Instagram’s ‘All Caught Up’ Feature to Ease Your FOMO

Instagram’s decision to move away from a simple chronological feed to an algorithm-based stream can make it difficult to keep track of whether you’ve seen everything “new” from people you follow. But help is on the way: Instagram is now testing an “All Caught Up” message to let you know when you’re up to speed. TechCrunch reports that some users have begun seeing the feature — Instagram often tests prospective features among a subset of users prior to rolling it out to all — while scrolling through their feeds. Once you’ve browsed through everything new over the past couple of
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The Original Canon EOS M Can Shoot 2.5K Raw Video with Magic Lantern

Canon’s original EOS M flopped as the company’s first contender in the emerging mirrorless camera market, but now third-party hackers are working to unlock more of its potential. And they’re making progress: using Magic Lantern, the EOS M is able to shoot 2.5K raw video. Canon Watch reports that camera hackers have been testing the “highly experimental” sd_uhs module in Magic Lantern, which overclocks a camera’s SD memory card interface to allow for higher write speeds. For the EOS M, the overclocking allows 70 MB/s of data to be written to a card instead of 40 MB/s. The result
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Instagram Now Lets You Share Other People’s Photos in Stories

Instagram has officially launched the re-sharing of other people’s posts in your stories. The feature was previously spotted by a small set of guinea pig users back in February and is now being rolled out to everyone. If you’re browsing through your feed and see a photo that you’d like to share, simply tap the paper airplane “Send” button found below it, just as you would when sending a post via Direct. At the top of the view that pops up is a new option for using the post to create a story. Tapping this option turns the post into
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Fujifilm Pulls X-T2 Firmware v4.0 After Discovering ‘Malfunctions’

Fujifilm has taken down its highly anticipated v4.0 firmware update for the X-T2, stating that “malfunctions” have been discovered. The new firmware launched about a week ago and brought internal F-log, HD 120fps, and focus bracketing to the X-T2, among other things. In a notice posted to its website, Fujifilm apologized for the issues and promised a fix. “It has been brought to our attention that there are a few issues with the recently released X-T2 ver 4.00 firmware update,” Fujifilm writes. “We have therefore taken the difficult decision to remove the update from the website until
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Ricoh’s New Camera SDKs Open the Door to 3rd Party Apps

Ricoh has released the first-ever official software development kits (SDK) for Pentax cameras, opening the door to 3rd party apps for controlling the cameras remotely. Third-party developers and companies will now be able to easily write stable apps for Pentax cameras without having to reverse-engineer anything.
Pentax’s official Image Transmitter 2 software. Screenshot by Camera Driver.
Camera functions accessible in the SDK include shooting photos and videos, accessing the live view, and adjusting camera settings — in other words, everything needed to create a powerful remote camera control app. Apps can access any of Pentax’s recent 35mm and medium format
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How To Fix A Glitchy Liquify Brush in Photoshop On Windows

When I first started on my journey of learning my way around Photoshop I was a full-on Apple product fanboy, it just seemed like every creative was using an Apple machine and that I should do the same. Once I went full-time, I realized that I could build myself a PC that would be much more powerful for the price. After my build was complete, the first thing I did was install the Wacom drivers and Photoshop, only to find that some things didn’t work quite as I had expected them to. There were major brush lag issues and the
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Google Photos’ Object Removal is MIA Because It Got Deprioritized

Google wowed attendees at its I/O developer conference last week with a number of AI-powered photo technologies, including automatically colorizing black-and-white photos with one tap. But there’s one impressive feature teased at last year’s event that hasn’t arrived yet: object removal. Google CEO Sundar Pichai drew oohs and ahhs and applause from the crowd at I/O last year by showing a brief teaser of Google Photos automatically removing the chain link fence obstructing the view in a photo of a youth baseball player. The demo can be seen at 10:40 in this video of the 2017 keynote:
But that feature
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8×10 Helps You Sell Framed Limited-Edition Fine-Art Prints on Instagram

Have a large Instagram following that loves your photography? 8×10 is a new app that was made to help you easily earn money by selling your fans framed limited-edition fine-art prints of your work. Sales are launched through a single Instagram post.
Here’s how it works: first, you select the photos you’d like to sell in the 8×10 app and set the terms of your offering — you can decide things like how many prints you’d like the sale to be limited to, how much each print should cost customers (you’ll also see how much profit you’ll make from each),
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ON1 Photo RAW 2018.5 Brings Speed Boost and Major New Features

