Facebook Improves Its AI Audio Photo Descriptions for the Visually Impaired


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Facebook has been using AI to audibly describe the contents of photos for the visually impaired for some time, but it’s improving those efforts this year. The latest version of the model promises to provide much more information than before.

In what appears to be part of the benefit of owning both Facebook and Instagram, Facebook’s AI is moving away from what was a heavily supervised AI learning model to a new one. The company says it leveraged a model trained on weakly-supervised data in the form of billions of public Instagram images and hashtags.

To make our models work

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I just added 1TB of blazing fast SSD storage to my computer for $125, part two


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Not long ago, I wrote about running out of SSD storage and how I added more for under $125. After all, you can never have too much storage, right? Especially fast storage. It worked great at first, then began to go south. This article continues my quest to add blazing fast SSD storage, including some of […]

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I just added 1TB of blazing fast SSD storage to my computer for $125, part two


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Not long ago, I wrote about running out of SSD storage and how I added more for under $125. After all, you can never have too much storage, right? Especially fast storage. It worked great at first, then began to go south. This article continues my quest to add blazing fast SSD storage, including some of […]

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I just added 1TB of blazing fast SSD storage to my computer for $125, part two


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Not long ago, I wrote about running out of SSD storage and how I added more for under $125. After all, you can never have too much storage, right? Especially fast storage. It worked great at first, then began to go south. This article continues my quest to add blazing fast SSD storage, including some of […]

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I just added 1TB of blazing fast SSD storage to my computer for $125, part two


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Not long ago, I wrote about running out of SSD storage and how I added more for under $125. After all, you can never have too much storage, right? Especially fast storage. It worked great at first, then began to go south. This article continues my quest to add blazing fast SSD storage, including some of […]

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Canon is Letting You Photograph Earth From Its Camera Satellite


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As a showcase of its CE-SAT-1 Earth-imaging satellite, Canon is allowing anyone to take their own photos of Earth from space as part of a demonstration for CES.

The Canon CE-SAT-1 is a microsatellite – roughly the size of a wine barrel – that the company launched into space in June of 2017 and is equipped with a modified Canon EOS 5 Mark III camera. From its orbit, the camera is capable of photographing a ground area of around 3.7 miles by 2.5 miles. The satellite is also equipped with a 40cm Canon Cassegrain telescope with a 3720mm

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Samsung’s Object Eraser Can Automatically Remove People From Photo Backgrounds


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In addition to its Galaxy S21 Ultra announced earlier today, Samsung also revealed a new feature of its One UI 3 operating system. With one tap, you’ll be able to remove people from the backgrounds of your photos instantly.

While the feature showcase was easy to miss due to the sheer breadth of products and services Samsung announced today, the Object Eraser tool is definitely worth your attention. Samsung prefaced the feature by saying it understands how common it is to capture a great photo only to have it ruined by “strangers” visible in the background.

“Too often, our shots

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Sony Launches Airpeak Drone – Designed to carry Alpha sized cameras.


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Sony Airpeak Drone

 

Sony has launched an entirely new division called Airpeak. Airpeak have produced a large drone that can carry an Alpha sized camera. They claim that this is the smallest drone capable of carrying an Alpha sized camera. It’s unknown at this time whether the Airpeak division will purely focus on larger drones capable of carrying non integrated cameras or whether they will also produce smaller drones with integral cameras. It would certainly make sense to leverage Sony’s sensor expertise by creating dedicated cameras for drones and then drones to carry those cameras. 

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Sony Launches Airpeak Drone – Designed to carry Alpha sized cameras.


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Sony Airpeak Drone

 

Sony has launched an entirely new division called Airpeak. Airpeak have produced a large drone that can carry an Alpha sized camera. They claim that this is the smallest drone capable of carrying an Alpha sized camera. It’s unknown at this time whether the Airpeak division will purely focus on larger drones capable of carrying non integrated cameras or whether they will also produce smaller drones with integral cameras. It would certainly make sense to leverage Sony’s sensor expertise by creating dedicated cameras for drones and then drones to carry those cameras. 

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Sony Launches Airpeak Drone – Designed to carry Alpha sized cameras.


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slide_aid_01-600x338 Sony Launches Airpeak Drone - Designed to carry Alpha sized cameras.
Sony Airpeak Drone

 

Sony has launched an entirely new division called Airpeak. Airpeak have produced a large drone that can carry an Alpha sized camera. They claim that this is the smallest drone capable of carrying an Alpha sized camera. It’s unknown at this time whether the Airpeak division will purely focus on larger drones capable of carrying non integrated cameras or whether they will also produce smaller drones with integral cameras. It would certainly make sense to leverage Sony’s sensor expertise by creating dedicated cameras for drones and then drones to carry those cameras. 

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Dell mini-LED 4K HDR Monitor Review: Setting the Bar at $5,000


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In the age of digital photography, your monitor is as important as the camera you shoot with or the lenses you use. But as more high-end options hit the market every year, the line between “worth it” and “overkill” is starting to blur. Dell’s new 32-inch 4K HDR PremierColor mini-LED monitor, an elite display by any standard, is helping to draw that line a little bit clearer.

