline machine learning — there’s no need to connect with the cloud. Read More

  • Flickr exits the photo book business, shuts down wall art orders

    Flickr exits the photo book business, shuts down wall art orders

    Flickr, the once Yahoo-owned photo-sharing site that’s now a part of Verizon*, is getting out of the photo book printing business, and is shutting down the feature that allowed users to turn photos into professional-quality wall art. In an email sent to users this week, Flickr said that it was turning over photo books to publishing service Blurb as of October 16, 2017, but the wall… Read More

  • 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

  • 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

  • Amazon’s Prime Photos now works with Alexa on Fire TV

    Amazon’s Prime Photos now works with Alexa on Fire TV

    Amazon today is rolling out a new experience for Prime Photos, its photo backup and sharing app, on Fire TV and Fire TV Stick. With the update, you can now ask Alexa to display your photos, including those saved to your various albums, photos taken on a certain day, week or month, those snapped at a particular location, or even those of specific people or things – like photos of your… Read More

  • Ebay to launch visual search tools for finding products using photos from your phone or web

    Ebay to launch visual search tools for finding products using photos from your phone or web

    Ebay this morning announced its plans to introduce new image search capabilities that will allow the company to better compete with the likes of Pinterest, Google and Amazon, all of which already support the use of photos in order to connect online shoppers with products of interest. There are two parts to eBay’s implementation of visual search: Image Search and Find It on eBay. With… 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

  • With new tappable gestures, Tinder’s photos become more like Stories

    With new tappable gestures, Tinder’s photos become more like Stories

    Tinder today is rolling out a new navigational experience for users of its mobile application that’s designed to make it easier to move between profile photos and profile text. In the updated app, photos now take up more screen real estate – that is, they extend to the edge of your phone’s screen. The way you move between photos and profiles has changed too, as you now tap… Read More

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

    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 generation of an existing app as an entirely new, standalone application — a strategy that’s still somewhat rare on today’s App Store, outside of sequels to games. Read More

  • Google Photos adds smarter sharing, suggestions and shared libraries

    Google Photos adds smarter sharing, suggestions and shared libraries

    Google today will begin rolling out new sharing functionality in Google Photos, first unveiled at the company’s I/O developer conference in May. Specifically, it’s launching the AI-powered Suggested Sharing feature along with Shared Libraries, both of which are designed to make the Google Photos app a more social experience, rather than just a personal collection of photo… Read More

  • Microsoft Pix can now turn your iPhone photos into art, thanks to artificial intelligence

    Microsoft Pix can now turn your iPhone photos into art, thanks to artificial intelligence

    Microsoft is rolling out an update to its AI-powered photo editing app, Microsoft Pix, that aims to give Prisma and others like it some new competition. While the app was originally designed to enhance your iPhone photos by tweaking things like color, exposure and other variables, the newly updated Microsoft Pix will now let you have a little more fun with your photos, too – this time… Read More

  • Instagram’s archive feature goes live, letting you hide photos indefinitely

    Instagram’s archive feature goes live, letting you hide photos indefinitely

    Last month we noted that Instagram was testing a new feature called “archive”, which lets users hide any of their posts from anyone else – either permanently or indefinitely. Today this will roll out to everyone on Instagram, meaning you can start hiding photos today. You can archive any photo or video on your profile by tapping the “…” three-dots button in… Read More

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

    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 of high-end tools for taking quality photographs, but packaged in a way where accessing those controls via gestures becomes like muscle memory – similar to using the dials on a… Read More

  • Google is working on a new social app for small groups to edit photos together

    Google is working on a new social app for small groups to edit photos together

    While Google continues to add more features to its two social communication apps Allo and Duo, TechCrunch has learned that it has quietly been working on least one more social app. Google has been developing a new social app that lets small groups edit photos together and then organise them for future enjoyment: think Path meets Snapchat-style filters and edits meets Google’s… Read More

  • Trying out Prisma’s new photo filter store

    Photo filter app Prisma released an update this week giving users a new way to browse all the different styles available. And for select users, there’s also a way to create styles of their own. While it’s calling the new interface a “store,” the Prisma isn’t actually charge you for filters. Instead, it says the store is a new way to browse styles, particularly… Read More

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

    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 their work more broadly, while putting them in control of where and how their work can be used, how it should be attributed and more. Now the organization is making it easier to access this content… Read More

  • Facebook brings its Slideshow movie-maker to Android

    Facebook brings its Slideshow movie-maker to Android

    This past summer, Facebook introduced a new photo-sharing sharing tool called Slideshow that’s able to turn your photos and videos into mini-movies that also include themed music and transitions. The feature had originated in Facebook’s private photo-sharing app Moments before making its way over to the main social network. The idea is to offer Facebook users an easier way to… Read More

  • Timehop founder Jon Wegener replaced as CEO by design lead Matt Raoul

    Timehop founder Jon Wegener replaced as CEO by design lead Matt Raoul

    Some changes at the top of Timehop, the quirky app that shows you reminders of photos and other content that you’ve taken and posted on Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, Instagram and Flickr or from your camera roll. TechCrunch has learned and confirmed that Jon Wegener, who co-founded the company with Benny Wong, has stepped down as CEO. He has been replaced by Matt Raoul, who had… Read More

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