ON1 Photo RAW is about to get better. The company has announced an upcoming 2018.5 update that’ll bring a “massive” performance boost as well as several new major features to the RAW processor. In addition to an overall performance boost that should make the program more responsive as a whole, there are special optimizations for individual tools as well. Brushing with the Masking Brush will be more fluid and responsive, particularly when using a Windows computer and a high-end screen. The Filmstrip has also been optimized to be just as fast in Develop and Effects as it is in
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AI is Taking Low-Light Photography to the Next Level

When shooting a photo in low light, a low-ISO long-exposure photo requires a stable camera and blurs movement in the frame while a high-ISO short-exposure photo can be plagued with noise and poor quality. Now AI is bridging the cap, opening the door to low-ISO image quality while shooting at faster shutter speeds. A group of researchers at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and Intel have published a new paper titled Learning to See in the Dark. It explains how they trained an AI to do low-light image processing and produce results that are much cleaner and more usable than
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Google Photos to Use AI to Colorize Black-and-White Photos

Google is taking to the stage at the Google I/O developer conference this week to show off its new products and technologies, one of which is a new AI-powered version of Google Photos. The new app will feature a host of new intelligent features, including the ability to colorize black-and-white photos with one tap. The “Colorize” tool uses artificial intelligence to make a “best guess” of what a color version of an old monochrome photo would have looked like. While the neural network is good at certain subjects such as turning grass green, others, like nailing the skin tones on
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Fujifilm X-T2 Firmware v4.0: Internal F-log, HD 120fps, Focus Bracketing

Fujifilm has just rolled out another ‘Kaizen‘ firmware update that brings major new features to an older camera. Among the upgrades arriving in v4.0 for the Fujifilm X-T2 are internal F-log and 120fps slow motion recording in HD.

Internal F-log

Internal F-log is something that has been requested by Fujifilm shooters for some time. It allows F-log movie data to be recorded directly to the camera’s SD card instead of using the HDMI port and an external recorder. This upgrade lets owners capture optimal dynamic range while staying compact and mobile.

Slow Motion

The X-T2 can now
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Infinite Color: I Created a Smart Color Grading Tool for Photoshop

Working as a retoucher, one of the hardest parts of my job wasn’t even the cleanup work that an image typically requires, it was the color grading. Applying a specific look to an image to really enhance or create a mood that meets the client’s vision was either doable or really hard. There was never a time when it was completely easy, even for me. When the client has appropriate references in similarly lit situations to the job at hand, it’s a bit easier to dissect. If a client has no particular idea of what they want, this became impossible.
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5 Hidden Gems in Photoshop That You Can Use All the Time

Here’s a helpful 9.5-minute video by CreativeLive in which photographer Blake Rudis shares 5 “hidden” gems in Adobe Photoshop you can add to your mental toolkit to improve your workflow. Here’s a quick rundown of the 5 gems covered: #1. Snapshots and Adobe Camera Raw (0:18): You can save snapshots of your RAW photo edits in Camera Raw to revisit at any time, even after closing the photo and reopening it. #2. Gradient Map Adjustment Layers (1:35): Using a Hue/Saturation adjustment layer with a Gradient Map adjustment layer is a powerful way to convert color photos to
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PIXEO is a Paid, Crowdsourced Map of the Best Photo Spots

PIXEO is a new app that aims to make it easier for photographers to find great photo locations nearby. Photographers view, navigate, and contribute to an ever-growing global map of spots that currently features 10,000+ locations. “I wanted to spend my time shooting, not searching for things to shoot,” says photographer and PIXEO co-founder Shawn M. Kent, “so
we built PIXEO.” Photo locations appear as pins on the map. Tap one to see a preview of what you can shoot from that spot. Tap it again to see additional details, including a description, photo gallery, and feedback from other
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Facebook Can Reconstruct a 3D World from Your Photos and Videos

What if you could relive your photos and videos by stepping back into those locations in virtual reality? Facebook is about to make that possible. The company just showed off a mind-blowing new feature that creates 3D spaces from your 2D photos and videos. Here’s a 1-minute demo given by Rachel Franklin, Facebook’s head of social VR, at the annual F8 conference this week. Prepare to be amazed:
Facebook’s upcoming feature will use a technology called “photogrammetry,” which uses photos to determine the exact 3D locations of surface points seen in the frame. Using photos and videos that were shot
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