How to Shoot and Edit a ‘Holy Grail’ Timelapse at Sunset or Sunrise

A holy grail timelapse sequence is a timelapse shot during sunset or sunrise. As the ambient light changes, so should your exposure settings. In this 11.5-minute tutorial, I’ll walk you through how to set up your camera (any type of camera with a Manual mode will do), how to shoot it properly and how to edit your sequence from beginning to end using Adobe Lightroom and LRTimelapse. When the sun sets or rises there is an obvious consequence: the amount of light hitting your photo sensor changes. This means that your timelapse sequence will either get underexposed or overexposed.
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Kandao Raw+ Helps You Make Cleaner Low-Light Photos with Burst Shots

The 360-degree VR camera company Kandao Technology has announced Kandao Raw+, a new software tool that helps you create better low-light photos by shooting and combining burst shots rather than capturing single exposures. Kandao Raw+ uses computation photography to turn a set of RAW photos captured in burst mode into a single photo with increased detail, dynamic range, and less noise. Instead of shooting a longer exposure using a tripod, you can capture a burst of shorter exposures (up to 16 frames) while shooting handheld. The shots are aligned automatically and information from multiple photos are merged. The software doesn’t
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Full Photoshop is Coming to the iPad: Report

Adobe is bringing the full version of Photoshop to the iPad. That’s what a new report has revealed, stating that the move is part of Adobe’s new strategy to make its full software compatible across multiple devices (and to further increase its booming subscription sales). Bloomberg first broke the news, reporting that the full Photoshop app is currently scheduled to hit the iTunes App Store for the iPad sometime in 2019, but the app itself will be announced later this year in October at the annual Adobe MAX conference. Adobe Creative Cloud CPO Scott Belsky confirmed the development of
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PhotoMirage Lets You Give Still Photos Cinemagraph-style Movement

The software company Corel has announced a new app called PhotoMirage that lets you bring still photos to life with cinemagraph-style movement.
Ordinary cinemagraphs require short video clips that moving portions of the frame are taken from. Like Plotagraph, PhotoMirage only requires a single still photo that faux motion is then applied to. Animating a photo with PhotoMirage takes just minutes. You add Motion Arrows to areas you’d like to see motion in, you plot Anchor Points to isolate areas you’d like to keep still, and you hit Preview to see what the result looks like. In addition to
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Samsung Phones Are Sending Random Photos to Other People

Samsung’s smartphones may not be randomly bursting into flames now, but a strange and creepy new problem has appeared: some users are having photos randomly and quietly sent to other people. Gizmodo writes that reports of this concerning issue have been posted to the official Samsung forums and to Reddit. Affected phones so far include at least the Galaxy Note 8 and Galaxy S9. Users report that Samsung’s default texting app, Samsung Messages, has been sending photos on the device to random contacts through MMS/SMS messaging. One Redditor claims that his Samsung Galaxy S9+ phone sent his entire photo gallery
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Instagram Lite Offers Photo Sharing on Android for 1/55th the App Size

Instagram has quietly launched a new app called “Instagram Lite” for Android on the Google Play App Store. It’s a lightweight app that provides the joy of photo sharing while barely taking up any storage space on your smartphone. The app has a file size of 573 kilobytes, or about 1/55th the size of the 32 megabytes used by Instagram’s popular primary app. “The Instagram Lite app is small, allowing you to save space on your phone and download it quickly,” Instagram writes in the app’s description. An Instagram spokesperson tells TechCrunch that the app also uses less
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Adobe Using AI to Spot Photoshopped Photos

Adobe’s software has been widely used for many years now as a tool to create fake photos, but now the company is developing software for the other side: it’s using AI to spot photo manipulations to aid in the war against fake photos. In addition to using Photoshop for good, “some people use these powerful tools to ‘doctor’ photos for deceptive purposes,” Adobe writes. “[I]n addition to creating new capabilities and features for the creation of digital media, Adobe is exploring the boundaries of what’s possible using new technologies, such as artificial intelligence, to increase trust and authenticity in digital
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