photography

Blackmagic Design brings Intensity Pro 4K PCIe card for Ultra HD

Blackmagic Design brings Intensity Pro 4K PCIe card for Ultra HD

While 4K is the new wave - for the time being - not all computers have the processing power to play it. Videos captured and processed at 4K resolution, also known as Ultra HD, are going to waste worldwide. Manufacturers like Blackmagic Design are aiming to remedy this situation by creating devices like the Intensity Pro 4K PCIe card. This card allows capture and playback of "extremely high quality" SD, HD, and Ultra HD video on systems like Windows, Mac, and Linux PCI Express computers.

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Rosetta comet photos: up close and personal with 67P

Rosetta comet photos: up close and personal with 67P

Less than 9 kilometers from the surface of a comet, Rosetta is taking photos for us humans to see. While we've yet to hear from Philae since shortly after it landed, Rosetta's still in full operation. Taking photos from just about as close to the surface as the craft is going to get, our first glimpses from above the surface of this comet are coming in now. These aren't the first views we've gotten of the rock - we got some photos from Philae, after all - but they are the largest and most impressive.

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Mobile Photography Primer: Taking Print-Quality Photos

Mobile Photography Primer: Taking Print-Quality Photos

Canon’s earnings report last month confirmed the trend we’ve seen time and again: consumers are gravitating toward mobile cameras as being their only camera, so much so that traditional camera sales are down and camera makers are hurting. We see photos taken with smartphones all over the Internet, and there’s no shortage of love for them. Still, you’ll notice that many of the images aren’t the greatest in terms of image quality, and in many of those cases those issues could have been avoided with some basic preparation and settings.

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Australian art galleries outlaw selfie stick use

Australian art galleries outlaw selfie stick use

If you have travelled to a museum or major tourist attraction, you have probably seen people using selfie sticks to get pictures of themselves at the destination. On one hand, the selfie stick means you don’t have to bother anyone you don't know by asking them to take your photo in front of whatever it is you are looking at. One the other hand, it's a selfie stick.

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Kodak PIXPRO SL25 Smart Lens Camera Review

Kodak PIXPRO SL25 Smart Lens Camera Review

This is a camera that you strap on to your smartphone to take photos your smartphone might never have otherwise been able to take. The Kodak PIXPRO SL25 Smart Lens Camera works with software made by Pixpro, so you'll be connecting with a Pixpro app - if you wish - and you'll be working with a device that has Kodak and Pixpro branding on it. Can this device take on the smartphone segment and attach to a unique crew of photographers in the process?

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Flickr debuts Camera Roll: a new, organized interface

Flickr debuts Camera Roll: a new, organized interface

On Friday, Flickr launched the Camera Roll feature for a limited number of users. Still labeled as a beta, Camera Roll is a sleek new interface that focuses on organization, speed, and intuitiveness. Users are immediately presented with all of their photos arranged by either date taken or date uploaded, with smooth scrolling and options to make edits or select multiple images. But what's really new, and useful, is the addition of a timeline à la Facebook on the left, which lets users drill down to find photos by year and then month.

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Darkroom for iOS may just be the best photo editor around

Darkroom for iOS may just be the best photo editor around

Editing photos on iOS isn’t difficult, and iOS 8 brought some native tweaks to make editing your pictures much easier. Still, some want more, or at least something different. There are plenty of apps out there that can deliver really solid photo editing, but the latest, Darkroom, might just be the best yet. It’s a little bit Photoshop, a lot customizable, and free (with an in-app purchase available). Darkroom even lets you create your own custom filters, should you always find yourself going a particular direction with your edits.

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Affinity Photo takes on Photoshop, currently in beta for OS X

Affinity Photo takes on Photoshop, currently in beta for OS X

If you want to edit photos like a pro, the term ‘Photoshop’ has become as synonymous with doing so as ‘Google’ is to searching the Internet for stuff. A new editor is on the horizon, though, and it’s pretty special. Affinity Photo is currently in beta, but packs a ton of Photoshop-y tools that pros and amateurs alike will find useful. It’s the same team behind another very useful Photoshop tool, Affinity Designer, and packs just as much punch for photo editing as Designer did for things like vector art.

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Nikon Coolpix P610, L840 mid-range cameras bring ultra zoom

Nikon Coolpix P610, L840 mid-range cameras bring ultra zoom

Nikon has introduced a trio of new compact high-zoom cameras in its S-Series, and rounding out its new ultra-zoom lineup are a couple additional Coolpix cameras: the P610 and the L840. These cameras are more robust than compact shooters but smaller than a DSLR, both offering features relatively similar to the new S-Series compacts with the addition of ultra-zoom ratings. The P610 is the higher end of the two models, though both are substantial offerings; both models arrive in March.

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Nikon Coolpix S-Series: new compact super-zoom cameras

Nikon Coolpix S-Series: new compact super-zoom cameras

Compact cameras can swing to both extremes: some are cheap and barely functional, while others pack a lot of features into a slim body. Nikon's new trio of S-Series compact cameras fall into the latter group, each of them featuring thin and compact bodies coupled with high zoom rates, both WiFi and NFC, large displays, and an array of other features. The S6900 model is the lowest end of the bunch, while the S7000 falls into the mid-range (as far as compacts go), and the S9900 is the highest of the bunch.

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