Hubble Space Telescope Has Captured an Image of a Star Being Born


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In just one relatively small “bulge” of the Soul Nebula (also known as Westerhout 5) in the constellation of Cassiopeia, the Hubble Space Telescope has captured an image of a star that is still being born.

The corner of the nebula cloud is about 7,500 light-years away and the small corner in question, called J025157.5+600606, depicts what is known as a FrEGGs – Free-Floating Evaporating Gaseous Globules. FrEGGs were only very recently discovered and require a specific set of conditions in order to occur.

The Heart and Soul nebulae are seen in this infrared mosaic from NASA’s Wide-field Infrared

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DxO Announces PhotoLab 4 Powered By Its DeepPRIME AI Processing


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DxO PhotoLab 4 is the company’s latest update to its photo editing software powered by a new technology it calls DeepPRIME, a “revolutionary” demosaicing and denoising technology based on artificial intelligence and “trained with deep learning.”

DxO PhotoLab 4 adds a new dynamic interface system, a batch renaming feature, a new editing history tool, the ability to selectively copy and paste specific settings, and a watermarking tool.

DxO DeepPRIME

DxO says it trained its new AI-powered algorithm using “millions of photos” and “several billion samples” that the company has “analyzed for more than 15 years.” DeepPRIME will supposedly

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This Demo Shows the Power of Photoshop’s New ‘Smart Portrait’ AI Filter


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Arguably the most interesting feature added to Adobe Photoshop today was a set of AI-powered “Neural Filters” including Colorize, Style Transfer, and Smart Portrait. The last of these is particularly impressive, and NVIDIA is giving us a peek at what it can do when you really push it.

Smart Portrait—which is actually based on a deep neural network developed by NVIDIA Research—allows Photoshop users to alter facial characteristics like gaze and head direction, lighting angles, and even hair thickness by simply dragging around a few sliders.

Since they had a hand in creating it, the folks at NVIDIA wanted to

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Google’s Subscription-Based AI-Powered Photo Printing Service is Back


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In February of this year, Google introduced a photo printing service powered by artificial intelligence. It would select, print, and send you your “best” photos every month, but the trial service was halted in June with the hopes of evolving the program and making it more widely available – now it’s back.

Google initially set up the automatic AI-powered service for $8 a month, added on top of its partnership with local Walmart and CVS Pharmacies that allowed you to purchase prints, canvas prints, and photo books through the app for same-day pickup. The newly relaunched service doesn’t seem

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Huge Photoshop Update Adds Neural Filters, Sky Replacement and More


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Adobe just dropped a massive update to Photoshop, including a slew of AI-powered features like Neural Filters, Sky Replacement, Refine Hair selection, and more. It’s an Adobe Sensei bonanza that ought to have the Skylum folks feeling both flattered and terrified.

Adobe isn’t mincing words on this one. After this update, the company is calling Photoshop “The world’s most advanced AI application for creatives.” And you know, they have a point, because most of the major features and improvements added to Photoshop today are powered by Adobe’s Sensei AI machine learning technology.

We’ll take these updates one at a

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Shooting an Intimate Portrait Project with the Unreleased iPhone 12 Pro


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The iPhone 12 Pro was just announced, but today we are getting to see a few of the very first portraits shot on the latest from Apple. In a PetaPixel exclusive, this series by photographer Aundre Larrow captures friends and family that have spent most of 2020 quarantined together.

You may remember Aundre Larrow from his time as an Adobe Creative Resident. Since then, he’s continued to hone his craft and improve, and getting to work with Apple became a kind of natural transition given the organizations he worked with.

“A couple of years ago I was working with Moment

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This Video Shows How Fujifilm’s IBIS has Evolved Over the Years


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In-body image stabilization, or IBIS, has become a staple of high-end mirrorless cameras, and companies are iterating at a rapid pace. We learned a little bit about this evolution in a recent BTS video filmed at Olympus R&D headquarters, and now, Fuji is giving us a peek at how its IBIS units have evolved since the X-H1.

The technical deep dive took place during episode #5 of Fujifilm Japan’s “X Lab” video series, in which the company’s engineers and executives talk about the new Fuji X-S10.

While the video is in Japanese, and the auto-translated subtitles could use some serious

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This Video Shows How Fujifilm’s IBIS has Evolved Over the Years


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In-body image stabilization, or IBIS, has become a staple of high-end mirrorless cameras, and companies are iterating at a rapid pace. We learned a little bit about this evolution in a recent BTS video filmed at Olympus R&D headquarters, and now, Fuji is giving us a peek at how its IBIS units have evolved since the X-H1.

The technical deep dive took place during episode #5 of Fujifilm Japan’s “X Lab” video series, in which the company’s engineers and executives talk about the new Fuji X-S10.

While the video is in Japanese, and the auto-translated subtitles could use some serious

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Canon Unveils 250MP Image Sensor for Surveillance, Archiving and More


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Canon Japan has just unveiled a new ultra-high-resolution image sensor for the industrial and surveillance market. The APS-H format sensor breaks new ground with a resolution of 250-megapixels… that’s 125x the resolution of Full HD, and 30x the resolution of 4K!

This isn’t the first time Canon has released an ultra-high resolution image sensor. The company showed off a 120MP APS-H chip in 2018, and regularly releases “high sensitivity” CMOS sensors that can pretty much see in the dark.

Today’s announcement is an evolution of the former: a 250MP APS-H format CMOS image sensor that can read the full sensor

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Inventor Builds a Dog Selfie Booth So Her Puppy Can Photograph Herself


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Simone Giertz is known for making some unique and interesting devices. Her original fame came from making “useless” robots but in this 14-minute video, she constructs a photo booth that would allow her dog to take her own picture.

