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  • 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 He has been replaced by Matt Raoul, who had… Read More

  • Momento’s new app turns your own photos into GIFs you can decorate and share

    Momento’s new app turns your own photos into GIFs you can decorate and share

    One of the more clever apps to launch on the iMessage App Store is Momento, an app that automatically turns your photos into GIFs for easy sharing. Now this app is available in a standalone format to all iPhone and iPad users, outside of iMessage. It also arrives with an expanded feature set, including the ability to decorate your photos with filters, stickers, text, and other effects… Read More

  • Infltr lets you filter your photos directly in the iMessage app

    Infltr lets you filter your photos directly in the iMessage app

    Photo-editing app Infltr is best known for giving Instagram a run for its money with an app that lets you choose from an infinite number of photo filters – well, technically, it’s just over 7 million. The idea is that you can use color combinations to give your photo a unique look, instead of relying on built-in filter presets. Now, Infltr is bringing its photo editor to the… Read More

  • Google’s new app PhotoScan turns prints into digital photos

    Google’s new app PhotoScan turns prints into digital photos

    Google Photos, Google’s cloud photo storage and sharing service, aspires to be a single home to everyone’s photographs. But so far, that has only extended to the digital photos we take, as well as our personal videos. The company is today working to change that with the launch of a new tool called PhotoScan that can help you to turn printed photos into high-quality digital copies. Read More

  • Crunch Report | Instagram Shoppable Photos

    Today’s Stories  Instagram tests shoppable photo tags Google launches Tango AR smartphone system
    Mobile internet use passes desktop for the first time, study finds Sony’s profit down 86% but its costly mobile business has been shored up Will.i.am is back with another weird gadget Credits Written by: Tito Hamze, John Mannes
    Hosted and edited by: Tito Hamze
    Filmed by: Joe Zolnoski
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  • Amazon launches “Family Vault,” a way for families to share Prime Photos’ free storage

    Amazon launches “Family Vault,” a way for families to share Prime Photos’ free storage

    One of the perks of Amazon Prime membership is free, unlimited photo storage via Prime Photos. Today, Amazon is extending that benefit to the family members of the main account holder, with the launch of a new Prime Photos feature called “Family Vault.” With Family Vault, an Amazon Prime member can invite up to five family members or friends to join their online account, in order… Read More

  • Amazon undercuts rivals with launch of new photo printing service, Amazon Prints

    Amazon undercuts rivals with launch of new photo printing service, Amazon Prints

    Watch out, Shutterfly. Amazon has quietly launched a new service called Amazon Prints, which allows consumers to print photos and custom photo books, and soon, other photo products like stationery and calendars, at prices significantly cheaper than rivals. Though the company made no formal announcement, Amazon Prints debuted last week and is being made available to customers who use the… Read More

  • Google’s new iOS app Cardboard Camera lets you snap VR photos to share with friends

    Google’s new iOS app Cardboard Camera lets you snap VR photos to share with friends

    Google today launched a new application for iOS users called “Cardboard Camera,” which allows you to create 3D, 360-degree photos using your mobile device’s camera. The app was previously available only on Android, following its launch in December 2015, but didn’t yet include a social sharing feature. Using the new version of Cardboard Camera, you can take VR photos… Read More

  • Facebook photo-sharing app Moments expands to web, adds support for full-res photos

    Facebook photo-sharing app Moments expands to web, adds support for full-res photos

    Facebook Moments, the company’s private photo-sharing application which took the place of mobile photo sync late last year, is now expanding beyond the confines of your mobile phone and your personal network. While previously, the app allowed you to share your photos with select Facebook friends, the new version allows you to share a web link to your private album with anyone –… Read More

  • How Facetune and Enlight became top photo apps

    Jerusalem-based Lightricks knows what it takes to stand out amongst the thousands of photo apps. They’ve done it twice — with Enlight and also Facetune, which is currently the top photo app in the U.S. according to App Annie. We caught up with CEO Zeev Farbman for a video interview when we were in Israel. He showed us some tricks to using the Lightricks photo apps and explained why… Read More

  • Canva brings professional design to anyone with its new iPhone app

    Canva brings professional design to anyone with its new iPhone app

    Online design platform Canva, which makes it easy for anyone to create professional graphics quickly – even if they don’t have a design background – is expanding its reach today with the launch of its first-ever iPhone application. Up until now, the company had offered a web application for around three years, and had been available on iPad for a year. With its iPhone… Read More

  • Google Maps gets multi-stop directions and vacation memories on mobile

    Google Maps gets multi-stop directions and vacation memories on mobile

    Google is bringing long awaited multi-stop directions to mobile with its new summer update. Travelers can now hit as many tourist traps as they want on their cross country treks. Just like in the web version, users can swiftly rearrange the order of stops. Android users will get the feature first, followed by iOS in the near future. The summer update caps off an active week for Maps. Read More

  • Storyboard helps you turn mobile photos into digital stories and books

    Storyboard helps you turn mobile photos into digital stories and books

    Even though printing photos is no longer the only means of viewing and sharing them with others, people still often want to do something more meaningful with these images — especially those of their family and children — than simply sharing them via ephemeral social media posts. A new application called Storyboard, launching today from the Disney-backed startup Twigtale, aims… Read More

  • Avast expands beyond security with new storage-optimizing app called Photo Space

    Avast expands beyond security with new storage-optimizing app called Photo Space

    Avast is a company best known for its security software, but the days where everyone’s first download to their Windows PC is an anti-virus program are fading into the past. The 25-year old software maker still claims 230 million individuals and businesses using its security applications for mobile and PC, including anti-virus, VPN utilities and other programs, but… Read More

  • Flag’s new app offers free, ad-supported photo prints, no shipping fees required

    Flag’s new app offers free, ad-supported photo prints, no shipping fees required

    A new application called Flag has launched on the App Store, promising user free photo prints that are actually free – no shipping or handling charges, no credit card required. This is possible because these photo prints will be ad-supported – that is, businesses pay to advertise on the back of the photo. Effectively, it’s an ad that people will never throw away. The… Read More

  • Photomyne grabs $2.6 million to bring your old photos online

    Photomyne grabs $2.6 million to bring your old photos online

    If you have albums and shoeboxes stuffed with old photos, a startup called Photomyne wants to help you scan those photos, in order to bring them online where they can be saved and shared. Now the Tel Aviv-based company has raised $2.6 million in seed funding to continue to grow its business, which today is closing in on its first million users, over half of whom are paying… Read More