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Pixelmator Pro Whirlwind Appears on the Horizon

Pixelmator on Tuesday unveiled Pixelmator Pro 1.0 Whirlwind, a high-powered version of its popular photo editing application for macOS. Whirlwind will be available this fall. The app’s interface has gotten an overhaul — it’s now in a single window with no floating toolbars — and it boasts new nondestructive, GPU-powered image editing tools and enhanced machine-learning features.

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Has Photobucket Painted Itself Into a Corner?

Various celebrities over the years have “broken the Internet” when risqué photos or shocking revelations surfaced, with or without their knowledge or approval. Photo hosting service Photobucket may have surpassed Kim Kardashian’s most notorious stunts, though. The company recently changed its user agreement for the hosting of images on third-party sites, and truly may have broken the Internet.

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Apple Puts Its User-Friendly Stamp on Fancy iPhone 7 Cameras

Apple raised the ante for cameras in flagship phones with the announcement of its iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. Others already have taken the dual-camera approach to smartphone photography — notably HTC, LG and Huawei. “While it’s not the first dual camera mounted in a smartphone, it’s on par with the others in terms of basic functionality,” said Brian Blau, a research director for Gartner.

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Instagram’s Stories Inspired by Snapchat

Everyone has a story to tell, and Instagram on Tuesday announced Stories, a new way for users to tell theirs. Stories allows Instagram users to string together images and videos for a dynamic slide show presentation that can be shared with friends or the entire Instagram community. Rather than sharing content individually with others on the platform, a user can choose to share it through a story.

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Twitter Tries to Get Stickier

Twitter fans who want to dress up pix they post to the service can do it with #Stickers, a new feature announced Monday. “Soon, you can browse our rotating sets of stickers to join in on real-time conversations, and select from the library of hundreds of accessories, emoji, and props to make your photos more fun,” said Sasank Reddy, a senior product manager at Twitter.

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Spectral Edge raises $2.1 million to develop imaging products

Cambridge-based image fusion firm Spectral Edge has closed a £1.5m (about $2.1 million) seed funding round. The round was led by IQ Capital and Parkwalk Advisors and also drew support from various other firms including Cambridge Angels, Wren Capital and Cambridge Capital Group. A statement said the new funding would be used to grow Spectral […]

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Waldo raises a $5M round led by Upfront Ventures for its photo-finding platform

Waldo Photos announced today that it has raised a $5 million seed round led by Upfront Ventures to fund its photo-finding platform. The company plans to use the funds to not only launch its service to the public in the next 2 to 3 months, but also increase hiring and partnerships. Started by Rodney Rice […]

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500px now lets you save any photo into a gallery, launches an Apple TV app

Photo community 500px has introduced a new feature that enables photographers to curate images and videos based on their preferred visual style. The feature is called Galleries, and the idea is that users can bookmark photos right on the site or even create a thematic scrapbook. This feature is available for all users on the Web, […]

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Everalbum creates shared albums from your camera roll, Facebook, Instagram, Dropbox photos

I’m no stranger to taking photos, especially in groups. And I’m not the only one, as your social media stream will certainly attest. But it can often be difficult to figure out what to do with all those photos afterward. Yes, if you’re tech savvy, it’s easy to use different applications to back media up, […]

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Lytro dives into virtual reality filmmaking with debut of its Immerge video camera

Since its debut in 2006, Lytro has produced devices that leveraged light field technology. The company’s belief was that people would be interested in work that captured information about the direction of light rays, which gives it an experience like you’re looking at it in real life. Today, the company is embarking on another adventure […]

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