Though originally she was known for her funny projects like this one or this one, Giertz has graduated to tackling more elaborate builds, like turning her Tesla into a truck (this was well before the Cybertruck became a thing). Her ideas usually spring from something small and simple, but grow into far more complicated finished projects as her imagination runs

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Inventor Builds a Dog Selfie Booth So Her Puppy Can Photograph Herself


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Simone Giertz is known for making some unique and interesting devices. Her original fame came from making “useless” robots but in this 14-minute video, she constructs a photo booth that would allow her dog to take her own picture.

Though originally she was known for her funny projects like this one or this one, Giertz has graduated to tackling more elaborate builds, like turning her Tesla into a truck (this was well before the Cybertruck became a thing). Her ideas usually spring from something small and simple, but grow into far more complicated finished projects as her imagination runs

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Inventor Builds a Dog Selfie Booth So Her Puppy Can Photograph Herself


This post is by Jaron Schneider from PetaPixel


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Simone Giertz is known for making some unique and interesting devices. Her original fame came from making “useless” robots but in this 14-minute video, she constructs a photo booth that would allow her dog to take her own picture.

Though originally she was known for her funny projects like this one or this one, Giertz has graduated to tackling more elaborate builds, like turning her Tesla into a truck (this was well before the Cybertruck became a thing). Her ideas usually spring from something small and simple, but grow into far more complicated finished projects as her imagination runs

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Prototype Smartphone from Vivo Has a Removable Pop-up Camera


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Chinese electronics manufacturer Vivo has won a Red Dot Award for its prototype design of a smartphone with a pop-up and removable camera unit. Called the IFEA, the company designed the smartphone in an attempt to glean benefits from separating the camera from the mobile phone.

According to the description on their Red Dot Award, the IFEA is designed to equip smartphones with a detachable front camera. Having a camera pop up or out of a phone isn’t a new idea, but doing so while also being entirely removable and, likely, interchangeable with other camera modules, is. By separating the

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Microsoft’s New Image Captioning AI is More Accurate than Humans


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AI researchers at Microsoft reached a major milestone this week: they managed to create a new “artificial intelligence system” that is, in many cases, actually better than a human at describing the contents of a photo. This could be a huge boon for blind and sight-impaired individuals who rely on screen readers and “alt text” when viewing images online.

While this might seem like one part of the prequel to Skynet, the development of a better image captioning AI has a lot of potential benefits, and warrants a bit of (cautious) celebration. As Microsoft explains on its blog: “[this]

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This Kit Makes Multi-Object Motion Control and Capture Easy


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You’ve probably seen elaborate scenes in commercials where the camera will be moving forward while light changes and a hamburger comes flying together, right? Usually, these moves are very complicated, but this company wants to make it simple with a connected and modular smart system.

Called RGKit, the idea is simple: Using a series of easily connecting motors (that all share the same design and can be interchanged) with a huge list of supported accessories that all sync together automatically and are controlled from your smartphone, you can create complex moving scenes quickly and easily.

According to the product’s

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This Kit Makes Multi-Object Motion Control and Capture Easy


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You’ve probably seen elaborate scenes in commercials where the camera will be moving forward while light changes and a hamburger comes flying together, right? Usually, these moves are very complicated, but this company wants to make it simple with a connected and modular smart system.

Called RGKit, the idea is simple: Using a series of easily connecting motors (that all share the same design and can be interchanged) with a huge list of supported accessories that all sync together automatically and are controlled from your smartphone, you can create complex moving scenes quickly and easily.

According to the product’s

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iPhone 12 Pro Max Gets Larger Sensor, IBIS, and Apple ProRAW


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Apple has announced the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro Max smartphones that feature a three-camera lens array (wide-angle, ultra-wide angle, and telephoto), improved Night Mode, and can edit and capture in Dolby Vision. The Pro Max gets even greater capture support with a 47% larger sensor and IBIS.

The iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max share a lot in common, including improvements to Smart HDR, Deep Fusion, and Night Mode. The camera is improved thanks to Apple’s A14 Bionic chip and a new image signal processor (ISP). Together, they produce increased image quality and enable “powerful computational photography capabilities”

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iPhone 12 Pro Max Gets Larger Sensor, IBIS, and Apple ProRAW


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Apple has announced the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro Max smartphones that feature a three-camera lens array (wide-angle, ultra-wide angle, and telephoto), improved Night Mode, and can edit and capture in Dolby Vision. The Pro Max gets even greater capture support with a 47% larger sensor and IBIS.

The iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max share a lot in common, including improvements to Smart HDR, Deep Fusion, and Night Mode. The camera is improved thanks to Apple’s A14 Bionic chip and a new image signal processor (ISP). Together, they produce increased image quality and enable “powerful computational photography capabilities”

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iPhone 12 and 12 Mini Bring Night Mode to All Three Cameras


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Apple today announced the iPhone 12 and 12 mini, the company’s latest iPhones that promise greater photo and video performance. With a new 7 element lens, Apple promises the new iPhone 12 and 12 mini to see a 27% improvement in low light performance.

Apple combines computational photography with physical changes to the iPhone 12 cameras to produce improved dynamic range and sharpness. Apple’s latest rear cameras use a new 7-element lens array that the company promises will improve low light performance.

The new 12-megapixel, 26mm wide lens is capable of even greater light absorption thanks to its f/1.6

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