One of the most valuable pieces of “gear” that a professional photographer or video editor can purchase is a color-accurate monitor. The vast majority of your audience will experience your work through

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Intel is Repositioning its Depth-Sensing Camera into Facial Recognition


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Intel has officially launched RealSense ID, a facial recognition camera module that is built on its RealSense depth-sensing technology. Originally designed for touch-free interactions, Intel looks like it is going all-in on facial ID instead.

The concept of the tech is most easily compared to Apple’s FaceID technology. Intel says that RealSense ID brings a “highly accurate, natural solution that simplifies secure entry.” Just like Apple iPhone users have become familiar with in recent years, the technology only requires a glance to unlock whatever is being protected by RealSense ID.

“Intel RealSense ID combines active depth with a

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Intel is Repositioning its Depth-Sensing Camera into Facial Recognition


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Intel has officially launched RealSense ID, a facial recognition camera module that is built on its RealSense depth-sensing technology. Originally designed for touch-free interactions, Intel looks like it is going all-in on facial ID instead.

The concept of the tech is most easily compared to Apple’s FaceID technology. Intel says that RealSense ID brings a “highly accurate, natural solution that simplifies secure entry.” Just like Apple iPhone users have become familiar with in recent years, the technology only requires a glance to unlock whatever is being protected by RealSense ID.

“Intel RealSense ID combines active depth with a

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Intel is Repositioning its Depth-Sensing Camera into Facial Recognition


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Intel has officially launched RealSense ID, a facial recognition camera module that is built on its RealSense depth-sensing technology. Originally designed for touch-free interactions, Intel looks like it is going all-in on facial ID instead.

The concept of the tech is most easily compared to Apple’s FaceID technology. Intel says that RealSense ID brings a “highly accurate, natural solution that simplifies secure entry.” Just like Apple iPhone users have become familiar with in recent years, the technology only requires a glance to unlock whatever is being protected by RealSense ID.

“Intel RealSense ID combines active depth with a

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The First Commercially-Ready Curved CMOS Sensor Has Been Developed


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While the idea of a curved CMOS sensor is not new, all companies to this point have only developed them as an in-house proposal project and not as a finished, commercially-ready finished product. That has changed thanks to startup, Curve-One.

The first public studies of a curved sensor date back to the early 2000s, but this is the first time that curved sensors are being made available commercially with the intent to mass-produce them. Curve-One, a startup supported by the European Commission through the European Research Council programs, has made its version available after years of research and development.

If

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Apple ProRAW Review: The Best Way to Shoot RAW on an iPhone


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Earlier today, Apple officially released Apple ProRAW via iOS 14.3. This new hybrid image format claims to give you the best of both worlds: AI-powered computational photography on the one hand, and the flexibility of a 12-bit RAW file on the other. But does it deliver the goods? In a word: yes.

Over the past week, we’ve been testing Apple ProRAW on the latest beta of iOS 14.3, using the iPhone 12 Pro Max to capture all of the sample images you see below.

You can learn more about Apple ProRAW, what it is, and how to turn

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Google Used a 64-Camera, 331-Light Array to Train Its Portrait Lighting AI


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Portrait Light, an AI-based lighting feature that Google launched for new Pixel phones in September of 2020, allows the photographer to change lighting direction and intensity in post. Google has published a blog revealing how the company developed the technology.

In the Pixel Camera on Pixel 4, Pixel 4a, Pixel 4a (5G), and Pixel 5, Portrait Light is automatically applied post-capture to images in the default mode and to Night Sight photos that include people. Google says that in Portrait Mode photographs, the Portrait Light feature provides more dramatic lighting to accompany the shallow depth-of-field effect already applied. The

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Google Used a 64-Camera, 331-Light Array to Train Its Portrait Lighting AI


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Portrait Light, an AI-based lighting feature that Google launched for new Pixel phones in September of 2020, allows the photographer to change lighting direction and intensity in post. Google has published a blog revealing how the company developed the technology.

In the Pixel Camera on Pixel 4, Pixel 4a, Pixel 4a (5G), and Pixel 5, Portrait Light is automatically applied post-capture to images in the default mode and to Night Sight photos that include people. Google says that in Portrait Mode photographs, the Portrait Light feature provides more dramatic lighting to accompany the shallow depth-of-field effect already applied. The

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Why You Must Adapt To New Technologies and Changing Markets


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With all the attention AI Photo editing software has been getting lately, specifically Skylum’s Luminar AI, I felt compelled recently to share my own thoughts on the software and what I believe it means for the photography industry as a whole.

I did so in a video on my YouTube channel and although a lot of people enjoyed the video, it did also receive more negative feedback than is usual on my channel. From comments to lengthy emails, there was a significant number of photographers who dismissed the technology completely as something no worthwhile photographer would need and some even

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Why You Must Adapt To New Technologies and Changing Markets


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With all the attention AI Photo editing software has been getting lately, specifically Skylum’s Luminar AI, I felt compelled recently to share my own thoughts on the software and what I believe it means for the photography industry as a whole.

I did so in a video on my YouTube channel and although a lot of people enjoyed the video, it did also receive more negative feedback than is usual on my channel. From comments to lengthy emails, there was a significant number of photographers who dismissed the technology completely as something no worthwhile photographer would need and some even

Continue reading “Why You Must Adapt To New Technologies and Changing Markets”