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Instagram “Photos of You” update adds Facebook-like image tagging

Instagram “Photos of You” update adds Facebook-like image tagging

In an effort to bring the people in photos out to the forefront, Instagram has added a new feature called "Photos of You," which adds image tagging so that you can tag your friends in photos that you take through the service. It's a lot Facebook's own tagging system, which isn't too surprising, since Facebook own the photo-sharing service.

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Nikon D7100 overshadowed by fabulous WR-1 Transceiver

Nikon D7100 overshadowed by fabulous WR-1 Transceiver

This week the Nikon D7100 APS-C camera has been revealed with a fabulous new 24.1-megapixel DX-format CMOS sensor as well as a beastly EXPEED 3 image processing engine. But it may be the WR-1 Transceiver that gains our attention the most here in the current season - this little monster gives your camera some rather excellent wireless control - and range therein. And they're not going to break the bank doing so!

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320-gigapixel panorama of London comprised of 48,640 shots

320-gigapixel panorama of London comprised of 48,640 shots

We don't see a lot of 360-degree panoramas, or at least they're not as popular as traditional panoramas, but a group of photographers ended up shooting a 360-degree panorama of London, and broke the world record for the largest panoramic photograph in the process. The panorama was captured from the top of the BT Tower in London last year.

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59% of top brands now use Instagram

59% of top brands now use Instagram

Analytics group, Simply Measured, states that 59% of Top Brands are now using Instagram, which is an increase from 54% back in November, and a 9% increase quarter over quarter. Instagram's brand adoption rate over the last quarter is one of the highest adoption rates amongst the social media platforms, but it's still behind Pinterest, whose brand adoption rate grew 10% last quarter.

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Twitter improves photo and video viewing in web interface

Twitter improves photo and video viewing in web interface

Today, Twitter has launched some new enhancements to how it handles photos and videos on the service's web interface. Namely, they have made it easier to view either form of media on profile pages and in search results. When users click on a photo from these two places, a larger version will pop up. With videos, Twitter has expanded its list of services whose media show up in media galleries, and instead of just photos, videos now show up on the gallery.

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Dropbox Documents Preview announced, makes it easier to browse photos and docs

Dropbox Documents Preview announced, makes it easier to browse photos and docs

Today, Dropbox announced quite a few new features for its web interface during an event at the company's headquarters in San Francisco. One of the new features is called Documents Preview, which will help users browse files quickly and select the ones they need. The company also showed off a new photos tab that makes it easier to view and share photos that users have uploaded.

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Instagram boasts 90 million monthly active users, 40 million photos per day

Instagram boasts 90 million monthly active users, 40 million photos per day

Instagram might have gotten some crazy backlash from its policy changes back in December, for which they pulled an about face and returned it back to normal. However, a lot users were done with the service at that point, and vowed to switch to an alternative. Then again, that doesn't seem to be scaring Instagram too much, as the company has reported 90 million monthly active users, as well as 40 million photos being posted per day.

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Polaroid launching stores to print your smartphone photos

Polaroid launching stores to print your smartphone photos

Polaroid's biggest days might be behind them, but that isn't stopping the company from coming up with new and unique ideas. Polaroid is planning on opening a chain of brick-and-mortar stores that are specifically built to print and edit all of your smartphone photos, as well as photos uploaded to Facebook or other social site. The company is calling its stores Fotobar.

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Facebook rolls out Photo Sync to easily share photos over the web

Facebook rolls out Photo Sync to easily share photos over the web

A couple weeks ago, Facebook began rolling out a new feature on iOS called Photo Sync for a select number of users. It essentially is a service that automatically uploads photos that you take on your phone to a private web album. From there, you can select what photos you want to share with friends and family quickly and easily. Facebook is announcing that the feature will be rolling out to everyone.

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Thanksgiving was Instagram’s biggest day ever

Thanksgiving was Instagram’s biggest day ever

If you weren't aware of all of the Instagram users posting up their Thanksgiving meals to Facebook and Twitter, we're not sure how you missed them. The photo-sharing service announced that Thanksgiving was their biggest day ever, with over 10 million photos shared in the 24-hour period, peaking at 226 photos per second.

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Microsoft releases new Photo Gallery and Movie Maker

Microsoft releases new Photo Gallery and Movie Maker

The photo and video editors available on Windows 7 have always been somewhat basic, but Microsoft has today decided to revamp what’s available to users. Windows Photo Gallery and Movie Maker have both been updated for Windows 7 and Windows 8, offering a wealth of new functionality. Movie Maker sees the biggest change, offering some video tweaks that should help you get the most out of your smartphone or camera footage.

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Bump adds mobile to computer photo sharing

Bump adds mobile to computer photo sharing

Bump was a novel little app that allowed you to share contacts and information by simply bumping two smartphones together. Now, the company is offering a new feature: the ability to transfer your photos to your computer using just the web browser. Users will be able to point their browsers to http://bu.mp in order to shift photos over from their phones to a computer without having to install any software.

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